23 Side-Splitting Funny Poems To Brighten Your Day

Funny Poems

Funny Poems
Funny Poems

Humor changes the way we think and feel. Funny poems make us laugh, yes, but they also shine a new light on ordinary things.

A poem about a messy room or a ninja kitten turns everyday moments into fun adventures.

Poets like Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky use witty words to paint hilarious pictures in our minds. This makes poetry exciting and accessible for everyone.

Laughing together brings people closer. Sharing funny poems can turn a dull day bright and create memories.

It’s not just about the laughter; it’s about feeling connected through humor. Reading these whimsical verses reminds us not to take life too seriously.

So, whether you’re reading alone or with friends, funny poems offer joy and a refreshing perspective on the world around us.

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23 Hilarious Poems to Brighten Your Day

Get ready to laugh with a curated collection of 25 funny poems. Each one brings a burst of humor that can turn any frown upside down.

1. “Missing” by Anne Scott

“Missing” by Anne Scott dives into the playful mystery of things that go missing around the house.

Through her witty verses, Scott captures the frustration and humor in searching for lost items.

Her poem resonates with both kids and adults, making readers chuckle at the relatable chaos of everyday life.

Characters come alive with each stanza, hunting for what’s vanished without a trace. Anne Scott’s clever rhyme scheme keeps the pace lively and engaging.

This poem stands out for its ability to turn a common complaint into a fun adventure.

It’s part of a collection that showcases how funny poetry can illuminate the quirks of the human condition.

Readers love “Missing” because it mixes laughter with the all-too-familiar feeling of puzzlement over where things end up in our homes.

Read the Full poem below:


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.
I loudly swear and I curse
Did I leave them in my purse?
Are they behind the sofa, under the bed?
Oh there they are—on my head!

2. “Messy Room” by Shel Silverstein

From the puzzling disappearance in “Missing” by Anne Scott, we move to a space that’s all too familiar for many—Shel Silverstein’s “Messy Room.”

This poem paints a vivid picture of a room turned upside down. Clothes are scattered, toys are strewn everywhere, and it seems like chaos reigns supreme.

Silverstein uses this mess as a clever metaphor for life’s disorganized moments. Yet, he does so with humor, making readers chuckle at the relatable messiness.

“Messy Room” serves as a perfect reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

Shel Silverstein invites kids and adults alike to laugh at the piles of clutter that can accumulate in our lives..and perhaps in our minds.

With its short lines and lively rhythm, the poem is easy for young readers to enjoy while delivering a punch of light-hearted fun.

It stands out as one of those funny poems for kids that even grown-ups can’t help but love.

Read the poem below:

Messy Room

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or—
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

3. “My One-Eyed Love” by Andrew Jefferson

Andrew Jefferson’s poem “My One-Eyed Love” finds humor in the unexpected. The author uses creative language to share a love story that is both unique and funny.

This poem invites readers to see love through a new, albeit quirky, lens. It makes you laugh while also making you think about the different forms love can take.

Jefferson crafts each line with care, ensuring the laughter comes from clever wordplay and surprising twists.

His approach shows how humorous poetry can be as rich and compelling as more serious works.

Readers of all ages will find something to smile about in “My One-Eyed Love,” making it a favorite for those looking for a light-hearted read.

See the complete poem below:

My One-Eyed Love

I've fallen in love- I don't know why
I've fallen in love with a girl with one eye.

I knew from the start. It was plain to see
That this wonderful girl had an eye out for me

She's charming and witty and jolly and jocular
Not what you'd expect from a girl who's monocular.

Of eyes - at the moment - she hasn't full quota
But that doesn't change things for me one iota.

It must be quite difficult if you're bereft.
If your left eye is gone and your right eye is left.

But she's made up her mind. She's made her decision.
She can see it quite clearly in 10/20 vision.

She'll not leave me waiting, not left in the lurch
If she looks slightly sideways she'll see me in church.

I'll marry my true love who's gentle and kind.
And thus prove to everyone that loves not quite blind.

Andrew Jefferson. "My One-Eyed Love." Family Friend Poems, May 5, 2014. https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-oneeyed-love

4. “Doggy Heaven” by Larry Huggins

“Doggy Heaven” by Larry Huggins is a hilarious poem that will have you laughing out loud.

