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Short Cousin poem by Raul Moreno| Details |


A friend of Summer,
The neighbor of harsh Winter;
The cousin of Fall.

Short Cousin poem by chris bowen| Details |

love of art

summer'sby homestead
pretty little cousin girl
sheer dress,pressed against

Short Cousin poem by Tricia Lucas-Clarke| Details |

1st July 1916

Brother, Brother
Father, Son
Nephew, Cousin
Lay as one.

Some together
Some alone
Some are named
And some unknown.

Short Cousin poem by michael longmire| Details |


As I stood upon the deep blue sea
I realized quite suddenly
God I wasn't
Although a cousin
And to "earth" I sank astoundedly

Short Cousin poem by Vernette Hutcherson| Details |


I once dated a man named Larry
He one day asked me to marry
Though he was a real honey
He hadn't much money
So, I wed his cousin Harry

Short Cousin poem by Frances King| Details |


This little tubby cousin 
Of the dolphins has no beak.

He’s very shy and talks, 
Not with a click, but with a sneezy squeak!

Short Cousin poem by Jacqueline R. Mendoza| Details |


True relative of Jesus and Virgin Mary
St. Judas Thaddeus, a Cousin to Jesus Christ
Aiding mankind
For hopeless and desperate cases


Short Cousin poem by Mellissa Brady| Details |

My Cousin

My cousin She is very special Very nice I had never had such a great cousin before Oh this cousin I know is special to me I love you Brandy

Short Cousin poem by Mellissa Brady| Details |

my awesome cousin

my awesome cousin
she is always kind to me
she likes ghost 
and i do to
my awesome cousin
she is happy to me
she lets me know 
that i'm OK
she lets me have fun
my awesome cousin

Short Cousin poem by Daniel Cwiak| Details |

The Okapi

I went to the Zoo and saw an Okapi,
Unlike the Hare, he did no hippity-hoppy.
But, like his cousin the Giraffe,
It truly had to make me laugh,
Its long tongue kept its ears from getting sloppy.

Short Cousin poem by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen| Details |



Albert Einstein
Consummated bloodlines
Did brilliance shine on his lovin’?
His second wife was twice his cousin.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
January 22, 2010

Poetic form: Clerihew

Short Cousin poem by Diane Locksley| Details |

Call Me Cousin

I'm short and most costumes don't fit
Halloween found me in a snit
     But I have my answer now
     I just comb my long hair down
Add glasses and I'm Cousin It

Written for the Halloween Costume contest

Short Cousin poem by DON JOHNSON| Details |

Not Homeless,

Not Homeless,

Im ok babe currently,

When my wife run off with wife stealin cousin Wayne,
she thought about it once again,
and to me a letter wrote ,
gave me her house,
she gets my vote,
My sweet Christine,

Short Cousin poem by Pokey Lanford| Details |


There once was a sneeze named “Ker-chew” His cousin next door was named “Flu” He found "cold" in the hallway, And threw up on the walkway, I do hope he doesn’t find you! ~written for Gwendolyn's challenge~

Short Cousin poem by Joyce Johnson| Details |

My Cousin's Wedding

The bride-to-be set the time and the date.
Now she is the one an hour and half late
The wedding guests are curious.
The bride’s father is furious.
The wedding is now on overtime rate.

For contest "My Cousin's Wedding"

Short Cousin poem by R Kumari| Details |

Loving Hug (2005)

I had a dream of my cousin I love
Out of all my siblings she reaches well above
I’ve loved her since she was born
Distance has never torn
Last night I felt love in her hug
Warmth and captures in a loving snug

For Sheeto 

Short Cousin poem by Brian Strand| Details |


Humble,bumble bee
One season's life,fly free

Working the summer scene
Unless crowned,as May Queen

Sometime cousin cuckoo,comes to stay
Her offspring eggs to lay

A nursemaid,then,Spring to Fall
'Til Winter's death knell,calls

Short Cousin poem by Danny Nunn| Details |

The Yucca

                 Long slender blades, sort of a cactus, kissing cousin to a palm tree
                             Indians years ago, used to make soap from it
                         On our ranch in New Mexico, we called it "Soap Weed"

Short Cousin poem by malika turner| Details |

Heavenly Dream

he walks around with his headphones in his ears,
blasting music as loud as you can hear,
first its rap, then its blues, then its RnB,
the music stops and he close his eyes to sleep.

