Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face!


Comments about Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky

  • Gold Star - 13,954 Points * Sunprincess * (4/5/2014 7:36:00 PM)

    ........why didn't I think of this one...love it.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 4 Points Meira Shulman (4/14/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    I wonder if I would still have freckles on my nose if it weren't on my face. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvin Mervyn (5/17/2010 8:31:00 AM)

    its a very good poem, ihave taken it for my exam, so its verygood (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ann Lynn Smith (10/27/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    I can't wait to read this to my little ones-it should be in a little board book form! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dylan Oppedahl (7/14/2009 2:32:00 PM)

    I love this poem, its funny. He has imagination. Thats what it takes to be a writer. Not depression (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Salu Salu (1/13/2009 12:43:00 AM)

    i salute your way of thinking......let the weirdness go a point higher..
    thanks n rgrds for enchanting the mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nia Riz (9/2/2008 12:47:00 PM)

    you are one great poet.....i really luv all your poems (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (6/17/2008 11:46:00 PM)

    Better on your face than hovering in the clouds. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 513 Points Mitta Xinindlu (3/26/2008 1:54:00 AM)

    What a very nice way of telling us to appriciate ourselves. Thanks Jack (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kitti Manson (1/10/2008 12:36:00 AM)

    Cute. It made me giggle. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/23/2006 6:44:00 PM)

    I can think of an even worse place our nose could be... Anyway, great poem, it certainly gives credence to the idea of intelligent design. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Ann Najjar (6/10/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    what a hilarious poem, i love it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Courtney Santiago (11/20/2005 4:40:00 PM)

    I just read your poem about chickens (... which was awesome) , and now I have read this. Where do you come up with these themes or ideas rather? Very different, very funny. Thanx! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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