There's a rich history of poetry serving as social commentary, intended to inspire calls to action.
Thorn in The Flesh
Covid-19, Corona, plague, pandemic. Whatever you call yourself. From China to the world, You have spread your wings of destruction.
Between Truth & Lies
It’s the stories, All the stories, They tell you, You think about them, You tell them or not, You hear about them,
Emotional Pain is Real
Kayla Laird Speaks A smile covers my feelings Nothing seems to matter Unmotivated Unwanted Unloved Weights shackle
Words vs Silence
For those who can't speak, I feel the pain you're going through. I can tell I've got the voice, but I actually never been heard too.
When Does One Come of Age?
When does one come of age? What a thought, that burns in my mind. Coming of age means nothing. * The child making their own meals
Then I was a woman
I did not lose my innocence as though it were a toy misplaced on the bedroom floor to be kicked under the bed in a haphazard way while I searched for shoes.
From One to Zero
Living in the cracks of society Where riot troops roam the streets He turns works of art from refuse Which he hides from everyone he meets
She Walks the Night
She walks the night, unseen, alone Covered in dark she hides her tears She walks afraid, her plight unknown There is no one to calm her fears
Every since I was an little girl I dreamed of being somebody All I ever wanted was love Get it L-O-V-E simple isn't it No these men don't want just any kind of love
The Woman In The Wall
The woman in the wall called for help She reached her hands out to grasp for touch She watched as life continued without her
Wishing on a Star
Wishing On A Star Wishing for peace on earth so we all can live together in peace and harmony. Wishing on a star Wishing for unity as a country of people believing we are all equal and support our freedom for all. Remembering those who fought for freedom and died for justice.
It's Been a Long Time, Mama
It's been a long time, mama much longer than I care to say I ain't been back home since they took me away to the city. I just ain't the same youngin