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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 Nina Parmenter |
Categories: fun, humorous, poetry, poets,

Who Reads Poetry

Who reads poetry but poets in search of words to fuel a stalling pen, a rambling crowd of self-appointed scholars absorbing thoughts, then thinking them again? Perhaps we’re just conversing with ourselves, round and round in a great verbose echo, because who reads poetry but poets, who, being poets, already know ?

Poem Details | by Mark Peterson |
Categories: humor, humorous, poets,


Will poems to my dull senses rise,
     In plainer garb, or apt disguise?
Can turn of phrase else serve an end,
     To vanquish foes or win a friend?

What ardor gains a rhyme’s release,
     To grant me treasured moment’s peace?
Or is it merely hubris’ child,
    That lets me dream I’m Oscar Wilde!

2nd Place, Best Poetic Form, Poet Destroyer A

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 Nina Parmenter |
Categories: fun, funny, horse, humor, humorous, poets,

The Pompous Poet

“O to dwell in the past!” yearned the poet. “How nice!”
“The words of today are so coarse!”
So he wallowed in syphilis, sadness and lice,
Wrote a sonnet, then married his horse. 

He sat with dear Dobbin ‘neath shimm’ring skies,
as they supped on warm ale and hard cheese,
crying “Yonder, the moon shineth o’er the rise!”
“Pray my love, fetch my quill if ye please.”

Deep into the gloaming the poet didst muse,
as the horse she fell weary and bitter,
He cried “Tarry! Thine face is the bounty I choose!”
Dobbin smiled, and then trolled him on Twitter. 

11 May 2019

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 Bartholomew Williams |
Categories: fun, humor, journey, light, poetry, poets,

Elusive Poet

No rhyme
	This time.

	Still naught.

Read books
	Got looks.

Brain nap
	A sap?

More rest
	Flunked test.

	Not fine.

Didn’t learn
	Still yearn.

Free verse
	Got worse.


Tried hard
	No bard!


Poem Details | by Kim van Breda |
Categories: humor, poets, tribute,


oh what a wonderful group we make as we pen our poems and take a break our traits range from weird to strange in all probability certifiably deranged leaving legacies of genius in our wake

Poem Details | by arthur vaso |
Categories: dedication, humorous, philosophy, poets,

David Meade

David Meade

It’s been over a month
And not a verse, or line 
No limerick or witty fair
No Haiku or Hitachi or Kyoto flair
Left with no choice
No new material to feed
We must come up with those albums
Of compilations indeed

The top 20 hits of David Meade

David Meade’s best Love poems

Top Hits 2014 of David Meade

David Meade says Haiku to you

Top 10 Dancing poems by David Meade

Haiku Haiku its poems of Meade we do

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: confusion, humorous, poets,


My muse is in a whirl For she just doesn’t have a clue Am I eligible to enter this contest … I really don’t know what to do! My age is of no concern to anyone but me I may be twenty-one or I may be eighty three Our friend retired at 35, I don’t class that as old Fortunately for him his investments all struck gold I’ve been posting on soup for well over a year Therefore I can’t enter a ‘new’ poets contest Does this make me an old poet? Can I enter this ‘Old Poets’ contest - that is my dilemma! Contest:- Inside my head For ‘Old’ Poets only Sponsor:- John Lawless 09~11~15

Poem Details | by arthur vaso |
Categories: art, friend, funny, giggle, humorous, poets, woman,

Waiting for any Woman

Be patient
be very very patient
after that
add more patience
then wait
and wait
and wait and wait and wait
become a waiter
at least you will be paid to wait

When she finally finally arrives
give her the biggest smile you possibly possess
tell her, "Hello love, you are early and
looking very majestically beautiful my sweet!
what have you done to your hair love?"
since you have waited a century or two or three
it's a safe gamble she has, and you my friend
will be a big winner.

Therefore when you wait and wait and wait
be a winner
even skeletons

Poem Details | by Seren Roberts |
Categories: funny, poets,

Jack and Jan my funny poets

two poets  names spring immediately to mind
when I feel a little low their poems I find

Jack with his limericks make me giggle for sure
to the point where I nearly have a puddle on the floor

if I said this to Jan I know her reaction would be
to smile all day and write a poem about me.

so thank you Jack and Jan your doing so well
writing for others to enjoy, your funny tales to tell

keep writing  both of you don't stop 
or my days of laughter would immediately flop.

thank you Jack Ellison and Jan Allison

penned 3 December 2015

Poem Details | by Ed Morris |
Categories: funny, humorous, poetry, poets,

A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Villanelle Poet

This form repeats too much, I say.
It’s hard to write a villanelle—
I’ll try again some other day.

My rhyme begins without delay;
It’s going fine, then—what the hell?
This form repeats too much, I say.

Doggone it! This is not okay!
I’m under some nefarious spell.
I’ll try again some other day.

But no, I cannot stay away.
I breathe, then smell that same old smell:
This form repeats too much, I say.

I took the bait; I’ve fallen prey;
The crude result I cannot tell—
I’ll try again some other day.

And thus I end this odd ballet.
(I’ve really never danced too well.)
This form repeats too much, I say;
I’ll try again some other day.