R.i.p 'Q' (1-24-12, i love you big cousin) <3

Short Cousin poem by tearal harris| Details |

A Poem For my cousin Jason Funeral

thinking back on all the days me and Jason used to play he was never mean and 
never hurtful he was always kind and gentle i still don't know why he desided to 
go away since he did we all kneel and pray that we'll see him again some day.

Short Cousin poem by Carolyn Devonshire| Details |

Comb Over

Z Z Top and Cousin It took the right approach
     Dark sun glasses and beards detract from scraggly hair
Next time my motley hairdo meets with reproach
     Combing forward I’ll consider, sparing the Nair

*For Rick's "Bad Hair Day" contest

Short Cousin poem by Sierra Shaw| Details |

Sierra Young

Daughter, friend, cousin, niece
Sister of Adam and Wesley
Lover of animals, books, and writing
Who feels love, excitement, and happiness
Who fears clowns, death, and heights
Who would like to see Germany, Hawaii, and Florida
Resident of Bucyrus, Ohio

Short Cousin poem by Anthony O. Mitchell Jr.| Details |

Dear Jonas 2K12

Oh! Dear Brother, dear Cousin, dear Father,
Dear Friend, dear Grandson, dear Son, dear Jonas.
When rendered sullen, our strength is one another.
Let the sacred songs be your journey's compass.
For therein the sunshine of many hearts
Shall you bask, thence it love never departs.

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

Candy bar

(This is a fictional poem)

When I ate my cousin's candy bar, he invited me outside.
He beat the crap out of me and people laughed when I cried.
I need somebody to protect me from this bully when he gets riled.
It's embarrassing because I'm thirty-six and he's a seven year old child.

Short Cousin poem by Erica Gould| Details |

Bio of Me

Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Friend
Baby sister to Brian
Lover of wild flowers, nature and writing
Who feels love, strength, and determination.
Who fears closed minds, wild things, and creepy crawlies
Who would like to see the world someday
Resident of a small town in Vermont

Short Cousin poem by Charmaine Chircop| Details |

European girl in San Francisco

On the golden bridge
scented flowers in my hair
a welcome carpet

(dedicated for my U.S cousin George,auntie Jane
and all at home whom i wish to visit-with love)

Short Cousin poem by DON JOHNSON| Details |

Sweet Sijo

Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver Contest Name Sijo Kisses Sweet Sijo ah yes sweet love we sure do so miss, interlude a stolen kiss, had such a girl, her name was Chris, but she went away, quite a bit:( with wife stealing cousin Wayne:) yes man struck again, no hypocrite.

Short Cousin poem by Sara Beaderstadt| Details |

Our New Year's Resolution

 For thanksgiving mama went to rehab and my brother went to jail
 For Christmas Santa brought white jackets and bail
 So we decided to make a resolution
 Granny swore Christ would be our solution
 Then it came summer and my cousin married the preacher
 This year for our resolution I think we need a new teacher

Short Cousin poem by Isaiah Zerbst| Details |

Ancient Footles

1. Walls of Jericho:

2. Moses:

3. The Egyptians:

4. Jael:

5. Sampson:

6. Laban:

1. Joshua 6:20
2. Exodus 10:17-19
3. Exodus 14:28
4. Judges 4:21
5. Judges 16:29-30
6. Genesis 31:41

Written July 2d and 3d, 2013

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |


My cousin bought a horse and he fell off when he attempted to ride.
People told him to quit but he tried and tried.
He never gave up and he was never scared.
He learned how to ride that horse because he persevered.
We should all persevere when it comes to our goals and dreams.
We shouldn't give up no matter how hard it seems.

