These humorous poems can be the easiest, yet most fun poems to write. Why not have a go yourself..
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Laughed out loud and said “Do it again!”
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was dirty black For everywhere that Mary went She dragged it on its back.
The trouble was that Mary’s lamb Was not a real sheep But rather, just a cuddly toy She nicked from Miss Bo-Peep.
Humpty Dumpty (2)
Humpty Dumpty sat on my knee Humpty Dumpty had a great wee All down my leg and all over the floor Till Humpty was empty and couldn't do more
Humpty Dumpty (3)
Humpty Dumpty looked up my skirt I kicked Humpty right where it hurt All the king's doctors and hospital staff Couldn't do anything other than laugh!
Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey Diddle Diddle, the cow did a tiddle Right as it jumped over the moon. The little boy laughed, until a cow pat Followed and burst his balloon.
Incy Wincy Spider
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout Down came a paper, and gave him such a clout Out came the raindrops and washed him down the drain Now Incy Wincy spider will not be back again.
The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts She threw some darts But missed the King's dartboard. The King of Hearts Received the darts Where no-one should have scored!
I like the above version best, as I like to imply things rather than be overly crude, BUT the next version is for those of you who think I'm too prudish.
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet Sat on a Tuffet Eating her curds and whey There came a big spider Who sat down beside her And said “What a beautiful day”
Scary Mary, Quite Contrary
Scary Mary, quite contrary, How do you clear your nose? With bogey picks, and finger flicks Snot nice, but that’s how it goes!
I would never read the next one out loud, as I can't bring myself to say 'fart' - it's a word I was brought up to think of as swearing! (A poet who disapproves of her own poem: now that's rebellion at it's best!)
The Queen of Hearts She made some farts On a windy day. The Knave of Hearts He smelt the farts Which blew him clean away.
Have a go at these fun poems yourself... start with a small change like changing what Miss Muffet says, then try some bigger ones when you get used to the rhythm.
(Follow this link for a traditional nursery rhymes list and all of the lyrics to help you get started)