Rhyming Poems

Why Are Rhythm and Rhyme Important in Poems?

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.

Funny Rhyming Poems

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  1. The Life Of A Cupcake

    • By Shelby Greer
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem Told From The Perspective Of A Cupcake

    They put me in the oven to bake.
    Me, a deprived and miserable cake.
    Feeling the heat, I started to bubble.
    Watching the others, I knew I was in trouble.

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    I love this poem so much, I love to bake!! This poem is my top favorite to read and laugh for. Thank you so much for this wonderful and delicious poem. Hahaha.

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  3. Englksh Is A Pane

    Poem About The Inconsistencies Of English Language

    Hear eye sit inn English class; the likelihood is that eye won't pass
    An F on my report card wood bee worse than swallowing glass
    It's knot that eye haven't studied, often till late at knight
    Butt the rules are sew confusing, eye simply can't get them write

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    Very clever and funny, but it kinda blows my mind reading through this at the same time! How on earth did I manage to learn this wonderful, confusing language?! I must be converting it into...

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  4. Happy Trails To Cancer Shirt

    • By Sam French
    • Published: February 2011
    To My Little Sister With Throat Cancer

    It was purchased just for you,
    when you're happy or you're blue,
    you can wear it on your head,
    'round the house or in your bed,

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    This is a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing this poem with all of us. I hope that your sister wins the battle over cancer. May GOD bless you and your sister.

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  6. Wind In The Pillows

    Eating Too Many Beans Leads To Wild Adventure

    You will not believe it when I tell you now
    What happened last night, more importantly how.

    My husband and I traveled right 'round the globe

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  7. Inelegant

    • By Vicki L. Stafford
    • Published: October 2015
    Poem About Having To Write A Poem

    It is time
    To rhyme a rhyme
    A poem I must write

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    This is like when I first started poetry. I used to stay up all night on a single line!

  8. Mary And The Mouse

    • By Trish Moyles
    • Published: September 2012

    It started all so sweetly, Mary and the mouse
    It took a while to realize she had company in the house
    And Tess, she didn't worry
    She didn't even care...

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    I have been reading this poem over and over again and can't get enough of it. This poem is very vibrant and happy. It makes a good poem to start the day.

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  10. Time

    • By Erin Friedrichs
    • Published: March 2010

    The question that is asked the most; we hear it everyday,
    "What time Is it?" they want to know, and then they go away.
    It's time for bed, it's time for work, or time to feed the fishes,

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    I think 'so many freckles past a hair' means a very short space/distance/time. Perhaps Erin Friedrichs could expand on this?

  11. War Of The Words

    • By Wendy Clay
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About How Strange And Wonderful Words Are

    Our English language? A curious thing!
    Hammers don't ham and fingers don't fing,
    Grocers don't groce and ushers don't ush,
    And why is a rear called a toosh, not a tush?...

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    I don't know why but I laughed aloud at the end. This is a hilarious and cool poem.

  12. Common Cold

    Go hang yourself, you old M.D.!
    You shall not sneer at me.
    Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
    Go wash your mouth with laundry soap;

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  13. The Glass Eye

    • By Patricia A Stephens
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About a Glass Eye With A Life Of Its Own

    The joke was very funny
    She laughed a lot of tears
    When suddenly her eye fell out
    And landed in her beer...

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