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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, sensual, youth,
Form: Free verse



Faith, Trust and Irony
She's dressed in freshly laundered scrubs,
a floral top and pants pale blue.
There for a moment to hand me a gown,
and tell me what to do.

As...

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Categories: irony, caregiving, health, work, me, me,
Form: Light 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: betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak, introspection, irony,
Form: Free verse
Fifty-Three Shades Of Grey
in the uncoloured tint of another everyday
amongst the spit polished waxed apples
tightly packed in burlap bags
they walked like minded
in their own burly wrap
oblivious to the...

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Categories: irony, child, community, conflict, dad, universe,
Form: Free verse
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, me, metaphor,
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 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 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, people,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Americans Can't Spell
You Americans really can’t spell,
There, I’ve said it out loud - what the hell!
Though we all recognise,
And, yes, humour your tries,
Well, the fact is, you’ve...

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Categories: irony, fun, funny, humor, humorous, language, light,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Sickbags
Troop-troop-a-troop, into line, bright-eyed poets,
There’s one way to write now! We’ve told you! You know it!
Don’t mention your heart or your soul, don’t go aching
Or...

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Categories: irony, fun, funny, humor, humorous, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
The Unknown
-"x+2 = 4"-

Enigmas of the soul
Do you know how it feels?

Never tasted before
Invisible Sun


PD...

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Categories: adventure, beautiful, celebration, irony, slam, voyage,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Aching Sky
I knelt amidst the mountain's rise, beneath the weeping opal skies,
          There to measure Io's swoon...

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Categories: irony, adventure, beauty, fantasy, imagination, planet, science,
Form: Rhyme
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, mother daughter,
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: celebration, christmas, giving, god, irony, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Child's Only Christmas
This Christmas Eve an Angel
Felt the sorrow of the Lord.
Who wept for the many Children
sentenced to perish by the sword.
What alarm and consternation
Could sweep their...

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Categories: irony, angel, christmas, loss,
Form: Rhyme
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: angst, culture, funny, giggle, humorous, irony,
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, feelings, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heinrich Heine Revisited
I can clearly sense your utter despair of Der Matratzengruft*
As you valiantly carried on your poetic works to the very end.
This did not change your...

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Categories: irony, history, international, philosophy, poems, poets, political,
Form: Narrative
No time
Off goes the alarm, I continue to sleep
I wake up flabbergasted, my brain takes a leap
The milk boils over, I run amok in vain
The newspaper...

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Categories: irony, me, stress, time, world,
Form: Rhyme
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
Let me write you something.
Let me write you a poem.
A poem so great Bukowski would give me a hats off-
And hand me a beer.
A poem so well-written, John Mayer...

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Categories: irony, loveme, write, me, write,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member USS Linda
               The Seven Seas of  Rhye
A mythical destination for all...

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Categories: irony, dedication, peace,
Form: I do not know?
Psycho Evaluation
                        ...

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Categories: corruption, irony, psychological, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cardboard Boxes
Discarded in yesterdays trash
Cardboard boxes never last
New things arrive in them
Old things stored in them
Rotting boxes on a voyage
Leftovers to those with out any coinage

Tom...

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Categories: irony, art, christian, humanity, life, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Run Run As Fast As You Can - 'Memories 5'
Memories Episode 5 … Continued from 'Deception' - (Memories Episode 4)

Shadow dance of distortion fade in and out
Teasing to the fore then get wrested back
Manipulative...

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Categories: irony, lost, memory, mystery, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse