social commentary

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

W i n d ō NYC2 months ago
The Golden Cage
I was not born here, This place of bright lights and noise This bustling place whose floors come alive. I was born in a place of dirt and silence, A place with breathable air and warm sun. This place ...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Gleaming Pieces
Skyscrapers rise up from the earth, splendid. The minds that went into fashioning the Gleaming pieces of art are intended To spark wonder and awe when one can see. They represent the minds that built ...
Mr. KUTZKY 2 months ago
Reuben Sandwich Luncheon
I couldn’t respect a word they said if I tried. Common concerns I continuously keep denied. I can’t even allow them grace for the fact that they tried. If that was trying, I can’t wait for dying. Thei...
Nobody Likes You When You're Timothy
It was late night She was at home I was up Feeling kinda prone To never finding one Who could see me for me I really felt forever alone. But then she sent me an email I was up scrolling through apps T...
Mr. KUTZKY 2 months ago
Mental Illness
Public image is temperamental solely due to the fact that is not only dictated by the intelligent. Stupidity; one of the single most curable diseases; plagues millions. It’s symptoms reek havoc upon t...
Jaden Bleu2 months ago
Chronic Optimists
They are so happy and positive all the time; they don't see negativity, or even any crime. Everything they see is through rose colored glasses, always standing out from the masses. "Happy Monday," the...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Extol
Like a word without meaning, you lack a Definition. You state that you're a source Of wisdom, knowledge, and some repartee But all you have to offer is brute force. A capitalist never engages In non-b...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Driven and Greedy
Do you care about the poor? What mainly Draws you to the downtrodden and makes you Want to care for them? To state it plainly, Why do you even care? What can they do? The true statement is, ‘where are...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Maker's Mind
The time to recognize the holiday That is an affair for the maker’s mind, Means that all of the people will soon say That the producer is a good, rare find. It is the case of the lowest school clerk T...
Curtis Woodcock2 months ago
Divine Damage
Prairie floods, a nod to god rebuild the arc, for our sins will drown I forgot what I was doing here? Currents swell inside my head carry away the physical Repent and you shall be saved Insurance will...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Must Meet All Challenges
Would life found on some distant rock change your View on the type of a ‘higher power'? Would aliens change your views about more Than just where ideas tend to flower? The true search for life outside...
Emmiasky Ojex2 months ago
The Story in My Head (Pt. 2)
I look down and I don't recognize myself I tried to push my legs to go faster but I guess theirs was faster than mine Pushed to the wall of a filthy building All I heard was ripples I knew I've been c...
Andrew Wilson2 months ago
Sonnets 18
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Mary McMichael2 months ago
Changing the Control
For 22 years I've wrote about my fears I've placed the words Bringing awareness to things external Instead of projecting myself Bringing awareness to things internal Since I've come back I never thoug...
Anthony Cornatzer2 months ago
Tree of Life
My brother carries A tattoo, And I carry A ring Of the tree of life. A minority may Yet go unrecognized For what they identify As their own gender, An elderly Black couple Were killed, And eleven peop...
Hannah Payne2 months ago
But I Love Them
I feel the chains surrounding me and my world I feel my emotions being constricted by society I feel the ugly judgement and disapproval But I know the truth But I love Them I walk down the street with...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Their Thoughts
It’s an era when the wrong words could make A woman feel uncomfortable and When males, not men, pursue, attempt and take Actions that should be condemned, blocked and banned. Women and some men must e...
Cassia Grace2 months ago
We the Dead
Walking No. DRAGGING. from place to place, looking for the next big thing. No; our next escape. Having existential crises at the age of innocence. Having doubts that that still even exists. Drawing on...