social commentary

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

Will J2 months ago
People Suck
Feeling the way I feel Not knowing who to turn to Wondering if there's a point To all this madness around me People run rampant throughout Acting like chickens without heads Causing so much chaos No o...
Mia Lynn2 months ago
Tall Black Boots
I've got a pair of tall black boots They have a cost-efficient feel AND... They come completely water resistant With an attractive! Plain Jane appeal MY tall black boots Have both buckles... and... la...
Kieron Parkinson2 months ago
Why?
why do young men and boys take each others' lives? an occurrence so common that we become desensitized to it. i want to ask some questions to all of them. all of those humans that have taken the lives...
Monique Star2 months ago
Unnecessary Fear
Word spread of hand held cannons Taking and wounding souls Making them known, but not as hoped. Word spread of a tsunami of tears Causing damaging fears. While thinking of entering a room with obese pictures, I worry that the story I view Will be of my life up till then. Precautions increase And I'm advised to reenact, in backwards motion, A dog facing downward. Incident causes mental accusation Toward the mastermind Adding more spice to a dish of stereotypes and panic Without proof, they say pe...
Kings Loyalty 2 months ago
Trump's Wall
Who thinks the wall is needed? Who opposes the wall? Why is the government shut down over the wall? What benefits will the wall provide? How can the wall create job security? How does not having the w...
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Raz Seedz2 months ago
Ancestory
its just dawned on me, something which probably dawns on everyone as soon as they meet me. that i am the love child of the poorest and the richest. the poorest and the richest in culture, faith, beaut...
K_the Graeae2 months ago
Nostalgia
Let us evaporate and rewind Start at the very top So broad you are So open you seem Fall far from the sky Down the mountain sides Rushing with floods Of memories and emotions Through Smooth and rough ...
Mia Lynn2 months ago
By, Buy, Bye
Life The acceptance By: The Unknowing. Fools. Media garden Tools. Generational bliss. The cheek to cheek. Superficial kiss. The fulfilling diet. The perfected denial of choice. It happened for, A reas...
Celious Blanc2 months ago
.blink.
walking with blinkers on flickering light keep your eyes open now see what you might have heard or felt or seen or done closing shadows on the run open mouths and desolate hearts clean shaven spectrum...
r. nuñez2 months ago
The Seasoning of Time
The Breath of the Winter Ghost
Cardinal Rose2 months ago
We Are Not Bison
Diversity is like a wooden shelter It makes you feel safe Until the Weight of the world Caves it in And you’re left wondering “How does this end?” Time An endless quandary Constantly wondering What co...
Monique Star2 months ago
Why Harass Innocents?
Why do people stab innocents with insults? They're not to blame for your boredom. They're not to blame for your insecurities. They're not to blame for your hunger for power. All they are guilty of Are being in your sight And not foreseeing your actions. Just simple poking with speared insults Has never been enough for you, has it? You push the spears within your targets for reactions. You hand more to other people for bigger firepower Or else they would be attacked, too. You continue for the sak...
Monique Star2 months ago
Why Are They Less Than Ideal?
Ancient tactics transfer to another century: "Let's encourage fear to glue us into power. Fear leads to silence. Silence keeps them from fighting back. What harm exists?" Those who dare show true ligh...
Monique Star2 months ago
Outlawed In-Betweens
Black or white. Yes or no. Something is or it isn’t. Square, not a box. Circle, not a hole. Cover, not a book. People crave simplicity. Who, what or where is welcome, But how and why cause migraines. How and why draw another axis of reason. How and why provide depth. How and why give the Questioned a brain And make them human. Explanations shan’t exist In a world drawn by simplicity and control. You expect a kindergartener To draw cubes and prisms in a coloring book? Absolutely not. So why must ...
Monique Star2 months ago
Blue Wasteland
The sky's color, no longer in existence The world no longer seen as a puzzle Autism faced prehistoric reptile fate Because of those so too scared to even think. We spread awareness and acceptance Our marks fade away. We were people before, Nothing was wrong before. So why can't our blue minds just stay? Sure, we seemed strange, Sure, we're awkward, Sure, we stay on self-interests all day. The difference is puzzles are lifeless 'Cause their souls were all chased away. There might be rare happy fa...
A Is for Anxiety
All of my oxygen is being crushed Now the tingling in my arms to my neck feels like ants under my skin Xylophones makes noise and noise is what prolongs rapid breathing I am fearing and worrying thing...
Monique Star2 months ago
Deafening Silent Loner
I seem silent or strange, But I just spend most of my days Resting and wandering In my home: my mind. Ask me “Who lives in the mind of a loner?” I explain that the residents Of the place I call home A...
Monique Star2 months ago
We Shan't Judge
Who are we to judge? Do we hate that we're different? These judgments lead to self-hatred. Focus on the damage done. Do we hate that we're different? We're all crayons of different colors. Focus on th...