Short Funny Poems

Short and Cute Poems

The short poem is more challenging to write than a longer poem. It seeks to make every word count and mean exactly what is intended. A short poem has the added benefit of getting the message of poem through to the reader in a succinct way. There are many traditional styles of humorous short poems. The challenge is in getting your words into the proper number of syllables in each stanza. These poems have a technical element to them that contrast with the free flowing poems that are more common today.

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  1. Missing

    • By Anne Scott
    • Published: May 2014
    Funny Situations

    I've hunted near, I've hunted far
    I even looked inside my car.
    I've lost my glasses, I'm in need,
    To have them now so I can read.

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    • Rating 4.17
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    Woah! This is a funny poem and I can relate to it. I've misplaced my glasses too, more times than I care to remember and when I eventually find them, I'd be like "Would you believe this?"....

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  3. I Didn't Go To Church Today

    I didn't go to church today,
    I trust the Lord to understand.
    The surf was swirling blue and white,
    The children swirling on the sand.

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    • Rating 3.75
  4. Doggy Heaven

    • By Larry Huggins
    • Published: May 2014

    All doggies go to heaven (or so I've been told).
    They run and play along the streets of Gold.
    Why is heaven such a doggie-delight?
    Why, because there's not a single cat in sight...

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    • Rating 4.09
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    It is nice. It describes humans as dogs, and obstacles, problems, etc. as cats (simply means heaven is peaceful).

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  6. The Man In The Jar

    I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
    For a stranger sight you'd have to go far.
    I asked him once why he lived in a jar.
    He grimaced and said, how bizarre you are.

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    • Rating 3.98
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    I LOVE strangeness, the bizarre, the absurd... thus, this is right up my bowling alley!

  7. When I'm Old

    • By Michael Holding
    • Published: July 2015

    When I'm old and mankey,
    I'll never use a hanky.
    I'll wee on plants
    and soil my pants

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    • Rating 3.97
  8. Tinkle, Tinkle Little Car

    • By Cecilia L. Goodbody
    • Published: October 2008

    Tinkle, Tinkle little car
    How I wonder what you are.

    Leaking oil every day...

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    • Rating 3.85
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    This is funny. I like it. The best part is I can sing it to my sister because she won't know the difference between Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Car.

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  10. Belly Button Magic

    • By Richard Leavesley
    • Published: May 2014
    The Mystery Of A Belly Button

    Oh my beloved belly button.
    The squidgy ring in my midriff mutton.
    Your mystery is such tricky stuff:
    Why are you so full of fluff?

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    • Rating 3.68
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    Very weird. Makes me think of my brothers writing poems, which is scary to think about.

  11. Descending Trousers

    • By Diana Laura
    • Published: June 2011

    Oh, dear,
    Oh, my gosh,
    I hope that no one saw,
    I wish that I could laugh,...

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    • Rating 3.57
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    This happens all the time where my school shirt unbuttons and I don't realize it and then I realize it and just hope that no one saw.

  12. Rain And Wind

    • By Trevor West
    • Published: March 2010

    Raindrops on this page
    Wind blows my paper away
    Oh crap! I need that...

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    • Votes 1879
    • Rating 3.55
    Featured Shared Story

    This was simply hilarious...never thought a mere 3 lines could make me laugh this hard!

  13. Mime Rhyme

    • By Shirley Smothers
    • Published: February 2015

    A mime make a rhyme?
    Sure a mime can make a rhyme,
    But who would hear it?

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    • Rating 3.44
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    I suppose it would be poetry in motion ... I like the idea!

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