Saturday, 13 December 2008

Short Funny Rhyming Poems

Short Funny Rhyming Poems
Welcome to my blog which today has more Short Funny Rhyming Poems

This is a well sought after category and yesterday Gyles Brandreth was in Dictionary Corner on Carol Vorderman's last Countdown programme. He reminded us all of a poem he recited some 25 years earlier on a Countdown final.

It is an Ode to a Goldfish and goes like this


Now as short funny rhyming poems go, that's hard to beat. Gyles B. is an incredibly talented wordsmith and I'm pretty sure I couldn't beat him but it didn't stop me trying. I quickly realised that, like his, the title is the longest part of the poem. This poem is shorter than his and answers the question What was Charles Dickens Pen Name?


My second effort is entitled The Bee

Does he buzz?
Yes, he does

Here's one I came across which could be a forthright travel writer's appraisal

Sunni, yet Shiite
(and it doesn't rhyme)

Here's a single word poem and you might be entitled to say that it must also therefore be non rhyming. Not so, it rhymes with the title

A Nice Sir Prize

To nearly conclude this section, here's one I read by someone I know not and it's about how long fleas have been associated with mankind

Had 'em

Muhammed Ali was happy in his own skin when he wrote


He was still known as Cassius Clay when he wrote it. I added the 'Ali'

I would welcome any other efforts and they could be a bit longer.
And on that point, before leaving the subject of short funny rhyming poems, Ogden Nash deserves a mention

Here's some of his slightly longer short funny rhyming poems

Candy is dandy
But liquor is quicker

Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.

Ode to Baby
A bit of talcum
Is always walcum.

Should you want to see more of Ogdens work here's a link

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