The Sunday Posts 2012/Be glad your nose



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!


Jack Prelutsky
Photo by Alistair.

Comments

Bovey Belle said…
Yet another thing I should be grateful for! I feel like Pollyanna some days : )
Alistair said…
smiles.......
Biologicaly silly, and probably contrary to all theories of evolution.

But I like it.
Alistair said…
That could apply to both of us equally I think TSB.

Cheers!
Indigo Roth said…
Hey Alistair! Yeah, I'm grateful for mine and its location. It's my damned ears I don't like. By the way, the rhythm of this reminded me of Spike Milligan:

My sister Laura's heavier than me
She picks me up quite easily
I can't lift her, I've tried and tried
She must have something heavy inside

Indigo
Alistair said…
Nice one Indigo - not one I've come across before either.
dbs said…
One of the best poets!
Jane said…
Haha - brightened up my 'back to work' blues! Thanks Al
(p.s. I'm also grateful for the location of my hooter as I've recently had my eyes tested and, alas, have had confirmed that I've reached that auld age marker of needing reading glasses. I'd have nowhere for my new specs to sit if it wasn't for my snitch!)
Alistair said…
Thanks guys.

There are a couple from him to come.

I badly need to get my eyes tested too. They've got worse recently but the meds I have for diabetes can have an effect on the focussing sometimes so I've had to wait until correct dose levels have been found.

New glasses - that'll be more money spent then. Grrrr.......

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