It paints a vivid picture of where good dogs go, imagining a place filled with endless treats and fun.

Prelutsky uses short, punchy lines to keep the humor light and the imagery cool and whimsical.

Kids love this poem because it’s easy to imagine their furry friends in such a joyful place. Read the short poem below:

Doggy Heaven

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!

5. “The Elephant” by Anonymous

After laughing at dogs in paradise, we turn to another animal – the elephant.

This poem captures the essence of its subject with humor and wit that both kids and adults can enjoy.

The author, known only as Anonymous, uses short lines to paint a funny picture of this large creature.

The elephant comes to life through playful language, inviting us into a world where size and clumsiness become sources of laughter.

The verse plays with imagination, turning the elephant into a character full of surprises.

Despite its anonymous origins, it stands out for its ability to make readers see the usual in an unusual light.

Every line is carefully crafted to keep you smiling till the end—proof that sometimes, the best laughs come from simply observing nature’s giants with a playful eye.

Read the full poem below:

The Elephant

The elephant walks like this and like that.
He's very tall, and he's very fat.
He has no fingers, but he does have toes,
And goodness gracious, What a nose!

6. “The Cat Metamorphosed Into a Woman” by Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de la Fontaine tells a whimsical tale in “The Cat Metamorphosed Into a Woman.”

This poem mixes humor and wisdom, showing how appearances can deceive. A man falls in love with his cat, and she transforms into a woman.

However, she cannot escape her true nature, chasing mice even in human form. La Fontaine uses this story to teach that true nature cannot be hidden by outward changes.

Readers find laughter in the unexpected twists of the narrative. The poem is short but filled with life lessons about identity and transformation.

It’s a favorite among those who love poems that make you laugh, providing a perfect example of humor intertwined with moral insights.

Read the Full poem below:

The Cat Metamorphosed Into A Woman

A bachelor caress'd his cat,
A darling, fair, and delicate;
So deep in love, he thought her mew
The sweetest voice he ever knew.
By prayers, and tears, and magic art,
The man got Fate to take his part;
And, lo! one morning at his side
His cat, transform'd, became his bride.
In wedded state our man was seen
The fool in courtship he had been.
No lover e'er was so bewitch'd
By any maiden's charms
As was this husband, so enrich'd
By hers within his arms.
He praised her beauties, this and that,
And saw there nothing of the cat.
In short, by passion's aid, he
Thought her a perfect lady.

'Twas night: some carpet-gnawing mice
Disturb'd the nuptial joys.
Excited by the noise,
The bride sprang at them in a trice;
The mice were scared and fled.
The bride, scarce in her bed,
The gnawing heard, and sprang again, -
And this time not in vain,
For, in this novel form array'd,
Of her the mice were less afraid.
Through life she loved this mousing course,
So great is stubborn nature's force.

In mockery of change, the old
Will keep their youthful bent.
When once the cloth has got its fold,
The smelling-pot its scent,
In vain your efforts and your care
To make them other than they are.
To work reform, do what you will,
Old habit will be habit still.
Nor fork[2] nor strap can mend its manners,
Nor cudgel-blows beat down its banners.
Secure the doors against the renter,
And through the windows it will enter.

7. “The Horrid Voice of Science” by Vachel Lindsay

“The Horrid Voice of Science” by Vachel Lindsay brings humor to a serious topic. Lindsay uses clever rhymes and engaging rhythms to mock the sometimes cold nature of scientific facts.

This poem turns the sterile world of science into something laugh-out-loud funny, showing how even the most serious subjects can be seen in a humorous light.

Readers love this funny poem for its unique take on science. See it below:

The Horrid Voice of Science

"There's machinery in the
There's a mainspring to the
There's hydraulics to a daisy,
And contraptions to a tree."

"If we could see the birdie
That makes the chirping sound
With x-ray, scientific eyes,
We could see the wheels go

And I hope all men
Who think like this
Will soon lie

8. “The Vulture” by Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc’s poem “The Vulture” is a funny yet morbid look at the circle of life unexpected friendship

This quirky perspective makes it a memorable piece that sticks with readers. It mixes humor with dark comedy, showcasing Belloc’s talent for blending wit with thought-provoking themes.

Belloc uses simple language but packs each line with meaning. Kids and adults find this poem both hilarious and a bit grim.

