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First Child ... Second Child - Poem by Ogden Nash

FIRST

Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how's for an infantile inventory?
Here's the prodigy, here's the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here's the phenomenon all complete,
It's got two hands, it's got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It's even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.


SECOND

Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.
Ogden Nash

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Ab K Youn Bhi Teri Zulfoo'n Ki Shikan Tooti Hai,
Rung Phootey Kaheen Khushboo Ki Rasan Tooti Hai,

Ye kyaa ke sab se bayaan dil ki haalaten karani
`Faraz` tujh ko na aain muhabbaten karani
Ye qurb

Kabhi hayaaa unhen aayi kabhi ghuroor aaya,
Hamaare kaam main sau sau tarah futuur aaya,
Jo baa-ha

tark-e-wada ki tark-e-KHwab tha wo
kaam sab ho chuka jo karna tha
bhar chuka jam-e-shart-e-wasl

God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
Then heard we sounds as though the Earth did si

Oh, lay my ashes on the wind
That blows across the sea.
And I shall meet a fisherman
Out of Capri

Mil hi jaye ga kabhi dil ko yakeen rehta hai,
Woh isi sheher ki galiyon main kaheen rehta hai,
Jis

Kesay Bhulaey
Ga Too Meri Barson Ki Chahhat Ko...

Darya Agr Sookh B Jaey Toh Rait se Nami Nahi

Ho, Giant! This is I!
I have built me a bean-stalk into your sky!
La,—but it's lovely, up so hig

Kyun Aankh Mai Behty Huay Ashkoon Ki Lari Hai,
Chup Reh Mery Ham Watan Qiyamat Ki Ghari He,


Ho

Merey sabar ka na ley Imtehaan
Meri khaamoshi ko sada na dey
Jo terey baghair na jee sakey
Usey j

Jade carved dishes - food costing more.
I throw the chopsticks down,
Food and wine are tasteless.

Tum Yaad Bhi Ao To Chup Rehte Hain

K Aankhon Ko Khabar Hui To Baras Jaengi...

In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips, I ascended the holy mountain a

Kesa khaufnaak sa manzar hai keyi sadiyon se,
Mera qadmon pe mera sar hai keyi sadiyon se,
Khauf r

Us ke intezaar se bhala kya ho ga haasil,
Aane ka keh kar bhi jo aaya nahi karte,
Rakhte hon jo da

Chand Sanson Ka Khail Baqi Hai
Aur Phir Ap Rony Wale Hain...

Kuch to Fiqar karo hamari sahib
Ishq kiya hai koi gunah to nahi

Intzar ki lari may motiyon ki ta

Suno December usay pukaro
Suno December usay mila do
Ab is sai pehlay keh saal guzray
Ab is sai p

Ab Ki Baar Aik Ajeeb Si Khwahish Uthi Hai Dil Mein,
Koi Tut Kar Chahe Mujhe Aur Main Bewafa Niklun

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