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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


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



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,
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 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
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Long Walk Home
T'was freezing cold and I struggled in the heat
I was pleased I'd put warm gloves on my feet
I shouldn't have been out on such a...

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Categories: humor, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The lonely Plobawobby
In a pond beside a meadow
Where the slime and algae gurgle
Dwells a lonely Plobawobby
Lurking deep in murky waters.
There in sludgy weedication
All day long alone he...

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Categories: imagination, nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
'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: nonsense, allegory, fantasy, hero, humorous,
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,
Form: Quatrain
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
4 30 AM When Sheep Leap And Lay In A Heap
It's 4:30am and I can't sleep,
the sheep leap and lay in a heap,
told me they're tired and got shut eye,
even my own mind has shunned...

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

     In the mirror who did I see?
     I saw my reflection staring back at me.

...

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Categories: mirror, nonsense,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Tree Troll Twister
A three-toed tree troll
tried to trap a leaping leprechaun
with a black claw bear paw trap.
But he stubbed toe three in the trap in the tree,
Snip...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humor, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mischief
rain-clouds hide the sun - -
vicars splash the pope and run
on to kiss a nun

written 16th September for Nina's Mischief contest 
rhyming haiku...

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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense,
Form: Haiku
Sea Shell
I am a sea shell
exotic and rare
delicate, luminescent
beyond compare

I once was a home
for a creature so tiny
who hid in my depths
protecting her hiney

For she was...

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Categories: imagination, nature, nonsense, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THURSDAY ON MY LIST


For some reason, Thursdays find me warped both in a space of inertia and hyperactivity. Perhaps the anticipation from hitting work deadlines on a Friday...

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Categories: blue, day, nonsense,
Form: List
Premium Member PRETTY AS A HUMMINGBIRD


The attention span of a hummingbird
She plays the part of the buffoon
With stale trite corny jokes
And mindless ramblings of a simpleton
She plays the lunatic
Filling my...

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Categories: angst, nonsense, silence, silly,
Form: Free verse
Devoured
‘Devoured’

For I am the representation of the unknown.

I whence at the thought of human touch and flee at first glance.

I fly away in solitude and...

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Categories: nonsense, bird, dark, deep, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Met-a-Four
“Met-a-Four”


I “met a four”
when I was three
and oh the things
it did to me
and fingers counting
one-two- three.
When the four
brought in a five
all my counting fingers
came alive.
Reaching...

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Categories: children, math, nonsense,
Form: Light Verse
Just doesn't add up
Pythagoras once fell off a ladder
And landed on a venomous adder
This adder couldn't add
Calculus made it sad
Algebra and theorems made it madder....

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Categories: funny, math, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member EmotionLess
      EMOTIONLESS

By morning wake
When the light in my face
I'm reminded of your disgrace!

How can I do this to myself?
How do...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nonsense, absence, confusion, dark, deep,
Form: Rhyme