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Best Illinois Poems

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

Blue Island, Illinois
If you are not from the area, you probably don’t know
about this town which is a suburb of Chicago.
It is located to the southwest of...

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Categories: illinois, dedication, travel,
Form: Rhyme

 As he stood paper cup in hand by the drinking fountain on a train

 somewhere south of Kankakee, miles from Chicago,

 a quiet, pensive,...

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Categories: illinois, funny, travel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dream Weaver's Web - Cahokia Madison County Illinois USA
The heat hung on the spiders webs
tinsel from tree limbs
taunt between gargantuan boles
the golden hour lay garland on silken floss 
with its intrepid arachnid host.


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Categories: illinois, faith, introspection, native american, nature,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Food 4 less, food co. Illinois
Food 4 less, food co. Illinois 

“Hello mayo”, yelled the yogurt, "it is yuletide!"
“Do you need organic greens and cheese by your side?”
Mayo replied“I will...

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Categories: illinois, art
Form: Rhyme
i am
i am from you have to work for it
from worthless and invisible
i am from hatred.

i am from 7
from black and white
i am from not begin...

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Categories: illinois, abuse, addiction, best friend, betrayal, dark,
Form: Free verse

Iowas Child
Gone are the fields of winter white
soon to be replaced by hues of greens and yellows,
in the interim, fields of barren brown and dirty gold

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Categories: illinois, dedication, naturechildren, mother, winter, children, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Premonition at the River
Where a rustic bridge once crossed from my hometown in Iowa 

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Categories: illinois, river,
Form: Free verse
Write What You Know
Writers! Writers!  Write what you know.
That's what they say, all the pro's.
Phooey on that gobbledygook.
I mean, get real, take a good look.

Let's say you...

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Categories: illinois, conflict, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Recipe for winter happiness
       Think Spring!
      Smile! Say Hi!
    Keep fit/Stay spry

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Categories: illinois, baseball, hello, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Green Town Ohio

Green Town, Ohio 
where memories congregate, 
granddads as time machines, 
grandmas... magicians. 

Two children leaping 
in Superman sneakers 
as if they are flying, 
and smelling...

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Categories: illinois, children,
Form: Verse
Stay at home and be safe
If you can work, or go to school.
You will be allowed to.  If not
how can you discover a non
spam or get rich scheme.
Promising to...

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Categories: illinois, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Narrative
Reformed Patriotism: Defining America
America is an idea
that "all men are created equal,"
before we cared to define "human", "created", or "equal."
America is freedom for our grandchildren
in a manner we...

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© Anamika N   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illinois, america,
Form: Free verse
My Dad
My Dad was Chicagoan.
He would light up a room just like my Mom. 
He loved to fish ! He loved his beer .
He also designed...

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Categories: illinois, addiction, anger, betrayal, birth, brother, bullying,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Tillie Lydston 1843-1905
Tillie Lydston

1843 – 1905

I was forty six
When I first saw the hills.
Those most magical eastern hills of my home.
I loved Whittier as my mother
And it...

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Categories: illinois, absence, death, eulogy,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Death
Michael and Carolyn came home again
Their busy lives disrupted by death's end
Not knowing they'd encounter love unrestrained
By coming home for mom's funeral to attend
Life has...

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Categories: illinois, death, life, love,
Form: Sonnet
Last Night I Dreamt
I Dreamt I was lying in Heavens Hospital. 
I had been crying , for that very day it was my Mother In law 
whom said...

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Categories: illinois, confusion, death, death of a friend,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Milton Brown 1822 - 1917
Milton Brown

1822 – 1917

I knew C. W. Harvey.
Knew him and liked him.
I lived on the first floor of his Greenleaf Hotel
By Bailey Street.
Lived and thrived...

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Categories: illinois, death, life,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Thinking of Turtles
thinking of turtles
I go straight to fables: The Tortoise and the Hare -
and how slow and steady wins the race
that same old story, been there,...

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Categories: illinois, analogy, boyfriend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Valentine's Day 2016
Your Valentine's Day 2016 Contest
Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton

I woke up early and to my surprise,
twenty red roses, one for every year.
Looked behind me, couldn't believe my...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illinois, blessing, family, love,
Form: Sonnet
My Parents Were Illegal Immigrants in the United States
In 1920, my father, 16, was a guest of the British government. He was a prisoner of their forces occupying Ireland at the time, a...

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Categories: illinois, america, immigration,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Miles Davis and God, Kind of Blue
Kind Of Blue (For Miles Davis)

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx Ny 1991

Before they could lower Miles 
into the damp, dark ground
Thought they heard...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illinois, bird, celebrity, death, guitar, i miss
Form: Rhyme
epistle to barack obama
this epistle per mine choice of heir apparent presidential throne
composed from one liberal minded non-conformist rolling stone  

prompted awareness that one voice can affect...

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Categories: illinois, dedication, faith, hope, inspirational, people, politicalpolitical,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
The Great Lakes - part one
Pellucid pearls in northeastern North America since planetary birth
Comprise Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario dearth
Largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth 
Straddle Canadian–United...

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Categories: illinois, creation, environment, joy, sea, usa, water,
Form: Epic
My Life Story - Part 1 - The Early Years
Well I was born a bouncin' baby boy,

On June 23rd in Danville Illinois. ( Ill-i-noy - the s is silent)


My mom will never forget...

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Categories: illinois, death, family, lossmom, dad, sister, me,
Form: I do not know?
Call a Priest, My Father Said
My father never talked much about religion but he went to Mass every Sunday, the 6:30 Mass where few people would be and he wouldn’t...

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Categories: illinois, christian,
Form: Prose