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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 BATTLE OF SOUTH CHICAGO
The freeze has brought them to a winter night
they've made themselves, forgetting what is right,
and though...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, addiction, chicago, grief,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member BIO:CLOSING TIME,MEMORIES




       CLOSING TIME AT THE PUB


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

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Categories: chicago, friendship, memory,
Form: Bio
Premium Member EE CUMMINGS AND I
  E.E.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
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
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 city

...

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Categories: chicago,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member --A STAR DANCED--


             * A Star Danced*


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

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Categories: chicago, dance, dedication, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Seated at the right hand of the father
Good
at hiding 
it
won't know to look at
handicap
disability
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
                        ...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, chicago, happy, image,
Form: Shape
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
Summer
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
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
Procrastination
If you procrastinate, it may be because you're afraid of fate. You have no faith, so you wait until its too late! You take for...

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Categories: business, chicago, future, life,
Form: Rhyme
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
Premium Member I Wanted To Get Away
I Wanted To ‘Get Away’   
By Curtis Johnson

Without naming the company, one of my favorite commercials use to be the one featuring ‘embarrassing...

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Categories: character, chicago, christian, class,
Form: Prose
Chasing The Wind
I spent my life chasing
Justice
Righteousness
Equality
Love
Truth
Only to be 
Chasing the wind...

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Categories: chicago, age, anxiety, baptism, bible,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tattered Game Ball
Kids of different
nationalities gather
every day to play 
in the streets of Chicago 
once their daily chores are done.

They play with marbles,
scummy top, pitching pennies,
or a...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, chicago, children, nostalgia,
Form: Tanka
My School
The place where I used to stay,
I used to learn and eat and play,
My so many friends and toys
The shared sorrows and joys
The childish quarrels...

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Categories: age, care, chicago, child,
Form: Rhyme
SO SAD
Growing up just outside the CHI
I would spy
Always wondering what lied inside
Waiting for my turn to slide
Then I got the call homie Bob had died
While...

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Categories: chicago, childhood, conflict, death
Form: Verse
Hat wairers
Hat wairers are people too . 

We deserve equal rites just like the females & 

The black fokes du ! 

We deserve Freedum frum the...

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© John Hall  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, community, feelings,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Long Distant Love

The college town of Evanston was where we first met.
It was the summer of 1970, when Mr. Nixon was president.

It would be two years later...

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Categories: chicago, husband, love, marriage,
Form: Narrative