by James Edward Lee Sr. |
black african american, caregiving, celebration, character, dedication, inspirational love, technology,
GARRETT A. MORGAN
GARRETT A. MORGAN birth outside Paris, Kentucky
Inventor of Smoke hood model day respirator
Hair straitening combs, stop lights
Things for sewing machines
Yes! Mr. Morgan invented that
by James Edward Lee Sr.
by Paul Callus |
There is a girl, Olive_eloi
Who is in love with a Pinoy
She wants to tell him what she feels
But loses out kicking her heels.
Written 18th May 2014
Contest: A Clerihew - and Make it New!
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
by Freddie Robinson Jr. |
appreciation, dedication, humorous,
Don't cross swords with A Poet Destroyer,
pretentious jousts really do annoy her
Her weapon of choice: a crossbow or a saber
she'll Cupid your mind, turn your rhymes to confetti paper
Dedicated to Poet Destroyer for being the first one to welcome the Romantic Warrior to the Poetry Soup community. Much love to you.
by jack horne |
Bill Clinton, president
was seldom hesitant,
'It's not adultery,' he said,
'if somebody is "giving you head."'
Monica Lewinsky and dress
are famous for a yucky mess;
when DNA proved Clinton a liar,
he wished he'd shot a little higher...
for Carolyn's Clerihew contest
Will catch up on comments later, guys
by Mark Toney |
appreciation, cat, celebrity, cool, england, music, song,
Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind
Farrokh Bulsara a.k.a. Freddie Mercury
British singer, songwriter known universally
Confirmed he had AIDS and then died the next day
His music through Queen still rocks us all the way
Came a man from Zanzibar named Farrokh
Whose tastes were both flamboyant and baroque
For fame he was ready
Changed his name to Freddie
After his death millions still love this bloke
A Heathrow baggage handler prior to fame
Wrote a song about his favorite cat, Delilah by name
In his personal life he was very shy, gentle and kind
His life and times are “guaranteed to blow your mind”
by Seren Roberts |
Eyes met as they walked the market place
Mumtaz and Prince Jahan hearts did race
betrothed for five years before his bride
fourteen children before she died
Prince Jahan it was true love at first sight
distraught at her demise, a shrine of ivory white
built in her honour "Crown of Palaces: now stands
the Taj Mahal is famous throughout the lands
by Sunshine Smile |
A "Joy to the World" Whitney Houston
I am "Saving All My Love For You"
It`s not fair that you left us but your legacy will live eternally
"I Will Always Love You"
A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved
by Sandra Haight |
image, love, usa,
Betsy Ross of Colonial days
Could never imagine the ways
Our United States flag would be blessed
To fly on the Moon and Mount Everest.
May 28, 2015
The Clerihew poem came about in the 1920s and is named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875–1956), the English writer who invented it. The rhyming structure of the Clerihew poem is AABB
by Andrea Dietrich |
World famous actor Tom Cruise
in talent and looks cannot lose.
Success is the guy’s middle name.
It’s his love life he just can’t maintain!
A younger and hotter Tom Cruise
must have had to wear lifts in his shoes.
His first wife Nicole was so tall!
Did size ever matter at all?
With a much younger starlet, Tom Cruise
got attached, and it made for great news
when he jumped on a sofa with glee
for the whole world to see on TV.
The now over-50 Tom Cruise,
to avoid more marital blues,
ought to find a new partner who
adores Scientology too.
by Linda-Marie SweetHeart |
Robert Gerard Goulet'
Singing love songs 'twas his forte'
As Lancelot wore ornamental panache'
Kissed several Guinevere's with sexy mustache.
*panache' - helmet
*For Nathan's Yesterday's Clerihew Contest.
*Sept. 24, 2012.
by Brenda Meier-Hans |
character, christmas, fun,
Charlie Browns, alias Pig Pen,
wears overalls time and again.
Friends love him as he is;
a dust ball celebrating Christmas.
