Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

Old Men - Poem by Ogden Nash

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
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Comments about Old Men by Ogden Nash

  • Tom Allport (12/27/2016 12:23:00 PM)

    this is the trouble with people, no understanding that one day they will get old (Report)Reply

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (1/19/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    Such a dreadful truth. (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Kamill (11/7/2013 12:08:00 AM)

    This poem is quoted in the film A Late Quartet, read by a child in the New York subway train. It is very poignant and moving in the context of the film. (Report)Reply

    gwbnyc(9/4/2019 10:10:00 AM)

    it’s five lines of infinite dignity.

    I would go as it is written, granted the wherewithal.

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  • Frank V. Gardner (10/25/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    This old man has no surprise
    When people watch with unshocked eyes.
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    Grandpa(3/27/2018 3:51:00 PM)

    We old men understand!

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