Funny Life Poems

Funny Life Poems

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.

31 Funny Poems about Life

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  1. 1. Kid Stuff

    I have been writing stories and verses for as long as I can remember. I married in 1982. My wife of 29 years passed away 6 years ago, which left a void I'm still trying to fill. I have returned to writing as a way to overcome my loss and keep my mind alive. Getting published is not a main concern. I love to write. I'm hoping some will identify with what I've written here. Next month I turn 72, so I'm not looking for fame. I hope you enjoy my poem.

    Many, many years ago
    When I was just a kid,
    And I had just began to grow,
    There's stuff I had and did.

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    Ah, blissful childhood memories. Raised in a rural community, most relatives and friends lived on farms. Being a town kid, homemade fried chicken dinners in an oversized farm kitchen, that...

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  3. 2. Television

    Children spend a lot of time in front of a screen, whether it’s a phone, computer, or TV. In his dark comedic mood, Roald Dahl warns against allowing a child to watch television. He reminds people how children used to spend a lot of time expanding their imagination by reading books, and he urges adults to share the gift of books with children.

    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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    Could the poet have foreseen a future where kids wouldn't even cluster around TVs anymore but appear detached, more alone with their phones? We've come a long way. The poem is funny, but...

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  4. 3. I'm Not Really 60

    • By Ms M J Hill
    • Published: March 2014

    This poem was written in response to how I felt about turning 60!

    That's not my age; it's just not true.
    My heart is young; the time just flew.
    I'm staring at this strange old face,
    And someone else is in my place!

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    I think getting old really is that scary for you to pen this down, but dear, it is the best thing in life. Embrace it because you are blessed.

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  6. 4. The People Upstairs

    Ogden Nash captures the frustration of sharing a house or apartment with people who are loud. Having walls that are connected means hearing everything that goes on next door or on the floor above. This humorous poem captures some of the things neighbors think they hear from each other. People who’ve shared walls with neighbors will quickly relate to this poem. Those who’ve never had neighbors that close will be thankful and want to keep it that way.

    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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    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.

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  7. 5. Working From Home

    • By Phil J. Johnson
    • Published: June 2017

    "I'm not in tomorrow - I'm working from home." What image does that create in your mind? We come across it a lot and for those of us left working in the office we wonder what really goes on...

    The grass needs cutting,
    I must mend the gate.
    I'm expecting a parcel,
    I hope it's not late.

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  8. 6. Grandma's On The Dancefloor

    This rhyming story is about a Grandma letting her hair down at a wedding party.

    Grandma's on the dancefloor
    Shaking what she's got.
    If it don't shake, it wobbles,
    And boy, does it wobble a lot.

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  10. 7. Elusive Sleep

    This is my humorous take on when things conspire to rob us of a good night's sleep...especially us more mature folk!

    Restful sleep has proved elusive.
    Lack of it is not conducive
    To my overall wellbeing,
    As I stare up at the ceiling.

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  11. 8. Not Smart Enough For A Smart Phone

    Elders who are not tech-savvy struggle at first while learning how to use a smart phone. This is a humorous depiction of this situation.

    My son gifted me a phone, said it was very smart.
    He said it would ease my life, that it was a new start.

    Connect to internet, search for all you want to know.

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    Really a humorous poem. Before buying a smart phone, I also had similar doubts, but my daughter guided me. Still there are some elderly people known to me who refuse smart phones.

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  12. 9. The Workout

    To be honest, my weight loss battles could be more aptly described as half-hearted tussles. Occasionally, I have managed to lose some weight, only to find it has snuck up on me again while I wasn't looking! But I also haven't lost my sense of humour, which is a good thing.

    I need to lose weight, just a pound or twenty.
    If I could lose fifty, well that would be plenty.
    I could join a gym, but I don't have the gumption.
    My legging clad legs aren't for public consumption.

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    This was positively delightful! I'm quite sure this sums up just about anyone who has ever tried to exercise, only to be utterly fed up with it in no time. This definitely got me laughing,...

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  13. 10. I Am Not Old

    Aging is inevitable...but most of us want to defy this natural phenomenon instead of accepting the passage of years gracefully. This is a humorous poem composed around refusal to accept aging.

