62 Funny Poems

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      Collection of Funny Poems by Theme:

    1. Funny Birthday Poems

    2. Funny Birthday Poems for Friends

    3. Funny Love Poems

    4. Funny Roses Are Red Poems

    5. Funny Christmas Poems

    6. Funny Thanksgiving Poems

    7. Funny Retirement Poems

    8. Funny Fathers Day Poems

    9. Funny Grandma Poems

    10. Funny Graduation Poems

    11. Funny Poems About Life

    12. Funny 21st Birthday Poems

    13. Funny 25th Birthday Poems

    14. Funny 30th Birthday Poems

    15. Funny 40th Birthday Poems

    16. Funny 50th Birthday Poems

    17. Funny 55th Birthday Poems

    18. Funny 60th Birthday Poems

    19. Funny 65th Birthday Poems

    20. Funny 70th Birthday Poems

    21. Funny 75th Birthday Poems

    22. Funny 80th Birthday Poems

    23. Funny Poems About Aging

    24. Funny Garden Poems

    25. Funny Santa Claus Poems

    26. Funny Birthday Poems About Old Age

    27. Funny Famous Poems

    28. Funny New Year Poems

    29. Funny Halloween Poems

    30. Funny Winter Poems

    31. Funny Poems About Books

    32. Popular Funny Poems:

    33. 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.

    34. If Wallets Bulged
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      In a world of cash, I pondered with glee,
      If wallets bulged, oh what would it be?
      An endless flow of dough, no end in sight,
      Or would our greed just multiply the plight?

      Perhaps we'd build mansions made of pure gold,
      Or pay someone to warm our seat so cold.
      But alas! Even riches can't quell this thirst—
      For money's addictive, and we’re always cursed.

    35. 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 time is too short to care
      Continue to live and take a dare
      Be happy and content
      Otherwise, your mind will go absent.

    36. This funny poem by Berton Braley, takes a lighthearted approach to the idea that humans are made of dust and will eventually return to it. It humorously suggests that by staying well-hydrated, our "dust" might become less prone to being blown about by the wind. The poem adds a playful twist to a philosophical concept, encouraging us to enjoy life and not fret about our inevitable return to the earth. It brings a smile by using humor to address a profound topic.

    37. 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!

    38. Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. Connie Stevens

    39. A Silly Grin
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      Imagine if you only wore a frown,
      Your mouth always turned down.
      People would avoid you like the flu,
      Hiding from the gloom that follows you.

      But instead let's try something new,
      A silly grin to brighten your pew!
      Let laughter burst, spreading cheer mile tall,
      Watch as people flock, forgetting all that's small!

    40. Funny Good Morning Quotes
      Funny Good Morning Quotes

    41. 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!

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

    43. You've Earned It
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      You've earned your degree,
      And that's quite a feat,
      No more all-nighters,
      Or notes to repeat.

      Now go out and conquer the world,
      with your newfound knowledge,
      Just don't forget to pack your sunscreen,
      And pay off your college.

    44. 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.

    45. Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. Will Rogers

    46. 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!

    47. 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.

    48. 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.

    49. The funny poem, An Amusing Sight, celebrates the diverse ways people laugh and the joy that laughter brings. It describes how some people have deep, hearty laughs that resonate from their toes, while others have more subtle, soft chuckles. Each person's laugh is as unique as leaves on a tree, and the poem emphasizes the magic of a good laugh, which is better than any medicine. It encourages readers to embrace laughter as a natural remedy that spreads joy and happiness, highlighting its wondrous ability to heal and bring delight. The poem's humor lies in its celebration of laughter and its power to uplift spirits.

    50. An Amusing Sight
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      In laughter's world, an amusing sight,
      Some laugh from toes, what pure delight!
      Their giggles are deep, like a belly's cheer,
      While others chuckle, soft and clear.

      With joyful guffaws or small tee-hee,
      Each laugh is unique, like leaves on a tree.
      A good laugh's magic, better than pills,
      No doctor's script, just joy that thrills!

