Humorous Poems

Humorous Poems

Cute and Amusing 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.

37 Short and Long Humorous Poems To Brighten Your Day

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  1. 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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    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

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  3. 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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    This is an unanticipated and unexpected poem. Though the title sounds childish, it is a complete transformation of the story Three Little Pigs! Roald Dahl has a creative mind which I...

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  5. 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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    Yes, Roald Dahl has a whole book of revolting rhymes like this one. You should read it. Hilarious.

  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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    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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  7. 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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    Hi, my name is Mary, and I really like to read the Roald Dahl poems because they are really funny.

  8. Smart Phone - Dumb User

    My new phone is "smart." I guess that I'm not.
    Amazing what all this here smart phone has got.
    TV and Weather and Internet, too.
    There's just no limits to what it can do.

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    Just a note of appreciation to Mr. Cotton. My 10-year-old son selected this poem for his poetry recital (google search: funny poems over 1 minute) and won first place out of over 200...

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  9. A Naughty Little Comet

    There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way!
    She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play.

    The mother of the comet was a very good old star;

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  10. The Snakes At School

    It wasn't that we hated school.
    The creek enticed us more.
    My mate and I hung out there
    To chase frogs, catch fish, explore.

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  11. How High's The Snowfall, Mama?

    How high's the snowfall, Mama?
    "One foot high and rising!"

    I'll eat my food and watch the game.

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  12. King For A Day

    • By Jo McNally
    • Published: October 2013 by Family Friend Poems with the permission of the Author.

    I'm resting here quite regally,
    The feature of the table.
    Surrounded by potatoes that
    I'd taste if I were able.

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    This poem is definitely original and unique. I just never would have thought of looking at Thanksgiving from the turkey's point of view. Very cute poem. I really enjoyed it!

  13. Pretty Little High Heels

    Pretty little high heels,
    How you look so grand.
    I can remember when I wore you
    And I could proudly stand.

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  14. Colors!

    I thought I knew colors.
    Aren't they red, green and blue? 
    I know white, black and grey, 
    Purple, pink and yellow too. 

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    I really enjoyed this poem because it rings so true. I don't know how people can tell the slight differences between colors. It's like a language I can't really understand or relate to.

  15. It's The Most Fattening Time Of The Year

    (sung to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year") - with apologies to Andy Williams

    It's the most fattening time of the year
    There'll be pizza and dim sum, oh yes, please, I'll have some

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    Thanks for the laugh. I love your version of the song, and your clever lyrics fit perfectly. To me, it's especially funny because it is so relatable (sigh), and I think we have a similar...

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  16. After The Operation

    • By Barbara Turner
    • Published: September 2008 by Family Friend Poems with the permission of the Author.

    So now he has had his eyes done,
    and at last he can see,

    but I was a bit worried,

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    this poem is great, I would say..
    I loved it a lot, we need a poem for our project and I chose this one..thanks a's funny

  17. Fecal Farm

    My horse is there in front of me
    Clip-cloppin' down the road.
    He stops and flips his tail straight up
    And drops another load.

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  18. Growing Old

    They said I was an "old fart"
    But I hardly think that's true
    My boobs were done in '75
    But my teeth and knees are new.

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  19. Requiem For Old Shoes

    • By Robert Armitage
    • Published: May 2014 by Family Friend Poems with the permission of the Author.

    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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    Loved this poem. Very smart and funny too. Well done!

  20. Picture Perfect

    She stood there by the ocean,
    The breeze gently lifted her hair.
    Of that seagull just above her,
    She was totally unaware.

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  21. Confessions Of A Serial Plant Killer

    Oh, I wish that I had a green thumb.
    All my houseplants are looking quite glum.
    I never can tell
    Why they're looking unwell

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    Greetings, fellow Aussie! Yes, "the care we inflict"....well put. Thanks, Raelene, for the kind feedback.

  22. Dead Is Dead

    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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    I found this poem very refreshing and true. Very good.

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