Ogden Nash
New York / United States
Monday, January 13, 2003

The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus Comments

Rating: 3.9
In Baltimore there lived a boy.
He wasn't anybody's joy.
Although his name was Jabez Dawes,
His character was full of flaws. In school he never led his classes,

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Hugh Mongous 22 January 2020
Go ahead, watch it. https: //.youtube/watch? v=zjedLeVGcfE
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pablo 09 December 2019
borinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng! ! ! !
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Cindy 03 December 2019
The last two lines are incorrect.
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Aparna 01 August 2019
Thanks for this poem
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THE REAL DRAKE 06 December 2018
ITS ALRIGHT IT WAS NOT THAT BAD
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Todd Giberson 25 October 2017
This is a classic and one of my favorites from one of my favorite poets.
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Ramset Jones 03 May 2016
I think Jabez is more than symbolic of a naughty boy. His bullying, tyrannical behaviour is more akin to that of a totalitarian dictator. He also exhibits the classic behaviour of the anti-social personality disorder, a trait shared by most dictators.
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Ramset Jones 03 May 2016
I think Jabez is symbolic of more than just a naughty boy - his bullying, tyrannical behaviour is more akin to that of a totalitarian dictator. He is the classic embodiment of the anti-social personality disorder, a personality trait very common in dictators.
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Susan Williams 20 December 2015
Ogden Nash is always a worthwhile read- I must agree with Seema though- Santa was so very harsh. But perhaps other Jabez will take heed not to mock Santa or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy
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Kim Barney 20 December 2015
Ogden Nash has always been one of my favorite poets. I don't remember seeing this poem before, but it is filled with his usual humor. Thanks, PH.
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Seema Jayaraman 20 December 2015
Poor Jabez..he was so full of mischief which turned to malice, probably cause he lost his parents very young..Santa could hv been more forgiving n reformed him..
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M Asim Nehal 20 December 2015
Humourous and interesting poem, LOL...10
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Spock The Vegan 11 December 2015
Ha Ha Ha, Very good.
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