      So let laughter heal, embrace it tight,
      It's nature's remedy, brings pure delight.
      With every hearty laugh, a dose so sweet,
      Spreading joy and happiness, a wondrous feat!

    51. 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.

    52. 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

    53. Embrace The Weather
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      In winter's icy grip, we loudly groan,
      "It's far too cold, we want to go home!"
      Spring arrives, and raindrops pour,
      "We're soaked and soggy, we can't take anymore!"

      Then summer blazes with a scorching beat,
      "Too hot to handle, we're feeling the heat!"
      But wait, there's fall, with colors so bold,
      A time to smile, a respite to behold!

      So let's embrace the weather, come what may,
      Laughing through each season, every day.
      For in our jests and grins, we can choose to find a way,
      To brighten the forecast each and every day!

    54. 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.

    55. The funny poem, Don't Lose Your Goat, offers life advice, comparing life's challenges to a baseball game. It suggests that in life, those who stay composed and keep their cool during tough times are the ones who succeed. It discusses the fact that you'll face criticism and mistakes, but you should remain resilient and not let others upset you. The phrase "losing your goat" is a metaphor for losing your composure. The poem humorously encourages staying determined and cheerful in the face of difficulties, as long as you don't let others get to you.

    56. 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!

    57. Fear Astounds
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      On Halloween night, when the moon does rise,
      Fear abounds, it’s no surprise.
      Ghosts and goblins roam the street,
      With tricks and treats to compete.

      Witches cackle as they brew their potions,
      While skeletons dance in wild motions.
      But amidst the fright and eerie sounds,
      One thing is clear: fear truly astounds.

    58. This funny poem, Procrastinator - That's Me,  humorously describes the speaker as a procrastinator who lacks motivation and a plan. The speaker spends their day on the couch, accomplishing nothing, and running astray from their tasks. The poem reflects the common tendency to put things off until tomorrow, even though it's advisable to use time wisely. However, the speaker admits that they often succumb to laziness, highlighting the humor in this relatable habit of delaying tasks until later.

    59. Procrastinator - That's Me
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      A procrastinator, that's me.
      Lacking motivation and plan I see.
      Sitting here on the couch all day,
      Getting nothing done, running astray.

      Tomorrow might come to pass,
      Today put off is what I say alas!
      Use time wisely, that I should do,
      But alas I become lazy too!

    60. Short Funny Poems

    61. 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.

    62. 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.

    63. 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.

    64. 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!"

    65. 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.

    66. 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.

    67. 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.

    68. 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!

    69. Born For
      Poet: Will Carleton

      Some men were born for great things,
      Some were born for small.
      Some, it is not recorded
      Why they were born at all.

    70. Surprise
      Poet: Unknown

      When you get to heaven,
      You will likely view
      Many folks whose presence there,
      Will be a shock to you.
      But keep very quiet;
      Do not even stare.
      Doubtless, there'll be many folks,
      Surprised to see you there!

    71. You're Ready To Fly
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      Congrats graduate class, you're now ready to fly,
      Now it's finally time to head off into the sky.
      Vaulting forward is your only course it seems,
      You'll be flying so high with big dreams.

      On the way you must avoid some nasty traps,
      Like getting stuck with an eternal nap.
      You've survived these years and now can celebrate,
      Gather round and sing out a 'Graduation' serenade!

    72. Roses Are Red
      Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

      Roses are red,
      Violets are blue,
      I'm writing this poem,
      Instead of cleaning my room.

    73. Funny Man
      Poet: J. G. Saxe

      My dear young friend, whose shining wit
      Sets all the room ablaze,
      Don't think yourself  "a happy dog"
      For all your merry ways;
      But learn to wear a sober phiz.
      Be stupid, if you can,
      It's such a very serious thing
      To be a funny man!

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    We hope these funny poems have succeeded in bringing a smile to your face. Laughter has a remarkable way of brightening even the dullest of days and lifting our spirits. Remember, it is always better to greet the day with a smile, and sharing these humorous verses with others can spread the joy further. So go ahead and pass along the positive vibes, sharing a dose of laughter to brighten someone else's day. Let the power of humor ripple through your life, leaving a trail of smiles in its wake.

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