social commentary

There's a rich history of poetry serving as social commentary, intended to inspire calls to action.

Jacinda Almonte44 minutes ago
Identity Thief
Identity? social security please. Fingerprint to appease. Identification card at least. Passport to be released We’re just numbers to them “oh please” If they take away our identity, We’ll be nobody.....
Jacinda Almonte18 hours ago
Handle with Care
Instead of taking care of the world we live in... People no longer care. The world is being destroyed but, People no longer care. The option of being fair? Nope, people no longer care. Not even a sing...
Mr. KUTZKY a day ago
Nose Dive
It causes such dismay when I don’t portray the illusion, when I bring accuracy to the silent confusion I’m looked at like a brute who’s abusing. That’s a turning of the table. If I’m able to see throu...
Maria Crank3 days ago
I Am Sandra Bland
I am intelligent and strong. This is my nature No, I do not see anything wrong My truths are blunt and very real Yes, quite honestly, at times it can get hard to deal This is my truth, how I feel. You...
Shweta Devgan3 days ago
Dare vs. Truth
Engineering become materialism, Lawyers become liars, Doctors become shockers, Robots become disasters, Actors become factors, Teachers become cheaters, Marketing becomes mockery, Truth becomes lie, L...
Malai Sporner6 days ago
Dear Society
Dear society, Hi, It's me... That little girl you told not to wear baggie tees and shorts too short because it's not "ladylike". The girl who wanted to be a unicorn princess and live in a castle made ...
Mr. KUTZKY 7 days ago
Invisible Strings
Watching invisible strings controlling very visible things It has them dancing It has them diverting It has them hurting I can’t cut them for them and so they have me hurting too while I play pretend....
Thomas Phelps8 days ago
Into Darkness
I watch as the world crumbles around me, Nothing to do to stop it. I watch as the people around me die and rot, Unable to intervene. I watch as survivors change and fall to their anger, Words dying on...
Andrew Wilson9 days ago
Sonnets 19
Australian links My cousin Samantha in New Guinea And the Torres Islands lived as a child. This helped make her the woman she would be; I prefer a climate somewhat more mild. She's in New York now, a ...
Zoe Carty9 days ago
Dreams
is it only of dreams we speak when they ask us why we live, why we do not close the eternal curtain when filled with shame. and worry. and fear? is it only for dreams that we continue - for being enou...
Jaden Bleu9 days ago
Urban Jungle!
Urban jungle—watch the people struggle to just get by Everybody seems to be on the fly Driving here and driving there Look at all the people everywhere Rushing to work Everyone's kind of a jerk Rushin...
Mattie Osborne10 days ago
Pink or Blue?
The record goes on, As I pick my outfit, For the winters sun. Can I wear Pink? Does Blue even suit me? I guess we'll just see, I pray they don't hit me. But what about my face? Do I put on a mask? Of ...
SKYLERIZED 11 days ago
Work Like the Trains
Financiers hang their trust out like anglers Fishing for a deal that is rife with truth. They show more honesty than the stranglers But on TV, they’re as fierce as a tooth. More crimes are committed b...
Jaden Bleu11 days ago
I Miss the Days When We Just Had Landlines
I miss the days when we just had landlines, we were without cell phones and their confines. Is it just me, or do you just never feel free? They seem like a ball and chain, phone, always by side, what ...
B T11 days ago
Red
Two whole years. Now brought suddenly to attention, "We can give you solutions." When chatting with a friend, through a piece of technology, Sometimes they wonder, "Is the other still breathing?" So t...
W i n d ō NYC12 days ago
The Golden Cage
I was not born here, This place of bright lights and noise This bustling place whose floors come alive. I was born in a place of dirt and silence, A place with breathable air and warm sun. This place ...
SKYLERIZED 12 days ago
Gleaming Pieces
Skyscrapers rise up from the earth, splendid. The minds that went into fashioning the Gleaming pieces of art are intended To spark wonder and awe when one can see. They represent the minds that built ...
Mr. KUTZKY 12 days ago
Reuben Sandwich Luncheon
I couldn’t respect a word they said if I tried. Common concerns I continuously keep denied. I can’t even allow them grace for the fact that they tried. If that was trying, I can’t wait for dying. Thei...