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irony
nemissk8

a circle’s redundancy
 1
the indecisive number 5
 2
the spectacle of gore
 3
the boredom of breathing
 4
 
 
a heaven too high to reach
 5
god's dependence on man
 6
the clash of religious certainties
 7
money
 8
 
 
the fear to move forward
 9
the folly of backtracking
 10
insolent hindsight
 11
and the fallacy of prophecy
 12
 
 
masses parched on a liquid planet
 13
the dichotomy of “or”
 14
the confusion of choice
 15
and the clarity of shackles
 16
 
 
birthrights and laws
 17
a world bound by relativity
 18
the certainty of death
 19
spite
 20
 
 
haves enabled by have-nots
 21
tears of joy
 22
and nervous laughter
 23
the inevitability of rubbernecking
 24
 
 
letting go
 25
holding on
 26
the refusal of both
 27
sandcastles
 28

20 Mar 10

Rated 7 (8.3) by 1 users.
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not sure about the last paragraph. i like line 24
 — unknown

Not a big fan of the list poem, but this is purdy dag burn smart. Love L4, and the flourish at the end. Nice work.
 — NicMichaels

thanks. i realize this poem probably wont work for a lot of people but i decided to post anyway.
 — unknown

Hopefully, you'll be surprised. There's all types here, anyhoo.
 — NicMichaels

Love it.
 — Morcius

thanks for the reads. cheers
 — unknown

Given the topic and the format of the poem, I expected preaching, but what I got was a lot more human and understated. I think the ending lacks a touch of finality, but still a good read. Love 8, and you left it plain and unassuming and how that was just exactly enough.
 — Crayon

i tried to leave room for the readers perspective. thanks for the read
 — nemissk8

I think the ending is wistful, acknowledging there is no end to irony. Perfect. Don't touch a thing.
 — NicMichaels

thanks man
 — nemissk8

i enjoyed the irony and the contrasts.  clever and unexpected when i first started reading it which made me continue.....
 — Tandisol

appreciate the read Tandisol  
 — nemissk8

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