social commentary

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

Elijah Sterlinga month ago
Oh My God... He's Gay! (So...)
Oh my God... He's Gay! What's that got to do with you? It's may be genetic and you don't know what he may have gone through He thinks that you're cute so what... No need to confront him or dispute Don...
Jaden Bleua month ago
Extra, Extra, Forget All About It
Extra! Extra! Forget all about it! Is any of it true? Maybe, to a few. Newspapers are in the past. And so is the news. Fake news? Or, is it real? Will we ever know? Is it all a show? Many have given u...
Elijah Sterlinga month ago
Lies Are Power
The truth is a bore It make my mind sore I see no reason to speak the truth anymore The truth can painful but not for me I make it sugary and sweet like fantasy When you lie you gain power, it's a pow...
Thomas Sebachera month ago
And Blows Will Rain Down from the Heavens
The rain has come, and in the darkness hatred spirals, And the storm is strong, And the land yields before the coming storm. And the people have shelters from the storm. The thunder rumbles in the dis...
Jacinda Almontea month 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 Almontea month 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 month 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 Cranka month 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 Devgana month 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 Spornera month 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 a month 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 Phelpsa month 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 Wilsona month 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 ...
Jaden Bleua month 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 Osborne2 months 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 2 months 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 Bleu2 months 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 T2 months 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...