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Short Clerihew Poems

Short Clerihew Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Clerihew poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Clerihew poetry form by poem length and keyword.


Premium Member Dr Doolittle
Dr. Doolittle
  certainly didn't!...

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Categories: care, character,
Form: Clerihew



Premium Member Chopin
Frederic Chopin
  was no flash-in-the-pan...

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Categories: music,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member No slim pickins
Mr. Charles Dickens'
  Plots always thickened...

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Categories: literature,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Lady Liberty
Against Vladimir Putin
   Lady Liberty is rootin'...

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Categories: freedom,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Way-ward
Danny Kaye
had a way
  with a word
  ~ so absurd!...

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Categories: funny, nonsense, words,
Form: Clerihew



Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Man with money
Time with Bain
An ass pain
...

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© Al Beech  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Dukes of Hazard TV
Tom Wopat
Where ya at?
Generally crazy,
Or pushing up daisy?...

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Categories: car, childhood, crazy, funny, word play,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member About Marilou
A Clerihew
About Marilou...
   She's my boss
   ~ No can do
...

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Categories: humor, relationship,
Form: Clerihew
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
To tell the truth
Was as good a hugger
As a slugger
...

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Mrs Freud
Mrs Freud
Was quite annoyed
With what Sigmund did
With his id
...

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Categories: humor,
Form: Clerihew
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty

indubitably

was a walnut

who fell off it. 
...

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Categories: children
Form: Clerihew
My Friend Tim
My friend Tim,
Dosnt know how to swim.
But hes smart,
As a pop tart....

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Categories: funny,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Who's He
Mr. LeBron James
The King of Hoops
   No Big Deal
   On Poetry Soup...

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Categories: basketball, perspective, poetry, star,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Gun Happy
Sarah Palin,
Intent on nailin'
Any poor critter
From any old litter...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: animal, lust, violence,
Form: Clerihew
Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt
Was understandably piszt
When the dog chewed
His étude
...

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Categories: humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Smile
Mr Alan Funt's
Camera: So candid,
   rural America
   wanted to ban it...

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Categories: america, image, mirror,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan
was an also-ran
till, knock on wood
  ~ 'So far, so good'...

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Categories: humorous, language,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Aint Love Grand
Jolie and Pitt
Now they have split,
Must have the cynics
Wary of mimics...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: image, lost love, marriage,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Na-nu Na-nu
Robin Williams
Tickled millions
  With na-nu, na-nu
  Till he was through...

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Categories: humor, loss,
Form: Clerihew
Mother Teresa Ball
Mother Teresa Ball
Had no hair at all,
Under her wimple
Was one giant pimple....

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Categories: humorous, religion,
Form: Clerihew
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny,
Was not funny
till what's up doc(ed)
with a carrot mocked

...

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Categories: animal, humorous, nonsense,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Henry The Eighth
Henry the Eighth
Ate far too much in palaces
Oh dear for the deer in
A park....

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© Julia Ward  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Spoke to a Lion
A clown named Fofoofnik
Was quite a goofnik
   Spoke to a lion
   In Hawaiian...

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Categories: animal, silly,
Form: Clerihew
ugly but successful
Abraham Lincoln
was an ugly ducklin';
but became president
among the eminent....

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Categories: funny, hope, people, uplifting
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member prez
 Mitt Romney
campaign irony
Future president for hire
Then half of America fired...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: people,
Form: Clerihew