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Best Humorist Poems

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


The Humorist and the Alchemist

The humorist compares to the alchemist of old
except his humor he transmutes into laughter
not the precious metal the alchemist is after, 
though humor is often...

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Categories: humorist, humor,
Form: Light Verse



The Executioner As Scrambled Humorist
within the under belly of
this hob bull ling Leviathan beast
induced roaring hungry soundcloud issued
within abdominal folds
finding they in creased

never diminishing, matter
whether I turn north, south,...

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Categories: humorist, appreciation, baptism, dark, farewell, grave, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mark Twain Sausage Analogy
**“Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.” – 
American Humorist/Author Mark Twain (real name Samuel Clemens) 



Prestigious lawmaking bodies...

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Categories: humorist, funny
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I'm Huck
I’m Huck, and my last name is Finn.
On the great Mississippi I’ve been
playing hooky from school
‘cause there ain’t any rule
that can keep Huckleberry caged in.

I...

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Categories: humorist, books,
Form: Limerick
Starless Night: The Art Of Giving (Rhyme Incorporated) part 2
Thinking of O, Ms. Jill Martin was in her solitude “Quietly…breathing”
That, she just waved her hand greeting April Lewis “Without Speaking”
I spied humorist Donald Meikle,...

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Categories: humorist, art, friendship, funny, on writing and
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member A Trio of Styles


A Rhyme on a Free Verse Poet

Her poetry has brevity and also clarity.
I really like her free verse done that way.
Like miniature free verse too...

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Categories: humorist, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AT WINTERs END
Tribute to our limerick humorist, Tom Cunningham.
This poem written as response to his poem: WINTER’S END HUMOR

DEFAMATION OF CHARACTERS AT WINTER’S END

This Tom is a...

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Categories: humorist, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Holy Cow-
There once was a chef named Lew

who swore Samuel's words were true

that Sacred cows make
 
a great tasting steak

and the best hamburgers too.


Sacred cows make...

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Categories: humorist, humorous, imagery, satire,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Haiku: Physics: Colored Perceptions
blue planet water
blue sky just scattered sunbeams
dusk's red, unbent light


Brian Johnston
July 28,2014

Poet's Notes: 
Isn't it great? Three wonders of nature explained in 17 words. It...

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Categories: humorist, nature, planet, perspective,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Humour Wins Hands Down


Tried writing stuff of a serious nature
Just knew it wasn't for me
Dabbled a bit but I just couldn't hack it
A humorist is all I'll be

It's...

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Categories: humorist, humor, world war ii,
Form: Narrative
Meander and Great Gander
Meander and Great Gander

Writing poems and playing a guitar
My soul never scare or leave a scar
Even though some say I'm a rising star
Love hearing me...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humorist, animal, humor, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Wilde Oscar


“Some cause happiness wherever they go
Others whenever they go”
One of Oscar Wilde's famous quotes
Would have been a great man to know

“Always forgive your enemies
Nothing annoys...

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Categories: humorist, humorous,
Form: Quatrain
Own It
Innocence has its travails of 
Losing the true identity of
Being touchy versus being sensitive.

I ruined many beautiful moments
Forsook my joys to reel in entanglements
Of lively...

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Categories: humorist, care, love, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
Le Madam
She is most like her age

Time having eroded some of her natural beauty

A few warts have appeared here and there in spots

Yet there is this...

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Categories: humorist, age, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pals

Their faces are still there;
caricatures and cameos,
amigo mugs and jug ears.
Cheering, jeering chums
that would phone at four in the morning
to garble drunken thoughts,
make momentous plans,
or...

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Categories: humorist, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
More Clerihews

Marie Antoinette
was denied the guillotine’s blade made by Gillette
because, she was told, it gave
a clean cut, not a close shave.



Marcel Proust
gave the madeleine a great...

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Categories: humorist, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Bertolt Brecht Holocaust Poem: The Parting
Der Abschied (“The Parting”)
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

We embrace;
my fingers trace
rich cloth
while yours encounter only moth-
eaten fabric.
A quick hug:
you were invited to...

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Categories: humorist, friendship, holocaust, leaving, war, weather, world,
Form: Free verse
Bertolt Brecht Holocaust Poem: The Burning of the Books
Die Bücherverbrennung ("The Burning of the Books")
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

When the Regime
commanded the unlawful books to be burned,
teams of dull oxen...

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Categories: humorist, books, fire, holocaust, voice, world war
Form: Verse
Premium Member Pals
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Pals

Their faces are still there;
caricatures and cameos,
amigo mugs and jug ears.

Cheering, jeering chums
that would phone at four in the morning
to garble drunken thoughts,
make momentous plans,
or...

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Categories: humorist, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Bertolt Brecht Holocaust Poem: The Mask of Evil
Die Maske des Bösen (“The Mask of Evil”)
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

A Japanese woodcarving hangs on my wall—
the mask of an ancient...

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Categories: humorist, anger, evil, hate, holocaust, symbolism, war,
Form: Free verse
Bertolt Brecht Holocaust Poem: Radio Poem
Radio Poem
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

You, little box, held tightly
to me
during my escape,
so that your delicate tubes do not break;
carried from house...

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Categories: humorist, flying, holocaust, poems, travel, war, world
Form: Free verse