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Poem Details | by Michelle Faulkner |
Categories: humor, irony, poetry, writing,

A Reverse Rant

"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not Literature!
'The Road Not Taken' - how indecisively trite
'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day,' why, out of spite?

'How Do I Love Thee' - such female nonsense!
'She Walks in Beauty,' not even past tense!
'Oh Captain, my Captain', just repeats and repeats
'Death Be Not Proud' - indeed, no great feat

Rhyme is over and done, finite, dead
Give me a rambling run-on sentence, instead!"

Sure, it's easy to call Dr. Seuss poppycock
HIS books are world-famous, what have YOU got?


Poem Details | by Maureen McGreavy Pigeon Tart |
Categories: humor, writing,

Paper Weight

The page
bears so eagerly
the weight
of everything
inside of me
my pen prostrate
leaves a dent

I muse
this paper could use 
some weightlessness

I make an airplane

Poem Details | by Andrew Fairchild |
Categories: funny, humor, humorous, poetry, poets, wisdom, writing,

Sonnet 31 'How High the Bar That Makes A Poet Real'

How high the bar that makes a poet Real!
(He walks in mists, and shadows of himself)
To be a poet, is to burn with steel
Set short time in the forge, the lesser self!
He brands his heart with fiery words, set down
And burns his mind with thinking, ‘til it glows,
He hopes, of sonnets, his will be the Crown,
And hopes that all the brilliance of light, shows!
But, oftener, he writes a humble piece,
A few words cramped into a simple form,
But somehow, in his feelings, a release!
Yes, humble-bumble often is the norm.
And that high bar, he reaches seldom, and
Leaves barefoot footprints in the fruity sand.


Poem Details | by Darlene Gifford |
Categories: humor, poetry, writing,

My Muse Alarm

I set my morning muse alarm for 2am.
But instead, it went off at three.
"Wake up!" he said, "It's me."

I reached for pen and paper. "Stop  
fumbling, and turn on the light," he said.
"Or, you'll never be able to read 
what I'm putting in your head."

"Why are you being so bossy?" I asked.
"Sorry," he said. "But I'm in a hurry
to get to the next poet's bed."

Poem Details | by Emma Mantle |
Categories: funny, on writing and words

Poets Despair

I despair at writing poetry
I'm not sure I have the skill
Just can't seem to find the words
Or bend them to my will

It's hard to sum up what I mean
And make it sound succinct
So as a poet should I stop
And quietly go extinct?

Should I lay my pen to rest
And let it gather dust?
But something seems to urge me on
To write is now a must!

So putting pen to paper
I'll scribble just for fun
And maybe one day very soon
A poet I'll become!

Poem Details | by Jim Slaughter |
Categories: humor, writing,

The Plot's the Thing

I always try to write poems with a plot,
Sometimes pithy, and sometimes not.
My muse and I team up as one,
But if she quits before it's done,
And I can't finalize what's within,
I'm left without a plot to pith in.

Poem Details | by Timothy Hicks |
Categories: addiction, funny, nonsense, simple, word play, words, writing,

I Have a Love Affair With Parenthesis

(don't tell anyone)

Poem Details | by Lycia Harding |
Categories: food, fun, humorous, poets, tribute, words, writing,

Andrea's Poem Buffet - Tribute Limerick

A Lyrical Chef we'll call 'Dre',
whips up Writes for her Poem buffet.
She bakes Words into Rhyme
and roasts Prose in the time
it takes most just to cook a Cliché!

This limerick was written for 
my Soup buddy Andrea Dietrich. 
Thank you for your positive 
input and excellent support - 
you are appreciated!. xoxo

Poem Details | by Joyce Johnson |
Categories: funny, on writing and words, pets,

Lost Words

Sometimes I catch them easily,
The words I'm reaching for;
At other times watch helplessly
As they crash to the floor.
I try to reassemble but
They've landed in a jumble.
I grab too fast for floaters and
My chair and I both tumble.

Susie thinks it is hilarious
And joins into the fun.
Before she hears my "stop", she has
Already swallowed one.
I am truly very sorry
There are no poems from me.
You will know why when I tell you
My dog ate my poetry.

Won 3rd place

Poem Details | by Cynthia Jones |
Categories: humor, imagery, inspiration, poetry, september, writing,

Cross-Eyed Woman -Limerick-

Cross eyed woman had a nasty fall after running into a brick wall she was hit over the head with a big loaf of bread while trying to play basketball. Copyright Cynthia Jones Sept.23/2004

Poem Details | by Tim Ryerson |
Categories: funny, writing,

Hey Hank, Did You Just -

hi-jack my haiku?
Hah! You jacked the wrong ku
You stole a senryu

I hide my haikus
safe and sound beneath silly
senryus such as this

Hark and heed this Hank!
Stealing somebody’s senryu
is scandalous but

heisting a haiku?
holding a haiku hostage?
That's horrible Hank

Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire |
Categories: funny, on writing and wordsme, me, muse,

A Scolding from My Muse

For Miranda Lambert’s “Inspired” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire

I wanted to write for this contest;
But my muse was staging a protest.
     “Take me to the sea,” it pled,
     “In this house, I languish, dead;
Put me in touch with nature, a forest.”

“Don’t stare at a screen, confined by walls;
Locked inside, my inspiration falls.
     Surely there’s a babbling brook
     Or a valley’s overlook.
Give me something to work with,” muse calls.

“If you fail to respond, I’ll attack
As you’re sleeping in a room black.
     Thoughts you will never recall
     Cannot upon your page fall;
Without me you’re nothing but a hack!”

