poet Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash

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More About People

When people aren't asking questions
They're making suggestions
And when they're not doing one of those
They're either looking over your shoulder or stepping on your toes
And then as if that weren't enough to annoy you
They employ you.
Anybody at leisure
Incurs everybody's displeasure.
It seems to be very irking
To people at work to see other people not working,
So they tell you that work is wonderful medicine,
Just look at Firestone and Ford and Edison,
And they lecture you till they're out of breath or something
And then if you don't succumb they starve you to death or something.
All of which results in a nasty quirk:
That if you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Good Poem (9/9/2020 11:50:00 AM)

    i thought it was a nice poem and i liked how it explained things.

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  • Ryming scheme of the poem (11/25/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Nice good poem I liked it I want the ryming scheme of this poem

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  • Tom Allport (12/15/2016 12:21:00 PM)

    I do not believe it is so bad in the usa.

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (1/19/2014 8:50:00 AM)

    Spot on true; folks are funny.

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  • Sean Carson (9/3/2006 4:25:00 AM)

    It is clear he has been there as well! ! !

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