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Society Poems | Examples of Society Poetry

Society Poems. Below are examples of poems about society. This list of society poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of society poetry. This list of works about society is an excellent resource for examples on how to write society poems.

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List of Society Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Refusal To Be Bamboozled Dennis Spilchuk Sonnet society, education, history, meaningful, perspective,
Indecorously Out of Control colin mitchell williams Free verse riddle, society,
Men are not dogs JP Thomas Free verse society, animal, character, dog, future,
Barbershop Quartet Rhona McFerran Free verse society, community, humanity, humor, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Disarmament Maureen McGreavy Senryu appreciation, society,
Think of the Children Rhona McFerran Free verse society, childhood, family, growth, innocence,
Left Footed Fool colin mitchell williams Free verse addiction, humanity, society,
OUR DAILY BREAD LEWIS NYAGA Blank verse city, life, society,
The Gallows Jean Bush Dramatic Verse death, judgement, society,
Premium Member Poem The Shop Window Bernard Chan Senryu society, clothes, desire, money, poverty,

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Abandoned and forgotten
by Gershon Wolf
Furious females take to the streets, shouting
   Staid matrons join them, newly doubting

Angry young males overturn cars, defiant
   Older men surrender...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, culture, how i feel,

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Hammered Metal Poetry
by Sheer Terror
hard hit pieces of metal 

bullet and fasten 

the perfect tool

hand held weapon

finger on the trigger

an impulse so pure

hope follows near 

a click of a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, conflict, imagery, poetry, power,

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The Edge of Night
by John lawless

this netherworld
this hospice of broken souls
this travesty of triumph’s trauma
blank pages
telling stories
sightless readers
sifting the ash
of scorched lives
charred character
seeking solace
			 on the edge
					   of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, society, soldier, war,

I Could Get Paid For This
by Rhona McFerran
I must have one of those faces
or maybe people just assume
that because I'm quiet
I must be a good listener, because
wherever I go- they find me

The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, community, how i feel,

New Neighbors, Part I
by Rhona McFerran
As Miss Luby watches from her window
a moving van backs up
the driveway across the street

BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP!

its warning cry has a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, community, humanity, humor, humorous,

New Neighbors, Part II
by Rhona McFerran
Meanwhile, Mrs. Pappadopoulos
has circled back and plops down
on Fred's front porch, all tuckered out
 
So Fred cheerfully pulls up a chair
and together they sit and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, community, humanity, humor, humorous,

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Naughtiness
by Jack Ellison


Can't imagine life without naughtiness
It spices things up, it does
Naughtiness was given to us human beans
A blessing if there ever was

Imagine a whole world of...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society,

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WHY NOT
by Line Gauthier


What’s wrong with our culture
That we’re so deathly afraid
To talk about death and dying

It’s a process we will all go through
In one way or another
Yet...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, culture, death, fear, scary,

Hate Mail
by colin mitchell williams

It comes to you in the post
the first day you’re born
certified and normalized your invoice of sale 
in Christmas cards sent you
while you’re at school
authorized,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, social, society,

A Tribe of Trolls
by Elizabeth Wyler
A Tribe of Trolls

A tribe of trolls escaped their cage! 
Now rabid wrath and rancor rage.
Hurling hurt from hidden hellholes
(most notably, their toilet bowls),
they flush...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, anti bullying, bullying, computer,

Six Degrees Of Separation
by matthew harris
Advent of mass electronic
     (not necessarily fail
proof), nonetheless spellbinding
     how earthlinked communications
     sent...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, 12th grade, 9th grade,

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Don't
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Don't speak of God's redemptive healing
while practicing idolatrous competitions in fear,
and self-righteous anger,
and xenophobic hate.

Don't expect voices for democratic integrity
from bodies raised for overpowering secular...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, fear, hate, health, integrity,

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A Future Here Now
by Gershon Wolf
One moment he was alive; the next he was dead
   Gunned down midst a gang war, a bullet in his head

No motive whatsoever,...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, fate, grief, society,

The Protector
by Charlotte Boyle
Injustice coughs its blackened breath.

And like bracken he wraps himself, prickly prickly, over the moss drenched mud. 

The fog receads, its spite dulled. 

Twisted branches...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love, society,

A Word For That
by Rhona McFerran
Gaslighted: Abused and lied to
Script is flipped when I challenge you
Smoothed over with wink & back-pat
Now I know, there's a word for that

Body-shamed: Self made...

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Kyrielle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: community, encouraging, life, society,

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Locker Room Talk
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Immature boys
having a bully good time
Plenty wet towel fun ...
doing nude, verbal denigrating

It was just harmless locker room talk,
the unconcerned adults all said

Nothing to worry...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, society, truth, wisdom,

Southern Style
by Rhona McFerran
As a child, I was never bored
I spent hours gawking
going through my mother's
home decorating magazines
seeing things I'd never seen
that we could never afford

So full of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, people, poverty, society,

Feed The Hero Inside
by David Welch
They wonder what is going on
with all our men today,
why they seem unmotivated
and resigned to their fate,
what happened to the people who
stormed bloody Normandy,
that type...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, abuse, engagement, how i

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crazy, wild-eyed, face
by P.S. AWTRY
crazy, wild-eyed face
screaming on my tv set
objective news men...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, society,

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Demonize or Energize
by Gershon Wolf
Overanalyze and criticize, demoralize and ostracize
  Modern pundits legitimize their vicious exercise

Scrutinize and standardize, compartmentalize and cannibalize
  Wizards of efficiency synchronize, initialize and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: society, america, anger, how i