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: humor, poetry, writing,


I Love Writing Poetry My words flow freely Once my brain gets into the groove If possible I try my best to write with humour Because laughter is the best medicine … and it is much cheaper than a prescription! 3~08~15 Contest – Fibonacci – Rob Carmack Checked with how many syllables 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 ~awarded 15th place~

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: humor, writing,

Writer's Block

I've got no zippity in my doo-dah,
No tiger in my tank.
There's no steam in my engine,
And white pages remain blank.

My life is full of clutter,
My thoughts are all askew.
Poetic words escape me,
What am I to do?

Perhaps some peace and quiet,
Will calm my frazzled brain,
And allow sweet words of poetry
To flow like a spring rain.

So I'll turn off the computer,
And silence the TV.
I'll turn down my cell phone's ringer,
Until my words once again flow free.

I hope that this will do the trick,
I really want to write.
My creative juices may be stuck,
But I'm putting up a fight!


Poem Details | by Diana-Marie Bombardieri |
Categories: funny, on writing and words, , cute,


whopping bully
torments soupers fully
picks on others writes
although her writing bites

great big bully
eyes must be woolly
she attempts hurt
with words curt

Diana-Marie Bombardieri
January 29, 2012
Contest - Clerihew 2

“poetry is freedom of expression. Soupers should feel free to share their innermost thoughts without fear of being persecuted. Nobody likes a bully. If you do not have something nice or constructive to say, don’t say it”. 

Poem Details | by Duke Beaufort |
Categories: humor, writing,

a med-it-ation

My writing requires an edit
After each line I regret it
It can't get much worse
Load this verse in a hearse
As readers try to forget it

Poem Details | by Timothy Hicks |
Categories: fun, funny, humor, humorous, nonsense, writing,

In Sain Plight

Alliteration is awesome;
thanks to thee
it effortlessly erases evidence
of spoonerisms.


Written February 29th, 2016
For the Spoonerisms Contest hosted by Roy Jerden

Poem Details | by Katrina Salem |
Categories: adventure, art, confusion, daughter, dedication, devotion, fantasy, funny, growing up, happiness, hope, imagination, inspirational, life, love, mystery, nature, on work and working, on writing and words, passion, peace, romance, social, sympathy, teen, thank you, time, travel, tribute, uplifting, visionary, words,

Enigma's Calling

Extraordinary, I am 
Craving for unusual thoughts
Endless exploration without boundary
Understanding  the gift I shouldn't fought
Invisible drawings in my mind
Playing with the words in my head
My passion
The food of my soul
I feel so lucky
The random thoughts
A lifetime companion
A self esteem builder
A goal planner
Be my forever life saver
I write more
I talk less
I want to please
I chose to bore
What tickles me the most
Is to know what I'm for
Thinking is my love
When  my mind goes empty
That's when I hate
My day dreaming lust
Organizing things in my mind
Playing roles of simulation
Where images of art is my vision
And words of attitude is my heart

Poem Details | by Richard Martins |
Categories: humor, humorous, travel, writing,

Travel Symphony

Flutes, ahead laying the routes Oboes they off to Villalobos Harps, dusting off vessel tarps Violin silenced by engine din Cello, matching the revving bellow Piano sad in the canoe Clarinets are taking private jets Horns, fasten seatbelts the Captain warns Cymbal off checking the gimbal Saxophone, sorry plane now flown Bassoon missed flight in June Trumpets in London loving crumpets Timpanis tanning in Florida Keys Tambourine, ouch you forgot sunscreen Drum in Jamaica sipping on rum Trombones still crossing time zones Tuba, where else but Cuba!!

Poem Details | by Sean Kelly |
Categories: funny, on writing and words,


The poetry priestess Dawood 
Donned her Bowler ,as only she could .
But a bad Irish breeze
Jellied her knees .
Still her squiggly scarf wrapped her  GOOD !!!!

Poem Details | by William Robinson |
Categories: funny, history, on writing and words,


Young Shakespeare didst say to his tutor,
"Methinks I wouldst be much astuter,
And per chance, I wouldst say,
Mightest write a screen play,
If some fool wouldst invent the computer."

Poem Details | by Christina Fell |
Categories: funny, imagination, on writing and words, words, me, me,

These Words

All these words and all these lines
Just keep running through my mind
By the dozens, they drown out sound
And force me to quickly write them down
Lines and lyrics in poetic rhyme
Written within record time
Words so simple and plain to me
Can bring a smile or a tear you see
Though these are more 
Than mere words to me
It is a part of my soul,
From way down deep
So please excuse me 
While I let it all out
Or these words will drive me crazy
Without any doubt!

Poem Details | by Gerard Keogh Jr. |
Categories: funny, on writing and words, people


G ood God! How I’ve tried,

E ven outright denied

M any times the persona you see.

I nside of my skin,

N either conscience nor kin,

I have you and yes, you and that’s me!

Poem Details | by Honestly J.T. |
Categories: how i feel, humor, irony, poems, poetry, truth, writing,


I feel that I've not done,
Everything that I should do.
I've not found the sun,
Nor what rain,
May have to prove.
Every word is dry,
With a fighting attitude,
Trying to deny, 
What I'd truly say to you.
I've tried to be the kind,
To write,
And please your very eyes.
Yet there comes a time,
When my muse,
Runs and hides.
Nay! This game of pain,
Is not what I ordain.
Peace will be sustained,
On the day,
I write again.

Poem Details | by Terry L. Allen |
Categories: funny, on writing and words,


The cessation
and alleviation
of the causation
of irritation 
is the clarification
of information
or the realization
the situation
in contemplation
is a manifestation
without liberation
except termination
of your fixation.

I wrote this in 2003 and it was the first of it's kind known at the time.