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

Oh my God, they killed Kenny!

(This is a fictional poem)

I loved watching South Park on weekday nights.
But my cousin caused me not to be able to watch it and we got in a fight.
He smashed the TV screen and I had to pick up the glass.
When I got done, I kicked his ass.
I liked watching Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle.
My cousin will be in the hospital for awhile.

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

Say it, not spray it

(This is a fictional poem)

My cousin spits lots of saliva when he talks.
If you're near him, you'll slip on the floor when you walk.
If he's standing on dirt, he turns it to mud.
If he talks too long, he causes a flood.
People are getting tired of being covered with spit.
I'll kick his ___ if he doesn't learn to say it, not spray it.

Short Cousin poem by Ken Carroll| Details |

Useless Useless

April 14, 1865
A chilled southern wind
Lincoln's last hours
Our American Cousin...

John Wilkes Booth
born: May 10, 1838
Taurus the bull
claimed he had too great a soul
to die like a common criminal...

April 26, 1865
shot rang out
hands held above chest
tell mother I died for country
these hands, useless...useless..
~ ~ ~ ~

Short Cousin poem by Coreena Lindquist| Details |

Once a cousin

The hate he has,
For the man he thought he knew,
Once a cousin,
Now an enemy,
Through and through,
He won’t calm the storm,
As it is coming,
Not even the reign of god, 
Can control,
What this storm will hold,
For the enemy,
And on that day,
He will stand and speak,
Of the line he crossed,
And the man that he is,
To the man on the cross

Short Cousin poem by Nikita Moreira| Details |


Black African dress
"We are going to your cousin's wedding."
"Don't wanna, what did she ever do to me?"
"You're going."
"I hate you mom"
Uninvited cause of my temper,
everyone staring;
reading in kitchen.
Young gets picked on-
shaving cream,
feather tickling my nose, 
me light sleeper,
cream in my cousins face.
No more attendence to uninvited party.

Short Cousin poem by DON JOHNSON| Details |

Cousin John

War is such an awful thing, insanity can sometimes bring, like my cousin the zippo man, who burnt the huts the squealing and, came home and shot himself... poor John was Vietnam. sad and true and tears the heart, war is deadly, the aching part, they go away, do not return, just leave living heartache burns, no delight...Don Johnson

Short Cousin poem by Leo Larry Amadore| Details |

Bound by Convention

I engineered an intricate design,
determined to be action,
not thoughtful stasis.
But, isolate and distant --
a preserver of decorum --
formal, unexposed, and safe --
with bounds determined
by tight, sane strictures,
I did not struggle,
could not escape nor abandon place --
became, instead, a creature
habit-ridden:  a cousin
to the circus seal
that honks a horn
for fish.

Short Cousin poem by James Long| Details |


Dilly dallying fumbling about, pitter patter falls the rain outside. Jovial, my nerves, worn... long patches run up-and down the carpet floor. Whack tap, lightening crashes, I cringe hold-my-breath, my new baby cousin... cries, my-heart... it soars! Author notes

Short Cousin poem by Geoffery McHugh| Details |

Couch blues (John Popper Rules!)

I was sitting on the couch with my cousin yesterday
watching old reruns of wonder-woman
eating funyans
and shootin' the breeze.

I said to him
"yo cuz, did you know that tv causes brain cancer?"

He didn't respond.

a couple of minutes later, when I lit a cigarette, he asked me
"Do you suppose Wonder Woman's boobs are real?"

"Nah,"I said."those are just pixels."

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

You should show your wife more respect

(This poem is about my cousin)

When you have sex, it's something you always tell.
You make love to your wife and then tell everyone all of the sexual details.
I think what you're doing is bad.
You're showing no respect for your wife and it makes me mad.
I'm going to tell you something that you'd better believe.
If your wife finds out what you're doing, she might leave.

