Funny Poems

Funny Poems

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If we cannot laugh at ourselves, life will become a dull and stifling experience. Life can be a challenge; of that there is no doubt. But if we take a moment to stop and see the joke, we can change our entire day. To those that take life seriously, we may see humor as an obstacle in our paths. The truth is that jokes are funny because they contain a grain of truth about life that would not be able to be shown through any other medium. A funny joke or poem has the power to point out subtle ironies of life that I might get shot in the head for if I were to say them straight out. Humor has the capacity to point absurdities about the way we live our lives in a non-threatening way.

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    Cute Poems The Ballad Of Rum By Peter R Wolveridge

    Poem About A Loveable Guard Dog

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    Cute Poems Our Imperfect Dog By Cynthia C. Naspinski

    Humorous Poem About A Dog

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    Humorous Poems Smart Phone - Dumb User By Rick W. Cotton

    New Technology And Old People

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    Short Funny Poems Missing By Anne Scott

    Funny Poem About Losing Glasses

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    Funny Life Poems I'm Not Really 60 By Ms M J Hill

    Poem About Turning 60 Years Old

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    Humorous Poems The Snakes At School By Pamela J. Langdon

    A Practical Joke Backfired

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    Humorous Poems How High's The Snowfall, Mama? By Brian A. Bendall

    Funny Poem About Dealing With A Huge Snowfall

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    Funny Life Poems Working From Home By Phil J. Johnson

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    Rhyming Poems Home Alone By Innarenko

    Funny Poem About Scary Noises

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    Funny Love Poems My One-Eyed Love By Andrew Jefferson

    Poem About Falling In Love With A One-Eyed Girl

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There may be two people who have been dealt the same cards in life. Two individuals with all the same life circumstances. One is miserable, stressed out, and looks twenty years older than he is. The other is the happiest guy you could ever meet and looks twenty years younger than he is. How can this be? The answer is that it is not our life circumstances that make life difficult rather it is the attitude that we view our lives with. Those who are capable of seeing the humor in life and take life lightly will be able to do the best with the circumstances they have been given.
  1. Kid Stuff

    Reminiscing On Childhood

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  2. Television

    Television By Roald Dahl

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  3. I'm Not Really 60

    Poem About Turning 60 Years Old

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  4. The People Upstairs

    The People Upstairs By Ogden Nash

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  5. Working From Home

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Humorous poetry has been written for thousands of years. Many of us do not know that the nursery rhymes that we sang as kids were made up to convey information of a delicate political nature encoded in what sounds like a silly children's song. Living in the western world, we are lucky enough to be able (in some cases) to freely speak our minds. However, we cannot take for granted the medium of humor as a way to convey information that may be politically dangerous.
  1. A Boy Named Sue

    A Boy Named Sue By Shel Silverstein

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  2. The Three Little Pigs

    The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  3. The Pig

    The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  4. Cinderella

    Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  5. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

    Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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Poetry that rhymes relays a message through the music of the spoken word. Their power is in their ability to get us caught up in the music so that we will let down our defenses and consider the message that the poem has to offer. Sometimes poets use rhyme as a tool to show the humor in the message they are trying to convey. Traditional poems are written in rhyme to help to add a musical element to a reading. A rhyming poem brings out the joy that can be had in appreciating the music in words.
  1. Englksh Is A Pane

    Humorous Poem About The Inconsistencies Of English Language

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  2. Home Alone

    Funny Poem About Scary Noises

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  3. I Hate Peanut Butter

    A Distaste For Peanut Butter

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  4. Sitting Here Pen In Hand, Brain In Neutral!

    Sitting Down To Write A Poem

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  5. Night Noises

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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.
  1. Missing

    Funny Poem About Losing Glasses

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  2. I Didn't Go To Church Today

    I Didn't Go To Church Today By Ogden Nash

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  3. Doggy Heaven

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  4. Tinkle, Tinkle Little Car

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  5. The Man In The Jar

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