Famous Funny Poem

This poem was written by Ogden Nash (1902-1971). Nash was know as a writer of humorous poetry. He wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. In this poem, Nash sets his vision on the relationship between husband and wife. He points out that silence is often the best policy.

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Interesting. Years ago for our children I made this little rule. They had to periodically repeat it after me. When you're wrong, admit it. When you're right, shut up. I'm an avid...

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A Word To Husbands

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To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

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  • by Lois
  • 5 days ago

Interesting. Years ago for our children I made this little rule. They had to periodically repeat it after me.

When you're wrong, admit it.
When you're right, shut up.

I'm an avid reader and obviously had read this years earlier and the last part stuck with me.

  • by Rain Sparrow
  • 2 years ago

It is pretty amusing because it really applies to both husbands and wives with the effect it can have.

  • by Marion - West Australia
  • 3 years ago

It amuses me because it applies equally to wives :)

  • by Castlemaine
  • 4 years ago

Simple and to the point, and so very true.

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