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Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: art, humorous,

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh** Sliced his left ear off Only one painting did Van Gogh sell - maybe he didn’t hear the doorbell! The only painting Van Gogh sold during his lifetime was Red Vineyard at Arles **Based on the European pronunciation of the name which is Van Goff! 05~30~15 Entered into Premiere contest #11 sponsored by Skat A

Poem Details | by Jennifer Proxenos |
Categories: humor,

The Late Humorous Mandela


The late former President Nelson Mandela,
Was known as an extremely humorous fella,
A respected freedom fighter and leader,
Referred to her Majesty as Elizabeth, amusing many a reader.



Dear fellow soup readers and judges. Having realized that line 4 did not adhere to competition rules I have edited and changed it.

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: body, clothes, humorous, tribute,

Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton John A stunning sex bomb Starred in the film Grease Talk of ‘ those pants’ never cease! I wonder how she managed to dance In skin-tight shiny black satin pants At the sight of her tush All the blokes turned to mush And wanted to begin a romance! For filming she’s sewn into her clothes How she went to the toilet who knows! Her pants sold at an auction in June I bet the purchaser’s over the moon! Clerimerick Couplets (Hybrid Form) Poetry Contest Sponsored by Mark Toney 8/28/19

Poem Details | by Roy Jerden |
Categories: humorous, science,

Albert Einstein

A great genius named Albert Einstein
At the physicist's ball had too much wine
Effecting a photo-electrical stance,
Energetically emcee'd the square dance

May 26,2014

NB: Einstein received the Nobel Prize for
discovering the photoelectric effect. His
Special Theory of Relativity is famous for
the formula E=mc². Puns intended.

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: humorous,

Christmas Tree Fairy

She fell from the top of the Christmas tree Bumped her head and said ‘oh deary me’ With pine needles sticking in various places The Christmas tree fairy pulled funny faces Jan Allison 5th December 2014 Not for Contest

Poem Details | by Joyce Johnson |
Categories: humor,

Christmas Clerihew

Dickens' Jacob Marley
favored drink made from barley,
died before Ebenezer,
that stingy old geezer.

Poem Details | by Timothy Hicks |
Categories: funny, history,

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was known for many a-things
Longing for reality to spring from his dreams
On a wild stormy night made a discovery
A dastardly magic called electricity!

However I would bet highly you didn't know
Of Benji's hauntingly beautiful crystal show
Victorian lasses died and went to heaven
The glass armonica swooned even his brethren

Benjamin Franklin was certainly a legend
To live without his gifts is hard to imagine
I see him now and then if I'm super lucky
His noble face glued to artificial money

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: humorous,

Santa Claus Clerihew 2

In the chimney Santa got stuck Sorry kids you’re out of luck Guess you’re going to have to wait Till Santa is thin and loses some weight Jan Allison 4th December 2014 Not for Contest

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: humorous,


Rudolph told Santa he was going on strike He wanted a brand new motorbike No way was he pulling Santa’s sled Christmas is cancelled – Rudolph’s staying in bed! Jan Allison 5th December 2014 Not for Contest

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: humorous,

Santa Claus

Poor fat old Santa Claus Had smelly grey dirty drawers His wife boiled them in the wash They’re baggy now, so his balls don’t squash 12~04~14 Contest: Christmas Clerihew Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich ~awarded 2nd place

Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire |
Categories: funny

He'D Rather Be Home Alone

Little Macaulay Culkin
Left at home, but not sulkin'
Sued his real parents for divorce
Now he's "Home Alone" with no remorse

*Clerihew for Catie's Contest

Poem Details | by Wayland Bunch |
Categories: humorous, tribute, humor,

Humorous Tribute To Three Soupers

Jack the Quatrain King a possible moniker 
When it comes to quatrains, he’s an astonisher
With humor and wit he deliver’s his world view
Unfortunately now, he’s part of a silly clerihew 

Linda or A Poet Destroyer
I didn’t know poetry had Warriors 
I read some poems and she loved to fight 
I would just read and think, that aint right

Seren Roberts, a welsh girl, yes she proudly is
Call her English and you prolly won’t here gee whiz
A poet and an artist I know this much is true
But did she write a poem talking about fox poo?

This is all in good humor towards three of my favorite poets here. Hopefully no one gets offended and if they do I’ll be happy to remove this.