    My eyes are fine; they are just printing words small.
    I just use a walking stick to seem stately and tall.

    Nothing is wrong with my sense of smell.

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    Very nicely described and also the way it became funny was absolutely fantastic.

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  14. 11. Today I Was...

    A short poem on the top English subject - the weather.

    Monday, I was angry with the sun.
    It was always in my eyes - no fun.
    Tuesday, I was angry with the rain.
    Forgot my umbrella - what a pain.

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  15. 12. A Geezer's Gripings

    A poem for all of us who say who our favorite musician is, only to have the kids say..."Who???" For those of us who remember rotary phones and black and white TV.

    I'm getting older, nature deems.
    I'm coming apart at the seams.
    The things that never hurt before
    Now multiply, make more and more.

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  16. 13. Getting Older

    • By Pam Harman
    • Published: April 2011

    Writing poems when you get to my age helps to pass the time!

    I'm not impressed with getting older.
    It doesn't seem like a lot of fun.
    Every joint seems to be seizing up,
    And my feet won't let me run.

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  17. 14. What A Life!

    • By Tessa
    • Published: February 2011

    I am 18 years old, a mother of two. I work a dead-end job at a gas station in the small town that I live in. I know that all sounds horrible, but that's me. I always find the funny sides to things going on in my life. Right now I am at a cross roads in my life. I want to go to college or do something else more productive, but I really don't know what to do. I am not really good at much of one thing in particular. That's what this poem is about, me finding my way through life!

    I once applied for a life online
    Sadly, however, I was declined
    They told me I was not eligible
    So I wrote them a letter to complain

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    Amazing! "I guess I'll have to re-apply." That line says it all. Very often...almost every day, such thoughts come in my mind. I find this poem very close to my own reality. Nice work, poet!

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  18. 15. Just Another Year

    Birthdays are for the young, growing old is not as much fun.

    The years are taking their toll.
    Another birthday has now arrived.
    People you meet say you're still looking young.
    With a smile, you wink and say, "Nice try."

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    Age is only a number we accumulate through our journey along the path destined for us. “Just Another Year” gave our hearts a nudge. It’s all right to climb the ladder of numbers and let our...

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  19. 16. The Mirror

    After looking at myself one morning, I realized that I was getting lines and wrinkles on my face. This is how I felt at the time. I'm certain that many of us my age have felt this way at one time or another.

    My mirror is broken, or at least it seems to be,
    for today I discovered an old man staring back at me.

    The face I recognized,

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    As we get older, we look back and realize that age gradually snuck up on us. Once we take the time to look in the mirror, it is a startled realization about the facts we must face. This poem...

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  20. 17. Signs That You Are Old

    For the most part, aging isn't much fun, but it may help to see the lighter side now and then.

    You find you're getting hairier though not atop your head.
    You somehow sustain injuries while sleeping in your bed.
    Your arm is not quite long enough to make the fine print clear.
    You walk into a room then think - Now why'd I come in here?

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  21. 18. Spring Has Sprung Me Into A Tizzy

    • By Sheri
    • Published: April 2014

    A little adult like humor to jump start spring~ The things women do not tell

    I woke to the sights of Spring today
    A time I love and a time I dread
    'Cause there's so much I see ahead
    Before summer makes its entrance

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  22. 19. Playing Dodgeball

    I wrote this poem because I like to make people laugh. Some situations in life can be so upsetting. Laughter is such a good thing!

    So much thrown at me,
    And up against a wall
    I feel like I've spent my life,
    Playing a game of dodgeball.

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    This story is so cute & true! It reminds me of the middle-school gym. Oh sure, everyone's best buds on their way in, but once the whistle blew, it was everyone for themselves!

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  23. 20. The Golf Tragic

    In Australian slang, a "tragic" is someone whose interest in a particular sport or activity is so strong that other people find it strange or silly. I should also explain that to say something is "cactus" means it's not functioning or it's ruined.

    My husband plays golf, or at least he does try.
    After many a round he will wonder just why.
    It's not just a sport, it's a full-blown obsession
    That can be euphoric or lead to depression.

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