social commentary

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

Christopher Sims15 days ago
Stop a Bullet with a Poem
Stop A Bullet with A Poem If I could stop a bullet with a poem I would. If I could save one life with a poem I would. I’d throw each word like a disk or a shield aiming straight at bullets from 45s an...
Jane Smith16 days ago
Seeking
The state of the world depresses me, it makes me not want to be part of it anymore. I seek something more, somewhere else. I know I have no control, but I just can’t sit by and watch anymore. It’s as ...
Jaden Bleu17 days ago
Scary New World
At first, a New World Order sure sounds nice. But, are they going to try and kill us? Depopulation Plan? Agenda 21? What really is in those vaccines anyway? FEMA camps? Why must we go? Is this the bra...
Nothing New Is Underneath the Sun
Nothing new is underneath the Sun, it has already been in Ages past, but remembrance in later generations is no longer in minds, because memories fade so fast. A Preacher once spoke to you 2018 years ...
Maggie Hanna20 days ago
A Poem About Money
There's an issue with society, it's called money. Currency. Cash. It drives us, except we need it to drive, so we walk instead. Too bad the air is money too. It's what we breathe, but it's pollution c...
A.R. Marquez20 days ago
A City Called Decay
Sun-scorched denizens hiding in febrile shade A place of contempt Where every doorway contains permanent shadows Paper memorials and decaying flowers line streets honoring the innocent and the incessa...
Steven Baldrya month ago
Freedom
FREEDOM. Assassinations, Wars and political deaths. Kidnaps, Murders, so few of us are left. A child is born he learns to talk. He's holding a Gun soon as he can walk. Then he follows his God, ‘Cause ...
Dinner
Spending several days in dead ends, the mind bends in odd spaces and unfamiliar places. As real and resilient as the adaptation she faces. As key as legends on the maps that were made to find a way so...
Jaden Bleua month ago
Shades of Possibility
They knew no limits and had no permits for the things they desired, but forward into life they conspired, transpiring beyond all preconceived notions of those around them. What did they care? Their sh...
Jaden Bleua month ago
If There Wasn't So Much Hate
Why do people have to be so mean and hateful? Why are people so ungrateful? There are so many reasons to love others and be kind. Why cannot we leave disrespect and ill-will behind? If there wasn’t so...
Andrew Wilsona month ago
Sonnets 20
Five Sonnets and One Two-Verse Poem
Elijah Sterlinga month ago
Women Are Not Toys
Women are not toys They are not meant to serve boys They should not be fed lies They should not be discouraged by any guys Women are like trees If they are treated right the will grow strong with ease...
Bazooka Teachesa month ago
Selling Suicide
I only have so many middle fingers But somehow I’m the bad guy Well, at least I’m not sending people to die I’m not trying to kill you to get to Heaven I only have so many curse words But somehow I’m ...
Maison Raya month ago
Bedtime
Where, and when did this bloom? Poisonous bud of self-abhorrence. With a grotesque and chimerical flourishing. A sweet-nothing blown into your nose. Delicate sustenance: for the beautifully marred and...
Elijah Sterlinga month ago
Stop Polluting the Earth
The Earth is vital A planet of life that is miraculously full The Earth brings us food So...what do we need to do? Stop polluting the Earth The Earth is life Why put it through this strife? Pick up yo...
Jaden Bleua month ago
All I See Is...
All I see is... double standards galore. All I see is... a limited life in store. All I see is... very few rights at all. All I see is... a ridiculously skewed law. All I see is... an unfair trial at ...
Elijah Sterlinga month ago
Africa Is Not Poor
Africa is not poor and this is a unknown fact That is why the European's colonies came to get things they lacked Iron and Gold Colonizers stole the most valuable of items both modern and old Sulfur an...
Skylar Rellaa month ago
Tree Trans-lator
How can I say: “I am One Person” “I am One Trans Person” “I speak as only One Trans Person,” “For only One Trans Person”— And somehow you hear: “I am Many People,” “I am Every Trans Person,” “I speak ...