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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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Premium Member Poem CONSTIPATED CONCENTRATED DREAMS James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse absence, analogy, word play,
Premium Member Poem Hope and Relief Maurice Rigoler Light Verse dark, humor, word play,
Life Course Piercing Words Verse word play, life, metaphor, social, society,
Premium Member Poem Shih Tzu PAT Adams Pantoum animal, funny, word play,
Premium Member Poem Leave it to Cleaver Gershon Wolf Senryu meaningful, word play,
Premium Member Poem Sensual Painting Brenda Chiri Rhyme word play, art, color, fantasy, romantic,
Premium Member Poem Just the right touch Gershon Wolf Clerihew humorous, word play,
Premium Member Poem Spelling Can be Fun Maurice Rigoler Light Verse word play,
A Poet's Deliberation Indiana Shaw Couplet visionary, word play,
Drivel Michael Robinson Rhyme word play,

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Night Grammar
by ilene bauer
I am a curled up comma
When I sleep, so give me pause.
I’m sentenced to insomnia
Which grips me in its clause.

I’m subject to a poor night’s...

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

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If
by David Drowley
If I shave with Occam’s razor
I will only grow a gross beard;
And all my scientific friends
Will think that I am truly weird.

If I want a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, allusion, fantasy, humor, silly,

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Say Cheese
by arthur vaso
Smile.......... click...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, art, character, fun, mirror,

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Ode to 'Crack'
by Gershon Wolf
The crack of dawn
   The crack of the bat...
A crack in the pavement
   Fall through the cracks...

Crack cocaine
   A...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, word play,

Four seasons of love
by Audley Johnson
In spring my love begin growing from planted seeds
That blooms into flowers with scent leaves
It's a feeling that I'm glad to retrieve 
Like animals with...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, beautiful, break up, how

All
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
The pain 
we suffered through it all
what is all 
can you describe the reason
the meaning 
the reason why 
we fall
all of us 
all of who...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, appreciation, children, deep, encouraging,

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IT'S RAINING MEN
by JAN ALLISON
so it's raining men ...
I'll put up my umbrella -
I might catch a drip!

11/9/18...

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

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Sharp Sharper Sharpest Sharpshooter
by Caren Krutsinger
	
Sharp.
Cutting. Ouch!
Sharp writing, revered.
Sharpshooter. Wow!
Sharp-sighted. Flight cleared.
Sharp-tailed grouse.
Sharp-eyed mouse.
Sharp-witted, admired.
Sharp-tongue makes me tired.
Sharp-cut, defined.
Sharpish,
Sharpie
Sharp!

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, 10th grade, 11th grade,

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PEANUT BUTTER MARRIED JAM---
by James Edward Lee Sr.
PEANUT BUTTER MARRIED JAM---


If peanut-butter married, Jam
Would that make them: Marmalade;
And if you were to throw seasoning out on to the dirt;
Would it then be…the...

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

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ADDITION MEAL
by James Edward Lee Sr.
ADDITION MEAL

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, addiction, analogy, desire, engagement,

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Bread, Dough, Bakery
by Maurice Rigoler
You should already know
a loaf of bread is made of dough,
and dough, like bread, is slang for money.
Not sure rye that should be?
Neither do I....

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

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I Will Write the Funniest Poem
by Caren Krutsinger
I will write the funniest poem of all time.
Sorry. It has already been done.
I will write the most romantical poem of all time.
Ditto.
I will write...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, poems, poetess, poetry, poets,

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From A Woodpecker
by PAT Adams
A woodpecker, flew straight at him,
Its sharp beak, stuck in his head
Then it flew back up to its nest
As for him, "He'll live!", the doc...

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

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The Words Are Swirling Today
by Caren Krutsinger
The words are swirling today. They are gleeful and happy and kind-feeling.
I am lying in a little stupor after taking a sleeping pill that knocked...

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

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Amusing Musing
by Greg Gaul
You put an us in a me,
you'll make muse.
Take the us out,
it'll just be me.
Stick an a in front,
and you'll amuse.
Funny about the a....

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

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Free-Range Limericks
by Mark Toney
A farmer who was looking for change
Produced limericks that were free-range
He achieved great success
His limericks were best
And gluten-free -isn't that strange?...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, cute, fun, humorous, irony,

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Six-Word Couplet Encore
by Emile Pinet

Mistake:
Watch me do
impressions of you.

Alcoholic:
Keen to sop
up every drop.

Alternative Realty:
Truth don't matter,
bacon don't splatter.

Discerning:
Only expensive wine,
when we dine.

Teetotaler:
Enjoy your beer,
just not here.

Politician:
I don't lie,
you're my...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, 10th grade, feelings, funny,

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Two Words - Redux Three
by Gary Bateman
Two Words – Redux Three
 
Wax
Wane

Big
Train

Hood
Wood

Tooth
Booth

Gosh
Posh

Purple
Pink

Kitchen
Sink

Ice
Rink

Nays
Ways

Moon
Shine

Vinegar
Brine

Wild
One

Hun
Pun

Smart
Enough

Not
Tough

Prince
Wince

Ping
Pong

Bong
Dong

Real
Thing

Voice
Hoarse

Winning
Horse

Grasshopper
Stridulate

Cosmic
Force

Too
Much

Not
Enough

Poll
Toll

Pool
Tool

Duel
Fool

Bread
Roll

Place
Race

Brawl
Tall

Ace
Chase

Bath
Wrath

Back
Rub

Bone
Daddy

Phone
Mommy

Bingo
Bango

Exciting
Tango

Fango
Jango

Play
Piano

Porky
Pig

Dance
Jig

Hour
Tower

Flower
Power

Witch
Hazel

Nose
Nasal

Eye
Brow

Black
Cow

Bow
Wow

Fat
Man

Diet
Plan

Circus
Politics

Dirty
Sure

Facts
Blur

Sham
Shame

Many
Blame

Propel
Excel

Pain
Contain

All
Same

Total
Insane

Pica
Print

Time
Went

Odor
Vent

Pint
Tint

Rile
Pile

Gomer
Pyle

Vex
Hex

Hey
Tex

Tyrannosaurus
Rex

Flex
Perplex

Flick
Fleck

Bird
Peck

Oh
Heck

Card
Deck

Slick
Wick

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
November 2, 2018 (Short-Form Free Verse)...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, assonance, history, imagery, metaphor,

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Ion I
by Gershon Wolf
An effervescent ever-pheasant's
   odyssey really ought to see
   my grain's migraine
      and Lem 'n Ma rang...

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

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SECRET DIRTY PRISON LETTER
by James Edward Lee Sr.
SECRET DIRTY PRISON LETTER


Socket
Pocket

Secure
Manure

Ladder
Rocket

Poison
Towel

Mature
Hammer

Market
Tinfoil

Drama
In for

Prison
Letter


11/02/18
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. ©2018
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Footle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: word play, anxiety, assonance, august, meaningful,