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Funny Haikus That Show How Great Things Come In Small Packages

Updated April 11, 2019 2.6k votes 612 voters 21.7k views18 items

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While many poems beat around the bush for multiple stanzas, the funniest haikus on the internet get right to the point.

Relying on a mere 17 syllables to function, joke haikus require only a minimal amount of attention for a maximum amount of entertainment. For those who find Shakespeare too wordy or Thoreau too pretentious, punny haikus are the perfect mixture of artfulness and amusement. Thankfully, the internet has no shortage of funny poems, and that means more haikus than there are stanzas in The Divine Comedy

The subreddit r/Haikus offers a whole catalog for people to browse, and books such as Nerd Haiku show off clever ways to incorporate geek humor into the art form.

  • 1

    See An Opening

    When life shuts a door

    Just open it. It's a door.

    That is how doors work.

    - From Redditor /u/Cheesyliner

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  • 2

    Who Can They Trust?

    My zipper is down

    No one has told me all day

    Who are my real friends

    - From Redditor /u/michaeljbam

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  • 3


    Wolf in sheep's clothing

    Meets a sheep in wolf's clothing

    Confusion abounds

    - From Go Comics

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  • 4

    An Autobiography

    I drink brake fluid

    They say I'm addicted, but

    I can always stop

    - From Redditor /u/IFTN

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