Good news! You’re in the right place. I’ve been writing funny poems since my mother gave me a thick notebook and a deliciously smooth fountain pen for my fourteenth birthday. I still have the notebook (lost the pen) and every poem I’ve written ever since.
Some have made their way into my books and into magazines. Some are in anthologies and have been featured in educational textbooks and standardized tests. But there are many more that I’m happy to share with you as well.
Seasons change, the year spins round, and birthdays and holidays are always here — or around the corner. What better way to let the people in your life know how special they are than to share a poem with them for a birthday or holiday. In this site you will find birthday rhymes, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day poems, , Christmas, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day poems, and so many more. Don't forget Get Well Poems and Thank You poems, when someone has done a kindness for you, or given you a gift. Check out the navigation bar, or the links on this page and start clicking to find exactly what you need!
Whether you want to learn a bit about poems so that you can start writing them yourself — or if you just want some happy reading, check out these Limericks, Haiku, and Cinquains. Learn about Ballads,, Acrostics and Couplets. Start playing with words with other ways than Rhyme. Learn about Alliteration, Personification, Metaphors, and Similes. If you're so inclined, there are many pages of Poetry Lessons to help you get started on writing your own poems. Have fun! Click around and start exploring.
Of course, there may be a very simple reason you’re at this site. You want to enjoy some poems! There are short poems, kids’ poems, poems about food, family, animals, Michigan (my home state), school, twisted and odd people, and much, much more! Just go to the Funny Poems section and have at it — and have fun, because that’s what it’s all about.
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All best, Denise Rodgers