Funny Simile Poems

What are Funny Simile Poems? Simply put, a simile poem is a poem that makes good use of similes. Simile is the poetic device of describing something by comparing it to something else – while using the words like or as. For example: My green tea tasted like dirty socks! Or, my hungry tummy was empty as the classroom after the school bell rings.

Blue bracelet simile poem.

The first of the funny simile poems is a quatrain (four-liner) about my blue bracelet. Please note that I did not use a cliche; I didn't compare the shine to a new penny or something like that. Instead, I compared the shine to watered ice. Now that's shiny!

Blue Bracelet
Your bracelet is shiny,
like water on ice.
It clicks and it tinkles.
It's shiny-blue nice.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers

Funny Simile Poem #2

Man with dentures. Man with false teeth. Teeth in glass. Funny simile poems by Denise Rodgers on

Your Teeth
Your teeth are like stars;
they come out at night.
They come back at dawn
when they're ready to bite.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers

The second funny simile poem, above, is a play on words. It compares teeth to stars by saying they "come out at night." Of course, this is only true if you wear dentures! 

Funny Simile Poem #3

Stinky feet. Stinky feet simile poem for kids.

Your Feet
Your feet smell so bad,
just like Limburger cheese,
that I'm holding my nose tight
between my two knees.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers

Have you ever smelled stinky feet? (Perhaps your own?) What do they smell like? (This is how to think like a poet, especially when you're trying to write a funny poem using simile.) Do these stinky feet of your memory smell like a dirty locker room? Spoiled cabbage? (Yuck!) Smelly feet remind me a lot of pungent cheese, which is entirely why I don't eat the stuff. A clue to humor... there is something funny about stinky feet, AND about stinky cheese. It might be the word, "stinky," which is the perfect nickname for any sibling who deserves it!

Funny Simile Poem #4

Rough hands. Sandpaper hands.

My Hands
My hands are so rough,
just like sandpaper skin.
And that's why I'm buying
a full hand-cream bin.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers

This rhyming poem was inspired by my hands and the harsh Michigan winter. What can I do? I was born here, and we have all these pesky lovable relatives around, keeping us motivated to stay in town, and the best we can hope for is to become snowbirds in our old age. It's something to look forward to.

But back to my hands. How rough are they? If I don't slather them with hand creams and oils, they are as rough as sandpaper! This sandpaper thing is a good image, and it inspired another four-line funny simile poem (a quatrain, if you're a student of this poetry thing).

Funny Simile Poem #5

Red lightbulb. Red lightbulb nose.

Eyes and Nose
His eyes were bright blue
like the sky's nearly night.
His nose was a bulb
with a red shaded light.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers

Okay, in this example, I do compare the color of eyes (blue) to the sky. But I avoided a cliche by comparing it to the "sky's nearly night," which is more specific. The sky is a deeper, more mysterious shade of blue when night is about to set in.

The second half of the poem contrasts with the beautiful image that started it -- and that helps make it funny, or light.

Take note. The second comparison is a metaphor. A metaphor is a simile WITHOUT the words "like" or "as." It implies that the compared item IS what it's being compared to. Read it carefully, and you'll see what I mean.

About Funny Simile Poems

Funny simile poems are created any time you describe something by comparing it to something else, using the words "like" or "as" -- especially with a sense of humor. (When you describe something by comparing it to something else and DON'T use "like" or "as," it's called a metaphor .)

In order to use simile to its best advantage, match the description to the mood or tone of what you're trying to say. For example, "her lips were as red as fresh blood," gives quite a different image than "lips red as a wailing firetruck." Leave out the word "wailing" or exchange it with "five-ton" and you get a different image yet. Keep this in mind when you set out to write your own funny simile poem.

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