25 Funny Poems

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  1. No Money Trees
    Poet: Nettie Steeves


    If you ever reach the spot
    That you need money,
    And you think you need a lot,
    Just remember...
    Money does not grow on trees,
    You cannot spend it as you please,
    For if you did...
    The world would live at ease,
    And soon refuse to pick it from the trees.



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  3. A Time To Fret
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Is a birthday a time to fret?
    It is the oldest you have been yet
    Things are changing and not for the better
    What is that roll around your center?

    Changes I could name a few
    I know that is not what you want me to do
    But look at the color of your hair
    And your skin no longer looks so fair.

    But, hey life is too short to care
    Continue to live life and dare
    Be happy and content
    Otherwise, your mind will go absent.



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  5. Preparedness
    Poet: Berton Braley


    We are made of dust, so the preachers say,
    And we only live for a little day,

    And then, regardless of wealth or fame,
    Return to the dirt from whence we came.

    However we live, at last we go
    Into the dust that the breezes blow.

    Ah well, drink up! let us never fret,
    If we keep our gullets extremely wet

    Our dust may prove so damp to touch
    That the wind can't blow us about so much!


  6. While this poem, Preparedness, makes us smile, it also makes us realize our time is limited and we need to make the best of life and be happy! You may find our quotes about being happy are good reminders.


  7. My Feet
    Poet: Gelett Burgess


    My feet, they haul me Round the House,
    They Hoist me up the Stairs;
    I only have to Steer them and
    They Ride me Everywheres.



  8. Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. Connie Stevens
    Oh, this is so true! To read more about the importance of smiles, view smile poems.


  9. Keep Your Marriage Brimming
    Poet: Ogden Nash


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



  10. Do You Carrot All for Me?
    Poet Unknown


    Do you carrot all for me?
    My heart beets for you,
    With your turnip nose
    And your radish face,
    You are a peach.
    If we cantaloupe,
    Lettuce marry:
    Weed make a swell pear.



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  12. Somebody
    Poet: Berton Braley


    Somebody's got to be steady
    And stick at a regular job,
    Somebody's got to be ready
    To stay with the laboring mob.

    Somebody's got to be trudging
    The path from the house to the mill,
    Somebody's got to be drudging
    At work that has never a thrill.

    Every one cannot be left to roam
    Careless and blithe and free,
    Somebody's got to stay at home,
    Somebody Else — not me!


  13. Another funny poem along the same lines is Mr Nobody Poem - a poem that is sure to bring a smile to your face!


  14. My Shadow
    Poet: Robert Louis Stevenson


    I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
    And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
    He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
    And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

    The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow -
    Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
    For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
    And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.



  15. Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. Will Rogers
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  16. The Twins
    Poet: Henry S. Leigh


    In form and feature, face and limb,
    I grew so like my brother.
    That folks got taking me for him.
    And each for one another.
    It puzzled all our kith and kin.
    It reached an awful pitch;
    For one of us was bom a twin,
    Yet not a soul knew which.

    One day (to make the matter worse).
    Before our names were fix'd.
    As we were being wash'd by nurse
    We got completely mix'd;
    And thus, you see, by Fate's decree,
    (Or rather nurse's whim),
    My brother John got christen'd me,
    And I got christen'd him.

    This fatal likeness even dogg'd
    My footsteps when at school,
    And I was always getting flogg'd,
    For John turned out a fool.
    I put this question hopelessly
    To every one I knew —
    What would you do, if you were me,
    To prove that you were you?

    Our close resemblance turn'd the tide
    Of my domestic life;
    For somehow my intended bride
    Became my brother's wife.
    In short, year after year the same
    Absurd mistakes went on;
    And when I died — the neighbors came
    And buried brother John!



  17. Salad
    Poet: Mortimer Collins


    O cool in the summer is salad,
    And warm in the winter is love;
    And a poet shall sing you a ballad
    Delicious thereon and thereof.
    A singer am I, if no sinner,
    My muse has a marvellous wing,
    And I willingly worship at dinner
    The Sirens of Spring.

    Take endive — like love it is bitter.
    Take beet — for like love it is red;
    Crisp leaf of the lettuce shall glitter,
    And cress from the rivulet's bed;
    Anchovies, foam-born, like the lady
    Whose beauty has maddened this bard;
    And olives, from groves that are shady;
    And eggs — boil 'em hard.






  18. The Height Of The Ridiculous
    Poet: Oliver Wendell Holmes


    I wrote some lines once on a time.
    In wondrous merry mood.
    And thought, as usual, men would say
    They were exceeding good.
    They were so queer, so very queer,

    I laughed as I would die;
    Albeit, in the general way,
    A sober man am I.
    I called my servant, and he came;

    How kind it was of him.
    To mind a slender man like me.
    He of the mighty limb!

