Humorous Poems

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.

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  1. Dead Is Dead

    Humorous Euphemisms For Death

    When somebody dies, folks hardly ever say "dead."
    They prefer "expired" or "departed" instead.
    Most of the euphemisms don't do any harm,
    Like "biting the dust" or "buying the farm."

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  3. Travel Blues

    Poem About The The Rigors Of Travel

    A voyage abroad with my good wife Maude turned into a real mess
    In need of some rest in Budapest, about all I got was stress
    Then in France I took a chance on some pork a little too rare
    I so regret that Monsieur's toilette was very crowded there

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  4. Ripped Pants, Broken Heart

    Humorous Poem About Ripping Pants

    I lived my life, I tried my best to follow all my dreams.
    My great endeavors were forever bursting at the seams.
    And though I tried to love what's mine, I failed and I confess
    My bony knees made pants like these suffer much distress

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  6. Archemedes Was All Wet

    • By Robert Z
    • Published: May 2014
    Humorous Poem About Testing Gold

    King Hero of old Syracuse had doubts that made him frown.
    "Perhaps my goldsmith did not use pure gold to make the crown."
    Since proof of mischief must be strong to put a thief in collar,
    The king who feared his judgment wrong called on his science scholar....

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  7. The Horse Ride

    Taking a romantic ride today,
    We sat upon the wagon.
    Suddenly the horse lifted his tail
    And we heard a roaring dragon!...

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  8. Requiem For Old Shoes

    • By Robert Armitage
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About the Life of Shoes

    They looked good, at first, together,
    tight laced and polished smart,
    but wear and tear destroyed them:
    A tale to break your heart!...

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  10. My Freaking Alarm

    Waking Up In The Morning

    As I lay cozy, all snug in my bed,
    I enjoy the imagination inside my head
    Until I hear racket beside my bed.
    It's my 5:00 alarm!

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  11. Topsy Turvy Land

    • By Agrawal
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About a Made Up Land

    To see the land of Topsy-Turvy
    I was very surprised
    You will be in amazement
    When you see it with your eyes,...

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  12. Willis

    A Cowboy And His Horse

    Willis the cowpoke rode into town
    On his Old Jugs, just horsing around.
    Down highway 26 he rode Old Jugs
    To the local saloon for a few chug-a-lugs.

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  13. The Car

    • By Ron Miler
    • Published: May 2014
    Funny Poem About Not Understanding Your Mechanic

    I was heading south to the city's biggest shopping center
    To get a steak and other things that I could eat for dinner.
    Then I noticed, luckily, I was nearly out of gas.
    So, I headed for the Stall-Mart store out near the overpass....

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