It teaches us about nature in its unique way—reminding us that sometimes, the funniest poems have layers worth exploring beyond the laughs.

See the full piece below and have a good laugh:

The Vulture

The Vulture eats between his meals
And that's the reason why
He very, very rarely feels
As well as you and I.

His eye is dull, his head is bald,
His neck is growing thinner.
Oh! what a lesson for us all
To only eat at dinner!

9. “My Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson’s “My Shadow” captures the playful and curious nature of a child’s imagination.

It tells the story of how a child views their shadow as a constant companion that behaves in mysterious ways.

This poem strikes a chord with its lyrical simplicity, engaging even the youngest readers.

The verses explore the peculiar movements and qualities of the shadow, making it seem almost alive.

Children relate to this poem because they’ve all noticed how their shadows mimic them but also seem to have minds of their own.

Through clever rhymes, Stevenson makes this everyday observation both whimsically entertaining and thought-provoking.

Read the complete poem below:

My Shadow

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.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

10. “The Table and the Chair” by Edward Lear

After exploring the whimsical worlds of shadows, we shift gears to “by Edward Lear. This poem tells a funny story about a table and a chair that decide to go for a walk.

Despite their lack of legs, they make it work, showcasing Lear’s unique ability to turn everyday objects into characters full of life and adventure.

The pair even ends up dancing together! Lear crafts this tale with his signature nonsensical style, making readers laugh while also marveling at the absurdity.

It’s a great example of how humor can bring inanimate objects to life in poetry.

Edward Lear excels in creating hilariously funny scenarios that stick with readers long after they’ve finished reading.

“The Table and the Chair” is no exception — it invites kids and adults alike into a playful world where furniture behaves like people.

This poem not only brightens your day but also sparks your imagination, proving that with wit and creativity, anything is possible in poetry.

Read it now:

The Table and the Chair


Said the Table to the Chair,
'You can hardly be aware,
'How I suffer from the heat,
'And from chilblains on my feet!
'If we took a little walk,
'We might have a little talk!
'Pray let us take the air!'
Said the Table to the Chair.


Said the Chair to the table,
'Now you know we are not able!
'How foolishly you talk,
'When you know we cannot walk!'
Said the Table with a sigh,
'It can do no harm to try,
'I've as many legs as you,
'Why can't we walk on two?'


So they both went slowly down,
And walked about the town
With a cheerful bumpy sound,
As they toddled round and round.
And everybody cried,
As they hastened to the side,
'See! the Table and the Chair
'Have come out to take the air!'

11. “The Stargazer” (author unknown)

“The Stargazer” takes readers on a whimsical journey through the night sky, guided by an unnamed poet.

This piece weaves together humor and wonder, inviting smiles and curiosity in equal measure. The author remains a mystery, adding to the poem’s charm.

Its verses celebrate the joy of gazing at stars with a light-hearted tone that captivates both young students and those young at heart.

This funny poem fits perfectly into our selection of works meant to brighten your day.

It proves that laughter can come from even the vast unknown of space, making it a favorite among various short poems listed here.

With its inclusion, our anthology welcomes you to explore laughter through imaginative verse—a journey promising giggles with every line read.

Read the The Stargazer below:

The Stargazer

A stargazer out late at night,
With eyes and thoughts turned both upright,
Tumbled by chance into a well
(A dismal story this to tell);
He roared and sobbed and roared again,
And cursed the ‘Bear’ and ‘Charles’s Wain.’

His woeful cries a neighbor brought,
Less learned, but wiser far in thought:
‘My friend,’ quoth he, ‘you’re much misled,
With stars to trouble thus your head;
Since you with these misfortunes meet,
For want of looking to your feet.’

12. “Eletelephony” by Laura E. Richards

“Eletelephony” by Laura E. Richards brings laughter through its whimsical tale of an elephant who tries to use a telephone.

With playful rhymes and clever wordplay, Richards crafts a funny poem that’s easy to love.

Kids find it hilarious when the elephant gets tangled in the phone line. This piece has become a favorite among those looking for lighthearted reads.

Richards’ skillful storytelling makes “Eletelephony” stand out as a memorable work.

It shows how humor can turn ordinary situations into extraordinary adventures, even with something as simple as making a phone call.

Engaging from start to finish, this poem captures hearts with its joyful silliness, making it perfect for anyone needing a smile.

