Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face!


Comments about Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky

  • (7/20/2019 2:59:00 AM)

    A reminder to us all. To be happy with who we are. (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (6/30/2019 12:41:00 AM)

    Your nose would be a source of dread
    were it attached atop your head,
    it soon would drive you to despair,
    forever tickled by your hair.


    great write

    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • (5/13/2019 12:00:00 PM)

    cool I am confuzzeld (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2019 5:21:00 PM)

    I think thing that we all fear, Was if our nose grew on our rear (Report)Reply

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  • (3/25/2019 5:37:00 PM)

    I like the part with the nose in your ear.😂😂😂😂😛 (Report)Reply

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  • (1/5/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    Very clever...very funny.... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/23/2018 10:12:00 AM)

    Yes honey yes you like that ill go harder (Report)Reply

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  • (2/27/2018 1:43:00 AM)

    Your nose would be a source of dread
    were it attached atop your head,
    it soon would drive you to despair,
    forever tickled by your hair.- - excellent- -thanks for sharing- - 10
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  • (2/21/2018 9:41:00 PM)

    This was so funny! Loved it (Report)Reply

    (2/21/2018 9:43:00 PM)

    so funny I agree

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  • Chinedu Dike (1/15/2017 4:33:00 AM)

    A beautiful reflection of the sheer ingenuity of a jesting mind. Indeed, one should be glad that his/her nose 👃 is on the face. Imagine the face very close to the anus, like the foul smelling genitals. Lovely poem elegantly penned with conviction. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/6/2017 2:18:00 PM)

    we take a lot of things for granted? nice funny poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Kathy Farnsworth (12/28/2016 11:42:00 PM)

    I love it... (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (10/24/2016 11:13:00 PM)

    It is a funny poem indeed with so much wisdom in it.God is the best creator and what He has chosen for us is in our best interest. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/11/2016 11:29:00 PM)

    A fantastic flight of imagery producing humor and captivating with entertaining qualities. Thanks for sharing it here..Deserve more than 10+. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (6/11/2016 2:52:00 PM)

    A totally fun read- - everything is a part of life- - silliness, seriousness, love, hate, ice cream, sour cream.... I find writing humor is extremely difficult to pull off, this man is a master at it. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/11/2016 1:14:00 PM)

    Recently, I read a poem on various body parts. This one is a notch above if we talk about human nose. Quite funny. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (6/11/2016 10:10:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the writing. Poking ones nose in everywhere would be much difficult if it not find in the present post. Enjoyed indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (6/11/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    Loved this funny poem. We have a lot to be glad for. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/11/2016 3:12:00 AM)

    To be glad in life! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/13/2015 5:48:00 AM)

    Thought it is funny, but I now think it is truly serious! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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