A collection of funny poems about families, family life and relationships. It's worth re-emphasising that the Peculiar Poetry site contains poetry for teenagers and adults and that family poems and family-friendly poems are entirely different creatures.
A funny poem offering comfort to all those who find the masculine posturing which accompanies dangerous sports a little hard to take.
One of my favourite types of poem, sometimes called 'marmalade droppers' on account of the unexpected change of direction.
A parody of the nursery rhyme, in which the old woman who lived in a shoe finds her multiparous state of great benefit in 21st century Blairite Britain.
The Mr. Toad in question is my brother-in-law, who has inherited his driving skills from the protagonist in The Wind in the Willows.
A 'shape poem', which was described to me as misogynistic in tone. I would argue that the poem works equally well, or badly, whichever character is wearing the trousers.
A poetic warning for anybody who encounters someone professing to be a book lover.
A rather silly little verse whose themes - incompetence, subversion or revenge - apply equally to domestic and office life.
It is possible that the title is cleverer that the poem, or indeed that the poem is cleverer than the reader. If it sends you scurrying for the dictionary, don't forget to put it back when you've finished with it. If you don't possess a dictionary, perhaps it's time to read the next poem.
If you've even thrown a prolonged sicky and struggled to persuade the doctor to write a sick note, this poem should strike a chord.
Just recently my postal service has been terrible. I don't suppose that writing this poem will do much to improve the situation, but is was highly cathartic.
A parody of the nursery rhyme 'Mary had a little lamb', but guaranteed duck free.
A romantic poem with just a hint of perversion.
There is no sight more dispiriting for a doctor than a patient clutching a 'shopping list' of complaints, except perhaps a patient carrying a medical dictionary.
A nursery rhyme parody which explores the homoerotic aspects of male tub sharing.
A humorous take on the process of aging and the accompanying mental deterioration suffered by those with dementia. It may not sound like a bundle of laughs, but…