social commentary

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

Abi D'Este19 days ago
Fine
Her lips, blood red Her hair, chocolate brown Her eyes, wet from the last meltdown Her heart, full of love her voice, someone's soundtrack Her chest, heaving from the last attack A smile hides many th...
Lady Psyren19 days ago
Anomaly
I am an Anomaly. At least, that’s what I feel like. Something that deviates from what is standard normally; Something that is kept from the light. I am a black girl, Who is seen as loud and angry in t...
Zedd khan20 days ago
Do You See It?
Do you see that homeless person sitting in the cold, All alone in a big wide world with no one for them to hold. Do you see that criminal who just got caught stealing; They had no education, no job an...
Monique Star20 days ago
TV As My Home
My currently expanding home, Was always in the form of TV Cartoons bubbled me from the world's surroundings. I mockingjayed a movie in my bedroom at age 4 Until my dad slammed the brakes on it. At age...
Sydney Barlow20 days ago
Elevator Music
I stand in the elevator with my arms crossed, And my head down, Listening to whatever New-Ae classical remix of "Hotline Bling" is playing through the speakers. I attempt to cling to the corners of th...
Joe King20 days ago
Obvious Parody
Ominous Ambiguity Give us an hour for madness We of the broken cock We of the flashing lights and squirting flower We of comedic treasure's breed We of laughter and the fright Give us the weed That we...
Joe King22 days ago
Illiterate Graffiti
Beasts. Metal Fangs sucking face Wild skillful confines, monsters craving Praying aloud, sirens full the air Land of serpents and smooth rare delight We are here, parody worthy Illiterate Graffiti The...
Joe King22 days ago
On the Verge
Always a sucker never a winner. Always a joker on the verge of something new, he managed to say something with meaning. It didn't matter no one would read his words anyway except maybe the blind, or t...
Joe King22 days ago
The End of the World
I have been to the end of the world and back Weird sights Weird delights A wonderland Meeting strange beasts in the dark forest roaming stoned on cyber streets Never once leaving the safe confines of ...
Joe King22 days ago
Time Stands Still
I am the clown face inside the box trapped within these prison walls waiting for escape waiting to be sprung free Time stands still as I wait in anticipation in a slow parade of time The music plays l...
Oliver Melendez23 days ago
Overclocked
After a push of a hand, . . . that bore not of my making. . . . kept ticking and ringing. . . . thus measured seconds into ages which cannot stop. It pushed me, showed me, gave me, and authority. Yes ...
Fragrance of a Newly Bought Doll
Opening my parcel i smelled a newly bought doll, A newly born child, Its fragrance touched my soul, A memory dropped in my mind, When i had given birth to a child, The cry was a sound of music after i...
Jessika Lazala24 days ago
Old Friends
my depression whispers "you should just sleep here" ​when i sit on the couch after a long day. she haunts me like the souls stuck in Hill House, and all the humming i do won't keep her out my head. my...
'C'
What does ‘C’ mean to me? What is it I can see? Is it the towering of the ocean wave, Threatening to crush those who misbehave? Is it the centre of a musical piece, So beautiful to me it’ll never ceas...
Joe King24 days ago
The American Nightmare
Do you know the worn progress under the Hollywood Sign? Do you know of the exit? Have you been trapped in a self-created thrall? Have you been heard yet & are you a liar? Let's invent a new god, a new...
Joe King24 days ago
An American Parody
A Wake Take screams from my brain My kewpie doll, my special one Choose your way and choose what more you will say Insane divinity What do you see? A large empty stage in a hot stuffy hall Soon they e...
Joe King24 days ago
Divine Dementia
There was several hours to burn before the show So I turned on the radio (Amos and Andy voices on the radio) Someone spoke of changing the world A bomb was heard in the distance A mute man was seen in...
Q-ell Betton24 days ago
Spending Words
It is generally the rich who say about money It’s not the way to a land of milk and honey It’s what you enjoy, no matter how crappy Is going to be the thing to makes you happy They say don’t chase the...