What Are Some Short, Funny Wedding Poems?


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Some examples of funny short poems for weddings that combine humor and romance include "A Word To Husbands," "Let Me Put It This Way," "Your Personal Penguin" and "I Wanna Be Yours." These poems mix unusual perspectives or imagery with affectionate statements, contemplating marriage from a funny perspective.

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What Are Some Short, Funny Wedding Poems?
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"A Word To Husbands" by Ogden Nash is a four-line poem expressing candid marriage advice. Mentioning the goal of having "love in the loving cup," he advises husbands "Whenever you're right, shut up," concisely capturing both romantic aspirations and a humorous perspective on marriage.

"Let Me Put It This Way" by Simon Armitage is a stanza-long poem ending with an absurd twist. The poem begins by talking about the listener laying his head against the speaker and ends with the unusual image of the speaker "cleaving [his arm] from the joint or seam." The poem expresses the idea of devotion and sacrifice in a funny and surprising way using these contrasting images.

"Your Personal Penguin" by Sandra Boynton is a humorous single-stanza poem, originally written as part of a children's book. The poem expresses a desire to accompany the listener while using the phrase "I want to be your personal penguin" as an expression of devotion.

"I Wanna Be Yours" by the punk poet John Cooper Clarke is a moderately short poem spanning three stanzas. The speaker compares himself to everyday objects while expressing a desire to belong to the listener.

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