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Society Poems | Examples of Society Poetry

Society Poems - Examples of all types of society poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for society.
Premium Member Kali Yuga aka Zombie Apocalypse
Here in the Kali Yuga (Dark Age) We are no longer sustained by the high And mighty order of Tradition Instead waves of chaos Swell on the tide of freedom What was high is brought low And what was low...Read More
Categories: culture, society,
Form: Narrative

The People We Pass By
I often sit and ponder Of what our lives could someday be If we truly understood The hearts of everyone we see. We pass by many strangers In all the places that we go, To forget of the faces Of all...Read More
Categories: society, culture, friendship, life, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Common Sense
Common Sense Common sense though expected from common people, yet not so common. ...Read More
Categories: how i feel, society,
Form: Monoku
Travelling Alt Earth
We pull into a Winding Station, Hand the Attendant our key, Head into the Station Inn For a snack and Earl Grey Tea. In less than an hour, Our machine being oiled The tension being adjusted And our spring tightly coiled, I slip...Read More
Categories: fantasy, future, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Normal?
I wrote this poem during the as I questioned what the future held. Since the pandemic crisis has passed, we keep hearing about a “new normal.” Normal is over, or did normal ever exist? Will normal ever...Read More
Categories: endurance, faith, society,
Form: Ballad

When women are finally free To be just who they want to be... We had always wondered What that exactly means....Read More
Categories: society, freedom, girl, political, social,
Form: Free verse
They call you a queen Where is your crown? They call you a hero You've got no cape They call you a beauty How can you be called so when you are the beast You are called a victor When you have...Read More
Categories: society, anger, dark, feelings, sad,
Form: Free verse
Man O Man can't conquer the mother
Man O’ Man can’t conquer the mother! Hitherto, the quoth be gather. To the havoc, thy avarice, foment; The virulence is a channel of chastisement. Man O’ Man can’t conquer the mother! Hitherto, the quoth be gather. The virulence is evil...Read More
Categories: society, desire, emotions, humanity, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
I Am
I don't want to doubt again I don't want to fall again I don't want to cry again I want to fight I want to stay high in vibrations I want to evolve I am important...Read More
Categories: society, i am, inspiration, inspirational
Form: Free verse
Look Out
where do we find a common denominator that will move prejudice mountain of earth's eternal terminator eight billion pouring from it's fountain first seek and learn, the lessons of before the polarity of hate, that discriminate causing the reasons for war the...Read More
Categories: humanity, society,
Form: Rhyme
Who The Police Protect, Part II
...It went up on the internet, people argued in vain, some said, “Monster,” some said, “It’s good that ‘the rich’ know their pain!” Tyler ignored all the hoopla, knew nothing would be done, all cops were bastards, after all, he had already...Read More
Categories: society, conflict, corruption, dark, evil,
Form: Narrative
Who The Police Protect, Part I
Tyler was a real happy man, looking down at his phone, the mayor said,“We need less police, their crimes are so well known.” They’d not arrest if you stole less than a thousand from a store, and decided, for the ‘oppressed,’ no...Read More
Categories: society, conflict, corruption, dark, evil,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Too Much For Today's Society
Too much for today's society Too many deaths in the family Too much violence in the streets. Too many hostilities by the police Too many deaths by the police Too many murderers in the streets. Too many innocent victims Too many in...Read More
Categories: society, anti bullying, bullying, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Journey of a Contemporary Joseph
Author’s note: The following is in haibun form—poetic prose (microfiction with less than 200 words in this case) coupled with a haiku. It was written in response to a writing prompt to (re)tell a Christmas...Read More
Categories: society, christmas, family, immigration, jesus,
Form: Haibun
Sunday Morning Suit
He’s a Sunday Morning Christian Sitting prominently in his pew, On the other six days of the week He exploits folk like me and you. From his position of privilege, Where he’s never known any need, He accuses the...Read More
Categories: Lullaby, society,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Society Poems

Definition | What is Society in Poetry?