No, it probably isn’t.  Irony is not what most people think, apparently.  Rain on your wedding day?  Sorry, Alanis Morissette.  Those untimely sprinkles were an unfortunate coincidence, but they were not ironic.  According to, irony occurs when the outcome of events is contrary to what was expected.  Although you hoped your wedding day would be sunny and perfect, you didn’t actually expect it, did you?  But if you sent a limo for the groom to insure he would arrive on time, and he walked in late because the limo broke down, you might be onto something.  The short poem below is my version of irony:

everything 3everything 4


Mise en place, mise en place,
“Everything Bags”
were a Seventies craze
plugged on late night TV.

Stored all my stuff
in its organized pockets,
then misplaced the bag…
Oh, such cruel irony!

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7 thoughts on “ISN’T IT IRONIC?

  1. Tippy Gnu July 31, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Looks like you’ve said everything there is to be said about irony. And in such a short post.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marissa Bergen July 31, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Yes, good one! I’ve heard Ms. Morissette criticized many times for her lack of irony. Now, the bag, I haven’t heard of that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan July 31, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      The bag was a 1970’s thing, doubt it’s made anymore. A teardrop-shaped Ameribag is what I have now, lots of pockets, almost as good.


  3. Just Joan July 31, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    This poetry form is called a “double dactyl”
    Here’s a BONUS POEM for all you math lovers out there!


    Hexagon, flexagon
    Learning Geometry
    So very practical,
    math teachers say.

    Shape-driven formulas,
    theorums and postulates;
    Ne’er found a use for them,
    not to this day.

    Liked by 1 person

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