    "These to the printer," I exclaimed,
    And, in my humorous way,
    I added (as a trifling jest),
    "There'll be the devil to pay.'

    He took the paper, and I watched,
    And saw him peep within;
    At the first line he read, his face
    Was all upon the grin.

    He read the next; the grin grew broad,
    And shot from ear to ear;
    He read the third; a chuckling noise
    I now began to hear.

    The fourth; he broke into a roar;
    The fifth; his waistband split ;
    The sixth; he burst five buttons off.
    And tumbled in a fit.

    Ten days and nights, with sleepless eye,
    I watched that wretched man.
    And since, I never dare to write
    As funny as I can.



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  20. Constancy
    Poet: John Boyle O'Reilly


    "You gave me the key of your heart, my love;
    Then why do you make me knock?"
    "Oh, that was yesterday, Saints above!
    And last night — I changed the lock!"



  21. A Secret
    Poet: Unknown


    We have a secret, just we three,
    The robin, and I, and the sweet cherry tree;
    The bird told the tree, and the tree told me,
    And nobody knows it but just us three.

    But of course the robin knows it best,
    Because he built the — I shan't tell the rest;
    And laid the four little — somethings in it —
    I am afraid I shall tell it every minute.

    But if the tree and the robin don't peep,
    I'll try my best the secret to keep;
    Though I know when the little birds fly about,
    Then the whole secret will be out.



  22. The Inner Side
    Poet: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

    The inner side of every cloud
    Is bright and shining;
    I therefore turn my clouds about,
    And always wear them inside out,
    To show the lining.



  23. We choose each and every day whether to be happy or be sad. Be inspired by our collection of poems about happiness and choose happiness!


    A smile is a happiness you’ll find right under your nose. Tom Wilson
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  24. I Know
    Poet: Unknown

    One time I thought I knew it all
    But now I must confess
    The more I know I know I know
    I know I know the less.



  25. I Wouldn't
    Poet: John Vance Cheney

    A sprig of mint by the wayward brook,
    A nibble of birch in the wood,
    A summer day, and love, and a book,
    And I wouldn't be a king if I could.


  26. As the poem reflects you don't need to be wealthy to find joy in the simple things in life. Be encouraged by our collection of poems about joy.


  27. Problems
    Poet: John Kendrick Bangs


    Which came the first, the chicken or the egg?
    That is a question I shall always beg.
    I never vex my mind with points like that,
    But like a man of appetite stand pat.
    Come as they may, Egad, I'm nothing loth
    To sit me straightway down and eat 'em both.
    We'd all, I think, be happier than kings
    Were we to worry not o'er unimportant things!


  28. The poem, Problems, reminds us not to worry to make sure we enjoy life. Read enjoy life poems to encourage you to live every day and not worry!


  29. Why Man Is Bald
    Poet: David V. Bush


    Why man is bald has baffled him
    For ages - many years -
    And it has caused much querying
    And sighs, even to tears.

    Why he is bald? I know the why
    And later will relate
    The reason he is minus hair
    On top of his bald pate.

    It’s not this here heredity,
    Nor dandruff nor disease,
    Because a hat band is too tight;
    Tight scalp - no none of these.

    A man is bald, I know the why,
    And here I will declare,
    He's bald because, he’s bald because,
    He’s minus of some hair.



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  31. Don't Lose Your Goat
    Poet: David V. Bush


    Jim Casey had two balls; two strikes; as he stood up to bat,
    "Ball three" was called - another came - when 'Holy Smoke! What's that?'
    Clean over third, beyond the fence, the flying sphere he smote.
    And scored a straight home run because he didn't lose his goat!

    And so in life's big game, young friend, the one who leads the score
    Is he who calmly meets each shock and stands alert for more;
    You'll be abused and nicknamed, son, with every curse afloat,
    But always can come out on top if you don't lose your goat!

    You'll make mistakes aplenty, boy, but don't let that distress,
    So long as you've the staying power to mend each passing mess;
    There's much you can afford to lose, though others jeer and gloat;
    So long as you don't lose your grip, or let 'em get your goat!

    Though many men will try their worst to make you slip and fall,
    Just pay no heed, but keep your nerve - the greatest thing of all;
    Give up, if need be, house and home; give up your cap and coat;
    But if you're truly out to win, don't dare give up your goat!

    From rich and poor, from strong and weak, will come a thousand snares;
    Let each one but a lesson be, to guide past future cares.
    Your losses all to one great end with cheerfulness devote.
    For not a one can set you back unless you lose your goat!


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  4. Little Further   by Berton Braley


  5. Frankness Between Friends   by Berton Braley


  6. Learning To Write   by Berton Braley


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