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The People Upstairs

Ogden Nash

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"The People Upstairs" CORRECTION
Added by: hec
I compared your version of the poem to the one in my BIIIIIIG Ogden Nash book [which has everything BUT "Heil, Heilege Nacht"], and found the last four lines in error. The lines are actually:


And when their orgy at last abates,

They go to the bathroom on roller skates.

I might love the people upstairs wondrous

If instead of above us, they just lived under us.
Added by: Daniel R. Bruckner
Hec's comments in 2002 are correct about the actual last 4 lines of this poem. Nash was an excellent satirist!

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