social commentary

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

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Aubrey Harding2 years ago
Poem By Aubrey
Bipolar Depression It opens up like a bottle and the bubbles just come pouring out from the top. It's like a an adrenaline rush going through my veins, kinda like a street car racing the streets. It's...
Simply Soly2 years ago
Golden Heart. Unfortunate Luck.
She has tried it all. She tried being good. She tried being kind. Tried being selfless. Tried doing and being it all. Born with a big heart and a naive soul, the harder she tried to make it all happen...
Expresso Day ☕️🌈
waking up, fresh. fresh but then... off. coffee. up. fresh and ready. i'm ready, working right away. food, later. work, now. learning learning learning. down... coffee. up... kinda. dizzy... food, now...
A.C. Zempleni2 years ago
Safe
Acid rain Polluted purgatory. Paperback memories the world is not the same. Innocent eyes, circles and scars no visions or dreams. All is shattered by adulthood lies. What we have learned has been tau...
Molly Bosshart2 years ago
A Couple of Poems About Selfishness
From "this is a hate post."
Mark Ludas2 years ago
Fiddleheads
Tribes, my mind is tribes Sometimes at war, sometimes peace, Sometimes influenced by others, By gods, flawed and uneternal, But always alone, unfettered, untamed except by the weather. My dreams are m...
Nicholas Goodman2 years ago
Magazine Dreams
The Magazine presents serene faces that scream of success Posed actress who has crafted beauty out of the mess we are born into Eyes can't see through the disguise so untrue to how internal battles ra...
Wyld Tha Bard2 years ago
Savage
Savage was what they called their prisoners that they so heartlessly bound savage was the name they said onto the brown and red people who lived off the earth they had no sense of civility, they thoug...
Emma Kitsch2 years ago
I Will Fight You, Mr. Society...
Move on, Mr Society. The black sheep amongst many the white sheep, Is this the truth? Apparently so, I felt it In my gut and my heart. / You white sheep though, You are also tainted but in red, red, w...
Nicholas Anthony2 years ago
A False Cry
A complete refutation on the whole festival, oneness, all in it together, illusion just to sell the tickets, and provide the fake return when really, it’s just an excuse but who am I to judge when rea...
Wyld Tha Bard2 years ago
Her(story)
Her name flows as rhythmically as her shifting currents She is timeless She cannot be defined She cannot be confined to a mere remnant of colonial conquest She is rich she is pure her very body made u...
Gladys W. Muturi2 years ago
White
I look at myself in the mirror. I feel different. I’m not like everybody else. My skin is dark. Dark as night. I remember standing outside waiting for my mom to get me. I see these white teens staring...
James Reilly2 years ago
Flowers for Vegas
There are no words; Heaven has birthed herself a choir, and today we water the flowers we grew to remember. It has happened again and we pretend not to know why. Not a man but a spectre pulling every ...
Londyn Nichole2 years ago
Growing Up
As a child I wanted nothing more than to grow up. To be an adult And live my own life. As a child I wanted nothing more than to be my own person. To be strong To be proud To be independent. As a child...
Summer Sunset2 years ago
They Didn't Listen (Dialogue with Derry and the Clown in the Sewers)
Shiny wet teeth Hiding in the sewers That's all you are Great bloody jaws With a mask I'll eat you alive Who's gonna notice A kid gone missing Anyway This town's dead Red balloon Floating in the sewer...
ElRey Niffen2 years ago
America Proud
Don't stand before me yelling who's right or wrong when our freedom gets ripped away; either stand by my side or get out the way. This is America, home of the brave and land of the free, or, it used t...
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J.Y. Cummings2 years ago
Wolves
my loves there are wolves in the world you will see them everywhere you go -some will be a part of the pack others will not you wonder why i tell you this you know to be cautious -especially when abou...
Nicholas Goodman2 years ago
Abomination Inside the Corporation
The abomination inside the corporation stemmed from the reverse of humanization Non appreciation for the situation We watched our boss give convoluted explanation for the continual degradation of our ...