social commentary

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

Lon Casler Bixby2 years ago
Aunt Maureen
twenty-five years ago when I was a kid you scared me to death I thought you were a witch dyed jet black hair pale white skin and always dressed in black from head to toe today you are the same but you...
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David Aleman2 years ago
Deal with the Devil
I saw the Devil and the Lord talking as if they were best of friends The Devil said to the Mighty one “Let’s bring this to an end“ God replied to Lucifer whilst drinking a glass of wine “Come into my ...
Jennifer Kelly2 years ago
Rare Breed
I am, without doubt, a rare breed My soul deviated when he shot his seed Twisted, depraved, and deranged I should've been Ejected lost into this world, birthed to perpetuate sin Abandoned rejected unw...
Luke McNamara2 years ago
Perceptions of Truth
What’s evil? What is good? What’s right, and what’s wrong? Who decided? Who said it so? Did you? Did you say so? No, you didn’t. It was the news you are reading, The things you are experiencing, And, ...
Sara Warne2 years ago
"Not So Trendy Witch"
I suppose it's in the blood, to have magic pumping through your veins. When all my energy is depleted, Suddenly I feel the lightning and it rains. The source is more than around me, it is within my co...
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Crystal Pearl2 years ago
Love is...
I regret my inability to overcome the pain of all my disappointments. So I try to live without expectation and there by maintain a threadbare existence. To simply live and to simply give. To look beyo...
Dakota Lane2 years ago
The Soul Speaks
I have already lived through a thousand lives. Perceived this world through a thousand eyes. And though I've died a thousand times. I know nowthat I'll live a thousand more. I am eternal, A thousand v...
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Talib Williams2 years ago
Broken
Broke...The type of broke that can't be fixed by Cast...Cast in Class and asking...basking in the thought that "the first is last"...bursting past and crash through glass...curtains cast on the though...
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David Aleman2 years ago
War
"Deutschland, Deutschland," is his battle cry A Bayonet his weapon and a willingness to die Doing all he has to do to remember all before Sacrificing friends and foe in a game to win a war. He sees hi...
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David Aleman2 years ago
Growing Pains
As the marble roles down the hill the little boy laughs and runs Apache Joe and the Cowboy Kid with hands firmly on plastic guns The breeze brings smells and tastes in time of Swansea to my childish f...
Kelsey Horn2 years ago
Three Loves
The first was youth. Young and reckless. Emotions flooding our veins, two hearts follow one beat. Our minds drowning in dopamine and oxytocin. Days spent dreams of summer nights, clumsy fingers, and G...
Mo Darasi2 years ago
No Distinction
Mere droplets of water, yet very heavy Everybody get out of the way, be weary The rain is hitting, and it hold no query It doesn’t matter if your a man, woman, or a baby. The rain will hit you squarel...
Ahsanul Kabir2 years ago
Song of the Mute Raven
The dawn of a new day brings forth the dawn of darkness. Stuck on the wrong side of heaven Where prayers do not reach And blood sheds more than tears. Our cries don’t overlap the sirens of death, Figh...
Lon Casler Bixby2 years ago
Rings of Children
ARMS LOCKED IN FRIENDSHIP RINGS OF CHILDREN DANCE ROUND IN CIRCLES ONE LOSES HIS BALANCE AND FALLS THE RING CLOSES IN TO MEND THE BREAK THE ONE WHO FELL REGAINS HIS STATURE BUT IT’S SILENCE TO THEIR E...
Creative Hub2 years ago
Mask
All people wear a Mask, Why? You are not supposed to ask, Being yourself is a thing of past, You need to be sailing keeping high the mask. Original Ideas are the things that last, But innovation is a ...
Sarah Sparks2 years ago
Lilith
my vaginal canal is lined with razor teeth my sex is an ever devouring shark I give birth to the grotesque many limbs many heads many blinking eyes Lucifer loved me Adam despised me I attacked the cit...
Edens Fleurizard2 years ago
Education: A Forbidden Fruit
We need to invest in our future We need to take care of our youth We need to foster their minds, mentally feed our youth We have to complete our youth because we need our youth We need to give them th...
Oh
Oh Father, How I wish I never knew you. A footnote in a lengthy novel series. A stray thought whenever I hear the word "Dad". Do you think of me at all these days? How you've failed me? Shall we count...