Ogden Nash

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

The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus - Poem by Ogden Nash

In Baltimore there lived a boy.
He wasn't anybody's joy.
Although his name was Jabez Dawes,
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Comments about The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus by Ogden Nash

  • (12/6/2018 3:01:00 PM)

    ITS ALRIGHT IT WAS NOT THAT BAD (Report)Reply

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  • Todd Giberson (10/25/2017 4:17:00 PM)

    This is a classic and one of my favorites from one of my favorite poets. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/3/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/3/2016 12:48:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (12/20/2015 5:36:00 PM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • Stu Penduss (12/20/2015 6:02:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Seema Jayaraman (12/20/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    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.. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/20/2015 1:42:00 AM)

    Humourous and interesting poem, LOL...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Spock The Vegan (12/11/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    Ha Ha Ha, Very good. (Report)Reply

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