Famous Funny Poems

Funny Poems by Popular 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, Ogden Nash, 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.

Popular Poetry with Humor for Kids and Adults

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  1. I Didn't Go To Church Today

    I didn't go to church today,
    I trust the Lord to understand.
    The surf was swirling blue and white,
    The children swirling on the sand.

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    • Votes 51
    • Rating 3.82
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  3. Becoming A Dad

    Old women say that men don't know
    The pain through which all mothers go,
    And maybe that is true, and yet
    I vow I never shall forget

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    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.09
  4. Common Cold

    Go hang yourself, you old M.D.!
    You shall not sneer at me.
    Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
    Go wash your mouth with laundry soap;

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    • Votes 81
    • Rating 3.89
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  6. The Pig

    In England once there lived a big
    And wonderfully clever pig.
    To everybody it was plain
    That Piggy had a massive brain.

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    • Votes 309
    • Rating 4.38
  7. Television

    The most important thing we've learned,
    So far as children are concerned,
    Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
    Them near your television set --

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    • Votes 515
    • Rating 4.37
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  8. The Three Little Pigs

    The animal I really dig,
    Above all others is the pig.
    Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
    Pigs are courteous. However,

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 8493
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 971
    • Rating 4.42
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    I really enjoy this poem. It reminds me of my childhood. When I was little, I loved this story. Thank you for writing this poem!

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  10. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

    As soon as Wolf began to feel
    That he would like a decent meal,
    He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
    When Grandma opened it, she saw

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    • Votes 305
    • Rating 4.35
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    This is like the second time Riding Hood shot a wolf. These poems are making her crazy dangerous.

  11. Cinderella

    I guess you think you know this story.
    You don't. The real one's much more gory.
    The phoney one, the one you know,
    Was cooked up years and years ago,

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 4521
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 489
    • Rating 4.46
    Featured Shared Story

    I love Roald Dahl. He never fails to make me laugh. Another side to a story you could never imagine.

  12. 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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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 565
    • Rating 4.09
  13. 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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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 1621
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 1315
    • Rating 4.17
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    Interesting. Years ago for our children I made this little rule. They had to periodically repeat it after me.

    When you're wrong, admit it.
    When you're right, shut up.

    I'm an avid...

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