Short Funny Poems

Short and Cute Poems

The short poem is more challenging to write than a longer poem. It seeks to make every word count and mean exactly what is intended. A short poem has the added benefit of getting the message of poem through to the reader in a succinct way. There are many traditional styles of humorous short poems. The challenge is in getting your words into the proper number of syllables in each stanza. These poems have a technical element to them that contrast with the free flowing poems that are more common today.

Short Poems for Kids


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  • By Larry Huggins
  • Published: May 2014
Doggy Heaven

All doggies go to heaven (or so I've been told).
They run and play along the streets of Gold.
Why is heaven such a doggie-delight?
Why, because there's not a single cat in sight...

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I love poems. They are special to me. Love them so much.


Poem About The Future We May Face
  • By Michael Holding
  • Published: July 2015
When I'm Old

When I'm old and mankey,
I'll never use a hanky.
I'll wee on plants
and soil my pants

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The Man In The Jar

I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
For a stranger sight you'd have to go far.
I asked him once why he lived in a jar.
He grimaced and said, how bizarre you are.

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I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
He lived oh so very far,
He traveled to work every day by car,
And on the way home he stopped at a bar.


  • By Cecilia L. Goodbody
  • Published: October 2008
Tinkle, Tinkle Little Car

Tinkle, Tinkle little car
How I wonder what you are.

Leaking oil every day...

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Oh, How true. My dad has a similar one, & cleaning the oil it leaks, Goodness Gracious! On 1st gear, it just stops when it sees a climb. Oh, god ,NO MORE.

The Mystery Of A Belly Button
  • By Richard Leavesley
  • Published: May 2014
Belly Button Magic

Oh my beloved belly button.
The squidgy ring in my midriff mutton.
Your mystery is such tricky stuff:
Why are you so full of fluff?

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  • By Sasha
  • Published: August 2010
Dare Devil

I was a dare devil,
I always raised the level,
I got bruises and scars,
But that didn't stop me from going bizarre...

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Haha! I was a daredevil as well, this is great though because it relates to a lot of people and its fun to read about other people in a different style.



  • By Diana Laura
  • Published: June 2011
Descending Trousers

Oh, dear,
Oh, my gosh,
I hope that no one saw,
I wish that I could laugh,...

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  • By Trevor West
  • Published: March 2010
Rain And Wind

Raindrops on this page
Wind blows my paper away
Oh crap! I need that...

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This was simply hilarious...never thought a mere 3 lines could make me laugh this hard!

  • By Lauren Clarke
  • Published: August 2008

I once knew a male
whose name was Dale
He drunk a lot of ale
but went very pale

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At the 3rd line I thought he died. I really love this poem.

  • By Shirley Smothers
  • Published: February 2015
Mime Rhyme

A mime make a rhyme?
Sure a mime can make a rhyme,
But who would hear it?

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I suppose it would be poetry in motion ... I like the idea!

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