top of page

People Poems/Funny Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Main Poetry Index          People Poems          Funny Poems

Giggling Gertie - Heading .jpg


By Josie Whitehead

Giggling Gertie

Did you ever meet giggling Gertie?

    She giggled all day and all night.

When her poor little dog saw her coming

    He’d dash under the table with fright.


Her mother said: 'Stop all that giggling.

    You’ll feel so much better my dear,'

But it was obvious to all Gertie’s family

     She couldn’t and this was quite clear.


At night she would go to her bedroom.

    If you listened you’d hear Gertie snore.

Then after an hour she’d start giggling,

    And she’d giggle and giggle some more.


So the answer was clearly to visit

    The doctor to see what he’d do.

He said: 'This is very unusual

    And I'm not sure I know what to do.'


The poor doctor seemed very anxious

    And searched in his books for advice;

Then he said: 'Now open your mouth dear,

    And don’t worry.  This treatment is nice.'


Into her mouth went his fingers,

    Which wriggled and jiggled inside

Whilst her family all stood by astonished

    As he pulled out her giggle with pride.


He threw it right out of his window -

    Out into the wind and the wet -

But where did it go?  Shall I tell you?

    To the next silly girl that it met.

Copyright on all my poems

Note:  When you're writing a story about someone, verbs play an important part.  A verb is a 'doing word' - so, what with Gertie, her mother and the doctor, many things happened.  List all the verbs that you can see in this poem?  When you're telling a funny story, although it may be funny all the way through, save the really funny part until the last sentence, as I've done - - unless you're a silly person, of course. 



bottom of page