Read it below:


Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant.
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone.

(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk.

The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee.
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

13. “Strong Beer” by Robert Graves

“Strong Beer” by Robert Graves is a poem that brings humor to the age-old tradition of storytelling through a drunkard’s perspective.

The narrator makes grand claims about his strength and adventures, all credited to drinking strong beer.

Each line is packed with wit, showing how the drink inflates his ego and courage.

Graves cleverly uses this poem to poke fun at tales of heroism that are often exaggerated.

Readers will find themselves laughing at the outrageous feats attributed to strong beer.

The language is simple yet effective, making it accessible and enjoyable for anyone looking for a good chuckle.

See the full piece below:

Strong Beer

“What do you think
The bravest drink
Under the sky?”
“Strong beer,” said I.

“There’s a place for everything,
Everything, anything,
There’s a place for everything
Where it ought to be:
For a chicken, the hen’s wing;
For poison, the bee’s sting;
For almond-blossom, Spring;
A beerhouse for me.”

“There’s a prize for everyone,
Everyone, anyone,
There’s a prize for everyone,
Whoever he may be:
Crags for the mountaineer,
Flags for the Fusilier,
For English poets, beer!
Strong beer for me!”

“Tell us, now, how and when
We may find the bravest men?”
“A sure test, an easy test:
Those that drink beer are the best,
Brown beer strongly brewed,
English drink and English food.”

Oh, never choose as Gideon chose
By the cold well, but rather those
Who look on beer when it is brown,
Smack their lips and gulp it down.
Leave the lads who tamely drink
With Gideon by the water brink,
But search the benches of the Plough,
The Tun, the Sun, the Spotted Cow,
For jolly rascal lads who pray,
Pewter in hand, at close of day,
“Teach me to live that I may fear
The grave as little as my beer.”

14. “The Parakeets” by Alberto Blanco

“The Parakeets” by Alberto Blanco takes you into a vibrant, colorful world.

This poem captures the lively essence of these playful birds with vivid imagery and playful tones.

Readers feel as if they’re right there among the chattering parakeets, experiencing their joyous lives.

Alberto Blanco uses simple language that connects with readers of all ages.

He skillfully mixes humor and observations about nature, making “The Parakeets” a perfect pick for anyone looking to add a splash of fun to their day.

This poem is sure to become a favorite for its delightful journey through the eyes of these charming creatures.

Read the complete piece below:

The Parakeets

They talk all day
and when it starts to get dark
they lower their voices
to converse with their own shadows
and with the silence.

They are like everybody
—the parakeets—
all day chatter,
and at night bad dreams.

With their gold rings
on their clever faces,
brilliant feathers
and the heart restless
with speech...

They are like everybody,
—the parakeets—
the ones that talk best
have separate cages.

15. “Phantasmagoria” by Lewis Carroll

“Phantasmagoria” by Lewis Carroll offers a humorous take on the supernatural. It unfolds through a quirky dialogue between a ghost and a man named Tibbets.

Carroll uses clever rhymes and imaginative scenarios to poke fun at ghost stories, making readers laugh while exploring themes of fear and the afterlife.

Carroll’s wordplay shines in this poem, showcasing his talent for blending humor with thought-provoking ideas.

Readers get drawn into a whimsical world where ghosts have their own rules and etiquette.

This piece proves Carroll’s ability to entertain across all ages, adding it to your list of favorite funny poems might just brighten your day.

See the full poem below:


Girt with a boyish garb for boyish task,
Eager she wields her spade: yet loves as well
Rest on the friendly knee, intent to ask
The tale one loves to tell.

Rude scoffer of the seething outer strife,
Unmeet to read her pure and simple spright,
Deem, if thou wilt, such hours a waste of life,
Empty of all delight!

Chat on, sweet Maid, and rescue from annoy
Hearts that by wiser talk are unbeguilded.
Ah, happy he who owns the tenderest joy,
The heart-love of a child!

Away, fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more!
Work claims my wakeful nights, my busy days,
Albeit bright memories of the sunlit shore
Yet haunt my dreaming gaze.

16. “The Silliest Teacher in School” by Darren Sardelli

Darren Sardelli brings laughter into the classroom with his poem “The Silliest Teacher in School.”

This piece captures the humorous side of school life through the eyes of a teacher who doesn’t follow the usual rules.

