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Best Word Play Poems

Below are the all-time best Word Play poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of word play poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Summers Eve
~Summer’s Eve ~

I am a woman!
I am proud-

I am everything you want. 
Plus more
The adoring wife,
A beautiful mother, 
A grandmother a granddaughter 
A daughter, a...

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Categories: word play, beautiful, grandmother, mothers day,
Form: Free verse

POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition
Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

(I own this- edition)

more organic...

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Categories: word play, creation, metaphor, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Separated By A Common Language
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." 

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: word play, america, england, language, word
Form: Rhyme
View from the prism of 'ism'
socialism  communism  fascism   despotism
  buddhism  catholicism  hinduism  zoroastrianism  
territorialism  colonialism   imperialism  ...

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Categories: word play, satire, society, truth, word
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Tease for Two

"Tease for Two"

“Ein bisschen Zucker 
mit Ihrer Sahne, Sir?“

German accent 
smoky toned 
she purred

Periwinkles suavely winked, 
then played with his -


“Not now Schvee Tart” 

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Categories: word play, adventure, humor, romance, word
Form: Romanticism

Premium Member To Be Thrown Overboard Soon
Two scruffy pirates picked me up.
Intending to toss me overboard.
I weighed too much; they were struggling.
They needed to lighten their load.
But I was not going...

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Categories: fun, humorous, word play,
Form: Light Verse

To be
To stare
To contemplate
To risk
To dare
Once and again
To trust
To leap
A Jump of faith
To fall
To land
No one can say
To forgive
To forget
Or try again
To breathe

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Categories: word play,
Form: Free verse
Trayvon Brown
Walk with me,

cuz I don't wanna die young, 
I wanna grow old and have 
a daughter or a son, or maybe both, 
to live...

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Categories: word play, black african american, community,
Form: Rhyme
adventure, growing up, hip hop, repetition, word play

Life is but a hopscotch path
Players vying for placement
Rules to follow aground

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Categories: word play, adventure, growing up, hip
Form: Verse
Thoughts On MGK EMINEM diss, it's just what I noticed
Beard looks weird,
that's a lyrical genius to be feared,
you wrote a 6 year song and got the facts wrong,
fired with the hair and safety still...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: word play, hip hop, humorous, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spoonerism Poetry: She's Too Titty
She’s too titty to be a preacher.
She can’t even bead a rook.
A rental deceptionist?  Maybe.
At my teeth she once look a took.

As a wean...

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Categories: parody, word play,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Common Sense
Now I’m thinking, while sitting on a chair,
There is something that I would like to share
I fear my mind is dense
Can’t make out common sense

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Categories: word play,
Form: Limerick
How do you change a lie into the truth?
Alchemy, dear children ...
this is how it's done, using unverifiable proof

First, you take a sick, dirty lie,

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Categories: word play, corruption, dark, psychological, word
Form: Dramatic Verse
Never Surrender
I'm a grit teeth beginner breaking out the cage,
growing strong and fitter with wit coming of age,
squeezing letters out of lemons got me in a...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: word play, anxiety, character, confidence, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
December 2017

Extremely high winds are forecast due to an influx of sprouts over Christmas . My New Year’s resolution to avoid chocolate is not the...

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Categories: word play, humorous, life, weather, word
Form: Narrative
Rhyme God
Enter the Everest that devastates 
as he never ever rests and demonstrates 
his quick wit picnic of traits that place 
with lickety split flicks on...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: slam, smart, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On The Bottom Shelf
He made me ponder my greatest fear
not ghosts nor goblins grinning ear to ear
The one that I really fear most 
is the one peering back...

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Categories: word play, angst, conflict, fear, growth,
Form: Rhyme

Not going to pretend it
I've been feeling rejected
And disrespected
Nothing I said and did
Was effective
Time I take a sedative
Or maybe 10 of them

Was fine one minute...

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Categories: word play, dark, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry Thoughts
Poetry Thoughts

I write my poems in a deep thought
with the pain my life dearly bought
Lost, listening to my vanishing muse
this world's whispers I often use!


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Categories: word play, appreciation, art, beautiful, passion,
Form: Rhyme
A Plate of Disorder
A Plate of Disorder

Are you ready to Disorder Sir?
What can I tempt you for a starter,
May I recommend the Turmoil Soup?
Garnished with Havoc Green Tartar.


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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: word play, anger, confusion, food, mental
Form: Rhyme
Kung Fu Wisdom
"Boards don't hit back"  (Bruce Lee).
"Boards do hit back" (Bruised Knee)....

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Categories: humor, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Knock Knock
Knock, knock who's there in my bathroom?
Jan the princess of posterior interior transfer

Knock, knock who's there not in my hot tub?
Cheryl the magnificent moonlight moon...

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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny, poets, word play,
Form: I do not know?

Clique ... clique
Peer pressure is a gun
Low self-esteem wanting popularity,
gather together in small clusters
Grapes of wrath ... attack anybody 
who try to break the bind

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Categories: word play, angst, friendship, social, word
Form: Rhyme
Before You
Each day was a gift 
without you.
Every sunrise breathtaking
without you.
Music moved me 
without you. 
But ever since our first night, 
nothing is as beautiful ...

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© Tom Pen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: word play, desire, i miss you,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Man from Duluth
There once was a man from Duluth
whose habit was spinning the truth.
He had told the same tale
(every day without fail;
'twas getting quite long in the...

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Categories: drink, humor, word play,
Form: Limerick