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: humor, poets, , cute,

Rent A Poetry Man

Here ye! Here ye! Here ye! Starting a new business I am “Rent A Poetry Man” I call it I'll come to your house in a van For a nominal fee of just a dollar I will fashion a poem for you To suit any happy occasion So you'll remember the do I will offer a cute little ditty Even give it a tune if I must But I expect as part of the deal You will offer me cake I trust So look me up, let's make a deal I'm in the book under “P” It stands for happy “Poetry Man” It describes this bloke to a “T” © Jack Ellison 2014

Poem Details | by Rhoda Tripp |
Categories: art, fun, humor, humorous, poetry, poets, silly,

Mind the Paint

My mind a project of hesitation; draw an oval maze of meditation. Enter penciled lines, make them squiggly, then paint it yellow for Mr. Wigley. Squeeze a few lemons for it’s sometimes sour, then let it dry for half an hour. Stick here and there some golden stars, before you inscribe my memoirs. Use a hole punch or glue on swiss cheese; for between my ears, sometimes a breeze. Last, but not least, cover with cotton; for the time it's fuzzy and things forgotten. Then tear it all up, this art you’ve designed, because suddenly Hon, I’ve changed my mind.
Written: 2/25/18 Contest: Mind the Wet Paint Host: Viv Wigley

Poem Details | by B. Joseph Fitzsimons |
Categories: art, humor, humorous, parody, poems, poetry, poets,


Am I vomiting?
Or do I throw down instead of up.
Singing with a sudden frown,
In barf upon a promised gown.

I wore it to prom as a virgin.
I wore it on my wrist.
A flower wrapped around the list,
Of ankles cankled ‘neath a face unkissed.

I’m a pimple.
Pop me till I puke.
Until the thrill of the up I chuck,
Quacks like a drunken duck.

Or high like the school?
Drooling with the fellow mule.
Assing through town unable to procreate.
The father’s horse and mom’s whatever. 

Hybrids are for textbooks.
Useless as the diploma.
I forgot the words to the theorem,
I forgot the words above them.

Am I vomiting?
Am I poeting?
I threw down instead of up.

Poem Details | by Greg Gaul |
Categories: class, fun, humor, muse, poets, uplifting, word play,

Oh Ogden, Our Ogden

Will one write an Ogden Nash?
A touch o' wink, bit a blink
And then, add a glint o' guile...
Doing all, with wryest smile.

Or could it come out "Mish-Nashed"?
Since Nash, he himself, had mashed
His isms into witticisms
Leaving most in a mad dash -

Tribute, 8 Line, Light Verse, 48 Words, To Ogden Nash
Noted American Poet 1902 - 1971
Richard Lamoureux Contest 5/20/21

Poem Details | by Panagiota Romios |
Categories: fun, humor, poets,


"Must you always rhyme?",said he.
"Must you be a show-off?",said she.

"Each comment a grand show of your jocularity,"she huffed.
"Ah, you are just so jealous,"he puffed

"Not really,"said she' with serenity.
"I just know you are capable of sonnetry."

"But instead,lazily you pen footies," 
Hardly sourced from the great Muses!

            July 22, 2020
              8:15 am PST

Poem Details | by Ed Morris |
Categories: funny, funny love, humor, humorous, poets,

Poet on a Date

A hopelessly poetic guy met
A scientist studying climate.
   Nearly all that she said
   Went right over his head,
But at least he was able to rhyme it.


Date Written: January 3, 2019
Contest: Limericks, sponsored by Joseph May

Poem Details | by Caren Krutsinger |
Categories: humorous, irony, poems, poetess, poetry, poets, voice,

a melody on parchment

Feelings on paper
A melody on parchment
easy poetry

your heartfelt humor
delighting unknown strangers
while you ignore him

pouring out your soul
into a painting or poem
husband catches up

Poem Details | by Regina McIntosh |
Categories: humor, humorous, poetry, poets, write,


I am not terribly bright
I simply like a good write
so that's how it goes
no skin off my nose
I hope I don't cause a fright
Paper and pen in my hand
Poems begin as I planned
They go their own way
I pound them like clay
With each one I make my stand
Rhymes that always have meter
They act a whole lot sweeter
They love being voiced
Each of them I hoist
Inside til I complete her

Poem Details | by Paul Geiger |
Categories: celebrity, creation, humor, humorous, poets,


Behemoth, biggest
born of earth upheaved—vastness. 
—Milton (I stole it) 

Poem Details | by KP Nunez |
Categories: friendship, humor, poets, truth, wisdom,

Reflections Over A Cup Of Soup

These three things I have learned today,
no, not just one or two;
The lessons here I have to say
came while I Souped with you.

Real friendship gained has great value
there’s pleasure in it too;
though I expect not all of you
would want my friendship, true?

Another thing I’ve learned is that
when in doubt learn to ask -
‘Tis better to have known the fact
than make a big faux pas.

And still there’s that third lesson here:
Though one thinks he has class,
Soupers will know if not sincere
and be after his a$$.

*To all Soupers, this is not a slam, just having a blast with the gang!

21 February 2015

Poem Details | by Michael Ward |
Categories: crazy, fun, funny, hilarious, humor, poetry, poets,

My girl

Poem Details | by Robert L. Hinshaw |
Categories: humorous, poets,

A Humble Bard

'Tis for certain another Shakespeare I shall never be,

   Nor will I ever come close to commanding Ogden Nash's fee!

      Thy humble servant will write never to become rich,

         But, hopefully, in some small way, others' lives to enrich!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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