Posted in Funny Poem a Day

A Funny Poem a Day – Sue Hardy-Dawson

Lola (pictured with Gromit in Bristol)  says let’s hear some laughter! For teachers, parents, children  (this is a safe site) and anyone who could do with a giggle. thank you so much to lovely Sue.

A review is coming soon of her absolutely FABULOUS new book… If I Were Other Than Myself, Troika Books.

 

Toilet Humour

 

Miss, my last 2p

fell in the loo

where there should’ve been 1 p

there’s 1 plus 2

 

Me! Get it out?

No it’s covered

 

in dirty water…

So what I was thinking is

Missss – can you?

 

Or better still

get me a clean one?

 

©SHD 2020

Posted in Funny Poem a Day

Funny Poems for Strange Times

Along with my assistance dog, Lola, I think we could all do with some fun parts to the day at the minute, so I intend to post a funny poem a day if at all possible – really funny, funny poems from books, out of copyright poems and also poems from well-known children’s poets! Let’s hear some laughter! For teachers, parents, children  (this is a safe site) and anyone who could do with a giggle.

The FIRST poem is one of my all-time favourites. It was selected by Gerard Benson for his excellent Signal Award winning book: this poem doesn’t rhyme, Puffin.

 

WHAT FOR!

 

One more word, said my dad,

And I’ll give you what for.

 

What for? I said.

 

That’s right, he said, what for!

 

No, I said, I mean what for?

What will you give me what for for?

 

Never you mind, he said. Wait and see.

 

But what is what for for? I said.

 

What’s what for for? he said,

It’s to teach you what’s what,

That’s what.

 

What’s that? I said.

Right, he said, you’re for it,

I’m going to let you have it.

 

Have what? I said.

 

Have what? He said,

What for, that’s what.

Do you want me to really give you

Something to think about?

 

I don’t know, I said,

I’m thinking about it.

 

Then he clipped me over the ear.

 

It was the first time he’d made sense

All day.

 

© Noel Petty

Posted in A to Z Challenge 2019

#AtoZ Challenge; L is for Laura Mucha

My L poet for the poetry feast is the bundle of fun, Laura Mucha. Laura worked as a face painter, studied flying trapeze, philosophy and psychology, and swam in Antarctica before becoming a lawyer. Now she spends most of her time playing with words. Her poetry has been published in books, magazines and newspapers around the world, and she’s performed on BBC Radio, at festivals and in schools. In 2016, she won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. Laura’s latest book, however, is a non-fiction one about Love – Love Factually. You can read and listen to Laura’s poetry here.

This is the poem Laura sent for us to enjoy:

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MIRROR, MIRROR

 

I’ll show you if broccoli’s jammed in your teeth
or toothpaste is smeared on your lip,
your frowns won’t escape, every face that you make
I’ll reflect – don’t neglect me. Look quick!

Come by, say hello, and I’ll make sure you know
that there’s orange all over your chin,
your eyes need a wipe or your nose needs a blow,
and I’ll even remind you to grin.

So do pop along as I’d love to help out –
as long as you don’t come and gawk.
Just take a quick peek to ensure you look chic,
and then turn around, honey, and walk.

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© Laura Mucha

 

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