Welcome to JiggeryPoetry!


JiggeryPoetry is the whole speechwriting and poetry package. Whether you need a comedy poem for a wedding, a speech for a retirement or birthday, a touching tribute for a loved one or a workshop for your school, you are in the right place.

So please enjoy exploring the site where you will find lots of examples of the type of things I love to create.

My first book of daft poems for all the family ('A Midsummer's Ice Cream...and other poems') is available here

My book of Christmas poems - ('A Shepherd's Tale...and other Christmas poems)’ is available here.


My book of comedy poems for dads - 'Bin Day' - is available is through a quick message: steve@jiggerypoetry.com

Catch up with me on

A recent commission (for BBC Radio York and York City) is here:

Catch up with me on YouTube here:

The kind people of The Letterpress Project have included me here




Latest Poem

For Gemma

For Gemma

And now for something different, not really in the script,
That makes a bit more sense the more pints of beer you’ve sipped.
For yes, I have a secret, and not a lot of people know it -
You guessed it everybody: I’ve turned into a writer… poet! I’ve turned into a poet!

Ok, that’s not the best of starts; rhyme really ain’t my business.
I’m up here in the sunshine to pay tribute and bear witness
To our lovely daughter Gemma, as time rolls on too fast.
So let’s enjoy her blushes, as we delve into her past.

We’ll start at the beginning and we’ll end up at the end.
Then let me introduce to you, her imaginary friend.
‘Beg,’ if I recall, was this little creature’s name,
And he took over our lives, but it started as a game.


Published 28th Oct 2022 | Weddings

Personalised Poetry

Allow me to help if you need a JiggeryPoem for...

  • The Father of the Bride 
  • The Groom, Bride or Best Man
  • A Tribute to a special friend or relative
  • A Birthday or Anniversary
  • Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, Christmas 
  • A Corporate Promotional event


Re: 'Starting Over'

One of my childhood bezzies, who knew my Dad as well as anyone when we were kids, writes some brilliant poetry so I asked him if he could put something together with him in mind. Knowing my Dad was both a John Lennon fan and a great cook he came up with this. It blew me away. Thank you so much Stephen Williams

From Ian, Wigan

Below Par

I needed something just a little out of the ordinary as a special memory and testament to a friend. Steve at Jiggery Poetry quickly got to work and created a bespoke piece which offered a humorous yet respectful and fitting piece of poetry which hit the spot. I can't recommend him enough....

From Roz, Yorkshire

School Librarian

Thanks Steve for a brilliant poetry slam day at our school. The kids were entertained from start to finish with your energy and ability to get them writing and performing their work! The poems you wrote for us are very funny - the 'librarian' one has pride of place in our office!!

From Jean - School Librarian, Selby

Father of the Bride - Midlands Style!

Stephen's poetry is simply the best. I found his poems/verse etc on social media & my days always begin with a hearty laugh! His humour is superbly funny & combined with the timing & unmatched wit is a joy to read. You just get lost in this world that anyone can relate to whatever path their life is on. His poetry for best man wedding speeches caught my eye & he has done a brilliant “ father of the bride” piece for me to relate at my daughters wedding. I provided the info & he simply turned it into a masterpiece!! I literally cried with laughter when I read it. ALL of the comments he gets are positive & appreciative & I cannot recommend him highly enough…he is a genius of wit, wisdom & word!

From Mike, Kidderminster

'A Midsummer's Ice Cream'

Brilliantly funny! The book arrived and was perfectly timed. It has cheered me up and taken my mind off things wonderfully. Thank you Stephen!

From Amanda

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