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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


My City
Of the Gods own country
of this paradise
where green and blue
merge as one
in the north is a city
that encompass the beauty
where the dream lands meet
lined by...

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Categories: beach, beauty, city, nature,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Prayer for the City
Prayer for the City

Dear God,
How heavy are my thoughts tonight!
I feel the ills of the city, pressing, pressing.
For all the young people being arrested, right...

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Categories: care, city, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Before the City Wakes
Come, walk with me in this early dawn
while the darkness fades in solitude
As first light appears, and moon drifts on
we will drink in the quiet...

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Categories: city, life, society,
Form: Sonnet
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
Premium Member The Art of Loving You
Monet


Come with me, let us rekindle love –
walk with me over bridges aglow
while rivers magically glisten below.
If you hold my hand, 
perhaps, we might spy...

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Categories: art, city, light, love,
Form: Free verse



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Categories: america, city, death, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
I dreamed a dream of You
Yesterday I dreamed a dream,
that had no end.
You in your white gown, and long, black hair flowing.
You were calling my name.
I heard you, but I...

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Categories: city, august, beautiful, beauty, care,
Form: Romanticism
House of the Tragic Poet
Two thousand years, a tragedy is past
Yet it's history still leaves us aghast.

On a night, dreadfully dark
A  volcano erupted, leaving it's historical mark

Mount Vesuvius...

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, house,
Form: Couplet
Night Driving
I want to take a drive tonight
through a maze of half-lit roads
paved in onyx shadows.
I want to follow starry streets
that roll in waves of cold...

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Categories: city,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SCI-FI


Once long ago there was a clear blue sky
Where roamed free bird and butterfly
That’s when came the idea to super citify
And to pollution creators deify
All...

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Categories: city, humanity, loss, nature,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member A Random Moment
--- Matamoros, 2:00p.m., December 6, 2014

I sit at this table
(as I have done many times)
wielding a ball-point pen,
with insufficiencies of
thoughts and words --
out of place.
All...

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Categories: age, city, death, dog,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Silent SOS
I strain my ears to hear you

s i l e n c e

The violence within your quiet voice

s i l e n c e

I wish...

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Categories: angst, blue, city, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DAYBREAK PRELUDE


Flashing lights and glitter
In the wee hours of the morn
Strange variety of critters
Walking about the streets
Suspicious characters
Nothing like the daytime breed
Nocturnal creepy crawlers
Lurking creatures of...

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Categories: city, morning, night, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cityscape
Cityscape

The artist’s hand reshapes yesterday
    In straight lines
    Of hard edges -
Peaks of 
    Right angles...

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Categories: art, city, night, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crannied Walls
They cling, these city dwellers,
to crannied city walls
dusted with the exhaled indifference
of a blindly passing world.
Gasping in the fetid urban exhale
longing for the touch of...

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Categories: city, life,
Form: Free verse
faded with the night
Within the cinereal swirls
of clouded skies
I hear the quickened beat
of my pulse, fall within my steps
and the echoes of mind
on these empty streets
as i walk...

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Categories: city, dark, lonely, night,
Form: Free verse
Retired
Strolling around town 
At prohibited time 
Ignoring the church bell sounds
While I see people hurrying 
Down the sidewalk
On their way to work 

Think maybe I'll...

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Categories: age, city, freedom, retirement,
Form: Free verse
the day you flew to Heaven

           We knew , it was if a moment stopped in time 
  ...

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Categories: city, adventure, angel, beach, bereavement,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Who's Who
Who's who in the New York Zoo? 
Said the clown with a funny face.
Many different cultures.
Within the human race.
Who's who in the New York Zoo?...

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Categories: city, culture, new york,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BORED IN MANHATTAN NOT FOR CONTEST
I was bored in Manhattan that day
So decided to pay for a lay
He was handsome and young
And was VERY well hung
I walked like John Wayne...

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Categories: city, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Myself in Urban Chaos
Here I go again, focused on myself.
Remembering, analyzing,
Memorializing tragedy.
Thinking, endless thinking.
Suicides, death of grandmas, past loves.
Pining about passions and losses.
The condo I had to let...

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Categories: angst, change, city, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beautiful Beirut
As the moon smiles down on the sparkling Mediterranean
The gentle rolling hills
Reach bejeweled fingers into the sea
Spilling the overflow of sparkling lights
Onto fishing boats that...

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Categories: beautiful, city,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Lonely Streets

City streets spew fire on sunburnt July day.
Dabbing sweat from brow, I meld into paved sea. 
Mick cries out "Angie" from quaint corner café;
slowing steps,...

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Categories: city, lonely,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member Smart and Final Prose
Daylight fades, a city pulsates, and traffic is reflected in store windows.  
Hurrying headlights come out of the darkness. 
They crisscross like dueling knights....

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Categories: peoplepeople, red, city, people,
Form: Prose Poetry
Patradoot or The Messenger 29 /Many

Patradoot or The Messenger29 /Many 
  
English version by  Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath...

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Categories: epicfather, city, father, freedom,
Form: Free verse