Nonsense Rhymes

The following are nonsense poems written in no particular rhythm with no real measurement. My English teacher would be having a stroke! The intent is to put a smile on your face and maybe lighten your day!

You compare this and that

Compare one to the other
Compare one to the other | Source
Water lily
Water lily | Source

You compare this and that to learn where it's at:

Which is the bottom which is the top
I don't really know, perhaps I'll stop.

Do you know red from green
From the colors you've seen
Or do they all look the same
And put your eyeballs to shame?

Can you find beauty in what you see
In flowers trees and even bees
Does sun shine out or sometimes in
Not caring if you lose or win?


Not a lark but a hummer...
Not a lark but a hummer... | Source

Is up sometimes down when you wear a frown
Or can the light shine through the dark
Did you happen to see what occurred to me
When I saw that bright, pretty lark?

If everyday news give you the blues
You certainly won't want to watch it
No matter the station its still a frustration
Where everyone seems to just botch it.


The Beach
The Beach | Source

The time that we've spent trying to vent
Is just withered and wasted away
A smile will not harm us and never alarm us
As long as we keep it our way.

From left to the right they march out of sight
Whenever you watch a parade
In lines that are right without ever a fight
Not one can ever be swayed.

The beach has bright sunshine and so many waves
We might find ourselves all full of craves
To swim and to sun while we have us some fun
Making sure that we all do behave.

Wide feet?
Wide feet? | Source
Widen your seat?
Widen your seat? | Source

When you drink and over eat
Does it widen up your feet
Or go right down to your seat?

We love our cake and eat it too
Especially when we're feeling blue.

Hmm food for thought or food for naught
Which one shall it be
A snack to keep us filled right up
Whether with or without tea.

The cell phone craze has hit our land
We see them in each person's hand
But what about the one on one
The days back when we all had fun.

We watch TV to escape you see
But somehow now its full
Reality shows and other stuff
That's just a lot of bull.

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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Awesome and entertaining! Thank You. Jamie


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

So glad you found this entertaining jhamann, that was my total intent!


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Tilly: The thing about doggerel is it has to have consistent rhythm - therein lies its appeal, and why it survives the centuries.

This stuff can have real value for kids to learn English (hubbers too!)

Bt it takes a bit more work to add that polish.

"hickory, dickory dock,

The mouse ran up the clock"

(or whatever it did)

It needs that end rhyme and interior aliteration, etc.

Top marks for the idea. You hit the beat time and time again, but then fall off. And watch the end rhyme..."see" does not go with the plural "bees?" see?

You could have used a semi-colon.

"Can you find beauty in what you see?

Flowers, trees; the busy bee." See? Then this couplet has philosophical poetic beauty.

Bob


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Looks like I need tutoring Bob. If I change it now I'd be cheating. I'll leave it so everyone can benefit from your correction. Thanks for the advice. Next time I'll send you a draft before I publish ;)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great fun my friend and we can never have too much humour.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

I love humor. Glad I could provide some to such a lovely lady. Enjoy your day as well Eddy.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love nonsense and your rhymes were perfect! Very clever and fun!! Your photos were a fabulous compliment!!:)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks SS, I think nonsense in my genre ;)


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Kebennett1 4 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

Sometimes these are the best! I have gained much inspiration by just sitting and writing "Nonsense Poems" as you call these. I don't publish them because I use them to inspire other works but I am happy you published these. I love so many of the lines!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Kebennet maybe you should publish them. Sometimes we don't think our stuff is good enough but other people love it!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Even though I have scribbled some nonsense lines, I have never written nonsense poems. However, I enjoy reading this poetry style


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Vinaya. I have no doubt you could write nonsense poem and do them well. Everything you write has a special touch.


Gracia Baliw-an 4 years ago from Tabangaoen,La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines

Hahaha, I love to laugh. I like reading funny poems and yours makes me laugh. people may notice me at the computer shop laughing alone but I don't mind.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Keep laughing Gracia...makes the world go round!


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Call me Jon 4 years ago from Clifton, Virginia

You know you're writing a good nonsense poem if your reader feels like he is going crazy halfway through it. And this tillsontitan is a FANTASTIC nonsense poem!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Well I wasn't really trying to drive you crazy Jon, but if it worked and you liked it, I'm glad ;)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Mary, I think some of these poems do in fact state the truth. Rather than find them funny I found then to be an eye opener of sorts and some lessons to be learnt.

voted up and interesting.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Perhaps I am more satirical than funny Rajan...thank you for reading and commenting.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

thanks for this one Mary! very entertaining! sharing


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Funny little ditties Mary, that remind me of Ogden Nash. That kernel of truth in some is instructive too.


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I've been hub hopping today and find this entertaining. Glad I dropped by.

This is my favorite:

"When you drink and overeat

Does it widen up your feet

Or go right down to your fat seat?"

*Big chuckle*


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks for reading and sharing unknown spy!

Funny you should say that xstatic, I loved Ogden Nash. There's always a kernel of truth somewhere ;)

Thanks so much CrisSp! So nice of you to read and comment.

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