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

Dead on Thanksgiving

(This is a fictional poem)

My cousin ate a big turkey dinner and he was sleepy because of the Triptovan.
We suffered a great tragedy when we lost this man.
While he was driving, he fell asleep at the wheel.
He had a bad crash and he was killed.
They say he died instantly so maybe he wasn't in any pain.
I used to love Thanksgiving but now it will never again be the same.

Short Cousin poem by Ken Jordan| Details |


Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem:  Breathe
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan

To hear 
her breathe
is my life -

every woman;
a wife
a mother
a grandmother  
a sister
an aunt
a cousin 
a friend -

always there
unconditionally -

that love is -

placed an angel
my path,
I'm grateful 
each day

To hear
 her breathe -

Short Cousin poem by romeo naces| Details |


Just moving about on rows of countless legs
seems a most complex concern 
of the millipede.

I wonder how its motor nerves synchronize
milli-leg motion so not a limb 
could impede

the smooth movement of the rest of its legs
to avoid entanglements or a 
weird stampede,

a blunder the millipede should guard against
gossipers-creepers like his 
cousin centipede!

Short Cousin poem by randy johnson| Details |

He took a toke

(This is a fictional poem)

I sold my cousin some poison ivy but I told him that it was pot.
When he started itching, he regretted what he bought.
He rolled up a joint and took a toke.
When he didn't get high, many of my bones got broke.
I learned a valuable lesson as I looked at my bruises, cuts and scars.
Never try to pass poison ivy off as pot if the guy is bigger than you are.

Short Cousin poem by Ann Anderson| Details |

Your Journey, this is for my cousin Annette.

You're going on a journey
through the most of turbulent seas,
you're longing for calm waters,
you're wanting pain at ease.

The storm feels so foreboding,
you may think this fights your own
but your family sails beside you,
so don't ever feel alone.

For every cloud that lingers
and the darkness in it's fall,
God will bring again the sunshine
and lead you safely back to shore.

Short Cousin poem by James Long| Details |

~ Finally ~

Dilly dallying fumbling about, pitter patter falls the rain outside.

Jovial, my nerves, worn patches run up-and down the carpet floor.

Whack tap, lightening crashes, 
I cringe hold-my-breath, my new baby cousin... cries,
my-heart it-soars!
Author notes


Short Cousin poem by Heather Ober| Details |


fog weaves silence into the cool morning,
consorting with cousin clouds 
as treetops sway and sigh

a lone spark ignites
flames that spread like bold disease   
while smoke-smog smothers
skies that cry acid raindrops 
onto graves of bark and ash

highways part the trees...
another cigarette butt
tossed out the window

For Constance's "Three Verses" contest (Kimo/Tanka/Senryu)

Short Cousin poem by Katherine Stella| Details |

Twelve Seconds

<                    Once was a bartender named Louie
                      Thought my tales story was quite screwy                                     
                      Asked how many seconds
                      Was in year he reckons
                      Twelve shouted out by cousin dewey

Entry For
Confession To A Bartender


Short Cousin poem by diane henning| Details |


I like you, a women of many colors of love,  I am many 

things, not just one, two but I am a women mentor

I am a mother, aunt, cousin, I am not perfect you

have so many things to pick to hate me pick a couple

things your so picky, I believe in a creator, also

I love him and them for many reasons, you are a bigot

that hates even the stars in the sky and sun and moon.

So What.

Short Cousin poem by diane henning| Details |


I like you, a women of many colors of love,  I am many 

things, not just one, two but I am a women mentor

I am a mother, aunt, cousin, I am not perfect you

have so many things to pick to hate me pick a couple

things your so picky, I believe in a creator, also

I love him and them for many reasons, you are a bigot

that hates even the stars in the sky and sun and moon.

So What.

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