Ogden Nash

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

A Caution To Everybody


Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,997 Points Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 4:58:00 AM)

    This is to be taken personally. There is something in each of our lives to be consider for the likeness of one, or both, of the examples given in this poem. Thanks for the caution and awareness Mr. Nash. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joe Boldy (2/7/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    Like this if you hate when you dropp a big poop and the water comes back up and splashes your butt (Report) Reply

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