social commentary

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

  • DS Peters
    Published 3 days ago
    In Her Eyes

    In Her Eyes

    My grandmother
  • Kieya Rain
    Published 5 days ago
    Carrying the Banner

    Carrying the Banner

    The Defense of Fort M’Henry
  • Heather Roach
    Published 5 days ago
    Blame

    Blame

    We come to each other on broken wings. We burden each other with broken things. We settle upon branches of dying trees, in the middle of a forest with dying bees. We swim in the rivers of our own decay, and blame all the others for it being this way. We see all the problems, but we have few. We say that we're one but we act as two. We talk of our sorrows, ignoring those of others. We live on tomorrows, and forsake our own brothers. We seek out highs, yet we live so low. We talk about knowledge, but we don't really know. We cry into our pillows when life gets rough. We cut down all the willows to build more stuff. We live on a planet that has become a cage. We speak of elation, but only know rage. We are the only species that has damned ourselves. Stocking our stores; emptying our shelves. We come to each other with so many words. And at the end of it all... We'll die with the birds.
  • Bianca Wargo
    Published 6 days ago
    I'm Tired...

    I'm Tired...

    to never be
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 10 days ago
    The Breath of Horses

    The Breath of Horses

    Over the city and the universe, tied tongues gather the forks
  • Briana Marie
    Published 10 days ago
    Innocence Revoked

    Innocence Revoked

    Fair skin, blonde hair, white dress
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 11 days ago
    The Sound of Horses

    The Sound of Horses

    In the dark excluded evening you watched silently in betrayal
  • Zachary Boulanger
    Published 11 days ago
    Gay

    Gay

    I need a hug from up above
  • Zachary Boulanger
    Published 11 days ago
    Rebuilding Trust

    Rebuilding Trust

    Rebuilding trust is terrible
  • Elena Jackson-Mavrokefalos
    Published 12 days ago
    Is She Woman Enough?

    Is She Woman Enough?

    Is her hair long enough?
  • Sherls V
    Published 13 days ago
    Hunger

    Hunger

    Look around these sad faces, no smiles for miles and
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 13 days ago
    The Breaker of Horses

    The Breaker of Horses

    You walked over the ocean just to see the angels