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Poems on Society

Poems on Society

All of us belong to a greater whole, and whether you call it society or civilization or country, it has a deep and profound impact on our lives. Some seek to escape it. Some to embrace it. All of us, though, should seek to understand it.

Poems on Society (1-70)

  • by epoet
    When soldiers die, the pain is only beginning.
  • by Jeffrey Carter
    Drinking and driving - ingredients that too often lead to death and guilt.
  • by Millette Addison
    Perhaps that dirty, penniless person sleeping in the street is something more than you might think?
  • by Monica
    How can discrimination ever make sense?
  • by Ghegi25
    As society encourages us to strive for the unattainable, we begin to realize we have become a reflection of that society. And in that reflection, we have lost our selves.
  • by Suroor
    Modern Western society has a problem that can no longer be ignored.
  • by Bahar
    Please look into the heart of a troubled child. And understand…
  • by Marge Tindal
    A very talented and insightful poet pays tribute to those who died and offers solace to those who survived.
  • by Alotta
    Rape is a crime against society. But more than that, it is a vicious crime against humanity.
  • by Robson Grant
    If the Earth is our home, shouldn't we become better housekeepers?
  • by Carey Lenehan
    Fighting for your country, sacrificing for your ideals, may not always mean what "some" have told you it does.
  • by Jody Nichols
    Excluding others - making them feel left out - because of differences is wrong.

