Silly Stanzas

A collection of Silly Stanzas I have kept or students have chosen to add from the poetry classes I have taught.

These were inspired by some fun poems from a certain book we had in our library. It is a great resource for beginning poets. The book is My Brother Drinks Out of the Toilet and Other Poems by Colin Thompson.

Adding Poems

For students adding poems to this page, see the Poetry Introduction and Instructions page (linked in side navigation bar).


My Grumpy Uncle

I have a grumpy uncle,
As lazy as can be.
Always drinking coffee,
And spilling it down his knee.
(Darcy, 2022)

Silly Sister

I’ve got a little sister,
Who cherishes her hair.
So, I took the garden scissors,
And made her very bare.
(Grace, 2022)

My Annoying Teacher

I wanted something about school so why not a teacher.
I had an annoying teacher,
Who yelled at every one.
So I yelled back at him,
That sent him on the run.
(Ky, 7/8, 2017)

My Brother

I liked the idea of this and it sounded funny

I had an older brother,
Who liked to play the bass.
He played it in a brass band,
It sounded out of place.
(Cameron, 7/8, 2017)

My Sister

I am a nice person. I promise

I had a little sister,
I put her in a cell,
Threw away the keys,
Now she’s in hell.
(Cian, 7/8, 2017)

My Brother

I just don't know.

I had an older brother,
I threw him outside,
Opened the window,
And gave him cyanide.

(Cian, 7/8, 2017)

The "Cool" Kid

I made this poem because I needed another poem for my anthology

There once was a young boy
Who tried to act cool.
He tried to do a backflip,
He was an absolute tool.

(Joseph Coles, 7/8, 2017)

The Terrible Mum

I've got a terrible mum
Who is always mad.
It not my fault
My brothers are just too bad.
(Lilly, 7/8, 2017)

The Old Man

I was trying to do something funny.

I knew an old man
Who was obsessed with the loo.
He didn't really know anything
Except for doing the number two.
(Lilly, 7/8, 2017)

My Feral Brother

I’ve got a little brother,
He was a bit feral.
So mum sent him away,
To loopy Aunt Cheryl.

(Lilly, 7/8, 2017)—-

The Crazy Girl

I knew a crazy girl,
Who was a liar?
She was sent away
And burnt in a fire.

(Lilly, 7/8, 2017)

Bad Teacher

A really quick poem I wrote
I had a bossy teacher,
Who really hated me.
So yesterday I sliced him up
And buried him under a tree.

(Ella, year 7, 2017)

My little sister

This is just a quick poem I came up with.

I had a little sister,
She was a big disgrace.
So we bought an old rocket
And sent her off to space.

(Jack, 7/8, 2017)

My Older Sister

The sister I have.

I have an older sister,
She lives in a cave.
I thought I’d better find her,
But she’s not worth a save.

(James, Year 7, 2017)

Get Away Sister

This is a quick poem i wrote. I think it's funny because i based it on my older sister. But she never wanted to get away i did.

I had an older sister,
She had no friends.
She always wanted to leave,
So she left in a Mercedes Benz.

(Josie year 8, 23/08/2017)

I had an Older Brother

I did this because I couldn't think of a poem.

I had an older brother
Who wasn’t very nice.
He stole all my money,
So I stuck him in a vice.

(George, 7/8, 2017)

My Weird Aunty

these ones are very funny and good to do if you have trouble with poems .
I had a weird aunty
She had to go to the loo,
She was in there for an hour
And she said she did a two.

(Hayley, 7/8, 2017)

Silly Brother

I had an annoying brother
Who gave too many tips,
So I served him up for dinner
With some spicy chips.

(Holly, 7/8, 2017)

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