December can be a stressful time, and we think that’s a shame. So we’ve rounded up a group of the funniest songs ever, to keep your holidays light (even hilarious).
From opera comedian Anna Russell to Larry the Cucumber in Spanish, from Shirley Temple’s crusade against spinach to Johnny Cash’s lunch-box theft of a full-sized cadillac, this writing playlist should make you smile (and hopefully help you pen a few funny poems or songs of your own!).
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a poem from LW Lindquist we enjoyed:
I don’t know how to age
a tree, without cutting it open
to count the rings.
This tree in front of the tan house,
taller than its two stories,
is it older than me?
Did it once watch my yellow hair,
my skinny legs grow,
and cover me while I drank
Kool Aid in July
and tried to decide
whether to follow
or my sister
around that day.
POETRY PROMPT: Listen to our playlist and think of the last time you had a good belly laugh. Did you guffaw? Chortle? Hoot or howl? Write a poem describing the laughter, knee slaps, or the sounds of people falling out of their chairs. Find clever ways to use onomatopoeia. Share the joyful noise with your words. We could all use a good snort-laugh.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!