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Best Clerihew Poems

Below are the all-time best Clerihew poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of clerihew poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Clerihew Soup
I tell you I like, that Wayland a bunch
He'd be the guy, to be there in a crunch
Not afraid of humor, he paves the way

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Categories: tribute,
Form: Clerihew

Premium Member Rudolph's Clerihew Hue
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
helped Santa out one year.
To keep his nose lit steady,
he used an Everready!

Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest Name: A Christmas Character Clerihew ...

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Christmas Clerihew
Dickens' Jacob Marley
favored drink made from barley,
died before Ebenezer,
that stingy old geezer....

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Santa Claus Clerihew 2
In the chimney Santa got stuck
Sorry kids you’re out of luck
Guess you’re going to have to wait
Till Santa is thin and loses some weight

Jan Allison

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Categories: humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh**
Sliced his left ear off
Only one painting did Van Gogh sell  -
maybe he didn’t hear the doorbell!

The only painting Van Gogh sold...

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Categories: art, humorous,
Form: Clerihew

Premium Member Battle of the Sexes
battle of the sexes

Picture Oil painting worthwhile 
Leonardo DA Vinci, look out!
What is she really smiling about?

(((The popularity of the Mona Lisa increased...

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Categories: funny, history, me,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member I Am a 4
President Barack Obama
Credited for getting Osama
Now along comes Isis
"Lord help me, another crisis!"

path - 12/1...

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Categories: conflict, leadership,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Macaulay Culkin
Kevin the kid, Macaulay Culkin, 
Alone at home he was left sulkin’
Challenged the robbers on the block
On Christmas day gave them a shock. 


Contest: A...

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Categories: character,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Often went out of his way
To explain helio-philosophy
In return he was accused of heresy. 

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Categories: math, philosophy,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Adolf Hitler
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Quite dumb with girls when he was littler--
But in Nazi's  prime, came sultry Eva 
Messed-up like Fuhrer, she became his diva!

Educate Me...

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Categories: humor, people,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member The Late Humorous Mandela

The late former President Nelson Mandela,
Was known as an extremely humorous fella,
A respected freedom fighter and leader,
Referred to her Majesty as Elizabeth,...

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Mary and Frank
Mary Godwin -- soon to be Shelley --
Writing with Percy, Byron and Polidori
To create the scariest horror story,
Gave life to a monster of immortal glory....

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© Tom Arnone  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: creation, gothic, horror, poetry,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Olivia Newton John
Olivia Newton John
A stunning sex bomb
Starred in the film Grease
Talk of ‘ those pants’ never cease!

I wonder how she managed to dance
In skin-tight shiny black...

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Categories: body, clothes, humorous, tribute,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Brilliance and Madness
Brilliance and Madness

Howard Robard Hughes
Famously rich recluse
Dreams led him to the lap of luxury
Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD

Rich playboy aviator Howard Hughes
With movie starlets kept...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: celebrity, film, flying, mental
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Forgotten Feminist
Lucretia Mott
The meeker sex, she was not!
At the convention in Seneca Falls
Showed men aren't the only ones with balls!


For Educate Me with Humor contest
Sponsor: Andrea...

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Categories: appreciation, women,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Albert Einstein
A great genius named Albert Einstein
At the physicist's ball had too much wine
Effecting a photo-electrical stance,
Energetically emcee'd the square dance

May 26,2014

NB: Einstein received the Nobel...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humorous, science,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Christmas Tree Fairy
She fell from the top of the Christmas tree
Bumped her head and said ‘oh deary me’
With pine needles sticking in various places
The Christmas tree fairy...

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Categories: humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Usain Bolt
Jamaican Usain Bolt
Was found to be at fault
When he dashed off on a whim
No one kept up with him....

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Categories: sports,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Dmitri Mendeleev
Dmitri Mendeleev of Russian descent
Designed a table for each element
Periodic symbols he inserted for flavour
Was his a chemical or human behaviour?

Contest: Periodic Table of Elements

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Categories: symbolism,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was known for many a-things
Longing for reality to spring from his dreams
On a wild stormy night made a discovery
A dastardly magic called electricity!


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Categories: funny, history,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Marilyn Monroe
Screen goddess Marilyn Monroe

Rustling whirled dress with thighs that glow,

Her stockings were quite a plenty

To cover unshaved limbs, so hairy.

Kim Merryman's Cleri-Who? Contest

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Categories: beauty, humor, woman,
Form: Clerihew
Humpty Trumpty
Humpty Trumpty sat on a WALL.
Humpty Trumpty had a great fall.
And all of his lawyers and billionaire friends
Couldn't put Trumpty together again!

By:  Carole O'Terry...

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Categories: political,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Rudolph
Rudolph told Santa he was going on strike
He wanted a brand new motorbike
No way was he pulling Santa’s sled
Christmas is cancelled – Rudolph’s staying in...

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Categories: humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Santa Claus
Poor fat old Santa Claus
Had smelly grey dirty drawers
His wife boiled them in the wash
They’re baggy now, so his balls don’t squash

Contest: Christmas Clerihew
Sponsor: Andrea...

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Categories: humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member He'D Rather Be Home Alone
Little Macaulay Culkin
Left at home, but not sulkin'
Sued his real parents for divorce
Now he's "Home Alone" with no remorse

*Clerihew for Catie's Contest...

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Categories: funny
Form: Clerihew