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Wordplay Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of wordplay poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for wordplay.

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Premium Member I Wish I Was a Windkittenpeep Today
If I was a windkittenpeep
I would cuddle chickens as they sleep.
I would make the sound we all want to hear
When the sandman is oh, so near.

If I was a windkittenpeep
I would help men take a giant leap
Of faith into the...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Five Times Round The Tree
How can I honour you, flame-tickled tree,
when poets have lined up to watch you blush
and crackle through November’s pageantry?
What use to add my musings to the crush
of imagery, the rain of metaphor, 
the gusts of wit and wordplay that see...Read More
Categories: wordplay, autumn, poetry, poets, sound, tree, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Only when yours truly busies himself
Only when yours truly busies himself...

Feigning to emulate NON GMO
garden variety English major oh just so
ho-hum, this ousted son and cingular bro
biological byproduct of papa's yoyo

after mama taut Peppy how to grow
big and become vein, her issuing blow
by blow stroke,...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Personification
Bit of Wordplay
True or false
Faux - is a fools word, and a false word, for false?
True and faux false 

a false false is an untrue false, that means it's true
where as a true true is more truthful

kids, this is what happens when...Read More
Categories: wordplay, word play,
Form: I do not know?
Most restful sleep since being in utero
Most restful sleep since... being in utero

Courtesy restless leg syndrome
spouse called me expletive rat fink
ousted me out the bed with plink
as lovely bones almost got extinct,
whence consoled self singing ditty
Skidamarink a-dink a-dink

makeshift burrow of pillows nsync
shuteye analogous to grateful dead,
Elysian...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, father,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Fun to Write and Dance To
Every day excitement. Clug. Clug. Clug.
Diplomatic enlightment. Shrug. Shrug. Shrug.
Dullish enticement. Bug. Bug. Bug.
Outer space enterprisement. Hug. Hug. Hug.
...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Sumer is icumen in
Sumer is icumen in

anonymous Middle English poem, circa 1260 AD
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Summer is a-comin'!
Sing loud, cuckoo!
The seed grows,
The meadow blows,
The woods spring up anew.
Sing, cuckoo!

The ewe bleats for her lamb;
The cows contentedly moo;
The bullock roots;
The billy-goat poots...Read More
Categories: wordplay, nature, summer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member WORDPLAY

Thoughts float by
Like soft sighs

Stray words meet
Dash and greet

Touch of grief
In brisk brief

Play prompts bite
In word spike

Sense a core
Hurl much more

Rhymes in time
Sync with mime

In calm rest
Curls deep fest

By and by
New verse sighs

Leon Enriquez
05 September 2019

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Categories: wordplay, change,
Form: Couplet
Whelk come chirping crickets
Donald Trump, Lemony Snicket ghost Spiro
Agnew, plus knowledgeable Jiminy Cricket,
all reliable, trustworthy sources, who
would never misinform gullible traveler
I know time to lather up 
with poetic shampoo

so don't you dare ballyhoo
moost likely known
to garden variety wahoo
(When You Wish Upon a Star...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 11th grade, 12th grade, beautiful, cool, joy,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member WORDPLAY

Wise words work well
Odd lines cast tell

Risk reaps real rouse
Dance grips grand grouse

Prize play prompts pace
Live here warm trace

Apt aim airs ask
Yield sense totask

Rich rays rest rhymes
Heart heeds such times

Yes yields your yoke
Mind works fond strokes

End ease earns each
Style sweet...Read More
Categories: wordplay, allusion,
Form: Couplet
Schnorrer of Schwenksville
I imagine little house on the prairie
(bordering Lake Woebegone),
a place to hang cloak
most bucolic, edenic, idyllic...
apropos place for this poetic cowpoke,

who at present day trumpets
himself as token panhandler
of Perkiomen Valley, a
genteel, gentile, and gentle
Semite with friendly okie doke

demeanor easily mistaken
for...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, betrayal,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Words
There’s nothing finer, in a sense,
Than certain words in present tense.
Words which are incredibly,
Etched on your mind indelibly. 

