Written for: dVerse Poets Meeting the Bar: Irony (posted by Frank Hubeny)
Ambiguity is powerful, but it is also not enough for some poets. They hold strong positions on some topics, perhaps rightfully so, and they want to make sure the reader hears that position. That often leads to something called sarcasm. With sarcasm there is no longer that ambiguity that makes irony powerful.
The challenge is to write an ironical poem on whatever topic you desire and using any style. May the force of ambiguity be with you.
His comfort took priority
He cared not for propriety,
discarding women who paled
to standards he held, they failed.
Tables turned when his latest
told him what his fate was–
to end up a scourge of society.