Ogden Nash

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

The People Upstairs - Poem by Ogden Nash

The people upstairs all practise ballet
Their living room is a bowling alley
Their bedroom is full of conducted tours.
Their radio is louder than yours,
They celebrate week-ends all the week.
When they take a shower, your ceilings leak.
They try to get their parties to mix
By supplying their guests with Pogo sticks,
And when their fun at last abates,
They go to the bathroom on roller skates.
I would love the people upstairs wondrous
If instead of above us, they just lived under us.


Comments about The People Upstairs by Ogden Nash

  • (9/2/2018 1:54:00 AM)


    Verry good peom (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (5/28/2018 3:51:00 AM)


    Not the fictitious one (Report) Reply

  • (5/19/2018 7:36:00 AM)


    A VERY NICE AND TRUE POEM ABOUT ALL THE NEIGJBOURS LIVING UPSTAIRS (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2017 8:32:00 PM)


    it was very boring and not enjioblt (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2006 10:21:00 AM)


    Beauty, I loved it. Very hilarious. It had me thinking of my neighbours and their 'antics' (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: fun, people, love



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, January 20, 2014


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]