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Word Play Poems | Examples of Word Play Poetry

Word Play Poems. Below are examples of poems about word play. This list of word play poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of word play poetry. This list of works about word play is an excellent resource for examples on how to write word play poems.

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List of Word Play Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Mayonnaise Days Freddie Robinson Jr. Enclosed Rhyme word play, imagery, truth, wisdom, word
Thinking About You Jorge Oyola I do not know? word play, love, poems, poetry, song,
Premium Member Poem Best-seller Maurice Rigoler Light Verse humor, word play,
Premium Member Poem Light Aerobics Carol Connell Epitaph word play, death, flower, humorous, word
Humankind Brandon Connor Lyric word play, allegory, humanity, life, riddle,
Premium Member Poem Pull Ups PAT Adams Questionku funny, word play,
Compounding Demons Brandon Connor Rhyme word play, break up, depression, divorce,
Premium Member Poem 13 PCS Maureen McGreavy Senryu word play, heart, mental illness, word
Premium Member Poem Missing Muzzles Gregory R Barden Light Verse fun, light, word play,
Premium Member Poem War of the Ants PAT Adams Limerick character, imagery, word play,

Mind's not a Friend
by Brandon Connor
Is it a cage closing in around me?
Am I enraged or am I lonely?
Do I love you or do you loathe me?
Flies low the slow...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, depression, divorce, love hurts,

Ocean
by Jenny Joy
Too deep
Too blue
Too vast
And True

The waves
The sun
The moon
And Tide

The Feet
The touch
The grip
And Told

Not to hurry
Not too safe
Not to leave
And NO...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, beach, care, deep, fear,

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Mighty Mighty My
by Caren Krutsinger
My tribe. My people. My country. My perspective. My feelings. Myself.
My, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my.
Trying to eliminate the I and Me from my...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: self, word play, words,

Mind of Mine
by Christen Foster
There are many thoughts in this mind of mine
some nuggets of gold to find and mine.
whenever and where ever I happen to make
the time....

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, appreciation, fun, imagination, inspirational,

Verbs And Adjectives rule
by David O'Haolin Whalen
Always use a verb 
Over a noun…better yet…
Use an adjective!
...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: poetry, wisdom, word play,

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Mick Jagger
by Kevin Shaw
Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger has two rubber lips,
His body is made of elastic,
Swivel and swerve those ageing hips,
Replaced from recycled plastic.



KS 13/9/18
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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, fun, music, old, silly,

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Lear and Columbus
by Kevin Shaw
Lear and Columbus

Captain Columbus went to sea,
In a beautiful pea green boat,
He went to discover Edward Lear,
and a nonsense book he wrote.



KS 13/9/18...

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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, books, fun, nonsense, sea,

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Darwin Wrote
by Kevin Shaw
Darwin Wrote

Darwin wrote a book one day
The Origin of the Species
Explaining how life evolved
You, me, Cats and Dogs 
Elephants and Geeses



KS 13/9/18...

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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: creation, humor, word play,

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Six-Word Couplet Series
by Emile Pinet
Truism 
Wit of wife
sharp as knife.

Observation
Easy to see
you love hyperbole.

Insult
You’re so fat
you're a habitat.

Emotional
I easily cry
when feelings intensify.

Scolding
You naughty boy
don't be coy.

Annoyance
A constant backache
keeps me...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, 12th grade, imagery, imagination,

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Rattling Rim Shot
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

So you took your best shot,
but sadly it rimmed out
Rocket swish arc reached for the brightest star ... 
only to receive 
a missed blastoff launch...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, lost love, metaphor, slam,

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ICE FISHING
by Line Gauthier


ice
fishing
frozen bites




Submitted on September 12, 2018, for contest HAIKU 1-2-3 OR 3-2-1 sponsored by CHARLES MESSINA...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, fishing, nature, winter, word

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The Last Laugh
by Carol Connell
For Chris Card, famous humorist, please show no grief.
He rests in a state of comic relief.

9/12/18

submitted for Funny Epitaph Poetry Contest sponsored by Jesse Rowe...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, funny, word play,

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Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, J
by Caren Krutsinger
Jovial Joyful Jolly jubilant J.
Jabbery, jitterbugging joyful jay
Jeepers, J, jibing and jiving, jollifying,
French Jay, Joie de vivre, joy of living
Jupiter’s Juturna could not have been...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play,

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For Whom The Bell Doesn't Toll
by Carol Connell
Joe Jingle pealed church bell with punctual skill
until the sad day he fell terribly ill
with a loathsome disease that sorely did linger.
Now alas and alack,...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, death, funny, humor, word

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The Alphabet
by Maurice Rigoler

The alphabet’s essential
to anyone who likes to write,
but whoever named our letters
may not have got it right.

Take the letter U.
In ancient Roman script
U was written...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play,

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The Dilettante Diaries: The Bumble Bee Big Blue Sky Boston Two Step on Love Street
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
The Dilettante Diaries: "The Bumble Bee Big Blue Sky Boston Two Step on Love Street"


She said, "Pffft Bumble Bees Rule, 
No Bees, no World
Shy Little...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, fantasy, humorous, imagery, muse,

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Naming a Poem Type
by PAT Adams
Ricky was the first to sell piles of wood
He named them ricks, (stuck on himself somewhat) 
Also as many whole limbs as he could
Limbs were...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, word play,

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Bits and Pieces of Fact
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Braggadocios  Colonel McBragg
caught a truth bomb
gag shrapnel frag
This sent his damaged, prideful heart
on a flatline drag

His coffin was dress uniform covered
by a neatly folded...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, funny, humorous, parody, word

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BIRDWATCHING
by Line Gauthier


birdwatching
foul
eavesdropping



posted on September 7, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bird, word play,

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Double Clerihew
by Maurice Rigoler

Samuel F. B. Morse
was of course
the inventor of the code –
but this, I think, you node.

Guglielmo Marconi 
died less than happi –
Morse died before he...

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Clerihew | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play,