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Some Silly Poems

Updated on February 24, 2008

I write a lot of serious poetry, but I also like to go out on a limb once in awhile to try my hand at some silliness. In fact, when I was 18 and 19, all I did was write fun, silly, and wacky stuff. Somewhere along the years, I lost my ability to write silly poems.

As a habit, I try to write some silly or off the wall at least once a month. It can be a flash of reality, or complete fantasy—as long as it is different from the serious stuff I like to squeeze out of my brain. I’ve had to search through old journals to find these, which is always an enlightening journey, but here are a few of my dalliances.

Work Fantasy

Too tired tonight, locking up,

to pretend I’m a super spy.

push the ejector button, new

back-up tape in hand:

Code name is Blue Malibu.


Stealing government data,

maybe new missile blueprints,

or a nuclear-bio-atomic-virus

weapon thingy. Less than forty seconds

left to get out of the building.


But, tonight, too tired to pretend,

I simply switch the IT tape—

nobody cares about the non-profit

computer backup. Slowly slip

downstairs, set alarm, out the backdoor.


Tomorrow I’ll worry about the

man in the bushes who took

my picture, who IDs me

and blows my cover.

Tonight, I’m too tired.

This poem is like a woman—

Not easy to understand,

but worth the effort.

Happy Hour

Drinks around the table:

gin & tonic, rum & diet, whiskey sour.

Wednesday, hump day, drink day.

Afternoon drinks in a bar,

decently dark-

respectable, like a man with

clean fingernails.

Early Morning

The killer comes quickly,

carrying his knife. Memory.

A stab of steal under your eyes,

still sharp, into your eyes, through your skull.

He holds his gun, the bright

spark of a fired bullet – a blinding

snap against your head – bang-

banging. Your brain banging

against its skull.

Where’s the damn snooze button?

It Sucks Like Monday

I woke up

after a morning of eternal

errands, and a merciless

dentist’s drilling – the raw

reality when the numbness fades.


Who could stand the

thirteen year old boy cousin

--who knows everything in the world?

Do you ever write silly poetry? Care to share any? Feel free to leave a comment in the box below. If you like to any articles in the comment box, please make sure they stay on topic--only links to poems.


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      louise ohair 6 years ago

      i like them there all


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      Gustave Kilthau 8 years ago from USA

      Stacie - I regret not having taken in your "little" poems before now. Actually they are quite "large" and very enjoyable. Keep up the good work.

      Gus :-)))

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      GlstngRosePetals 8 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      I like your poem.. Especially about the gun and yes there's nothing like a noisy alarm in the morning going through your head..

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      SheWrites808 8 years ago

      These are fantastic! I actually read them all as one poem the first time, thinking of the bold lines as attention-getters and as mental shifts rather than as new poems starting! Try it! It makes one, long, incredible stream-of-consciousness poem...

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      pezoy 8 years ago

      Nuts and silly poem, really cool i like it much ;-)

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      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I like to write in silly rhyme, I seem to do it all the time. It flows like milk out of a cow, I think it might be happening now.

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      laceyjane23 10 years ago from arizona

      i like you silly poems! I can relate to the IT backup tape! lol!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks. I like that one too. I felt it didn't need to be any longer than it is.

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      They are cool. I like this: "This poem is like a woman—

      Not easy to understand,

      but worth the effort."