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Big Apple Poems

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        Once upon a time, no fairytale,
      there lived three of us kids,
    washing dishes, rolling dice,
  kissing mom and...Read More
Categories: big apple, family, fun,
Form: Free verse

An Unrevised Poem about the HATE
Believe me - I am not the best Jew in the world
I have read AJ Heschel though 
Who marched with MLK
Nice to have peace between the black and Jewish communities
One of my first girl friends was an Afro American
She pretty
But...Read More
Categories: big apple, angst, fantasy, jewish,
Form: Blank verse
Big Apple Birthday
When I made my birthday cake wish
A cockroach hopped onto my dish
More frisky than some
It looked rather glum
When it found the cake was not fish...Read More
Categories: big apple, food,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member One Day in Eden
Fatima was always dressed up fittingly as any occasion called for 

Today one might call her a performance artist but she was

A hippie and child of God always good for some drama though 

Was not taken seriously in the reviews...Read More
Categories: big apple, celebration,
Form: Free verse
Smoke Crooner Vegas Piano Bar
Smoke Vegas

Ladies and Gentlemen

Hit it again Sam

Tickle that Ivory Joanna

Black velvet tuxedo suit

Tanned Brown Chesterfield Leather Booths
Polished studs out

Crooner poised spitting on the end of a Stainless Microphone

Either hand holding a smoking cigarette
And tumbler of Burbon Whiskey on the rocks

Dames...Read More
Categories: big apple, nostalgia, simple,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Best Of Both Worlds

New York State- I must claim is the best-
since my birth- still my home- passed the test.
Country life- pure and free
Hudson Valley grants me-
and one hour from that Big Apple zest!

July 17, 2019

Premiere Contest: State Limerick
Sponsor: Kevin Shaw

"Big Apple" is...Read More
Categories: big apple, home, tribute,
Form: Limerick
I Love A Young Dancer Named Wilma
There is a young woman I met near Times Square;
She's five-foot-eleven with lovely brown hair.
We were both buying tickets at the kiosk that's there
For a show at the Palace that starred Richard Gere.

So she told me she dances, but that...Read More
Categories: big apple, beautiful, beauty, dance, inspirational love, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Coffee House Blues

I am
in the A.M.
Am I ?
I think I am!

It is A.M.
in the coffee house
down on MacDougal
down the stairs
behind closed doors
another world
close quarters
your last 
nickel and...Read More
Categories: big apple, business, life, money, people, power, world,
Form: Free verse
A Tragic Love Affiar
Well I'll be a monkeys uncle 
If that old King Kong 
And the lizard Godzilla
Did not one day fall in love 

It was the wildest looking of all affairs  
One of the strangest scenes 
With all of that burly...Read More
Categories: big apple, funny, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Upstate Blues
It can be kind of depressing,
living in upstate New York,
because of that damn city,
that grand ol’ attention whore,
I cannot go anywhere
without having to explain
that I don’t live in a borough,
I live three hours away!

Can’t go to vote in November,
without a...Read More
Categories: big apple, city, culture, funny, how i feel, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Unusual Occurrence in Gotham
The news brings 
tales of murder and mayhem 
Yet city dwellers persist 
in living their lives here
to the fullest 
They go to restaurants, plays, movies, museums 
and concerts as well as poetry readings
Gotham has its delights
There are dangers in this...Read More
Categories: big apple, urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out Of Quietus

No ... there would be no happy end to this story ...

No shining horizon or shimmering visions of tomorrow,
No joyous rhapsody of angels to greet us at the end of THIS tunnel.
The Big Apple was behind us now, fallen to...Read More
Categories: big apple, adventure, conflict, science fiction, world,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
The steel and glass reach to the sky,
the ground covered in man-made stone,
there are always people everywhere,
they scurry ‘bout while on their phones.
They call this place the ‘Big Apple,’
but there’s not one such tree in sight,
and here it can be...Read More
Categories: big apple, city, freedom, how i feel, longing, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DAREDEVIL The Man Without Fear
this is the story
About a boy from New York city
Injured by an accident wounded by chemicals 
They were radioactive
What's the matter???
In those injuries
He was blinded
His dad was a prize fighter

This city so evil
It needed a hero
What's the matter???
Where is Daredevil?

Crimes...Read More
Categories: big apple, adventure, analogy, courage, hero,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Remembering Israel
I have been to the Holy Land
But only for a few days
Saw the path Jesus walked
Saw where the brave Jewish soldiers soldiers
made their last stand against the Roman legions
Saw the wailing wall - the last remnant to King Solomon's mighty...Read More
Categories: big apple, bible, poetry, travel,
Form: Bio
I Travel Light
I'm not running races but like most people, I'm going places.                             ...Read More
Categories: big apple, christian, family, god, home,
Form: Free verse
A View of New York of the 1950s
I as one who has never touched the shining Big Apple –
as ruthless then as it's ruthless now –
gaze at its romantic pictures
moving on my TV screen
depicting New York's glistening streets
of the nineteen fifties,
the decade in which Dylan Thomas died...Read More
Categories: big apple, urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Pied Piper from New York City - Part One
The Pied Piper from New York City – Part One

Dare his name be said?
I say, of course, Yes! 

The Pied Piper, himself, is the man, the myth, the legend.
And they, the so-called incurious lot of the hoi polloi in
American society,...Read More
Categories: big apple, allusion, america, betrayal, corruption, judgement, new york,
Form: Political Verse

I live on an Island 
I am all on my own
I am surrounded by water
I have nothing to see
I have lots of coconut 
I have banana trees 
Fish coconut banana for tea
Give me a break
I want to escape 
To another...Read More
Categories: big apple, beach,
Form: Rhyme
New York
I was a budding bookworm in the Big Apple. A river of people rushing past was such a blur for a girl so small. This ocean pulls you in and spits you out like a bad sunflower seed. In a...Read More
Categories: big apple, city,
Form: Free verse
Oliver finally arrived in the big apple. 
And knew he was going to need a 
miracle to find the Queen's long lost 
son, so in the meantime he's going 
to do what any visitor would do. He 
going to go...Read More
Categories: big apple, adventure, new york, travel,
Form: Prose
the big apple
I made a trip to New York
and surely looked like a dork
staring at the sky
scrapery so high
(and sometimes ogled a nork*)

I took a walk to the dock
heard so many kinds of talk
from seething masses
(and some were asses**)
all I could do...Read More
Categories: big apple, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Best Of Both Worlds
Home is quiet Hudson Valley apple country just north of the bustling 'Big Apple'.

Newburgh, New York,
65 miles North of New York City

Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Contest: Where I Live One-Liner
Sponsor: Silent One
Judged: 10/04/2016
...Read More
Categories: big apple, beautiful, home,
Form: Free verse
My Ancestry
I'm not quite sure when
they first arrived by boat
stepping onto Ellis Island
which is in New York,
alls I know is that my
ancestors came from
Germany, Wales and Ireland,
probably in the 1850s
or around that time,
when a lot of immigrants
came to New York with
barely...Read More
Categories: big apple, appreciation, family, immigration, new york,
Form: Light Verse
Time And Space
Time And Space

In the class rooms from the very first grade,
we played with trucks and toys in the sand box

We learned side by side to read, write, and do math
At recess, we took to the swings and merry go rounds

We...Read More
Categories: big apple, chicago, childhood, death of a friend, freedom,
Form: Couplet