Immaculate, petulant, magnificent, sinew,
Incredulous, superfluous, to name just but a few.
Sacrament, procrastinate, intestate - may seem,
Draconian, Dickensian, obsolete, obscene.

Gratuity, embouchure, gnaw with...Read More
Categories: wordplay, word play, words,
Form: Rhyme
Mr Epic Generic and DJ Cliche
Derek and Eric said I'm Generic, 
a weird name but I'll wear it,
I'm cool, it's epic, Generic's so original 
like the South Park ginger kid,
"gingers have souls bluur".
MC Generic the genius generates 
with DJ Cliche real name Lee Shay...Read More
Categories: wordplay, metaphor, smart, word play,
Form: Free verse
“Your monkey odor is oozingly wild
You need scented face powder, not just mild…
With cologne, I’ll bathe you well,
My stuffed Apes' toys for good smell.”
...Midst hygiene-practice, that’s my special child.

May 23, 2019

Honorable Mention, "YOUR CHOICE LIGHT VERSE (wit,humour,wordplay,puns)" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by...Read More
Categories: wordplay, 3rd grade, animal, appreciation, child, giggle, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member PAIN

Borne by pain
Verse is not vain

Words sculpt craft
As rhymes now draft

Scars from cuts
Relive odd rut

Time to seek
Stern wordplay meek

Voice bold choice
Discrete sans noise

Pain plays plain
In bitter gain

Lines wet spree
As soul sets free

Know how act
Rhymes with crisp tact

In last fling
Breath of...Read More
Categories: wordplay, change,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member WORDPLAY

Moon in high noon,
Blue tint shades mint;
Love is sure boon,
Watch lunar hint.

Zest in fond quest,
Time mellows space;
Words in full fest
Paint feisty trace.

Mood in true good,
Tact reveals act;
Look to soul food,
Watch truth prompts fact.

Leon Enriquez
06 May 2019

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Categories: wordplay, change,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member DISCERN

Now and here
Be willing
To listen

Feel silent tones
Touch your heart
With bold charm

Learn to listen
As silence speaks
Beyond language

Yet you will know
A certain truth
That grows on you

Learn to glimpse
A soul space free
That tells you more

Here peace of mind
Prompts happy heart
In touch of soul

Deep...Read More
Categories: wordplay, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IN HER EYES

Feel how I feel
As words can heal

Feel how time tells
As verse prompts well

Feel such sweet sighs
Blush in her eyes

Feel how love grows
In a stern show

Feel happy craze
Move through a maze

Feel time flaunt space
Now face to face

Feel moments frame
Love in her...Read More
Categories: wordplay, blessing,
Form: Couplet
I am a little Bookworm
I live inside a book
     I wriggle 
           I writhe 
I make humans beings squirm
For when they open up my book
They don’t...Read More
Categories: wordplay, books, imagery, nature, sweet,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Gifted Pig Named Polly
Pigs that swim the Caribbean aren't just silly rumors,
Polly is just such a pig, from the island of Exumas ...

Oh, Polly loves the water so, her family loves it, too,
Always tepid, crystal clear, and bright Bahamian blue.

It may seem quite...Read More
Categories: wordplay, animal, fantasy, flying, humorous, light,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Go Trump
I tried,
 truly I did
but who do I kid?

I listen to his rhetoric
 every line is the same, by heck -
    the wall, the caravans, 
      the southern border's last stand;
 ...Read More
Categories: wordplay, political,
Form: Rhyme

Noveau --

Roombeams :

Wordplay Contest of Bobby May
~ I love to do these 2, including Yoga~...Read More
Categories: wordplay, art, dance,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member GONE TOO SOON

Brisk brush strokes tint
A poise that mints

Look to crisp choice
To echo voice

Here for a day
Brief as wordplay

Love is not lost
Fate counts the cost

Gone too soon here
To better spheres

Memory paints
Pictures most quaint

Each soul moves forth
To a high north

Bear with the pain
Such...Read More
Categories: wordplay, allegory,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member FP eunoia 1
 in its  midst
whirlwinds  whirl
   this night

found poem inspired by eunoia wordplay form

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Categories: wordplay, weather,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ten Flies For Fun



floating by

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Categories: wordplay, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: List