social commentary

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

  • Paige Graffunder
    Published about a month ago
    Reclaimation

    Reclaimation

    I will no longer police my feelings
  • Monica K.K. Lee
    Published about a month ago
    Tomorrow

    Tomorrow

    Tomorrow is a fresh day
  • Sarai Jakubczak
    Published about a month ago
    Delusional Dating

    Delusional Dating

    Why am I stressing?
  • Hope Martinez
    Published about a month ago
    A Black Boy's Mother

    A Black Boy's Mother

    I can storm the streets in anger,
  • Sarai Jakubczak
    Published about a month ago
    The Smell of Thunderstorms

    The Smell of Thunderstorms

    I love the smell of thunderstorms. Rain pouring from the sky. I sit here, high anxiety, but why?!
  • Ruben Gonzales
    Published about a month ago
    Awake

    Awake

    I see beyond the black and the white//
  • Dani Strider
    Published about a month ago
    Looking in

    Looking in

    I’m outside your window looking in on your world, but all I can see is nothing.
  • Khali Raymond (savage writer)
    Published about a month ago
    Downtown Drudgery

    Downtown Drudgery

    i could probably move a seabed with my ideas
  • Katie Green
    Published about a month ago
    Heavy

    Heavy

    Life is heavy
  • Cici Quez
    Published 2 months ago
    Not a Pretty Mirror

    Not a Pretty Mirror

    This is my mirror.
  • Lori Wilk
    Published 2 months ago
    Mom Writes Lyrics to Stop Violence with Guns: Two Rap Lyrics 'Stop Crime Against Kids' and 'Afternoons' by Lori Wilk

    Mom Writes Lyrics to Stop Violence with Guns: Two Rap Lyrics 'Stop Crime Against Kids' and 'Afternoons' by Lori Wilk

    As a mom who has always cared about giving my child non-violent options for television and entertainment, I wrote these raps with the intention of having people record them and share them in public service announcements and events, with their politicians, with their communities and with America. Our messages need to be heard, shared, and acted upon.
  • Life's Perceptual Poetry
    Published 2 months ago
    The Unknown Within

    The Unknown Within

    The Unknown Within Us...