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Best New York Poems

Below are the all-time best New York poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of new york poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member New York Street Horse
Plunked down in chaos
from a gentler time,
blinkered from the traffic
he pulls the coach along.
Patient, in his harness bond
he tugs at hearts, with pathos-
as to his...

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Categories: new york, animal, courage, dedication, freedom,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Pied Piper from New York City - Part Two
The Pied Piper from New York City – Part Two

This is quite despicable and very inappropriate for someone holding the 
“Highest Office in Our Land.”...

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Categories: new york, allusion, america, betrayal, corruption,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Lovers Of New York

the rain that drowned the sidewalks
dampened down the nighttime heat
creating steam through manholes
from the pipes beneath the street

and set against this backdrop
of a vibrant city...

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Categories: america, love, new york,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member TITANIC
The Titanic set sail from Queens Town in Cork 
on her maiden voyage to the city of New York. 
Its sinking cost lives that they...

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Categories: death, ireland, new york,
Form: Rhyme
the fire an awful splendour in sapphire sky - then the towers were gone...

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Categories: beauty, loss, new york,
Form: Monoku

Premium Member never forget
the buildings gray stood grand and tall
      the proudest prize of man's bright call

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Categories: new york, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tribute to Daniel
“In this life there’s been heartache and pain”
How could I begin to find love again
Desperado walking a tightrope
I looked down and Daniel gave me hope

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Categories: new york, dedication, lost lovelife, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member West is the best
Sunny, warm 
Swimming, boating, sunning
Sky, airplane, ocean, seashells
Skiing, sledding, snowball throwing
Cold, blistery
New York City

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Categories: beach, nature, new york,
Form: Diamante
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
The High Line
Elevated railroad tracks
Abandoned long ago
Have been transformed into a place
Where grass and flowers grow.

With benches made of wood or stone
And artwork interspersed,
The desolation and despair

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Categories: new york,
Form: Rhyme
The Eagle Weeps Tribute to September 11th
               Bold and beautiful she soars high

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Categories: new york, america, courage, dark, death,
Form: Free verse
Showing off the City
In a city as big as New Yawk,
There’s so much at which tourists can gawk
But the locals’ fast pace
May be hard to embrace
So if guiding...

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Categories: new york,
Form: Limerick
Mr Cokeman
You see I've been misunderstood majority of my life
Its as though if living were war 
then im the knife
Its not my fault society embraces suicide

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© John Floyd  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: new york, black african american, dark,
Form: Free verse
Valintines- Our Year In Love
It was 2014,
how could I forget?
Most gorgeous woman i'd ever seen,
and yes, you were smoking my brand of cigarette!

Outside Starbucks sipping coffee,
in the most beautiful...

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Categories: new york, cute love, feelings, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Urban Legend-Gators in NYC
Two teens shoveling snow that February day,
wanting to hurry up so they could play,
quickly shoveling heaping piles of snow,
into an open 1935 NYC manhole,

Seeing something...

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Categories: animal, new york, remembrance
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Brake
Willows wheeze while traders weep
A head for softer shoulders grasped
Spread another bid too deep
On margin calling crumpled dreams collapsed

Umbrellas saved the follicles
While frozen feet alarmed...

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Categories: loss, money, new york,
Form: Rhyme
Brooklyn, New York is my hometown,
There's always something going down.

So many different places, Religions, and races,
Walking so fast you'll only get a glimpse of their...

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Categories: new york, appreciation, childhood, city, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
20,000 Bees
A cart selling hot dogs and such
Was suddenly sharp to the touch
Because thousands of bees,
Eschewing Chinese,
Thought a frank they would like very much.

They swarmed to...

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Categories: nature, new york,
Form: Limerick
Moonbeam Mari Anne
  The Moonbeam Mari Anne
A poem by Brett Somers 

The moonbeam graced the Austin sky,
The Mari Anne spirit whisking by.  Spreading her love,

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Categories: new york, creation, friend, magic, new
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Brooklyn Bound

White ...


cabled vaults -

join thoughts to sky ...

my city slumbers 'neath its cloak of snow.

~ 2nd Place ~  in the "Make It Five" Poetry...

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Categories: new york, appreciation, city, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Tetractys
Washington Square Park
A park has been making the news
Because people have differing views.
Those who live very near
Wish that all would adhere
To the rules and stop breaking taboos.


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Categories: new york, perspective,
Form: Limerick
The Tourist Families
Watched the tourist families
As they strolled and shopped and sipped.
Without their masks, you might have thought
That Covid had been whipped.

They skated on the ice and...

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Categories: new york, people,
Form: Rhyme
Opening the Gyms
The governor announced that gyms
Will open in a week
So all the fitness freaks can start
Improving their physique.

At just one-third capacity,
Facilities will let
Much fewer members enter

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Categories: new york, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Strange Birds
* To all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 *

azure ...
sublime and cloudless and bright
I watched the birds
the strange, colorful birds
flitting in...

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Categories: death, new york, september,
Form: Free verse
Better together
(I know we're) Better together

She said:“it’s cold in New York City”, 
and… she’s been thinking of me,
I said: I thank you for your thoughts, 

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Categories: new york, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak, i
Form: Lyric