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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
Singapore

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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
MONKEY SCENT
“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
Singapore

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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
BILLY BOOKWORM
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
Premium Member PAINTING, BALLROOM DANCE


Picturesque
Acrylics
Iridescently
Noveau --
Tinting 
Impressions…
Nature’s
Gallery

~
Bodies 
Align
Like
Lovers,
Reeling
Over 
Opaque
Roombeams :
Delightful
Airlifts,
Nubile
Choreography—
Electrifying!



1/28/2019
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
lightning,
 in its  midst
whirlwinds  whirl
writhing
rising
binding
hissing
twitching:
     lightning
blitzing
   this night
tingling
spitting
striving
hiding
from
    windchill
till
winds
    diminish

found poem inspired by eunoia wordplay form

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Categories: wordplay, weather,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ten Flies For Fun
solidify
dragonfly
mortify
horrify

glorify
amplify
beautify
simplify

demystify
intensify

butterfly
floating by

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