social commentary

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

  • Astro
    Published about 21 hours ago
    1997

    1997

    1997 I arrived,
  • Karl Young
    Published about 22 hours ago
    The Chair

    The Chair

    No child is bad from the beginning... they only imitate their atmosphere.
  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsden
    Published a day ago
    Hearts have teeth

    Hearts have teeth

    In this world, during this time
  • Marty West
    Published 2 days ago
    WHERE WILL WE GO

    WHERE WILL WE GO

    WHERE WILL WE GO
  • TYHEEMA MASON
    Published 2 days ago
    Wake Up

    Wake Up

    WAKE UP!!!!
  • Morgan Elizabeth
    Published 2 days ago
    a terrified mind

    a terrified mind

    beige tile flooring. with too many patterns that don't line up and cracks too big in places and nonexistent in others. and where the beige tiles end, a beige wall begins. accented by darker browns and slightly off pea-greens. those of course are covered in clashing patterns and textures. tile. sheetrock. pleather. cotton. polyester. then you add the clothing in the room. jeans. woolen sweaters. linen. lycra. more cotton. blues. reds. yellow stripes. greens. orange tie-dye. with a purple sleeve there, and some periwinkle polka dots in the corner.
  • Maria Kalafatis
    Published 2 days ago
    Perfection

    Perfection

    We all live in a world
  • Taylor Hyer
    Published 3 days ago
    We Breathe Differently

    We Breathe Differently

    We live in a world of inequality.
  • Kristine Hammond
    Published 3 days ago
    Erasing History

    Erasing History

    In a world where silence is never heard
  • Cara Hartley
    Published 3 days ago
    Big Fat Obsession

    Big Fat Obsession

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  • Paul Cowan
    Published 3 days ago
    You Are Old Donald Trump

    You Are Old Donald Trump

    “You are old, Donald Trump," the journalist said,
  • Megan Sutton
    Published 3 days ago
    2020

    2020

    2020 has been one big storm,