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Best City Poems

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


Cry of the City

We will walk then, you and I

When daylight shuts her weary eye;

Down the streets where beggars sleep

And drug crazed addicts spend their keep.

On streets that...

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Categories: city, life, prayer, time, drug, universe,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Violin
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Categories: city, death, love, rose,
Form: Personification
Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: city, birth, change, conflict, death, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad
I Knitted You A Scarf
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Categories: city, french, humor, humorous, imagination, light, money,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Revelation in the Rain
She briskly walks in January’s rain,
which drums the endless rhythm of her pain,
pulling closer round her shoulder in the downpour
the leather jacket he so often...

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Categories: city, lost love,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member In This Place

I am the weed
Nestled
In a crack in the pavement
Dismantling concrete
Crumbling foundations
In this man made world
Rooted in the earth
Despite the city
I am the seed




11/05/18

Composed for Line...

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Categories: city, nature,
Form: Free verse
Love - An Explosive Rant

she was all like - there's something i have to tell you
but before she gets to say it
his ex wife shows up

he's all like -...

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Categories: city, love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Do Not Grieve Your Muse
              (For My Younger Self)



You have forgotten your muse.
You neglected her, in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, introspection, life, poetry, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Flame
           PROLOGUE
The Flame, aflicker, licks and flays,
illuming evening’s negligees
With braided curls she swirls and sways,
and...

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Categories: city, life, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Desperate Housewife - in limerick form
A desperate housewife I knew
had such mundane housework to do.
Being so tired of it,
she decided to quit.
Then off to Las Vegas she flew.

Having always been...

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Categories: city, adventure, wife,
Form: Limerick
Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

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Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: city, beautiful, fire, grave, imagination, lost, paradise,
Form: Epic
Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: city, memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
The Peephole that is the Moon
An infinite door of midnight blue;
glowing peephole that is the moon.
Dare I look before turned to dust?
Yes, dear friend, I surely must.

In the midst, a...

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Categories: city, faith, god, heaven, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member He Touched Me
Do you know what it is like to be an untouchable?
To be so filthy and disgusting
That people shrink away from you
Do you know how it...

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Categories: city, miracle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Happy Solitude, COLLABORATION WITH POET DESTROYER A
(This theme coincidentally matched up with another contest I recently
entered, so I revised my sonnet and then PD graciously extended this
idea of a day of...

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Categories: city, nature, silence,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A LIGHT OF LIFE SHONE BRIGHT
A LIGHT OF LIGHT SHONE BRIGHT

As frigid mood enwraps the northern land,
with snowfalls creating a quilt of white,
the times are dark as winter‘s frozen hand
enfolds...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, birth, february, nature, snow, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

I often look up towards the sky at night,
And wonder who or what is there,
I shout out loud, if you see or hear...

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Categories: city, night, stars, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Meet Me In Naples
We strolled hand in hand
along Naples cobbled streets
beneath nearly blown- off linen sheets
Hanging  from old  balconies.

Street musicians played their bagpipes
ciaramellas,mandarins
In this southern bustling...

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Categories: city, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Listen With Your Heart

Listen With Your Heart


Listen, my fellow dreamers, 
But listen with your heart,
And hear the silent music of which we're all a part.

Cover your ears, my...

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Categories: city, faith, hope, inspiration, love,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member D-Day in Malta:::co-write
We met in Valletta city on a fine November day
Introductions...hugs and kisses; we got talking straight away.
All agreed to go sight-seeing – architecture , harbour...

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Categories: city, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member IN RED'S SILENT FURY

Metallic city howls like a wounded animal
scraped by nocturnal vigils
of grandchildren and elders
emaciated like tuberculosis lungs
gasping from chug-chugs of tobacco soot...
and the face of a...

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Categories: city, anger, angst,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Her Son Nathaniel
She is searching for the son taken                  from...

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Categories: city, baby, sad, , cute,
Form: Narrative
TO DARREN - SOME STARS SHINE BRIGHTER
SOME STARS SHINE BRIGHTER

Some stars shine brighter 
Some waves crash stronger
Some winds blow warmer
Some days are lovelier

Some friendships are eternal...

During our lives we meet a...

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Categories: city, best friend, friendship, thank you, tribute,
Form: Prose Poetry
Politics and Poetry - is hate really the answer

Politics and Poetry – is hate really the answer

Why write a poem of hate about Trump
He’s been there just over a week
Though Hilary Clinton the...

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Categories: city, angst, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In The Name Of Dove -With Ram R V
                  



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Categories: city, appreciation, bird, , cute,
Form: Shape