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Humor Poetry

Updated on September 10, 2014

Poetry to bring a smile to your lips.

There are many amusing events which happen in our lives. Looking back on them warms our heart, forces a smile to appear on our lips, and reminds us of those so very important events in our life. This is what makes the memories all the more wonderful; being able to hold them captive in our heart forever.

Poets are all over, it is within each and every one of us to write the words takes us right back to those special places in time. I hope that this lens will help to warm your heart and bring a smile to your lips. These are a few of my special memories.

Hope you enjoy your visit, and please, stop back again when you need another smile.... who couldn't use another one of those?

Photos are ©Jolene Belmain. Other images provided by: Flickr Creative Commons

Surprise!!!

Pet Humor: Hide-and-Seek

I feel a tickle from whiskers

and a little wet nose,

I look down at my feet

and yep, there she goes.

I can feel my face,

my lips give a grin,

I get up from my chair;

here we go again.

I tippy-toe quietly

down the hall,

stop by the door,

press up against the wall.

Peek into the same room

she went to before,

there she is in the corner

curled up on the floor.

Paws over her eyes

tail up in the air,

since she cannot see me

she thinks I am not there.

I creep up behind her,

finger is ready,

I'm almost there

just hold it steady.

I tap on her back

she jumps up in the air,

she turns and then stops,

giving me that same stare.

She just tries so hard

but can't figure it out,

I give her a giggle

cause it's the fun it's about.

©Jolene Belmain

Humor is a wonderful gift to give a kid.

Kids Pick The Funniest Poems
Kids Pick The Funniest Poems

Poetry can stir the heart as no other verse can, and when you read a funny humorous poem, it can bring your world to life. Encourage a love of verse in your child.

 

You'll never find me!

You'll never find me!
You'll never find me!

Do you read to your children?

Do you read to your children?

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A great children's poetry book

If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School (Aladdin Poetry)
If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School (Aladdin Poetry)

Poetry flows from a pen like water from a tap. Poetry is a rhythmic method of writing which entices young children to play within it's words.

 

Baby Humor: Puddles

Puddles, puddles

all around,

in the bathroom

on the floor.

Puddles, puddles

everywhere,

in the foyer

on the stairs

on the carpet

on the floor,

oops I'm sorry,

I did one more.

I don't know how

this thing works,

every time I walk

it seems to squirt.

All the puddles

I can make,

wonder if I

could build a lake?

©Jolene Belmain

Have you laughed today?

Have you laughed today?

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Here's a music video that's sure to make you giggle

The part I laugh at the most is the look on the dancers face in the elevator

Random House Book of Poetry

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Poems about children make perfect sense of nonsense. These poems are great for kids of all ages who enjoy lighthearted warmth and humor.

 

Kid Humor: Search for Oscar

I walk with my mom,

hand in hand,

looking for a

garbage can.

I see every silver can

as if they were gold,

looking to see

what treasures they hold.

My mom tries to walk past

but I let out a shriek,

but mom I might miss him,

this could be his street!

My mom rolls her eyes

but still plays the game,

let's me believe

he's here all the same.

I look all around

for his shade of green,

but still it is yet;

yet to be seen.

He's got to be here

I'll find him one day.

I'll tell him my name,

we'll laugh and we'll play.

With every garbage can

we stop and I crouch,

looking inside

for oscar the grouch!

Lifting the lid,

excitement about to burst,

peering inside,

but finding the worst.

He's not there either,

we'll try the next one,

with every can

it's more and more fun

Those big shiny cans,

what wonders they hold.

The imagination's a great thing

when you are four years old.

©Jolene Belmain

Oscar?

Oscar?
Oscar?
The Itchy Kids Club: Silly Poems for Itchy Kids
The Itchy Kids Club: Silly Poems for Itchy Kids

The rhythmic verse of poetry captures the heart like a good dance beat captures the feet. Encourage a little laughter in someone you love.

