Funny Simile Poems

Funny simile poems are created any time you describe something by comparing it to something else, using the words "like" or "as" -- especially with a sense of humor. (When you describe something by comparing it to something else and DON'T use "like" or "as," it's called a metaphor .)

Here is an example of a simile:

"Her lips were as red as a wailing firetruck."

In order to use simile to its best advantage, match the description to the mood or tone of what you're trying to say. For example, "her lips were as red as fresh blood," gives quite a different image than "red as a wailing firetruck." Leave out the word "wailing" or exchange it with "five-ton" and you get a different image yet. Keep this in mind when you set out to write your own funny simile poem.

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The first funny simile poem on this page starts with a not-very-original simile. Do a Google check on "your teeth are like stars, they come out at night," and you'll see how you can start with something that already exists and make it your own.




Your Teeth
Your teeth are like stars;
they come out at night.
They come back at dawn
when they're ready to bite.

by Denise Rodgers


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Have you ever smelled stinky feet? (Perhaps your own?) What do they smell like? (This is how to think like a poet, especially when you're trying to write a funny simile poem.) Do these stinky feet of your memory smell like a dirty locker room? Spoiled cabbage? (Yuck!) Smelly feet remind me a lot of pungent cheese, which is entirely why I don't eat the stuff. A clue to humor... there is something funny about stinky feet, AND about stinky cheese. It might be the word, "stinky," which is the perfect nickname for any sibling who deserves it!

feet



Your Feet
Your feet smell so bad,

just like limburger cheese,

that I'm holding my nose tight

between my two knees.

by Denise Rodgers


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The next funny simile poem was inspired by my hands and the harsh Michigan winter. What can I do? I was born here, and we have all these pesky lovable relatives around and the best we can hope for is to become snowbirds in our old age. It's something to look forward to.

But back to my hands. How rough are they? If I don't slather them with hand creams and oils, they are as rough as sandpaper! (Just ask my pantyhose.) This sandpaper thing is a good image, and it inspired another four-line funny simile poem (a quatrain, if you're a student of this poetry thing).





My Hands
My hands are so rough,

just like sandpaper skin.

And that's why I'm buying

a full hand-cream bin.

by Denise Rodgers


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The next simile poem is a quatrain (four-liner) about my blue bracelet. Instead of comparing the blue, (avoid cliches; don't compare blue eyes to the sky, for example. It's been done.) I compared the shine to watered ice. Now that's shiny!



Blue Bracelet
Your bracelet is shiny,
like water on ice.
It clicks and it tinkles.
It's shiny-blue nice.

by Denise Rodgers


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Denise Rodgers

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Okay, in the next simile poem, I do compare the color of eyes (blue) to the sky. But I avoided a cliche by comparing it to the "sky's nearly night," which is more specific. The sky is a deeper, more mysterious shade of blue when night is about to set in.

The second half of the poem contrasts with the beautiful image that started it -- and that helps make it funny, or light.

Take note. The second comparison is a metaphor. A metaphor is a simile WITHOUT the words "like" or "as." It implies that the compared item IS what it's being compared to. Read the following simile poem, and you'll see what I mean.





Eyes and Nose
His eyes were bright blue
like the sky's nearly night.
His nose was a bulb
with a red shaded light.

by Denise Rodgers


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The last funny simile poem on this page was (believe it or not) NOT inspired by the stuffed bear in the picture, a souvenir of my family trip to London in 2000. The poem was inspired by the writing itself. It's true!

The more you write, the more ideas come to you. (So get to work! After you finish enjoying these poems, put pencil to paper or fingers to keyboard, and start writing.)

Once I wrote down the words, "the street was as quiet as winter's pre-dawn," the words, "when out walked a man" just popped into my head. It was easy to write the rest of the poem, and when I was done, I swiveled in my chair and saw the happy old bear on my bookcase. Perfect!

Look for the metaphor in the last line. Of course, the "black bush" on his head is the tall furry hat worn by British sentrymen.



The Sentry
The street was as quiet
as winter's pre-dawn,
when out walked a man
with a sentry's hat on.

He stood at attention.
He stared straight ahead.
And all I could see --
that black bush on his head,

by Denise Rodgers


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For more funny simile poems and funny poems on all topics,
please return to my home page.

Or go directly to these pages:

Metaphor Poems

Twisted Funny Poems

Funny Rhyming Poems

Funny Limericks

Onomatopoeia Poems