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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


Premium Member Neon Night: Urban Sonnet
Above, the shrill of neon lights portend
a promise of new love in garish hues,
but for a broken life yet on the mend
the darkness of the...

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Categories: urban, imagery, lost love,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Winter Wonderland
~  My favorite Thanksgiving memory was, quite simply, a walk at my grandparents house - I'll never forget how nature spoke to me that...

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Categories: urban, appreciation, beauty, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet
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, happiness, health,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Rant
This town, this Silk Road had no toll to pay
yet from the east caravans again fill its
pharaonic marble and glass temples. Monolith

malls rise its clefts;...

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Categories: urban, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gods at the Comedy Club
The house was full
Of Gods and deities
The curtain call was soon
The water vasos were poured
And became the finest of wines
The bread multiplied
The baker you see
Was...

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Categories: urban, art, butterfly, gothic, humorous, magic, mythology,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member When the Universe Shines
Silvery silhouettes shine from the moon
On this hallowed night amidst urban glow.
Moments like this always fading so soon
When east meets west and our energies flow.

Watching...

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Categories: urban, earth, love, stars, sunshine, universe,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Tree
MY TREE

Beside the Kinta River still it stands
Colossus of the primal forest panoply
The tree a native of the fecund land
It’s limbs support the graceful arcing...

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Categories: urban, nature, tree,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Confetti
Our wedding dance was carried on a breeze,
We spun with the confetti round the hall,
Then life howled in and blew away our ease,
For time brings...

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Categories: urban, husband, i love you, marriage, wedding,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Colour of My Heart
Now brown, the once-blue brook meanders down
To dams where sludge has chased beavers away
As species die, our Mother casts a frown
For Nature can’t control man...

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Categories: urban, nature, pollution,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Beneath
He dances in the dark between the fronds
of snowflakes as they weave from sky to ground,
He prowls beneath the ice of shining ponds,
and in the...

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Categories: urban, fantasy, horror, snow, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Sweet Dreams

Oh, there's a twilight magic in the mist

          It floats between the eventide and dawn

 ...

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Categories: urban, dream, metaphor, night, sweet,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Lonely Ruin
Etched in my soul
is the peace of a lonely ruin,
an old chapel on the skull
of a hill surrounded by pasture land
and wind swept trees.
Below a...

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Categories: urban, anxiety, appreciation, christian,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Lechers of Letchworth
Leaves fall around me as I hike this rocky trail, a symphony of color and delight.  Autumn has always been my favorite time of...

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Categories: urban, judgement,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member New Year- A New Beginning
I open my door to a brand new year,
and take a first step with jubilant glee;
a new beginning-  want to jump and cheer!
Of all...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, joy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ice Wrapped
I dream a pure winter wonderland dream,
where I wear a shimmering wedding dress;
and I am enclosed with glimmer and gleam.
I remember that day-  when...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: urban, dream, fantasy, wedding, winter,
Form: Sonnet
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
aimin'...

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Categories: urban, adventure, black african american, funny, husband,
Form: Narrative
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, friendship, happiness,
Form: 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

A...

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Categories: beautiful, community, family, happiness, journey, urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Carcass
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...

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Categories: imagery, urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Evil Eye
The darkness, now descending, floods the city as it dies
while shadows lurk in legions 'neath the looming Evil Eye.
Its frozen stare envelops all, it penetrates...

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Categories: urban, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The World Around US
Awaking blithe each morning,
with eyes upon the World,
I wonder, are we mourning
with ebon flags unfurled –
or are they but a warning,
some draped like snakes and...

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Categories: urban, earth, environment, war,
Form: Rhyme
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: introspection, life, people, pets, urban
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, family, children,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Of Summer Lovers
Of Summer Lovers

It was on a beach that he first met her
among the many tourists that were there.
The sea was shimmering with teal allure
behind her...

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Categories: urban, lost love,
Form: Sonnet