The Curious Autodidact

January 29, 2009

Good Fun with Poetry

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 9:00 pm
This poem is easy to memorize and fun
to recite to a child,
on a car trip, or in daily life...

The People Upstairs
        by Ogden Nash
 
The people upstairs all practice 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 might love the people upstairs more
If only they lived on another floor.

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