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Chicago Poems | Examples of Chicago Poetry

Chicago Poems - Examples of all types of chicago poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for chicago.

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The Office
Jungle clamour Banter twisted like vines Lions with psychic scars Monkeys as crackpot sleuths Snakes in a labyrinth guise Parrots preen an oily beauty Giraffes creak in rumpled posture Immersive labelling My colleagues salivate slippery ambition Pre-occupied with image Our digital frontier, computer glitches Terrain...Read More
Categories: animal, business, career, chicago,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member we say we live
At one with life we watched ourselves unfold. Seeds of thought that grew a time between us. Creating space in which to watch our children grow Floating on the sea that is our soul. Stirred into a...Read More
Categories: change, chicago, community, feelings,
Form: Free verse
The Second City
What comes through a pistol barrel May make holes in your apparel But it could be worse .... You won't need an hearse If the next shot makes you sterile! ...Read More
Categories: chicago,
Form: Limerick
Car-Jack and Jill
Jill decided she'd live a life of crime Profitable way to spend all her time -- Gang boss said, "Learn to Carjack And we'll always have your back -- In Chicago we'll set you up...Read More
Categories: car, chicago, work,
Form: Limerick
Wake up, Chicago
Wake up, Chicago, before it's too late Murders are rising at an alarming rate Multiple car-jackings every day We're a criminal's paradise -- hey, hey! As for classroom education, give me a break The...Read More
Categories: chicago, future, perspective, school,
Form: Rhyme

I am a visionary Who believes in you Dear God please be kind Don't let me whine Give me peace of mind Because, I deserve it too. I always loved you God I love you So please love me back....Read More
Categories: chicago, angst, anti bullying, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
new year
New Year I walk down from the seventh floor. Take the lift up and walk down again. Since we can only be out a short time Like shopping it makes me feel fit. Tomorrow it will be a new...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, blessing, chicago,
Form: Blank verse
I dream........ Of my joyful friends and I, Jaunting under huge umbrellas. ...Read More
Categories: chicago, dedication, freedom, friend,
Form: Free verse
Not So Long Ago
Photos from holidays not so long ago Little faces pressed to the window Awaiting the snow -- sure to come early December, so we might remember ~ how things were in...Read More
Categories: chicago, december, remember, snow,
Form: Rhyme
The torch is passed
The sirens wail declares approach of night ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, chicago, night,
Form: Sonnet
How free I was, I did not know. Growing up in Chicago, oh Police in blue, protected streets. Life was sparkling and sweet.   Verdant lawns were so gleefully mowed. Evil forces now have grown. Satan snorts with glee from this...Read More
Categories: america, chicago, corruption,
Form: Rondeau
Watching Over Me at Christmas
It’s snowing beautifully outside crystals are flying everywhere, The streets are covered in bright white, and love is in the air, Frozen windows tremble when happy carolers are passing by, White angels, disguised in snowflakes are dancing in the sky. I’m snuggled up,...Read More
Categories: celebration, chicago, christian, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Chicago With Love, A Letter
Dear Chicago. Sometimes, it amazes me how a memory will flash across our minds, and that memory will spark a prayer, a tear, or even a longing to see someone of long ago. Anyway, that's what happened...Read More
Categories: chicago, memory, prayer,
Form: Personification
Let's go ice skating, like when we were kids! We skated indoors at the Chicago Arena. My leather brown case with peacock satin interior, And gold locks that shined like the morning sun. Those figure skates, polished were my pride and...Read More
Categories: chicago, childhood, memory, self,
Form: Free verse
         Oh, that tender excitement of being a very young girl! Wrapped in a red velvet housecoat with white, soft, fur. Vermillion slip-on slippers with fur that matched. The gigantic flocked white Christmas...Read More
Categories: chicago, childhood, christmas, imagery,
Form: Free verse

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