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.
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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
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
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
Ode to Baby
A bit of talcum
Is always walcum.
Is always walcum.
Should you want to see more of Ogdens work here's a link
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