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Best Chicago Poems

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

Premium Member Santa's Stayed On In Chicago
Southerly breeze at my back
   Curlicue clouds in the sky
Folks sport sunny smiles
   A privilege to be alive

It's Spring after Christmas

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Categories: chicago, christmas, spring, weather,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Battle of South Chicago
The freeze has brought them to a winter night
they've made themselves, forgetting what is right,
and though they see their children cry

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, addiction, chicago, grief,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member To Chicago With Love, a Letter
Dear Chicago.

Sometimes, it amazes me how a memory will flash across our minds,
and that memory will spark a prayer, a tear, or even a longing...

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Categories: chicago, memory, prayer,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Bio:Closing Time,Memories


The joy, the camaraderie, the smoke.
The great ale, my great friends in Chicago.
Old Town,...

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Categories: chicago, friendship, memory, mental
Form: Bio
Premium Member Ee Cummings and I

I remember a beautiful, Spring
day in Chicago.
Sitting on my lover's lap.
His eyes as lovely as the spring-
green trees tapping gently on...

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Categories: chicago, emotions, inspiration, longing,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Putting On the Ritz
I pulled up to the Stork Club in a bright Red Coupe Deville. I must admit I felt a bit of pride as I tossed...

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Categories: blessing, chicago, cool, crazy,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Invisible Prison
Invisible Prison

I look at the wall
	I look at the floor
I look out the window
	I look at the door
No clock on the wall
	No light in the...

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Categories: chicago, death, depression, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Silkworm's Birthday
"The Silkworm’s Birthday"

Mulberry leaves flutter in the breeze
Kookaburra brave Joker bluffs a sky blue breast 
Drops one feather for a quill, a song hidden in...

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Categories: chicago, grandchild, imagery, love,
Form: Free verse
The Redline
My room at the Hyatt 
Smelled like my ex-wife
She didn't have oodles of class
Or wasn't overly fancy
So, it must be that aroma of 
Almost masking...

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Categories: baseball, chicago, humorous, sports,
Form: Free verse
The Muse
The Muse 
I remember it well when in the summer evenings
I went to see her we drank wine and made love
Embraced we slept to morning...

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Categories: celebrity, chicago, chocolate, city,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Elegy, Anniversary of My Fathers Funeral

I drove your shining,Cadillac, Daddy!
The lead car to the cemetery.
A stuffed bear, your Borsalino,
In the August, back window,fino!

You, in the hearse, a few feet behind..

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Categories: chicago, death, father daughter,
Form: Elegy
As I Recall
As I recall it was December
When a blizzard closed down O’Hare
I was sick of northern winters
While the sun was shining south somewhere
I remembered in a...

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Categories: beach, change, chicago, paradise,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Urban Math 101
the health of the family
reflects the health of the city
broken families=broken cities
fix your family=heal your break...

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Categories: chicago,
Form: Free verse
The Second City
What comes through a pistol barrel
May make holes in your apparel
But it could be worse ....
You won't need an hearse
If the next shot makes you...

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Categories: chicago,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Innocence Remembered

In a lovely city, quiet and small.
That aroma of French coffee set me reeling.
With robins' wings casting lovely shadows on the wall.
And my lavender morning...

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Categories: chicago, kid, memory, summer,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member --A Star Danced--

             * A Star Danced*

So ebony soft is indeed this night.
However, only to be lit by a dancing star.

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Categories: chicago, dance, dedication, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Day Within Days- Rondeau

How free I was, I did not know.
Growing up in Chicago, oh
Police in blue, protected streets.
Life was sparkling and sweet.  
Verdant lawns were so gleefully...

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Categories: america, chicago, corruption,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Falling On Chicagos Ice

Golly , I was just thirteen and coming back from school.
In winter, in Chicago, to not walk fast on ice, was
near a golden rule!

The wind...

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Categories: chicago, memory, weather, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ho-Hum, Here Are the Keys
Ho-hum, another war lost
  We should have won
Our new partner for peace ~ the Taliban

Ho-hum, a new school year
  First semester's curriculum

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Categories: america, change, chicago, world,
Form: Rhyme
Seated At the Right Hand of the Father
at hiding 
won't know to look at
embarrassment, worse than bad breath

must have smacked my head against something
when I was playing good cop, bad cop
and I...

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Categories: chicago, child, culture, me,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Go Cubs
WW                        ...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, chicago, happy, image,
Form: Shape
I swear to the summer-
I am a well-aged drummer...

Like liver and pee's,

like grease on the tree's,

like sweet tarts and tea.

I swear to the summer-
I am...

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Categories: chicago, america, baby, change, character,
Form: Imagism
The Refugee
A Refugee 
He had been given a lift by a Lithuanian truck driver
to a little town in inland Norway where the winter 
starts in September...

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Categories: chicago, boat, boyfriend, business, care,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Life Changing 'Misdial'
A Life Changing Misdial

One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken”, which I read for the first time in high school. ...

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Categories: adventure, change, chicago, education,
Form: Narrative
I Am What I Am
I am what I am, not what you'd like me to be. I see, do, & believe in all that I believe, do, or see....

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Categories: america, chicago, identity, society,
Form: Rhyme