 

Toilet Humor: Black hole

We have in our house

a real black hole

it sucks everything up

and takes it to the south pole.

I'm afraid to go near it

in case it gets me

for it is a black hole

and you'll disappear, you see.

It makes such strange noises

at night while I sleep

I'd wake up and look

but I'm too scared to peek.

Every morning when

I open my eyes

I see everything is still there

much to my surprise.

My family thinks I'm weird

one day they'll all see

that it's a black hole

and I'm not so crazy.

Please never make me sit

upon that black hole

I don't know what's down there

in that toilet bowl.

©Jolene Belmain

Is anyone down there?

Is anyone down there?
Is anyone down there?

Life Humor: Day at the beach

Wake up to the day

checking my clock

and oh my goodness

almost died of shock!

Slept in too darned late

right past the news,

skipping my shower

I head straight for my shoes.

Driving my car

eating a peach

looking in my mirror

I let out a screech!

Oh how I long

for a day at the beach.

Get out of my car

assessing the dent

I just acquired

while paying my rent.

Swap numbers and papers

checking content

I swear that this day

is here to torment.

Go to insurance

and give them my speech,

then sit and I listen

to all that they preach.

Oh how I long

for a day at the beach.

Head down to the store

pick up food and some bleach,

grab scratch and some lotto,

a couple of each.

Checking my numbers

and always just out of reach

is my long, long awaited

day at the beach.

©Jolene Belmain

Which was your favourite poem?

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There is no gift more wonderful than that of a smile.

Nye and Riley's wit and humor (poems and yarns)
Nye and Riley's wit and humor (poems and yarns)

A great humorous poetry book is a wonderful way to enlighten someone's day. Pick one up for a friend or loved one today.

 

Here is a song that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!

Hey... I see me shadows

© 2008 JoleneBelmain

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      JoleneBelmain 3 years ago

      @WinWriter: Thank-you, I've been writing poetry since before high school, although that is when I became really serious about my writing. I still have quite a collection that I haven't put into an article yet, I will eventually.

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      WinWriter 3 years ago

      You are so creative. I love your poetry!

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @cmadden: I have always loved animals and how different their personalities can be. My cats always seem to make me laugh with their funny ways, like when a bag makes a sound that makes them jump, but then they sit there and clean themselves almost like they are embarrassed and just pretending that didn't happen lol.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I especially loved "Peek-A-Boo." It makes me think of a kitty we lost last year, Sir Montforth the Bunnypaws; the hub would wait until the cat was close to his toes and then flex them, resulting in one very startled kitty jumping straight up in the air!

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @aesta1: Maybe one day the words will all just start popping into your head... that's what happened to me when I had a really long spout of not writing poetry. I am very glad that you enjoy my poetry :) Thanks so much for visiting.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to but I haven't done so for years now. I love your poems.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @Magda2012: Life brings so many funny moments, it's so important to seize each one :)

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      No, but I like your poems, and the funny pictures :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I've been writing poetry since high school as well. Some times when I am finding it hard to rhyme something I go to rhymezone (I found it through Google)... It helps me when I am in a jam sometimes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loveed your Black hole poem. I used to write poetry when I was in high school ... but now I don't know ... rhymes just don't come easy to me.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @chft55 lm: lol That's a pretty good limerick I think, very funny :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @chft55 lm: lol That's a pretty good limerick I think, very funny :)

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      Great lens. I always go to a lens with any kind of poetry. I came to Squidoo to share my late son's poetry who was a bipolar.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Smiles are always welcome anywhere in a day I think... no matter where it comes from :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some times a I say or write the darnedest things, and think I'm a poetry but just don't know it. I sure don't have the talent ... and only what's a given. Wish that there were more of that. --- I tweeted this on Twitter and FaceBook. Its nice to stop by for a dose on humor again. :)

