Some funny famous poems include: "A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein, "The Pig" by Roald Dahl, "How doth the little crocodile..." by Lewis Carroll, "The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howittand and "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns. These are some of the most popular funny poems.
Funny poems are often written in many different styles, ranging from satires to limericks, odes and sonnets, as seen on FamilyFriendPoems.com. Some use irony to prove a point. Poems can be modern, post-modern or even written hundreds of years ago. Some poems are timeless, while others may only be funny for an audience living during a specific period of time. Many funny poems ridicule some facet of society--for example, oppression, injustice, racism or sexism, according to Matthew Rohrer on Poets.org. Other funny poems may use metaphors or clever rhymes to expose readers to a unique perspective on life.
One must keep in mind that "funny" is a very subjective word. What one person finds funny might not be amusing to another person. Individual personality factors into how humor is perceived. Sense of humor depends on a person's age, sex, nationality and religious views. While many people find the poems listed above quite entertaining, they might not be so enthusiastically received by everyone.