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 Timothy Hicks |
Categories: humorous, music,

The Evolution of Music 2

Ludwig Van Beethoven played piano
with passion and sorrow,
But did he notice the crowds awestruck breath?
(For I heard he was deaf)

Ray Charles came some centuries after
bringing soul and laughter,
He didn't miss the sight of pretty girls
for music was his world.

Now there's Youtubers like Ronald Jenkees
expressing with such ease,
View by precious view, slowly tasting fame,
like Beethoven or Ray.

Poem Details | by Mark Toney |
Categories: conflict, french, history, humorous, mystery, poetry, world,

Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo

Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo

Napoleon Bonaparte
1769 Corsica is where he got his start
One of the greatest commanders in history
His manner of death a 200-year-old mystery

Napoleon played it close to the vest
With his armies he was always the best
But 'twas nothing he could do
When he met his Waterloo
Lived his last few years under house arrest

Napoleon drank the water and headed for the loo
He did nothing different than you or I could ever do
Be kind to your skin and protect your bone-a-parts
Remember that's where good hygiene starts!

Poem Details | by Sandra Haight |
Categories: christmas, funny,

Rudolph Clerihew

Rudolph Clerihew

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Lights up Santa’s path to steer.
For his nose to last through the night,
He sunbathes to charge up his light!

© Sandra M. Haight 2014 
   All Rights Reserved

~5th Place~
Contest: A Chrismas Character Clerihew
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich

Poem Details | by Joyce Johnson |
Categories: funny

No Need For Divorce

King Henry VIII wed them
In order to bed them.
When they no longer suited
Had them executed.

For Catie's contest

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: funny,

Sonny and Cher

Salvatore Bono The short and older half of the Sonny & Cher show hit a tree skiing and then was gone. . . But like his gravestone says: “the beat goes on.” Cherilyn Sarkisian, AKA Cher, known for her low singing voice and long black hair, poked fun at her hubby on TV in ‘71. Her daughter, now named Chaz, has turned into her son! *Sonny and Cher were a very famous wife/husband duo of the 60's and early 70's. Cher continued singing even till today. When they broke up, Sonny became a politician and served in the House of Representatives. His skiing accident was a great tragedy!

Poem Details | by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
Categories: funny,

Rudolph Clerihew

Rudolph the red-nosed

Rudolph the red-nosed,
when for pic with Santa posed,
Slipped off the sleigh, down he rolled,
yet nose in dark, illuminated manifold !

Written December 13th, 2014
For Andrea's contest- A Christmas character clerihew

Awarded 8th place

Poem Details | by George Aul |
Categories: funny, people


Sir Isaac Newton
didn't think gravity was fun,
when at the tree he did slump,
from an apple that caused a lump.

For "You who....Yo, Clerihew" contest sponsored by Catie Lindsey.

Poem Details | by Freddie Robinson Jr. |
Categories: appreciation, dedication, humorous,

This Clerihew's For You

Don't cross swords with A Poet Destroyer,
pretentious jousts really do annoy her
Her weapon of choice: a crossbow or a saber
she'll Cupid your mind, turn your rhymes to confetti paper

Dedicated to Poet Destroyer for being the first one to welcome the Romantic Warrior to the Poetry Soup community. Much love to you.

Poem Details | by Michael Wise |
Categories: humorous, life, prison,

Robert Mitchum

Young Robert Mitchum
just couldn't ditch 'em
His party down the toilet
when cops came to spoil it

When he then faced the judge
the law wouldn't budge
Sixty days he got
for possession of pot

Poem Details | by Amy Green |
Categories: fun, funny,

Andrea Dietrich

I once giggled at a Clierhew by Andrea Dietrich
Let me say, she was awfully ticked

She cursed me out in poetic form
Afraid I'll forever feel her scorn!

Poem Details | by Craig Cornish |
Categories: funny,

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Taunting with poetry,
His opponents he'd zing
As he danced 'round the ring.

There once was a boy Cassius Clay
Who dreamt to be greatest some day
When then in a bout
One punch in the mouth
On the canvas poor Liston would lay

Worse than Liston's performance that day
Were the lyrics by Robert Goulet
"Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early night"
Was as much of a flop as the fight!

Aug. 25, 2019
Clerimerick Couplets Contest
Mark Toney Sponsor

Poem Details | by David Mohn |
Categories: humorous,

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
Spent two years in a one room chateau 
Went to the pond to dip his booty
No dice – lifeguards off-duty