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Chicago Poems

Chicago Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about chicago. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for chicago.

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Shall I dare think of him?

The darkest glistening eyes,inviting me to sin.

Profoundly lost, when soft sounds from his throat called.

Twas a full moon Spring midnight in Chicago.

My goose pimpled back caressed by warm brick walls.

Your hands on my hips,time carved,never...Read More
Categories: chicago, desire, sensual, spring,
Form: Free verse

A home
A home is where you rest and stay
A place where your children play
A new pile of shoes,polished in an awesome way
Where God Dawn's to say
"Times awasting,Get up and pray"...Read More
Categories: allah, character, chicago, childhood, city, clothes, courage,
Form: I do not know?
The Greatest Harp
My pen is like a blues riff,
not always on the note

I bend within the moment,
new feelings reach for hope

A eulogy remastered,
the fire that he fed

The Mojo dancing with the Muse,
Marine Band his to wed

My words to stretch and vibrate,
a blind...Read More
Categories: chicago, song, sound,
Form: Rhyme

Those young, clear bright eyes,
hands over their hearts.
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance
on a fragrant Spring morning.
The sun shining through the golden 
Scents of Lake Michigan to add to the 
glory of the day.

To be a seventh teacher at the great,
Lyman...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, chicago, children, courage, happiness, joy,
Form: Free verse

We married, on your birthday!
In San Francisco City Hall.
There was no family present,
Just you and I~ that's all!

We were two, very young, and 
very much in love elopers.
Nothing stood in our way, we
were over-comers, not life-copers.

Who drove from frozen, blizzardly,
Chicago...Read More
Categories: chicago, anniversary, death, husband, love, marriage, tribute,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Why Are There Snowbirds
Why do snowbirds do it?
Avoiding winter like that
No freezing rain
No winter mix
No icicles falling on your head from trees
No losing control of your car
While you slide into a forty-foot embankment.
I see you have never lived in Chicago in the winter
For...Read More
Categories: chicago, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member o, my America
an eagle in flight o’er the Colorado Rocky Mountains 
embraces freedom-
soaring o’er states in sight with might,
searching for a way togetherness can shine; 
the United States of America, you are beautified when 
patriotic unity brings ease-
(a red, white and blue...Read More
Categories: chicago, america,
Form: Ode
In her car, the woman in deeepest melancholy sat.
Rain falling, tears falling, splat!

She thought of those many days before.
With many a handsome suitor at her door.

She closed her eyes and she warmly remembered!
Teaching bubbling children in those autumn-hued Septembers.

That cold,...Read More
Categories: chicago, family, feelings, grandmother, grandson, memory,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member New Year's Day wrapped in a present
New Year's day came wrapped in a present
     A Chicago sky with a message so pleasant

The warm friendship of the sun as ever-higher it rose
     Heaven's pink glow from that orb as...Read More
Categories: chicago, meaningful, new years day, sky, sun,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Santa's stayed on in Chicago
Southerly breeze at my back
   Curlicue clouds in the sky
Folks sport sunny smiles
   A privilege to be alive

It's Spring after Christmas
   A treat for body and soul
Santa's stayed on in Chicago
   Why...Read More
Categories: chicago, christmas, spring, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dreams of Green
There's a clear blue sky

   Fifty-five degrees the high

      ~ Climate change Christmas...Read More
Categories: change, chicago, christmas, weather,
Form: Haiku
The Willful Wind

Ah, the wind in the trees! 
Bends lovingly to hug my knees.
And the whoosh of their leaves, 
brings back multitudinous memories.

Of  being sixteen on the back
of a hog, 
And riding with a biker gang. 
Clutching my boyfriend's back...Read More
Categories: chicago, earth, freedom, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Blue Light Bulbs and a Bottle of Bleach and The Incandescent Must Win - part 1
Blue Light Bulbs and a Bottle of Bleach and The Incandescent Must Win 
(part 1)
 					By: J.R. Wren

A wilting flower and a blade of grass
No presumptions of the way things ought to be
Feeding plenty on light through a tinted glass
Patiently...Read More
Categories: chicago, america, farm, muse, political, race, rap, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
You'll never know I love you, forever and always
You’ll never know but you’re all I can think about.
You’ll never know but I love you with all my heart.
You’ll never know that the safest place in the world is in your arms.
You’ll never know that just hearing from you...Read More
Categories: chicago, appreciation, i love you, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
.         Winter's Wonder Waltz

              Their...Read More
Categories: beautiful, chicago, dance, engagement, memory,
Form: Rhyme
        Is standing at the footlights, with
        a crowd, unknown and that you
        cannot see!
    ...Read More
Categories: chicago, humor, memory, mentor,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A Lady from Ukraine
She came alone in nineteen ninety-three
   From Kharkov to Chicago she had flown
With just two bags, but here she could be free
   Unlike Ukraine, where Life had been postponed

She first learned English, then she learned to...Read More
Categories: chicago, family, marriage, mother, tribute, wife,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member EE CUMMINGS AND I

I remember a beautiful, Spring
day in Chicago.
Sitting on my lover's lap.
His eyes as lovely as the spring-
green trees tapping gently on my
living room windows.
His lips velvety as the roses on
Montrose Avenue, that day in May

And, I,...Read More
Categories: chicago, emotions, inspiration, longing, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Streaming 'cross the sky
   ~ Streaming 'cross the sky ~

Day dawns from the window of a plane
   Red streaks across the sky
Dispel the darkness in my brain
   Sailing smooth as the crow flies

Upward to the clouds on...Read More
Categories: chicago, dream, flying, miracle, sky,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Have Not But Just One
My favorite many there are 
Not the pianist, not the guitarist, not the shining star
My favorite artist...are the silent ones 
The warriors, the dear hearts...the smiling suns
The Wolf of Chicago, the Barden of Maine
And you, my friend...whom...Read More
Categories: chicago, poets,
Form: Verse
My Two German Beaux,On a TVCooking Show

Oh, how I love sauerbraten 
and that divine apple strudel!
But it was even better to see
Guy Fieri with my two old German 
Chicago beaux on his TV show!
Why, I nearly lost my noodle!

There they...Read More
Categories: chicago, food, friend, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This treat's a trick
October snow is headed our way
   That's what the weather mavens all say

Something to brighten Halloween Day!
   ~ Little kids shivering in thin costumes will pay

         ...Read More
Categories: chicago, children, halloween, snow,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Three Limericks on 'the Strike' --- Three Different Points of View

Lori Lightfoot's no better than the rest
Crafty wiles and forced smiles don't pass our test
   She promised the moon
   She crooned a sweet tune
Then she zinged us with zealotry and...Read More
Categories: chicago, leadership, school, teacher, work,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Mother Wonders
Ear-splitting rants...

  Defiant drumbeats
    ~ What do they teach my child?

Day 8 of the Chicago Teacher's Strike
       Saturday, October 26, 2019...Read More
Categories: chicago, child, confusion, cry, mother, teacher,
Form: Questionku
Premium Member Nature's Invitation
~ Nature's Invitation ~
   (Chicago morning)

A cool, crisp Fall day
   wind and sky serene
Top leaves on trees flame-red
   lower branches yet green

Along pond's sparkling waters
   glide mallards in perfect rows
Airborne geese head...Read More
Categories: chicago, celebration, morning, nature,
Form: Rhyme