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Poems on Society continued

  • by Ogviolet
    Hate and fear are enemies of all mankind. And, on some nights, it seems they are winning their war against us.
  • by V.J. Lower
    To "cry" doesn't mean just to weep - it can also be a strident plea for help.
  • by Lisa Teller
    Columbine brought many nightmares - and a very special dream.
  • by Geoff Sanderson
    The beauty of nature can be so easily spoiled…
  • by Angell
    The atrocities we've seen happening in our society this year have inspired poets such as this one to write some very poignant words.
  • by Gothic
    As time moves deliberately by us, our lives change, and the lives of our loved ones change as well. Sometimes we grow in the same directions, and sometimes we grow apart.
  • by T
    We should always think before we say what's on our mind. Once words are spoken, they can't be taken back.
  • by Rose
    Our society has some pretty screwed up priorities - and this is about one of the worst ones.
  • by Martina Hooley
    Littleton, Colorado became a place we could not ignore. But maybe we should have paid attention a little sooner?
  • by Alison Rotmark
    This poem is written about our blatant disregard for the core of our existence - Mother Earth.
  • by Dominic
    When the whole world seems crazy and disjointed, few media can reflect that feeling like a poem.
  • by David Mclauchlan
    This poem is about war. And death and tragedy. And, too, about anger.
  • by Mindy Carpenter
    When nations go to war, the reasons aren't always easy to understand. But the consequences are.
  • by Nathan Olney
    Humans are pack-animals, and I suspect there have always been gangs. But it seems as if there has never, before, been quite so much hate…
  • by Michael Anderson
    Being different, in any society, has always been dangerous. And, guess what? We're all different…
  • by Kadka Jaeks
    Modern society, to a large extent, worships many false gods. One of those is physical beauty.
  • by Marcy King
    This poem is about searching for answers, in a society that seems to make little sense.
  • by Je ' Free
    Is there hope for humanity? Perhaps. If we're willing to make the trip.
  • by Amber Victoria
    Children need many things from us. Most of all, they need our Love, and it's a tragedy when they don't get it.
  • by Elaine Wilson
    This is a very poignant exploration of what it means to be raised by an alcoholic.
  • by Judy Burnette
    Memorials, by definition, are about death. But sometimes they can bring forth vivid images of Life, too.
  • by Lovely
    It seems so little to ask. And so important to give…
  • by Jacquie Quant
    This beautifully crafted poem explores a very serious issue in Life today - AIDS, and the consequences of not realizing how serious it can be.
  • by Tressa Brown
    When we make decisions in Life that lead us from our goals, they're called mistakes. When we search for a way to correct our mistakes, they're called dreams.
  • by Hope
    When abuse becomes reality, sometimes the only escape is to be alone.
  • by Judy Burnette
    Social stigma can sometimes destroy lives. But seldom love.
  • by Heather Miller
    Life's problems come in all shapes and sizes. But maybe there's a commonality in all of them?
  • by Bettleslydia
    In the capital of our country stands a wall that everyone should visit at least once.
  • by Begary
    This is a beautifully crafted poem about drug abuse. But beyond the craft, there is a sense of sincerity and reality. When you have read it, you will understand something of the life a drug abuser faces.
  • by Lisa Marie Ann Zuklic
    This poem is not about "a" flower, but about all flowers. And the Earth upon which they live.
  • by Kit McCallum
    As companies and corporations grow larger and more impersonal, they impact more and more lives. This poem is about the little people who work for them. Or those that, perhaps, once did?
  • by Angel
    Child abuse is one of those sad crimes where the victim is often made to feel as if to blame.
  • by Elsa Nora
    Homosexuality has existed since the dawn of recorded history. It shouldn't be a dirty word, and it shouldn't inspire hatred and fear.
  • by Nicole George
    Our civilization isn't always pretty. But could it be?
  • by Lisa Roberts
    This poignant poem speaks a simple Truth - we must help those who need it, or risk becoming one of those who need.
  • by Sharon Rotondi
    If the world we live upon could speak to you, could mouth dire warnings of retribution to come - would you listen then?
  • by Shayla Campos
    This poem is about racism in our society. But, more, it's about the pain of a child growing up under its dark banner of hate.
  • by Rachael Harris
    We sometimes see things in life, sad things, unimaginable things, things that are very difficult to understand.
  • by Renee Towns
    Even once would be too often, but the Truth of this short poem happens far too frequently in our society.
  • by Philip Zemler
    Drinking and driving causes too many deaths in our society. But what would it be like to see that useless loss through the eyes of one who has experienced it?
  • by Andrea Hill
    The world isn't always what we would like it to be, but that doesn't mean we can't imagine. For, seeing a Truth is the first step towards achieving it…
  • by Heather Lank
    This poem is, very simply, a plea. It's one that thousands of friends make every day, often in frustration, always in pain, sometimes in vain.
  • by Evalyn Rose
    Maybe it's human nature, a part of our genetic heritage, to be frightened by the dark. But it's equally true that such fears are reinforced by a society where few can feel safe…
  • by Peter Hughes
    Big cities have a character, a personality, just like people do. And there are certain times of the day when those characters become more evident than at others…
  • by William Bough
    Listen to the rhythm of this poem, as you read the sometimes bitter words, and learn how a talented poet can bring Life even to subjects like drugs and death.
  • by Katy Christina
    This poem is about hatred. But, much more than that, it's about Love…
  • by Wendy LaTulippe
    What is it like to be a woman in today's society?
  • by Edilberto González-Trejos
    To one born in the country, the City can be a different world.
  • by LaTiefa Alston
    Metaphors can sometimes make the job of explaining the impossible possible. What's it like to be robbed?
  • by S. Selina Jamil
    The author suggested we needed a category on Multicultural issues. Maybe. But the author might be surprised to discover this is a very common feeling for those who live - and travel - within their own country.
  • by Jeremy Redinger
    If drugs are a part of life, they are also very much a part of death. Usually, as in this story, too much a part of death.
  • by Edward Racey
    When a society has problems, it's a poet's duty to warn us of them. Whether you agree with the author, or not, you'll certainly find some insghtful - and very clever - thoughts herein.
  • by Edward Racey
    The hard truth of a world that only sees in BLACK and WHITE.
  • by Angel Towe
    This poem is about abortion. You may agree or disagree with the author's sentiments, but you'll certainly appreciate his sincerity. And, I think, his eloquence.
  • by Poet deVine
    This poem is about life in the fast lane.
  • by Ron Carnell
    Sometimes war is so horrific the only way we can talk about it is in terms of horror.
  • by Ron Carnell
    The title describes an old poem, about an old experience, that - to this day - still effects much of the way I live my life.
  • by Ron Carnell
    Is Death a suitable topic for a forum about Life? Or is this poem really just an unintentional metaphor for the way men and Mankind matures?

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