Get Your Premium Membership

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.
Premium Member Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago Again
Lightfoot's Mayor job, let's not interrupt Removing her from office, too abrupt ~ Forget the lockdowns and crime Schools half-empty all the time ~ ...Read More
Categories: chicago, corruption, irony, political,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Cinderblockerella
Around Chi-town there should be skull and crossbone signs as its one of the most violent places on earth. but you'll not find murder numbers in any brochure. Governor Jester tosses a cherry bomb to the Chi-fire called...Read More
Categories: celebration, chicago, cinderella, city,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE CHICAGO WAY
I pen now of days of ultimate charm…… Of walking at midnight with no fear of harm. When days were heaven, not a living hell. When riding downtown was safe, on the Chicago El. The Chicago Theatre, so amazingly...Read More
Categories: change, chicago, childhood, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pritzker's Purge
"Governor" pritzker has a plan no cash bail for the criminal clan... the arsonist,murderer-kidnapper and garden variety brutes. From beyond his gated walls, he boasted that this will make citizens safer. Pritzker planted landmines in the community garden, innocents will...Read More
Categories: chicago, fun,
Form: Free verse
In a lovely city, quiet and small. That aroma of French coffee set me reeling. With robins' wings casting lovely shadows on the wall. And my lavender morning candle,flickered as crystals on the ceiling. In this serene solitude,lingered memories...Read More
Categories: chicago, kid, memory, summer,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member A Conversation With Harry Dresden
Mr. Dresden, my name is Joshua Aaronson. How can I help you Mr. Aaronson? How did you find me? My wife Chloe goes to your brother's hair salon. Your brother Thomas said that you're a...Read More
Categories: chicago, child, daughter, fantasy,
Form: Narrative
Chicago Winter Game
A cordless nailer with ice nail Can quickly impale without fail As soon as its felt It begins to melt Leaving police without a trail...Read More
Categories: chicago,
Form: Limerick
Falll Bleeds into Shadows
a red leaf an apparition in the city it falls it bleeds into shadows and holds stories of summer in its veins a cold wind blows and somewhere a songbird it sings a plaintiff cry it sings for those who live and die ...Read More
Categories: autumn, chicago, death, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member 'The City that Works'
Five business days and counting since the last mail delivery Remember Chicago? - 'The City that Works?' An epidemic now rages, of glitches and quirks ...Read More
Categories: chicago, time, work,
Form: Rhyme
New Year Wish for You
For the New Year, humble, with love, I make a wish for you, in this great time, I send it on the wings of a white dove, With all good things to you, in rhyme. May you have health...Read More
Categories: chicago, christian, christmas, new
Form: Rhyme
A Chicago Christmas Carol
John Dillinger had a gold gat And wanted one rat-a-tat-tat But Santa knew Rittenhouse, too, And thought we had enough of that!...Read More
Categories: chicago, christmas,
Form: Limerick
***************** Golly , I was just thirteen and coming back from school. In winter, in Chicago, to not walk fast on ice, was near a golden rule! The wind was howling like a hungry wolf on the roam. There inside,...Read More
Categories: chicago, memory, weather, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Chicago Stockyards
The tracks long abandoned now weeds growing between their rails tracks that once brought sheep and cows thousands of workers with lunch pails The stockyards closed 'bout seventy-one technology spelling their doom Buried beneath those...Read More
Categories: animal, chicago, history, men,
Form: Rhyme
Blood Bath
Chicago Bears are Raven mad But Lions roar that's just too bad With Rittenhouse free To shoot you and me Belfry Bats are cheering for Vlad* * Vlad the Impaler aka Count Dracula Kenosha is only 65-miles from Chicago, the NRA's Shooting...Read More
Categories: chicago,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member FODS OF SUUMER
I thought I should pen-about hot dogs. That steaming fragrance...ahhhh.. Add some relish and onions. Or ketchup, maybe mustard ? All beef hot dogs send me. Chicago had the tastiest! Memories of Midwest girlhood days. I bet you have...Read More
Categories: chicago, food, memory,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Chicago Poems

Definition | What is Chicago in Poetry?