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The Epiphany

January 8, 2010
By GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
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"Oh, well you look nice today."
Is that all you have to say?
A deceptive malice you convey
when it's verbal irony in your "Hey -

oh, well you look nice today"
a voice is weak when it speaks that way
and quite deceptive, if I may
is it so hard, just to say

"Oh, well you look nice today."
In a different tone, a different way
as long as you mean it, it's okay
it's a different message you'll convey

I'll understand you more that way
when our conversations refuse to play
the game of sarcasm; abused today
where a useless deception is used to say

"Oh, well you look nice today."

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this by my English teacher, who has just recently taught me what verbal irony was. The phrase used in this poem can be said in a variety of ways, some ways sarcastic, even hurtful. I honestly never knew, and so, this is my epiphany; The Epiphany.

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