The teacher performs funny and unexpected acts, making students laugh and enjoy their time in class. It shows how humor can make learning fun and memorable.

Sardelli’s work is loved by many for its ability to mix comedy with everyday situations.

His clever writing turns a normal school day into an adventure full of giggles and surprises.

Kids love these funny moments and remember them long after they leave the classroom.

This poem is a perfect example of how laughter can transform any setting, even a school, into a place where joy and learning go hand in hand.

Read the full poem below:

The Silliest Teacher in School

Our teacher gave detention
to the fountains in the hall.
She handed extra homework
to the artwork on the wall.

We saw her point a finger
at a banner and a sign.
She said their bad behavior
was completely out of line.

The principal approached her
and said, “What is all this fuss?
I heard you tried to punish
all the tires on a bus.

“You’ve made the teachers angry
by disrupting all their classes,
so if you want to keep this job,
you have to wear your glasses!”

17. “My Kitten Is a Ninja” by Kenn Nesbitt

The playful rhythm and clever rhymes make it easy to read aloud, adding to the fun.

The kitten’s antics are described in such detail that readers can easily imagine this furry ninja hiding, leaping, and causing mischief around the house.

Nesbitt uses simple language but creates vivid imagery, making this poem a favorite among children who love pets or dream of adventures.

It’s perfect for anyone looking for funny poems that are sure to bring laughter and delight.

Read My Kitten Is a Ninja below:

My Kitten Is a Ninja

My kitten is a ninja.
He wears a black disguise.
He sneaks up on me stealthily
and takes me by surprise.

I never hear him coming.
He doesn’t make a peep.
He hides, then glides in silently
and makes a flying leap.

I don’t know why he does it.
The reason isn’t clear.
He simply likes to tackle me
then swiftly disappear.

I wish that he was normal
and didn’t act like that.
My life would be so different if
I had an average cat.

I’d play with him, and pet him,
and treat him gingerly.
Instead, whenever he’s around
I get a ninjury.

18. “The Bashful Earthquake” by Oliver Herford

From the quiet stealth of a ninja kitten, we move to the unexpected shyness found in nature with Oliver Herford’s “The Bashful Earthquake.”

This poem brings humor to an unusual subject – an earthquake that’s too timid to fully unleash its power.

Herford creatively personifies the natural event, giving it human-like qualities of bashfulness and reluctance.

You will find yourself amused by the idea of a mighty force trying not to cause too much trouble, making this piece a delightful addition to any collection of funny poems.

It stands out for its originality and clever use of language, showing how even the mightiest elements can have a lighter side.

See the poem below:

The Bashful Earthquake

The Earthquake rumbled
And mumbled
And grumbled;
And then he bumped,
And everything tumbled—
Houses and palaces all in a lump!

“Oh, what a crash!
Oh, what a smash!
How could I ever be so rash?”
The Earthquake cried.
“What under the sun
Have I gone and done?
I never before was so mortified!”
Then away he fled,
And groaned as he sped:
“This comes of not looking before I tread.”

The Bashful Earthquake earth

Out of the city along the road
He staggered, as under a heavy load,
Growing more weary with every league,
Till almost ready to faint with fatigue.
He came at last to a country lane
Bordering upon a field of grain;
And just at the spot where he paused to rest,
In a clump of wheat, hung a Dormouse nest.

The sun in the west was sinking red,
And the Dormouse had just turned into bed,
Dreaming as only a Dormouse can,
When all of a sudden his nest began
To quiver and shiver and tremble and shake.
Something was wrong, and no mistake!

In a minute the Dormouse was wide awake,
And, putting his head outside his nest,
Cried: “Who is it dares disturb my rest?”

His voice with rage was a husky squeak.
The Earthquake by now had become so weak
He’d scarcely strength enough to speak.

He even forgot the rules of grammar;
All he could do was to feebly stammer.

“I’m sorry, but I’m afraid it’s me.
Please don’t be angry. I’ll try to be—”

No one will know what he meant to say,
For all at once he melted away.

The Dormouse, grumbling, went back to bed,
“Oh, bother the Bats!” was all he said.

19. “The Theoretic Turtle” by Amos Russel Wells

Transitioning from the whimsy of “The Bashful Earthquake,” we delve into “The Theoretic Turtle” by Amos Russel Wells.

