His Comforts

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.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to His Comforts

  1. frankhubeny says:

    It seems ironical to me. Holding others to a standard that one can’t achieve oneself is a good foundation for humor and irony.


  2. Grace says:

    Well, I think he deserves it don’t you think ~ Good to see you Sara ~

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