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Best Nonsense Poems

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


Trim Trimmer Chicken Dinner Winner
I don’t know tic tac toe
so I rhyme this with flow,
showing Nick Nac knows 
how to serve the perfect dose.

Measuring the rhymes
like I’m pleasuring the...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, character, confidence, cool, freedom, fun, hip
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: nonsense, humor, irony, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member There is no telling the things you might find


Picking a rose in a garden of Sundays
Calling your name on a broken branch wind
Looking for clover where weeds are not welcome
Walking the bridge till...

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Categories: fun, love, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hogwash
Twas a fine October morning,
one September, last July!
The moon lay thick upon the ground,
the mud shone in the sky!

The flowers sang so sweetly,
the birds were...

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Categories: nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This Buds For You
-This buds for you!-
-It takes one to know one!-
-I know you are, but what am I?-

A second hand, on my stopwatch, going nowhere!
You are a...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, abuse, addiction, anger, conflict, inspiration, pride,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Bedtime Story
Once, a long ways away, and a long time ago
Lived a wee little man with his silly pet crow;
And once every day, as the sun...

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Categories: bird, children, nonsense, nursery rhyme, tree,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Shout Whisperer
As I climbed up the ladder backwards
I somehow ended up at the bottom
I whispered in the ear of summer
until she turned into autumn

When my mirror...

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Categories: nonsense, angst, care, color, dark,
Form: Rhyme
My Poetry Book
I have read that book
cover to cover
many a time
It's held me when I was down 
gave me smiles all night long
It has given me a...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, poetry, poets, sad, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Last Tussle in Brussels

Somewhere in Brussels, March 2019,
Poor Theresa’d not slept since about Halloween,
But at last it was ready! The dream Brexit treaty,
Which pleased every spluttering zealot so...

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Categories: nonsense, fun, funny, humor, humorous, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, 12th grade, abortion, abuse, allah, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken, holiday, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
My weakness
        GOD

Wondrous of many blessings.
Smiling never a frown.
My prayers, Lord, are  suddenly being ignored.
I've taken a tumble...

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Categories: nonsense, absence, abuse, confusion, faith, life, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dr Suess and his Shoe Store





                  "I  LIKE NONSENSE, IT WAKES UP...

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Categories: nonsense, children, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Fine Flavor between lines
Is it Love
a simple bowl of ice cream
sweating from the heat
cherries on the top
huddled 'round and looking sweet
two little wooden paddles
pretend that they are spoons
as...

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Categories: food, funny, humorous, nonsense, romance, sexy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member IT'S A MAD HATTER'S WORLD
A spinning world globe just set off the center of its axis pole,
Welcome to the mad-mad Hatter’s topsy-turvy upside down
Wonderland, just another inside out hole...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, adventure, character, fantasy, imagery, imagination, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Annoys Me
                     What Annoys Me.

 ...

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Categories: nonsense, betrayal,
Form: Couplet
'Pardon me, could you pass the Grey Poupon'
Winds caressing fringes of
   her deep chocolate tresses
as tree nymphs nimbly hid
  midst fallen maple leaves 
    happily prancing...

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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, fantasy, hero, humorous, hyperbole, nonsense,
Form: Epic
Premium Member - Ass In Hole -

        This is the donkey; Alice

            ...

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Categories: blue, humor, nonsense, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Hedgehog
A hedgehog sat upon a log
And ate a purple fig.
Soon, all that he had left of it
Was half a purple twig.

Next morning, he arose anew;
Declared...

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: animal, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Escaping Humanity
Feeling the desolation, of smothering air
Hemmed in by crowds; the obliqueness of fear
Throng of the city and no sight of the sun
Incessant noise and the...

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Categories: change, conflict, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Me Myself And I
Me myself and I
were talking to myselve's
when we asked us a question
and they were not themselves.

They themselves and them
now questioning themselves
said we were not like...

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Categories: nonsense, analogy, appreciation, character, destiny, children, funny,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My Own Poetic License
Sometimes when I write, I tend to stretch the truth.
Same as when I gossip; I've done that since my youth.
It's not so much deliberate, but...

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Categories: nonsense, humorous, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fear of Flying
I wonder if my false smile fools anyone at all?
Perhaps I am pulling it off!
Do I look like someone who does this every day?
Do I...

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Categories: nonsense, adventure, funnyme,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member On My Own
On My Own

It is early in the day for most. 
I am just going to sleep. ‘
This will make many people angry. 
But at times,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel,
Form: Narrative
To Stupid To Care
I've dropped my pen, calamity,
I write too much profanity,
it makes people act angrily,
yet I walk around quite happily.

I'm aware I speak like I don't care,
and...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense,
Form: Rhyme