social commentary

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

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Dipanjoy Dey6 hours ago
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Lungs of our earth is burning Let us burn with it. It's doomsday And there's no Superman. It's Ragnarok But there's no Thor. Are you not Batman? As you post in your humorous memes And one line jokes t...
Rene'e Ellis10 hours ago
It's a Shame You Ain't Going Nowhere
I'm tired of this lying, people are dying; You're complaining but know you can't maintain it. It's a shame, you ain't going nowhere, It's a shame you ain't going nowhere, It's a shame you ain't going ...
Lauren Scott2 days ago
On Being Seen
On being seen I long to be free. To find my way to the wide open expanse within and without—bringing it to the world to be met with whatever comes. I clamp down on the perceived reactions of others, t...
Haley Vandyke3 days ago
Listen
To whom it may concern, Your opinion is not the only one that matters. I am also entitled to mine. I can pick my own clothes and make up my own mind. How dare you reject me for not thinking like you, ...
JL Palmer3 days ago
When You Grow Up
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” They ask. A rockstar. A princess. A pirate. The president. Adults hiding behind cleverly construed masks. Children with lofty dreams and daunting tasks. “You...
Shadaè Lezama4 days ago
Me Too
You hear our cries, you hear our screams, yet you manage to ignore our pleas. You see the fear in our eyes, you see the pain in our face, yet you manage to turn away and pretend you didn't see. That's...
Dakota Thomas 4 days ago
Grateful to Be Here
I dislike being shoved in the halls with thousands of other students Getting lost and bumped around Just to be even more lost in class with the other 33 classmates Instead of work I can only think abo...
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Elizabeth 4 days ago
The Year 2090
It finally happened! The old folks had perceived it. Saddened, they left and began their uninterrupted rest. They said to us the untamable generation, vile from head to toe; “love is not a mental sick...
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Ogre 4 days ago
What a Shame
What a shame it is This truth i have to say What a shame it is You cant hear what i have to relay What a shame it is So many of you are asleep What a shame it is A Shepard can't teach the sheep I look...
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Ogre 4 days ago
The Division Grounds
I look upon the division grounds No longer asking why Programming, indoctrination, comfort zones Everyone believes the lie A screaming voice in a sea of denial The truth will set you free But ignoranc...
The Long Walk to Freedom
How did I get here?... was a question often asked– There was no easy answer I had survived the humdrum of life’s melodrama—along with the earth defying onslaught of family matters– But the long walk t...
John Ridgway6 days ago
Judaeo-Christian Corporate Lifestyling
child they will capture you with sweet words of seduction whisper honey and cream into your ears promise twenty acres and a mule sign a contract with your nation anything to get behind you to plunge t...
John Ridgway6 days ago
After All the Years of Freaking Out About Being Didactic
can't be another hitler in those dark shades that bleed away all the color reduce these visions to black and white I post-modern man all wary staying away from drawing lines in the sand or declaring a...
Jac Renouard7 days ago
Mind Boggled
Racism boggles my mind that people try to find separation like a painter picking one colour for all of his art art like in life is more vibrant when you play with the full chart let go of these false ...
Reclaimation
I will no longer police my feelings For royalty sitting on a throne of lies. I’ll not kneel on a floor of shit, To appease their empty, puling cries. I will reclaim my space. I will reclaim my time. I...
Monica K.K. Lee7 days ago
Tomorrow
Tomorrow is a fresh day I’ll do it tomorrow Brand new way Brand new me I’ll do it tomorrow That diet I’ve read about Do that tomorrow That one great workout Do that tomorrow The plans I’ve set aside Y...
Sarai Jakubczak9 days ago
Delusional Dating
Why am I stressing? You're always messing. My thoughts are sporadic and I'm empathetic and frantic. Pain and pleasure are one and the same and then we put the blame on those to shame. I'm sitting here...
Hope Martinez10 days ago
A Black Boy's Mother
I can storm the streets in anger, Yelling loud - with fire in my hand, A rasp to my voice. I can fly to Charlottesville, To protest the injustice, Scream at the streets and light fire in their faces. ...