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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 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,
Form: Free verse

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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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,
Form: Pantoum

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,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Selfie or 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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 'Twas The Night Before Christmas And Christ Was Left Out
Twas the night before christmas 
and Christ was left out,
with no peep of the Good News,
no mountainous shout.

Stockings were hung 
by the chimney the same,...

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Categories: irony, celebration, christmas, giving, god,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Psycho Evaluation

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Categories: corruption, irony, psychological, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme

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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member I Forgot About You, But I Don't Remember When
I forgot about you,
but I don't remember when.

With all the thoughts inscribed to you, 
I once had to chase the pen.

My mind's now like an...

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Categories: irony, lost love, memory,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Backhanded Apology
Sorry if I upset you,
I really didn’t mean it
Actually, I meant it
Until I saw it upset you,
Now I’m sorry you are
Upset by my words
But I...

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Categories: feelings, humorous, irony, spoken
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Haiku 4 - diamonds
Mythical gods believed diamonds come from  their tears.    

gems are forever
they are the tears of old gods  --
cry me a...

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Categories: irony,
Form: Haiku
Foolish compromise
I dream of the feeling, of not feeling too much
Being pleasantly mild, unbothered by touch
I imagine, I’m average and pleased to know
Achievements take effort. ...

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Categories: emotions, feelings, identity, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fire
Fire destroyed my home
  Flames engulfed my possessions
    Fire seared a hole in my heart

Wildfires ravage a forest
  Trees, wildlife,...

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Categories: death, fire, home, irony,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Musing Plumber

                     I greeted the day,...

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Categories: funny, irony,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member STAY A WAY

just looking
for opportunities
to misinterpret
and distort
every word

looking for a reason
any excuse
to be miserable
as if there isn’t
enough grief
in the world already

AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Posted on June 2,...

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Categories: conflict, dark, grief, irony,
Form: Free verse