I liked saying in a poem exactly what I mean, directly. This is problem, since indirectness, ambiguity, are seen as poetic virtues. So what I've taken to doing is to speak directly after all, but in a tone that suggests I may not be serious. So this is not ironic, in the sense of saying the opposite of what I mean, but just a moderation of tone sufficient to let the reader know that I know you aren't supposed to be that direct.
Otherwise it's a bald statement of something too ridiculous to state.