Short Funny Poems

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.

11 Short Funny Poems - Short Poems for Kids and Adults

  1. 1. Missing

    • By Anne Scott
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014

    I often make up poems whilst I am asleep. How this happens, I am not sure. I just dream them up then as soon as I wake in the morning I have to write them down. This is one of them.

    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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    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. 2. A Word To Husbands

    This poem was written by Ogden Nash (1902-1971). Nash was know as a writer of humorous poetry. He wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. In this poem, Nash sets his vision on the relationship between husband and wife. He points out that silence is often the best policy.

    To keep your marriage brimming
    With love in the loving cup,
    Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
    Whenever you're right, shut up.

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    Interesting. Years ago for our children I made this little rule. They had to periodically repeat it after me. When you're wrong, admit it. When you're right, shut up. I'm an avid...

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  5. 3. I Didn't Go To Church Today

    Ogden Nash (1902-1971) is a very well-known poet of light verse, and many people have tried to imitate his style. In this light verse, the narrator shares that he hopes God understands why he skipped church that morning. A beautiful day made it impossible to pass up a chance to get to the beach.

    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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  6. 4. Doggy Heaven

    • By Larry Huggins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014

    A funny poem about dogs that might not be appreciated by cat-lovers.

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

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  7. 5. Tinkle, Tinkle Little Car

    • By Cecilia L. Goodbody
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

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

    Leaking oil every day

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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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  8. 6. The Benefits Of Exercise

    Hi, my name is Alan Balter, and I am a retired university professor. I wrote "The Benefits of Exercise" because I have struggled to lose weight all of my life. I figure I have gained and lost about a thousand pounds as I yoyo up and down. Finally, at age 77, I have once again reached my target weight; still, when I look in the mirror it is not a pretty sight.

    All my life I've been extra large, plus
    I'm known as a very large fellow.
    I would easily pass as a school district bus
    If somebody painted me yellow.

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    Very good poem! It is my favorite so far. I would love it if more like this were written.

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  9. 7. The Man In The Jar

    This poem is about a man who lives in a jar, which is quite obviously fictional, bizarre, and at the same time humorous. But it is also an example of how we so often are judgmental of others. What we view as bizarre may be quite normal and rational for someone else.

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

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  10. 8. When I'm Old

    • By Michael Holding
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    A reflection on the passing years and of things to come.

    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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  11. 9. Rain And Wind

    • By Trevor West
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010

    When I was writing this poem, I was outside trying to think of a nature haiku I could write when the wind started blowing and raindrops were hitting my paper. All of a sudden, the wind blew the paper out of my hand and I had to chase it down the street. I got inspired to write this haiku soon after.

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

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

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  12. 10. Mime Rhyme

    • By Shirley Smothers
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015

    This is a silly little haiku.

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

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

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  13. 11. Belly Button Magic

    • By Richard Leavesley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014

    Poem about one of the great mysteries of the human condition. One day I was on the loo, pondering on my belly button, as you do...

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

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