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. 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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    • Rating 4.18
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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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  3. 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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    • Votes 1408
    • Rating 4.15
    • Poem of the Day
  4. 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 4
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    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 1371
    • Rating 4.43
    • Poem of the Week
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    This rendition of the Three Little Pigs, incorporating Red Riding Hood is creativity at its best! I am a harsh critic and don't give a five-star rating frequently; however this twist by...

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  6. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 905
    • Rating 4.10
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    Johnny Cash was the right person to sing these lyrics. He made an interesting song from an awesome poem. Very entertaining. Love it!
    Jac. Judy A. Campbell

  7. 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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    • Rating 4.42
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    I love Roald Dahl. He never fails to make me laugh. Another side to a story you could never imagine.

  8. 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 722
    • Rating 4.37
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    "Television" by Roald Dahl is a beacon of hope that my children's imaginations may not be completely stolen by those who wish to control the most powerful force imaginable, imagination....

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  10. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 709
    • Rating 4.13
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    This poem combines humor and a serious message. It stresses the necessity to live without being disturbed by noisy neighbors. I faced the problem for a long time.

  11. Limericks By Edward Lear

    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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 637
    • Rating 3.80
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    Those birds will just nest anywhere! Of course they need to build a home for their young-uns. Our dad told us a story that when he was young he would help gather the clothes off the clothes...

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  12. 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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    • Rating 4.37
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    I like this poem because it is contrary to what is normal, as the pig tries to eat the farmer instead of the other way around and it shows the power of humans over all other living things....

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  13. 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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    This is like the second time Riding Hood shot a wolf. These poems are making her crazy dangerous.

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