Funny Poems About Life

Enjoy these funny poems about life. There are many occasions when life is funny, some intentional and others not. You may find yourself smiling and laughing about an event or a thing during your day. As e.e.cummings said, "the most wasted day is one without laughter."

Take a few minutes from your day and bring a smile to your face by reading these funny poems. Share them with others to brighten their day.

We hope these funny poems about life give you a chuckle but also add a positive thought to your day. And, read our funny quotes about life which we are sure you can relate to!



A poem that will make you smile but one that also has a message!

The Wise Man and The Fool
Poet: John McLeod

Said the wise man to the fool one day:
"I've got a hundred candles,
And lots of copper candlesticks with ornamental handles,
They cost me every cent I had
But I shall be all right,
And in the darkness of the eve I'll have a splendid light."

The fool said: "Yes, you may be wise,
But then again, p'raps not,
Only pence had I to buy, one candle's all I got,
But then, I bought some matches too
And you, the silly goose,
Bought none, and so without a light
Your candles are no use!"

The moral of the story
Is simplicity's defense

For even the buffooning clown
May have some common sense!
The wise man and the village fool,
But tell me which is which?
The one with only coppers?
Or the other very rich?


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Being broke is something at one time or another that we can all relate to.
Let these amusing words remind you just to do the best you can!


On Being Broke
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

Don't mind being broke at all,
When I can say that what I had
Was spent for toys for kiddies small
And that the spending made 'em glad.
I don't regret the money gone,
If happiness it left behind.
An empty purse I'll look upon
Contented, if its record's kind.
There's no disgrace in being broke,
Unless it's due to flying high;
Though poverty is not a joke,
The only thing that counts is "why?"

The dollars come to me and go;
To-day I've eight or ten to spend;
To-morrow I'll be sailing low,
And have to lean upon a friend.
But if that little bunch of mine
Is richer by some toy or frill,
I'll face the world and never whine
Because I lack a dollar bill.
I'm satisfied, if I can see
One smile that hadn't bloomed before.
The only thing that counts with me
Is what I've spent my money for.

I might regret my sorry plight,
If selfishness brought it about;
If for the fun I had last night,
Some joy they'd have to go without.
But if I've swapped my bit of gold,
For laughter and a happier pack
Of youngsters in my little fold
I'll never wish those dollars back.
If I have traded coin for things
They needed and have left them glad,
Then being broke no sorrow brings--
I've done my best with what I had.



We all have heard the saying, "Life is too short, eat dessert first."
The verses here reflect that saying.


Dessert Last
Poet: Julie Hebert, 2015

Tell me what you think,
About dessert coming last.
Once we've eaten such a big course,
There's no room for dessert’s extra mass.

Dessert is the favourite of all meals,
The one we all look forward to.
So yummy and mouth watering,
I can't bare to miss out on this too.

In life there are things that can't be done,
Or have to be put on hold.
Sometimes dessert is just like that,
Disappointment and feeling uncontrolled.

But it doesn't have to be like that.
Missing out on something good is the worst.
We all know life is too short,
So let's eat our dessert first!



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A humourous poem written for the fishermen in your life!

Fishing Nooks
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

"Men will grow weary," said the Lord,
"Of working for their bed and board.
They'll weary of the money chase
And want to find a resting place
Where hum of wheel is never heard
And no one speaks an angry word,
And selfishness and greed and pride
And petty motives don't abide.
They'll need a place where they can go
To wash their souls as white as snow.
They will be better men and true
If they can play a day or two."

The Lord then made the brooks to flow
And fashioned rivers here below,
And many lakes; for water seems
Best suited for a mortal's dreams.
He placed about them willow trees
To catch the murmur of the breeze,
And sent the birds that sing the best
Among the foliage to nest.
He filled each pond and stream and lake
With fish for man to come and take;
Then stretched a velvet carpet deep
On which a weary soul could sleep.

It seemed to me the Good Lord knew
That man would want something to do
When worn and wearied with the stress
Of battling hard for world success.
When sick at heart of all the strife
And pettiness of daily life,
He knew he'd need, from time to time,
To cleanse himself of city grime,
And he would want some place to be
Where hate and greed he'd never see.
And so on lakes and streams and brooks
The Good Lord fashioned fishing nooks.



Have a chuckle as you read this poem!

Sweets!
Poet: Julie Hebert

There is one thing that makes me happy,
And this I always indulge.
A big piece of cake and yummy cookies too,
Now watch as my stomach will bulge!

Then there are pies and pastries to savor,
Can't forget the hot cross buns.
I eat and I eat until they are gone,
This often ends up in the runs!

Now will this addiction to sweets ever leave?
I often wonder this question.
My health would probably hope for an answer,
My mouth is ready for the next session!

I realize there will come a day,
When sweets will not be allowed in my diet.
But until that day presents itself,
My stomach will not keep quite!


Funny Quotes About Life

funny quotes about life


It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S. Truman
Work



Some people develop a wish bone where their back bone should be.
Author Unknown
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There is nothing wrong with today's teenager that twenty years won't cure.
Author Unknown
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There is no need to settle for a life that can be tolerated
when you can aspire to a life that can be celebrated.
David Mezzapelle, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People
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Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
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I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps.
Merri Brownworth
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Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig
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In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.
E.B. White
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Fun is a vital nutrient for a high-quality life, and for most of us this nutrient is in short supply.
Cheryl Richardson
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