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Best Urban Poems

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

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: urban, angst, change, city, depression,
Form: Free verse

Who Am I
I am the ring around Saturn
spinning words as particles of ice and dust
with the power to transcend

I am the original chosen to be right here...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, black african american, faith,
Form: Verse
Secretly Obsessed
Obsessed with the thought of you
wondering if it's only me or
if you sometimes remember the sweet things you've said
and if you meant them how I...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, adventure, confusion, dream, fantasy,
Form: Verse
Granny Panty Annie, the Tranny
Lemme tell ya' about a
*ding-bat skit-zo 
bee-hotch* tranny
named Annie...

I met her one night 
under disco lights 
up at Candies

She was 
starin' at me
grittin' her teeth

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Categories: urban, adventure, black african american,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Carcass
The shell remains
picked clean by hungry vultures
ravenous with greed.
Gouged-out eyes
now bare hollow sockets
vacant in their stare.
Morsels of choice parts 
deftly stripped or torn away—
and gutted...

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Categories: imagery, urban,
Form: Free verse

A country walk
A babbling stream, a peaceful lane
These are the things that I enjoy
As I walk on a summers day
With a warm gentle breeze upon my face


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Categories: urban, beautiful, community, family, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Are There Any of Us Left
The cruel streets I walked made me sad
I looked not at him, nor at her
Those who passed me by, gutter grads
I felt at home among...

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Categories: urban, voyage,
Form: Rhyme
A Different Game
Friends and trouble go hand in hand.
Legends of the  neighborhood.
Like statues  and vacant buildings  still stand.

A crime in plain view no one...

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Categories: urban, introspection, life, people, pets,
Form: Rhyme
A Mother's Love
A Mother’s Love…

How precious is the love
 of a mother’s heart!
Even as a child…  It’s there from the start.

A mother’s love knows
 no boundary...

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Categories: urban, childhood, dedication, devotion, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Exit 7b
they say everything here is
somewhere in the middle of the road
where names get bleached and keys forget about their doors
and there is something we should...

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Categories: feelings, imagery, lost, urban,
Form: Free verse
The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: urban, abuse, age, art, business,
Form: Free verse
Shawty Got Swag
$hawty Got $wag

Shawty got swag,
Shawty mad dope.
Face all cheesin’,
She real turned up.
Goin’ to da club,
She steppin' wit her peeps,
Lookin’ so ratchet,
She’s straight up hoochie.

No racks...

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Categories: urban, character, fun, girl, hip
Form: Free verse
The Internet: Rtrn
A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...

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© Dan Keir  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, adventure, dedication, freedom, home,
Form: Haiku
My Strong Black Man
Brown eyes so deep with anger and pain yet, so hypnotising and sweet they 
tempt my soul.

Lips so soft and warm, such harsh words for...

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Categories: urban, me, love, me,
Form: Lyric
Generic Oppression Poem
Oppressed by you, your state, your religion
So you think you good, kind and Superior
But I find you  cruel, arrogant and callous
But that is just...

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Categories: urban, abuse, anger, angst, depression,
Form: Free verse
Felony Money
True definition of a hood love story,
They called him Felony.
Skin was as smooth as a shot of Hennessey.
He made a lot of other men envy.

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Categories: urban, imagination, love, poetry, romance,
Form: Light Verse
God Has Made Everything Beautiful In His Time
“There is a time for each season…
To everything made…  
There is a divine reason.

A time for purpose under
 the heavens above…
A time for meaning...

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Categories: urban, devotion, faith, family, forgiveness,
Form: Rhyme
Hashtag My Life Matters

My hands are up don't shoot!!

I'm a black man, with feelings and a valued life,
Please, I've done nothing wrong, point the gun the other way.

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Categories: urban, abuse, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Blood upon Pages
As I place the pen
on paper
my soul beings
to bleed
upon the pages
my secret longings
hopes and dreams
of which I hope to be,
how I want to reflect me

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Categories: urban, dedication, devotion, faith, fantasy,
Form: I do not know?
blood transfusion

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Categories: urban, angst, brother, confusion, family,
Form: Rhyme
You think you've got swagger but really you hobble,
you've got the jet lagger and you're drunk so you wobble,
don't start on me mate 'cus I...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, hip hop, humorous, power,
Form: Rhyme
Battle of the words
Bravery is the father of fears
Dreams are distant cousins of nightmares
Hope is the sister of prayers
Every night shame lays down and gets screwed by despair

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Categories: urban, art, depression, devotion, faith,
Form: Free verse
Background Music Before Sleep
  In the asphalt homeland 
I lay down to sleep 
   In the background 
a saxophone wails
  and relaxes tired muscles...

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Categories: music, sleep, urban,
Form: Free verse
Night in New York
This city demands to be explored
   It aches with the yearning of a living metropolis
The broad masses of the people 

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Categories: love, urban,
Form: Free verse

        Shining with my lively smile,
  keeps you in denial with my...

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Categories: life, uplifting, urban, body,
Form: Light Verse