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.

29 Short and Long Humorous Poems To Brighten Your Day

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  1. 1. Those Eyes, Those Eyes, Those Loving Eyes

    • By Susan Vidd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I see you standing there.
    I feel your eyes on me.

    I resume my tasks, but there you are.

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  3. 2. An Annoying Fly

    • By Andrew Harper
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 29, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I'm buzzing around your room
    I'm buzzing in the air
    I know I'm really annoying
    I prefer bald heads to hair

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    That was a good laugh - more, please, to brighten up my days. All the best, Ann

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  5. 3. I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

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    I'm nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there 's a pair of us — don't tell!
    They 'd banish us, you know.

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  6. 4. 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.

  7. 5. It's The Most Fattening Time Of The Year

    • By Rick W. Cotton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 20, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    (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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  8. 6. 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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  9. 7. Our TV Set Was Black And White

    Our TV set was black and white
    And on its spindly legs it stood;
    More deep than wide with dials that clicked,
    All curved glass screen and grain of wood.

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    Hi Raelene. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my poems. I really appreciate the kind feedback.
    Kind regards, Cynthia

  10. 8. 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. 9. 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.

  12. 10. 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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  13. 11. The Crazy Flu

    • By Debra L. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2019 with permission of the Author.

    There once was a girl named Sue.
    She came down with the case of the flu.
    She let out a sigh,
    "My temperature is high,

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  14. 12. 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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  15. 13. The Neighbour's Dog

    Our street was once a peaceful place
    Kids played and you could jog
    But our tranquil life was shattered
    When the neighbour got a dog.

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    I enjoy writing poetry about real events and real people. The "Bazza" who's featured in many of my poems is a quirky character whose fondness for the practical joke often gets him into...

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  16. 14. Smart Phone - Dumb User


    • By Rick W. Cotton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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    I loved it. I never knew poems could be funny too. This is actually my first and it surely left a mark. This is exactly what most old people feel when it comes to techy stuff. We teenagers...

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  17. 15. A Naughty Little Comet

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    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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  18. 16. The Pig

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    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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  19. 17. The Three Little Pigs

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    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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  20. 18. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

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    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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    I love a good laugh - great fun. A good choice to be poem of the day in this festive season. Ann

  21. 19. Cinderella

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    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.

  22. 20. Dead Is Dead

    • By Alan Balter
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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