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Best Society Poems

Below are the all-time best Society poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of society poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Playing Human
Introducing: Nate & Linda

The smile on my lips
is forced and coerced
I pretend to pay attention
give the best possible advice
everyone praises me
I'm so kind, polite and...

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Categories: society, humanity, humorous, life, pride,
Form: Free verse

Odd Od Dodo

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Categories: appreciation, bird, introspection, society,
Form: Shape

I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.

I heard the howling 

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Categories: friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member New World Order
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
             wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...

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Categories: drug, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pause my Poetry
You can bleed me blind,
execute my eyes, 
victimize my vision, 
immolate my imagery, 
nullify my name, 
suppress me into silence, 
slaughter my soul, 
execute my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, poetry, society,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member We the People
We the People
Will disagree
On taxation and prosperity
On liberty and duty

We the People
Are every color of Christianity
Every Jewish prayer, every song of Islam
The puritans, the atheists...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member WEIRDO
Declared an outcast,
shunned by society -
but she's the same
as you and me,
but You can't see her pain
hidden behind her coy smile.
You can't wipe away those...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, bullying, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Verdict
.                        ...

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Categories: society, war,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member View from the prism of 'ism'
socialism  communism  fascism   despotism
  buddhism  catholicism  hinduism  zoroastrianism  
territorialism  colonialism   imperialism  ...

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Categories: satire, society, truth, word
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Mundane Matters Of Mortals
how they suffer
poverty seeds disease 
like a puddle breeds mosquitoes - 
the sickly buzz is everywhere..

the dirge of the drudge 
nowadays damn near everyone in...

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Categories: society, dark, death, loss, planet,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Be Still
When chaos reigns, there is misguided freewill.
Separate yourself from the crowd, learn to be still.

Be willing to take the lead, but be able to follow...

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Categories: society, character, courage, freedom, journey,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member STREETLIFE
I’m on my way into the grocery store
when I see him huddled near the shop doorway
In his outstretched hand
an empty coffee cup
I throw in a...

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Categories: environment, society,
Form: Free verse
Star of the Show
Narrate you own life's story
and tell you own life's tale
Don't leave it up for grabs
or even up for sale!

Write down your own life's story
before the...

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Categories: society, identity, life, people, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
It's so simple,
So basic,
Yet we lack it.
Interaction is nothing without it.
Unable to make a bond because the fact is,
We've missed the point.
The point that connects...

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Categories: change, fear, inspirational, society,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Selfie or Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: society, angst, culture, funny, giggle,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fall
Fall and
red yellowing 
leaves in the trees

an old man sitting 
on a bench
watches them 
and thinks of his youth

a youth 
sitting on a bench
looking into...

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Categories: age, funny, nature, society,
Form: Blank verse
The Lady Of The House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: society, abuse, analogy, black african
Form: Haibun
Premium Member On the outside, looking in
"When humanity becomes louder than love, stay out of its way. At times, it's better to be the lion in the distance, rather than the...

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Categories: society, friendship, life, people, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member the PLAGUE
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to...

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Categories: society,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Party
The Party

Everyone is festive
All the ladies in pretty dresses

Champagne in flutes
Flirts in Armani suits

Waiters and penguins
Serving wine and cheeses

Musicians playing tango delights
Diplomats avoiding land mines...

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Categories: conflict, poets, society, solitude,
Form: Free verse
We Worked Long Enough
I laugh out loud
every time I hear a politician say,
that the best way to enrich a black person's life,
is to give them a job
Give them...

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Categories: slavery, society, truth, work,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Can We
Be quiet quiet quiet 
Shush shush shush
We’ve spoken too much
We haven’t listened enough

Black men and women
It’s not easy to be brave
Oppression and inequality 
make you...

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Categories: society, america, angst, black african
Form: Lyric
Premium Member the dog on the beach
i watched a dog fight back the sea
to chase a ball thrown on the surf
he sensed no danger unlike me
when i chased young dreams on...

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Categories: society, beach, dog, life, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Drink The Kool-Aid
Chug-a-lug, Chug-a-lug – 
no matter the fly in our
President's mug, the bug in 
his reflecting on
his ailing brain, and it's obvious
volume shrinking:

Those mindless, confusing...

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© Joe DiMino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: society, christian, evil, leadership, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Century-Twenty two
A future world rule by Trillionaires and Billionaires
Each country with segments of puppet regime governments,
With exceptions of course,
The drug lords the cartel those with the...

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Categories: social, society,
Form: Free verse