Written by Brenda Meier-Hans
Contest: A Christmas Character Clerihew
by Gary Bateman |
funny, halloween, hilarious, humor, humorous,
Count Dracula’s Love
Count Dracula’s love is blood—sweet and bright red,
And he wants to bite your neck while you’re in bed!
Seeking his next eternal bride on this All Hallows’ Eve,
His “undead” bite makes him happy and isn’t a pet peeve!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
October 25, 2015 (Clerihew)
by Russell Sivey |
Beautiful woman Emma Watson
Harry Potter fans love her a ton
She play’s a witch, with spells she may resort
To save our lives against the evil Voldemort
Here's my Clerihew! I hope you enjoyed it!
by Kim Merryman |
NFL football pro.
His love for Jesus sets him apart,
as he lives his faith with all his heart.
by Kya Dreemurr |
dream, fantasy, love, romantic,
In forests full of winding trees
With a gusty flower-scented breeze
And tiger-cats forever running free
This is where you'll find me
I live in oceans, blue and vast
I stand on a great ship's mast
Pirates come, we share some tea
That is where you'll find me
Underground, where monsters roam
Waging war over a lost home
Low deep growls the humans flee
This is where you'll find me.
Flying high with butterflies
Holding children when they cry
Thinking about when you kissed me
That is where you'll find me
All alone in an empty place
Coming, going without a trace.
An undying romance, love that whirls
You will find me in your DreamWorld
by Paul Callus |
Elizabeth the first of England
Had many suitors who vied for her hand
She doubted love, or was not keen
And so she died a virgin queen.
29 th May 2015
Sponsor: Kim Merryman
by arzoo akbar |
family, family, family, love,
a family is togetherness
a togetherness is unity
a unity is a team
we are all a unity
we love our team as all we love our family
we love our parents
we love our grands
we love are sides ....................
we love our unity
we love our family toooo !!!!!! much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Jacob Cra |
I am Flounder, wild and young.
I flap my fins and love to have fun.
And sometimes when I eat bad algae,
I make the water a little bit bubbly!
by Gregory Richard Barden |
appreciation, history, love, peace,
Hindus fighting Muslims, and brother slaying brother,
made peace to save his life, loved more than any other.
Dear Bapu, your greatest weapons, thereof ...
the power, nonviolence, the strength ... LOVE.
Written and submitted on January 26, 2019
For the "Educate Me With Humor - Leader Clerihew" Poetry Contest
Andrea Dietrich, Judge & Sponsor.
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
childhood, depression, growing up,
Poor Charlie Brown,
a boy who always wore a frown.
No Valentines, no love, good grief!
Bald head hung low in disbelief.
by David Fisher |
funny, funny love,
Big dreamer George Bailey
Read the Bedford Falls daily
Making him want to hurl
Until he kissed the girl!
For Andrea's Clerihew Contest
by Shirley Bracken |
My husband fell in love with the beautiful Mae West.
I knew it was because of her oversized breast.
"Mae is beautiful," I retorted, "but small chested girls also like to hug."
"You and Mae," he laughed, "is like comparing a Cadillac to a Volkswagen bug."
by Eve Roper |
Has his very own Clubhouse
His best intentions often go awry
Minnie helps with a smile, "Hello big guy"
Has a temper that makes him go amuck.
Often annoying Micky, he thinks he knows everything.
His temper tantrums rile him up to a fighting swing
Cleritoons Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Joseph May
One of Micky mouse quotes :“To laugh at yourself is to love yourself”
by Doris Culverhouse |
Mrs. Sara Kendrick
Despises vegetables mixed by forks
She has the title poetess
The mostess and gracious hostess!
Mom I was just being humorous!! You know I love you!
by Asa Childress |
allah, bible, christian, death, god, heaven, jesus,
This world cannot offer the level of Love,
or the Joy found in Jesus alone,
From the oceans below to the mountains above,
I no longer consider this 'Home'.
Shallow pleasures of Sin, for which I were a slave,
Began many wars of the past,
They Remain beside footprints approaching the grave,
The Door to the Joy which will last.