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Best Irony Poems

Below are the all-time best Irony poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of irony poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs

There’s a beguiling danger in beauty…

seduced as I was by the fickle fingers of fate musingly stroking my hair,
I envisaged
this lusciously lavish landscape 
of sun-raptured...

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Categories: irony, betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak,

Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: abuse, day, irony, judgement,

Premium Member Sun shines on the righteous
It’s only the good that die young.
I sadly have found it seems true.
While evil across earth is flung,
God’s purest of souls are too few.

I sadly...

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Categories: irony, people,

Premium Member A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: humor, irony, poetry, writing,

Premium Member The Irony Of Fate

In a moment of juvenile jealousy 
he envies his red rival

with its intimate and greedy embrace of her angels’ share
of honey and vanilla spice
as wet...

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Categories: age, desire, fate, irony,

Premium Member The Joy Killing Poet
**Back smile/smile Back **

With your heads way up your :]ssa[: 
You will never accomplish the win
I got shots that will protect me from your rabid...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, deep, hate, irony,

The Unknown
-"x+2 = 4"-

Enigmas of the soul
Do you know how it feels?

Never tasted before
Invisible Sun


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Categories: adventure, beautiful, celebration, irony,

Premium Member Choosing Sides

Even as a child of God -
when it came right down to it
she stood firmly on her child’s side
not God’s 

.. and damn
how I envied...

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Categories: angst, appreciation, introspection, irony,

Premium Member Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: irony, angst, culture, funny, giggle,

You and I and I and You
You, who are so perfect in my eyes, so beautiful- adorable, and I, so flawed, ugly, damaged and crawling with defects; why do you enjoy...

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Categories: irony, anger, beautiful, corruption, crazy,

Premium Member Afraid To Be - Ode To Emily
The day goes -- 
     but I do not 
The west wind blows 
     and I am...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, irony, tribute,

Premium Member Psycho Evaluation

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Categories: corruption, irony, psychological, wisdom,

Premium Member Release
How long must you swallow now
to satisfy the beast 
and will I ever bleed enough
for you to withdraw your teeth? 

Answer me

I’m fading in and...

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© Ryan Lucas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: irony, addiction, anger, conflict, drug,

I pick up my notepad and find a sharp pencil
(Hope any comments won’t be too detrimental)
I scan the contest themes and hope I’m inspired

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Categories: humorous, irony, poetry,

Quacking Crackers
Donald Duck Chancellor of this fowl kingdom 
wearing an upside down smile's raging hypocrite backwards 
this deranged Duck twitters to and fro as his unhinged...

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Categories: anger, conflict, fear, irony,

A Tempered Glass Plate
A Tempered Glass Plate

I really can't explain how I've felt of late.
Words became shorter, time spent rare.
Becoming that obsolete glass tempered plate.
I didn't see it...

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Categories: irony, best friend, confusion, friendship

Stupid smart
What does it look like
From over there
Describe the sights
No details spared 

How does it taste
Is it always delicious
By the look on your face
I’m a bit...

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Categories: confusion, culture, irony, perspective,


Life's a One Way, Uphill.
Every Wrinkle on your Face
Marks a Step of Maturity.
You go Up not Looking
At the Peak but Dreaming 
Of Sliding Down, Trying...

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Categories: beauty, irony, old, people,

Main Street Laureate
On the state of American Poetry-  A Non-Poem Poem 

I'm Poet Laureate Of Main Street!
They voted.  I won.
' came down to me and...

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Categories: humor, irony, poetry, satire,

Premium Member of love of war
of love of war

the staff of a prophet, seen
fairness not imagine, sings
shouting out, obscenity
recognized, yet

in search of fame, seeking stance
the moment arises, seek
of voice of...

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Categories: irony, angst, celebrity, encouraging, freedom,

Premium Member Jogger and Logger
For "Show Me the Funny (part two)"

There once was a fellow a woggin'*
Who bumped into one who was loggin'
They had quite a spat
The ax was...

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Categories: funny, humor, irony, pain,

The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: irony, abuse, age, art, business,

Class Reunion
Fifty-year class reunions are stricken with sadness:
Former classmates falling apart before my eyes.
Jane uses a walker, and Stan exhibits madness.
Wages of age foreshadow classmates’ demise.


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Categories: irony, satire,

Premium Member My Shoe Collection
My Shoe Collection


Nice if you have them


There is love
There is happiness
When the next path of your journey
You take with shoes on your feet


I am coming...

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Categories: hilarious, imagination, irony, journey,

Premium Member Irony Abounds
On an unsinkable ship’s maiden voyage, it sinks.
A pastor who preaches against alcohol, drinks.
One’s surrounded by people, yet remains all alone.
Confessing sins to a priest,...

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Categories: humor, irony, sad, drug,