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A clerihew is a form of short humorous verse, typically biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view, but there is more to a clerihew. What is clerihew in poetry (complete definition)?

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Premium Member Don Rickles
The late great comic legend, Don Rickles never failed to deliver belly-busting giggles He always served his dish of comedy raw His insult jokes stung, yet made one guffaw Date written: 06/21/2020...Read More
Categories: celebrity, humor, people, tribute,
Form: Clerihew



Premium Member OGHAM an old scribe
Ogham was his name in Ireland he once found fame his symbols sadly did not catch on but on stone they still live...Read More
Categories: people, writing,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member WISDOM OF CHILDREN
My handsome, grandson, Eduardo, such a clown Knows how to turn Grandma's ideas upside down. When asked: "Sweetheart, can you feel yourself growing?" His response: "Can you feel yourself shrinking", his comedic side showing! ...Read More
Categories: grandmother, grandson, humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Frank Sinatra
The late, great legendary American crooner, Frank Sinatra did things "My Way." His signature song was also his mantra Such a fine actor he was, too; even won an Academy...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art, celebrity, people,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Next To Go
They want to tear down Captain Cook*, They're giving him a evil look, They want him to give back their land, But Jim can't really understand. *The "Black Lives Matter" movement in Australia has talked of pulling down the...Read More
Categories: celebrity, change, discrimination,
Form: Clerihew



Premium Member Lady Bird Johnson
We made fun of how she pronounced her words And laughed when the press called her 'Lady Bird' But Mrs. Lyndon Johnson was a gracious First Lady, who gave ecology a push When...Read More
Categories: environment, leadership, tree, woman,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Adele
A last name? Nah! It's not necessary for Adele. That voice! Oh my, she's quite the singing angel! A...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, celebrity, people,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Greek Orator Demosthenes
Demosthenes was 'de most' famous of orators in ancient Greece! His "Philippics" attacking King Philip of Macedonia is considered a masterpiece! History recorded this and many other of his incisive orations, For which he received well-deserved thunderous 'ovulations'! (Written...Read More
Categories: history, humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member A decent, virtuous family man
Introducing the Democrats' presumptive Presidential nominee A fine, decent, virtuous family man, Mr. Joseph Biden What's this? Sexual assault charges? Hmph! Another sexual predator in hidin'...Read More
Categories: abuse, leadership, political,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Goodwill Ambassador
Goodwill Ambassador Gershon Kind, joyful poet, my assertion Never tries to lampoon or deride His poetry leaves us happy inside 4/25/2020 As this COVID-19 pandemic rages all around us, how encouraged I am when poets, like Gershon and others, use...Read More
Categories: appreciation, encouraging, poetry,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Profile in Prejudice
Mrs. Elinor Roosevelt championed society's outcasts Asians, widows, orphans, blacks -- all those downcast Yet as six million perished in World War Two She refused to speak up for a single Jew...Read More
Categories: courage, death, prejudice,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Ding Dong
Margaret Thatcher, The devil despatch her, Put up people's backs With a miserable Poll Tax....Read More
Categories: for her, people, political,
Form: Clerihew
Verdi Opera Pasta
Verdi ha scritto molte opere tante quante sono le forme di pasta ma solo la pasta può essere goduto in meno di tre ore. Verdi wrote many operas as many as there are shapes of pastas but here’s a point...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member On The Nose
From Cardinal Pell* Emanates a nasty smell, His malodorous trial Resulting in obscene denial. *The High Court of Australia has upheld Pell's appeal against his conviction for child abuse, despite the evidence tendered. The disgrace continues........Read More
Categories: abuse, child, corruption,
Form: Clerihew
A lost season
the Wuhan bat we've already seen quite enough of that the Baseball bat, sadly sequestered, closeted now, we cannot bear to look, it festered....Read More
Categories: loss,
Form: Clerihew

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