Poem of the Week

What can I say about Monday’s that hasn’t been said already, thousands of times? All I can think of are lies: Monday is my favorite day of the week; I always look forward to Monday; It’s Monday, and I’m wide awake! These are all things I wish I could say on a Monday.

Today, however, there is one thing that’s lifting my mood: A poem called “Be Glad Your Nose is On Your Face” by Jack Prelutsky. Prelutsky is a wildly creative poet and children’s book author, known for his lyrical and rythmic verse. “Be Glad Your Nose is On Your Face” is a hilarious yet thoughtful poem. It may seem like it’s meant for children, but the message of Prelutsky’s work is important for people of all ages: Things could be worse! It’s a poem that’s especially useful on a cold Monday morning. So enjoy!

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!



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