Personal note: This is another of those great nonsense poems that has been with me almost as long as I can remember. It shares the same craziness found in The Twins and Eletelephony. There seem to be several versions floating around, but this is the one I learned originally.

One Day While Walking On the Stair
Unknown (to me)

See also the printable, pocketable PDF
and the vocal presentation
(back to Poetry)

One day while walking on the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there . . .
He wasn't there again today --
I wish to God he'd go away!