Famous Funny Poems

Classic Funny Poems by Famous Poets

Humor and laughter are good for the soul, and many great poets have incorporated them into their poems. Famous funny poems exude wit, cleverness, and sometimes irony to keep readers on their toes and laughing out loud. Shel Silverstein, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, and Edward Lear are just a few famous poets who used limericks, rhymes, and plays on words to create humorous poems. If you would like to write a funny poem and are looking for inspiration or if you just need a good laugh, reading a few funny verses are sure to make your day.

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A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash
A Word To Husbands

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

The People Upstairs By Ogden Nash
The People Upstairs

The people upstairs all practise ballet
Their living room is a bowling alley
Their bedroom is full of conducted tours.
Their radio is louder than yours,

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A Boy Named Sue By Shel Silverstein
A Boy Named Sue

Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
just this old guitar and a bottle of booze.
Now I don't blame him because he run and hid,...

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The Cremation Of Sam McGee By Robert William Service
The Cremation Of Sam McGee

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;

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My Mother would recite this poem to me, well all my life! It scared me as a child but made me laugh as an adult!

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Messy Room By Shel Silverstein
Messy Room

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.

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Best Limericks By Edward Lear
Limericks

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,

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Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey At The Bat

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game. ...

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