Category Archives: Compositions Inspired by Ogden Nash

Short rhymes in English following the steps of the great humorist Ogden Nash.

Who was Ogden Nash?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogden_Nash
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry.

Travelogue


I wish I knew my way to Siam
 But God had hidden it,
  So I didn'it,
   And travelled across the earth
    In questionable mirth
     Failing to reach anywhere
              Except where I am.
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Inspired by Ogden Nash.

Coroneeya

Folks, I’m told there’s nothin’ to feeya

For coroneeya’s simply melareeya

So it seems assures Trumpia the grouchia

Leaving no escape for Anthonia Faucia.

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Ogden Nash inspired.

Flaubert


Flaubert studied law
Which certainly was his flaw
Thank Lord though he was clever
Which is why he never
Turned into lauyert
And simply remained Flaubert.

Lawyers


Strange I think are those lawyers
For their days last each for twennyears
Which probably means as I fears
You really don’t need those lawyers.

US FUSS


I wish I knew
Why the deuce is a U,
Followed by an S,
Called United States–
When for all intents and purp’ses,
A tini mini u, preceding a wiggly wriggly s,
As we were taught way back, in kindergarten class,
Is not just handfuls of yous, but earthfuls of us.

Fate


The tragedy for most of us is that
Ultimately we turn old and fat.


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Based on Ogden Nash:
The trouble with a kitten is that
Eventually it becomes a cat.

Lament


Slender fingers,
piano reeds,
should well satisfy –
all one’s needs.
It’s strange instead
to see them gasping,
with fingers thick,
as they keep WhatSapsping.

Crow


A crow I’m told’s a smart lil’ creecha

Which can master, all thachew teecha

Except for singing,

For by its upbringing,

A crow is supposed to caw excreetcha.
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Inspired by Ogden Nash.

Gastric Pains


Newspapers are known for their crazy newz
Along with garbage and other refewz
Consuming newspapers for breakfests
Invariably causes tummy upfests
But many there are who
Eat more than twenty two
Newspapers every aawa
And suffer ailments seveawa
Their reasons I don’t wish to know I fears
It’s best that I mind my own affears
But I do believe that this wretched earth
Without newspapers will dance in mirth.

Alzeebra


There was a Zimbabw’an with a zebra
Which he wailed didn’t know alzeebra
A subject he’d been taught
But with age he forgot
And couldn’t teach alzeebra to h’z zebra.