social commentary

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

Matthew Mikituk10 days ago
Social Anxiety
Red faced and flabbergasted kick start my attack Awkward words and muscle spasms is how it begins Twitching and stammering for self control I'm at a loss for words Anxiety hits high and fractures my w...
Amatsi Writes10 days ago
Today
We the people, Are suffering through a tribulation, Our backs bent by the weight of a broken nation. We've been tossed onto a coarse battlefield But we will stand and fight We will not yield. Our armo...
Evan Wheeler11 days ago
Prolific
We suffer from gun violence and police brutality, So PTSD and prescription drugs are the government’s therapy for our reality. Born and raised in the ghetto, The struggle is a blessing, Humbly buildin...
Matthew Mikituk12 days ago
Getting to Know My Android
Getting to know my Android The journey began and quickly continues As fast as my thoughts begin to travel My Android is always a step ahead When loading a random app or game My attention drifts to a n...
Brown sugar12 days ago
Social Media
24/7 we see images what we want to be. The small waist and pretty face. The flashy cars, gold bars, diamond teeth, and diamond rings! We start to grow pretty green. We make up this make believe thinki...
Abysola Hajaroh13 days ago
Mental Faculty
Who are we before we were clandestinely robbed in an attire of self depreciation Shunned and shamed to worship others unconscious and consciousness Who are we before we took to expecting too much of o...
Monique Star14 days ago
10120012 (Song)
If I had 10120012 Dollars, I would sort our boy right out. For with 10120012 Dollars, he would cease to cry or pout. With 10120012 Dollars, he could turn a trade. Yes, with 10120012 Dollars, in his fu...
Rowan Finley15 days ago
Vices
Vices They all had them They were all anxious and insecure They were all connected somehow Of course that's how family and friends are Vices Some smoked Many drank Some hid behind their phones Many de...
JA Laflin16 days ago
Humans
Understanding, there's a difference here A state of reality, a fallacy you reveled in A fear, you adhered to, a conditioning you Once knew Surroundings that break us The darkness that shakes us, takes...
Monique Star16 days ago
Scapegoats Everywhere
If a leader is always to blame, Us Charlie Browns must claim pyramid tips That easily wave to the clouds and sun. Ironically, the closest we are to the taste of power, Is when mistakes are poured on o...
Maria Hehman17 days ago
Wildfire Stories
Applaud or appalled over what we see Facts and fiction blurred on the tv Hate and humor walking hand in hand Ready to fight, ready to take a stand Too much pride, never enough peace Shocking stories n...
Maria Ayala17 days ago
Holy Water
I walk into church, touch the holy water with my Fingertips, make the sign of the cross on my Forehead, and all I can think about is Lucifer. I desperately concentrate on the red, flickering flame, Fr...
Marc Hawkins18 days ago
Zombies Caught on Video
A hallucinogenic drug fuel, the spice of life is no spice at all. It’s a fast track chug-a-long, ghostly smoke from a coke bottle bong. It’s zombie. It’s un-dead. It’s shop fronts. It’s pavements. It’...
Lady Psyren18 days ago
Peace
I can’t seem to think My mind is too clouded Trying to please too many people The favors get louder I need a place to settle One calm and serene A place where I can focus On more than just the scene I...
Cheryl E18 days ago
Mistress Cocaine
You forsake all others to be with her She gets all your money and time Your spouse and children are left alone It's her you wine and dine She keeps you from extended family And bars you from seeing fr...
Ricky McQuillan19 days ago
A Generation of Men
A generation of men, that didn't cry a generation that weren't allowed to a generation of strong soldiers a tough generation a resilient generation but those denied and unshed tears at unchosen lives ...
Valentino Se-lah19 days ago
Activison
Who are you to tell me that I am not the most valuable When I transform these words into thoughts then command them to be active actions becoming the most powerful Being, human nature at its finest, q...
Joe King19 days ago
The Final Hour
Screams of motherless children fill my god damn head in this final hour Old school death song my cup overflows aliens, demons rubbery, like some death mask without any salvation The mystery of the wor...