This poem introduces us to a turtle with quite an intellectual side, engaging readers with its humorous take on academic pursuits.

Through clever verse, Wells explores themes of knowledge and curiosity, all wrapped up in the shell of a turtle who prefers thinking over action.

Wells masterfully uses humor to highlight how sometimes people can get so caught up in theory that they miss out on the world around them.

His choice of a turtle as the protagonist adds layers to this concept, blending natural imagery with human traits.

As you read, you’ll find yourself chuckling at the turtle’s lofty thoughts and maybe even seeing a bit of ourselves in his four-legged scholar.

Read the full poem below:

The Theoretic Turtle

The theoretic turtle started out to see the toad;
He came to a stop at a liberty-pole in the middle of the road.
"Now how, in the name of the spouting whale," the indignant turtle cried,
"Can I climb this perpendicular cliff and get on the other side?
If I only could make a big balloon I'd lightly over it fly;
Or a very long ladder might reach the top though it does look fearfully high.
If a beaver were in my place, he'd gnaw a passage through with his teeth;
I can't do that but I can dig a tunnel and pass beneath."
He was digging his tunnel with might and main, when a dog looked down at the hole.
"The easiest way, my friend," sald he, "is to walk around the pole."

20. “Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face” by Jack Prelutsky

“Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face” by Jack Prelutsky offers a whimsical outlook on gratitude.

In this poem, readers find humor in the thought of their nose being anywhere else but on their face.

Prelutsky’s playful words encourage laughter while making us appreciate the simple things we often take for granted.

Jack Prelutsky, known for his delightful children’s poetry, uses rhyme and rhythm to bring this funny concept to life.

Kids and adults alike enjoy the silliness of imagining body parts in unusual places.

This poem not only brightens your day with a smile but also nudges you towards a lighter view of life’s minor troubles.

Here is the complete poem:

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place-
be glad your nose is on your face!

21. “The Attraction of Levitation” by H.G. Paine

“The Attraction of Levitation” by H.G. Paine takes readers on a whimsical journey. It explores the dreamy notion of floating above it all, free from earthly ties.

Paine uses clever rhymes and playful language to spark the imagination. You’ll find yourself giggling and possibly wishing you could levitate too.

This poem adds a touch of magic to everyday life. Through Paine’s words, levitation becomes more than just floating; it symbolizes freedom, lightness, and joy.

It’s a delightful read for anyone needing a lift—literally and figuratively!

See The Attraction of Levitation below:

The Attraction of Levitation

“Oh, dear!” said little Johnny Frost,
“Sleds are such different things!
When down the hill you swiftly coast
You’d think that they had wings;

“But when uphill you slowly climb,
And have to drag your sled,
It feels so heavy that you’d think
‘Twas really made of lead.

“And all because an Englishman,
Sir Isaac Newton named,
Invented gravitation, and
Became unduly famed;

“While if he had reversed his law,
So folks uphill could coast,
It seems to me he would have had
A better claim to boast.

“Then coasting would all pleasure be;
To slide up would be slick!
And dragging sleds downhill would be
An awful easy trick!”

22. “The Purple Cow” by Gelett Burgess

Burgess later expressed regret over its fame but its humor and simplicity continue to delight.

Kids especially love the absurd idea of a purple cow. This poem encourages imagination and brings laughs with its silly concept.

It’s often quoted and remains popular in poetry collections for children. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, “The Purple Cow” is sure to bring a smile.

Read this short poem below:

The Purple Cow

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

23. “Funny Young Fellow” by Anonymous

“Funny Young Fellow” by Anonymous is a light-hearted poem that brings smiles and chuckles.

It tells the story of a merry character whose antics are both amusing and endearing. The verse captures the essence of humor through simple, yet engaging language.

Readers find joy in the playful words and the vivid images they create.

This delightful piece is perfect for anyone looking to brighten their day. Its easy-to-follow rhyme scheme makes it accessible to readers of all ages, while its content sparks laughter and warmth.

As part of our collection, this poem stands out as a testament to the timeless appeal of well-crafted humor.

Read the Full poem below:

A Funny Young Fellow 

A funny young fellow named
Perkins Was terribly fond of small gherkins.
One day after tea He ate ninety three
And pickled his internal workings.

