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Clerihew Poems

Clerihew Poems. Examples of Clerihews and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Clerihew poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Clerihew.
Premium Member Al Pacino
Al Pacino
His brooding intensity, a raging inferno

He forcefully exclaimed "Hooha!" in 'Scent of A Woman'
A catchphrase was born. Great actor, dimunitive human

Date written: 06/21/2019...Read More
Categories: celebrity, people, tribute,
Form: Clerihew

Premium Member Check these Boxes
Middle America's Democrats are reeling in shock
At the party's Progressive Agenda, tailor-made to block
   The candidacy of anyone who can't check these boxes
   Minority Female, Pro-LGBTQ, P.C. Platform ~ sky-high taxes...Read More
Categories: leadership, political, satire,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Mahalia Jackson
The incomparable Mahalia Jackson
Her celestial singing voice sprung a stunned reaction

The "queen of gospel music"; a soul-stirring siren
They don't make em' like her anymore. A true titan!

Date written and posted: 06/17/2019
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Categories: celebrity, people, tribute,
Form: Clerihew

President Donald Trump,
Who ran pretty much into a stump,
Clearly, repeatedly by heedless losers,
Proof and evidence to his false accusers.

*I do not, personally, find this sorta stuff interesting enough to follow, but do find it inescapable on the duped tube, whereto,...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member A Ton of Fun
This singer had a ton of fun
Calling himself Donovan
   Updated his moniker to 'Mellow Yellow'
   Banana costume and all ~ What a fellow!...Read More
Categories: color, identity, sexy, silly, song,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member George Harrison MBE
George Harrison
Quiet Beatle by comparison
Kermit the Frog was one of his peeps
Still his guitar gently weeps
...Read More
Categories: celebrity, guitar, imagination, life, music,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member The Dopey One
Albert Einstein
Expanded our view beyond the skyline
Reluctant superstar and intellectual force
Relatively speaking, of course!...Read More
Categories: planet, science, smart, stars, time, travel, universe,
Form: Clerihew

Goliath*, mighty giant

Against young David he was defiant

With God’s strength triumphantly prevailing 

Goliath, smitten by David; forever in defeat, ailing.

*1Samuel 17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height...Read More
Categories: character, christian, courage, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Not a clerihew
I went to university to study mathematics
The performance of my teachers was  boring not ecstatic
So then I   went to London to earn a little money
While living with my husband who as usual smelled of honey
Then we went...Read More
Categories: age, life,
Form: Clerihew
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
addressed the 2019 graduating class on
Harvard’s green. She’s gotten a little plump
since her defeat by Donald Trump....Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Madame Deficit
Madame Déficit

Marie Antoinette
Convicted corrupt coquette
"Let them eat cake" she allegedly said
Revolutionaries roared "off with her head!"...Read More
Categories: corruption, french, judgement, political,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Civil War's Prelude
Nicolas Maduro's life's so rough
Gorging himself at the public trough
   While fellow Venezuelans have no food
   Situation dire -- civil war's prelude...Read More
Categories: change, death, food, war,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon
From Britain to Brooklyn, decked in denim
Controversial through his political and peace activism
Felled by Mark David Chapman's act of barbarism...Read More
Categories: anger, celebrity, december, imagination, murder, music, sad,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Freddie Mercury
Farrokh Bulsara a.k.a. Freddie Mercury
British singer, songwriter known universally
Confirmed he had AIDS and then died the next day
His music through Queen still rocks us all the way...Read More
Categories: appreciation, celebrity, cool, music, song, star, time,
Form: Clerihew
Pharoah Rameses
Pharoah Rameses
lost all his mighty forces
at the Red Sea in a slaughter
where he proved to be weak as water.

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres,
when he sketched a portraiture
gave his lines a curvature
with the most sensual of fingres....Read More
Categories: word play,
Form: Clerihew
Count Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy, Count
wrote a great amount –
all by hand, all at home,
with not a touch of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome!
...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Hero to Hermit
Howard Robard Hughes
Famously rich recluse
Dreams led him to the lap of luxury
Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD...Read More
Categories: depression, hero, mental illness, success,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Clara Who Clerihew
Clara Oswald Who
Secret wife of Doctor Who
Returned from September's honeymoon
By way of last year's month of June...Read More
Categories: fun, june, marriage, science fiction, september,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member No one duller
Mr. Robert Mueller
There's no man duller
   Even the Dems are ready to bludgeon
   This underwhelming -- curmudgeon...Read More
Categories: character, crush,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Her pleas please
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi
Her pleas please Democrats' hearts, pure poesy
   Collusion, Obstruction -- Beseechment
   Pig-headed President's Impeachment...Read More
Categories: judgement, perspective, satire,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Raising the Barr
New Attorney General William Barr
Faced down the Senate's self-appointed czars
   Yet for doing his job, being brave
   He may just have dug his own grave
...Read More
Categories: how i feel, judgement, political,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Nighttime Talk
Johnny Carson, Jack Paar
Who was late-night TV talk's greatest star?
   Leno, Letterman, and Dick Cavett
   couldn't compare; didn't have it...Read More
Categories: celebrity, how i feel, stars,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Beyonce
Formerly a "Destiny's Child"; her mononym rhymes with fiancé

Much more than "Sasha Fierce", she's the wife of rapper, Jay-Z
A behemoth of a songstress, undeniably R&B's reigning queen bee

Date written and posted: 04/28/2019
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Categories: art, celebrity, music,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member 9-11 Dissed
Ms. Ilhan Omer
Summed up September Eleven
   'Someone did something'
   ~ Terrorist thugs flew to Heaven...Read More
Categories: judgement, perspective, satire,
Form: Clerihew