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Irony Poems

Irony Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about irony. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for irony.

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Premium Member ---------------- Timeless --------------

This creamy light confuses me,

A weight too much to bear; 

But thinking is pursuing,

A pale thought, thin as parchment,

Bland as water, zoned in;

Extreme action no option, it is circumspect,

Linked, set aside,

A day-dream pursuing a white line,

Shadowless, infinite - it can...Read More
Categories: anniversary, beauty, image, irony, light, smart, time,
Form: Free verse


- Hello, how are you?
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Oh me… yes, I…
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- Really
- OK well, see you next time, goodbye.

posted on February 22, 2020...Read More
Categories: irony, perspective, relationship, rude, self, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
And Then I Was Old
Yesterday I owned the world 
I did what I had to do 
And then more. 

My home was clean 
Laundry caught up 
And then a trip to the store. 

Children were fed 
Sports and lessons done 
And they began to...Read More
Categories: irony, life, memory, perspective,
Form: Rhyme

They’re big fans of themselves
basking in mirrored glory
their own shadows they adore
will talk your ear off
if you let them
they’re everywhere
I unwittingly attract them ~ 
I may as well be a magnet
they love me because I’m quite happy
being polite not talking...Read More
Categories: angst, betrayal, irony, rude, spoken word,
Form: Free verse

O' I'm in pickle
found my means in a garden.
picked, washed,  cook,  LOOK!

I have evolved went,
from a cucumber to a,
pickle I’m broken.

so stressed out now I’m
being cut-up and placed in
bowl made of salad

cucumberly, ...Read More
Categories: food, irony, metaphor, word play,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Whose World is This
Two roads divide in a modern wood
One paved for war - the other for peace
But which is the one most taken we ask
The common or the one least understood.

Blue skies beckon at the end of each trail
between tunnels of twisted...Read More
Categories: analogy, irony, peace, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member All For One
If it's offensive to one it is offensive to all unless...all take offense to the one.

John G. Lawless
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Categories: irony,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Aggravating Nothings
"Out damned spot" where nothing grows,
a vain man's curse in the midst of perfection;
the whole, nourished and pampered
yet this blemish - snarling imperfection,
taunting like a tormentor's tongue,
or YES! Perhaps perpetrated by
         ...Read More
Categories: irony, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
He made me the centre of gravity.

Pride dressed, lone like blood moon

Whose deserted home became vanity

Did I become evil or was I rune?

Greater insight and realized sanity,

I was the diamond his life festoon....Read More
Categories: irony, love, nostalgia, passion, sensual, silence, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member eulogy - i ate my mother
a dagger 
in the morsel
slash on the heart
an evil thrall
my conscience
my mother the morsel
she rebirthed 
as the chicken
i just ate

...Read More
Categories: animal, confusion, environment, imagination, irony, journey, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member i planted my dad
i planted my dad
it was a fad
his ashes under the sod
bottled into an organic burial pod
his soul came out of the free
to see himself turn into a tree!
...Read More
Categories: irony, destiny, fantasy, father, tree, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Graven Images
I will not hold your golden trophy high above MY head
Or wear your name engraved with cheap polyester thread
I’m so sorry you can’t decide what to wear today,
Will it be the Christian Dior or the Versace green lamay?
Your Jimmy Choos...Read More
Categories: celebrity, change, conflict, culture, irony, perspective, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member MOVING KILLED TIME- -
Sometime times keeps moving
Moving is the times

Time is just a moving thing
It never stops just keeps going

A wise man once said inadvertent to the reality
Limit to the lazy man
Prophecy to say 
Man he may kill time 
But one day...Read More
Categories: allegory, anxiety, courage, irony, time,
Form: Free verse
The Irony Is
you say you are 
just one of many -
but you help 
my flowers grow
and you always
sweeten my day

you say your song 
is just ordinary -
but your melody
is my morning sonata
it makes my heart sing
while the sky
is still dark

you say you
are...Read More
Categories: irony, bird, friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scarecrow In Still Life
The scarecrow silently screams in a still life silhouette,

dripping lines of dampened darkness across the vignette.

With ragged coverings drooping, pinned to a pecking post,

he shivers in the still breeze, always threatened by the host.

A murder flaps in frozen time, neither...Read More
Categories: art, bird, dark, fear, irony, scary, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where There's A Will

It has been over three months now and still no Grans will
Through the letterbox; comes another, got to be paid bill
As the insurance didn’t cover for my Grans Zombie death
Then left all alone, to...Read More
Categories: encouraging, endurance, funny, grandmother, hilarious, inspirational, irony,
Form: Epic
hey pete
hey pete
by Michael R. Burch
hey pete,
it's baseball season
and the sun ascends the sky,
encouraging a schoolboy's dreams
of winter whizzing by;
go out, go out and catch it,
put it in a jar,
set it on a shelf
and then you'll be a Superstar.
When...Read More
Categories: america, baseball, boy, fantasy, humor, hyperbole, irony,
Form: Free verse
Duet, Minor Key
Duet, Minor Key
by Michael R. Burch

Without the drama of cymbals
or the fanfare and snares of drums,
I present my case
stripped of its fine veneer:
Behold, thy instrument.

Play, for the night is long.

Originally published by Brief Poems. Keywords/Tags: Love, Lovers, Couple, Coupling, Duo,...Read More
Categories: analogy, body, extended metaphor, irony, longing, lust,
Form: Verse
Hanging up my gloves
Brain isn’t working, 
sawdust between my ears,
All the connections broken, 
can’t go through the gears,
I really am stupid,
more dense than railroad tracks,
A haze has descended, 
at least covering up the cracks.

Was sharp as a razor, 
just the other day,
Now all...Read More
Categories: abuse, allegory, boxing day , confusion, humorous, irony,
Form: Rhyme
Everyone dreams of being

In the clouds

But only know how

To get there by

Smoking loud.

I'm tired of the weed.

People only

Know how to feed

Bad habits.

They want to lead

By example.

They concede and

Get trampled.

Things get rocky.

Life turns from solid

To shambles.

Procrastination is

A Fascination.

Stress levels increase.

We all...Read More
Categories: anxiety, irony, sky, visionary,
Form: Rhyme
born beneath a tangle of stars

cream cry Hamal

blood-warm straw

away in a manger

the whistle of distant collie


but all too soon

a frosty breeze chews the nostrils

the farmed proletariat

mass in trucks with fear

spindle limbs hacked, knife hung on a hook


dragging her...Read More
Categories: irony, animal, culture, environment, food, life, murder, violence,
Form: Free verse
At the bottom
At the bottom
Of every heaven
Hell there is
...Read More
Categories: irony, religious,
Form: Triolet
Lives vibrantly
When filament of faith
turns into shadows

...Read More
Categories: irony, philosophy, religious,
Form: Quatrain
Let children learn values
Let children learn values
They are sweets
Licked when they chew red pepper
On the highway of life
...Read More
Categories: children, irony, life,
Form: Quatrain
The Sea and Beer
The sea was in a beer swilling mood.
Peroni guggling in frothy blasts.
Swirling, white and foamy, cool gulps hitting the back of my throat found my feet and shins and knees. 
Pulling back sucking my feet into sandpits, playing for fun....Read More
Categories: irony, nature,
Form: Prose Poetry