Concluding Thoughts on Funny Poems

Funny poems turn a dull day bright. With these 25 hilarious picks, your laughter is guaranteed.

Forget the blues; laughter awaits in every line. Let these poets tickle your funny bone today and every day.

Remember, humor is just a poem away!

FAQs About Funny Poems

1. Where can I find funny poems that will make me laugh out loud?

You’ll find 25 side-splitting funny poems to brighten your day on Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4Kids.com. It’s a treasure trove of laughter!

2. What should I do if I want to share these hilarious poems with friends?

Feel free to post links or write about your favorite ones from the collection. Sharing laughter is always welcome.

3. Are there new funny poems added regularly?

Yes, Kenn Nesbitt frequently updates his site with new poems, ensuring you always have fresh laughs waiting for you.

4. Can I use these poems for a school project or study?

Absolutely! These funny poems are perfect for adding some fun to your studies or presenting in front of the class.

5. If my favorite poem goes missing from the website, what should I do?

Don’t worry—just check back later, or explore more of the site; you’re sure to find many more favorites!


  1. Poetry, Pick Me Up. “Missing by Anne Scott.” Pick Me up Poetry, 4 Oct. 2023, pickmeuppoetry.org/missing-by-anne-scott.
  2. “Messy Room by Shel Silverstein.” Famous Poems, Famous Poets. – All Poetry, allpoetry.com/Messy-Room.
  3. “Poem About Falling in Love With a One-Eyed Girl, My One-Eyed Love.” Family Friend Poems, www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-oneeyed-love.
  4. https://parade.com/living/funny-poems
  5. “The Elephant.” Discover Poetry, discoverpoetry.com/poems/anonymous/the-elephant.
  6. The Cat Metamorphosed Into a Woman Poem by Jean De La Fontaine. internetpoem.com/jean-de-la-fontaine/the-cat-metamorphosed-into-a-woman-poem.
  7. “The Horrid Voice of Science.” Poets.org, 2013, poets.org/poem/horrid-voice-science.
  8. The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc – Your Daily Poem. www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=961.
  9. “My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson – Scottish Poetry Library.” Scottish Poetry Library, 21 May 2021, www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/my-shadow.
  10. https://hellopoetry.com/poem/10664/the-table-and-the-chair/
  11. “The Stargazer by Unknown Author – Rainy Day Poems.” Rainy Day Poems, 23 May 2023, rainydaypoems.com/poems-for-kids/funny-poems-for-kids/the-stargazer-by-unknown-author.
  12. Poetry by Heart. www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/eletelephony.
  13. Strong Beer. americanliterature.com/author/robert-graves/poem/strong-beer.
  14. Prezi, Kolby Steiert On. “The Parakeets.” prezi.com, prezi.com/i-wosxwntx1r/the-parakeets.
  15. Phantasmagoria, by Lewis Carroll. www.gutenberg.org/files/651/651-h/651-h.htm.
  16. My Kitten Is a Ninja – Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4kids.com. poetry4kids.com/poems/my-kitten-is-a-ninja.
  17. The Bashful Earthquake. americanliterature.com/author/oliver-herford/poem/the-bashful-earthquake.
  18. “Turtle Poems.” Discover Poetry, discoverpoetry.com/poems/turtle-poems.
  19. “Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face – Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face Poem by Jack Prelutsky.” Poem Hunter, www.poemhunter.com/poem/be-glad-your-nose-is-on-your-face.
  20. “The Attraction of Levitation by H. G. Paine – Rainy Day Poems.” Rainy Day Poems, 4 Mar. 2023, rainydaypoems.com/poems-for-kids/funny-poems-for-kids/the-attraction-of-levitation-by-h-g-paine.
  21. Purple Cow and Other Poems. www.cs.cmu.edu/~jasonh/personal/poems/purple_cow.html.
  22. Poetry, Pick Me Up. “Funny Young Fellow by Anonymous.” Pick Me up Poetry, 4 Oct. 2023, pickmeuppoetry.org/funny-young-fellow-by-anonymous.
  23. “The Silliest Teacher in School by Darren Sardelli | Poetry Foundation.” Poetry Foundation, 2009, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/145940/the-silliest-teacher-in-school.

Bentinck is a bestselling author in Caribbean and Latin American Poetry, he is a multifaceted individual who excels as both an artist and educator.

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