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      chft55 lm 5 years ago

      Yes, I have a poetry lens of two poems that I wrote. It's called Poetry of a Tormented Soul, if you want to check it out. Also, one limerick that kind of fits the theme of this lens is the one about the pelican

      A marvelous bird is the pelican

      Its mouth can hold more than its belly-can

      It can hold in its beak

      enough food for a week

      and I don't know how the hell-it-can

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @bilafond lm: I love looking at poetry lenses as well... that is very sweet of you to share the poetry that your son had written for the rest of the world to see.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Zodiacimmortal: Thanks so much for putting me onto your poetry lens, and for stopping by mine as well :)

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I do and You can see some of it on my Epic Ballad of Poetry lens, which I will be including your lens on!

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      Dana Marie 5 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Yes I do...great lens :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @SoniaCarew: It's amazing how many different types and styles of poetry there are out there, you never know what you will come out with if you don't try :)

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Yes, I did smile. Love your poetry!

      I have tried,... not sure if I can call my efforts poetry.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @robert-margetts: It's amazing the stuff that life throws at ya, and what we can make of it ;)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have always enjoyed poetry as well, lately words have just been poppin into my head like crazy... need.... more... paper... lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yep I do write when inspired.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning for a smile....thank you, I needed that! Its been too long since I've written poetry but I sure do enjoy it and always have.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @squidoopets: I always wanted to publish my own poetry book(s)... maybe that will be my next step in life ;)

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      robert-margetts 5 years ago

      I try, but not too good at it. Hey, loved the cats.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What fun, you could make books from each poem :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @ZenandChic: Shel Silverstein was always one of my favourites :)

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Love your poetry! It reminds of Shel Silverstein!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Most of these were from personal experiences, so were very easy to write... life's funny that way ;)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I'm smiling. I liked them all but I think that 'Looking for Oscar' is my favorite. Good job!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @firstcookbooklady: Love listening to the children and there is always that moment in everyday that you just giggle at the sound of them laughing (at whatever it is that happens to make them laugh lol).

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @sousababy: I also make sure to find something in everyday to laugh to or about... usually not that hard ;)

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      laughter is my favorite noise!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Love to laugh, every day (so good for the soul). Thanks for sharing.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Absolutely keep trying for sure... everyone has a different style of writing, maybe you just haven't found yours yet. Poetry is a great way to express your emotions, the humour is just a bonus ;)

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've written a few poems but don't have much confidence in my poetic skills. Maybe I just need to keep trying until I feel more comfortable with it.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @sarita garg: Glad to know my humour helps people smile a little bit more :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Agreed! Laughter and humour is by far the best medicine :)

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      sarita 6 years ago from Hisar

      This is real humor..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Laughter is definitely the best medicine and thanks for the dose today! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @NevermoreShirts: Thank-you, I think it is important to smile and laugh every single day.

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago

      Definitely brought a smile to my day - great work!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      read some more of these, glad I gave your lens a 'thumbs up', its worth it.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank-you for stopping by, I love to write... I'll absolutely go and check your lens out :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I sometimes dabble in poetry, when I do write I enjoy how my mind puts words together. Thank you for having me reminence in something like this. If you also like browsing lens as much as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @Brandi Bush: Yeah, I took a very long time off as well having children and life happening. I was pregnant for 3 years straight, and have recently gotten back into it in the past year or so. Thank-you so much for stopping by, and you will absolutely get more time a bit later on :)

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      These are really cute! Search for Oscar was my favorite. I used to write poetry in another life. Now I have 5 kids and the time for poetry just doesn't seem to be there anymore. Someday I'll write it again, I'm sure! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @oktalBlizzard: Thank-you so much for the visit, glad to have made your day :)

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      oktalBlizzard 6 years ago

      Haha! this made me smile!

      Fun poems!

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      oktalBlizzard 6 years ago

      Haha! this made me smile!

      Fun poems!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Have an absolutely wonderful day.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @celeBritys4africA: It makes me smile to know that people like my poetry, thank-you so much for the visit :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @singlemaltdram: tysvm for the visit and kind words :) I hope you will come again!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @Ramkitten2000: thank-you very much for the visit, very happy to have made it enjoyable for you :)

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      singlemaltdram 6 years ago

      haha! nice lens, some quirky stuff here. "T'was Brillig..." i like when i come across humorous Senryu too (form of haiku but often funny). nice work.

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Cute poetry that made me smile. I enjoy coming up with rhymy ditties, too. I'll put this lens in the related lens section on mine. This was a fun visit.

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago

      I like the poems.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @ZenandChic: Awww thank-you so much for the blessing :)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Fun! Blessed by the poetry review angel!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @aliciamaggie54: You're very welcome, thank-you so much for stopping by my humour poetry lens :)

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      aliciamaggie54 6 years ago

      I wrote poetry years ago. I like your poems. Thanks for the laugh.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @SelfAndSource: Oh the beach would be such a wonderful place to live wouldn't it? Thank-you so much for stopping by and taking part in my poetry :)

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      SelfAndSource 6 years ago

      Thank you. I enjoyed to humor break in my day. Hope you get to the beach soon.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Yes indeed! Brought a smile to my face! Nice lens.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      I would like to thank everyone who stops by and reads my poetry... it is truly my pleasure to bring a smile to all of your faces :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @sheriangell: Glad the humorous things in my life can make others smile as well :) Thank-you so much for stopping by.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank-you so much, I was very excited to receive it!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: Thank-you so much for the purple star, I appreciate it so much :)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      @artshock: Thank-you so much! Black hole, Peekaboo, and Search for Oscar were all from personal experiences... life is so humorous at times :)

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      artshock 6 years ago

      I've never been much of a poet, yours are great though...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A lovely read. Thank your for your poetry and the great lens. Happy Easter.

      Charles

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I love this one and your spiderman the best. Very happy and lighthearted :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Well-merited Purple Star. Thanks for sharing this stuff.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star.

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      sittonbull 6 years ago

      Great lens and love your sense of humor. Thanks for your visit to my lens and have a very Merry Christmas!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My face is full of smiles! Lensrolled to my Poetry Note Book - 100 Best Loved Poems. Thank you for sahring your fun gift.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      Enjoyed my visit here, it was such a cheerful way to begin my day.

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      WebIsFun 7 years ago

      fun poems and adorable pictures

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very humourous - humour is a difficult topic and the lens has justifications that you have used it humourously.

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      mysterious2528 7 years ago

      Great lens. Poetry is truly a blast.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love peek a boo. Thank you for giving me a smile this morning.

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      Jack 7 years ago

      Good humourous poems. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful lens, great poems ~ enjoyed reading them. My oldest niece writes wonderful poems too. Congrats on the PSA! :)

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      One time my mommy said, "you a poet and didn't even now it" Then I said, who's the poet now. She thought I was being a smart aleck and has refused to talked to me since. That was over 6 years ago. Fresh lens during a stale period of my life. Thank you

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on your purple star...it looks beautiful on you :)

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Charming poems. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great fun poetry. We all need to smile and laugh more, thanks for raising some smiles on my face. Lensrolled to my Daily Joke Collection lens.

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      kariano 7 years ago

      Without jokes life is poor.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      All of them are cute, but I adore the feline models.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Delightful lens and Blessed by an Angel.

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      Lorelei Cohen 8 years ago from Canada

      I love the new pictures honey........and as always, your wonderful sense of humor.

      Ladymermaid

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This lens is Great! Thank you for creating it!

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      Really cute poems. Thanks.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      Very humorous, great poems - fun! I found you on LinkReferral.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wonderful!

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      gmarlett lm 8 years ago

      Well done - 5 stars! Welcome to the Parody and Satire Group and thanks for a truly great lens!