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City Poems

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

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Premium Member The Stars in My Life
The Stars in My Life

I look up,
I can not see you for the lights,
of the city.
I know you are still there,
I have faith.
Some things are like that,
there and not there,
but regardless,
has no boundaries.
...Read More
Categories: city, destiny, giving, god, heaven, integrity, jesus, usa,
Form: Free verse

Why should I
by and by
Give in to a little 'White Lie?'

400 years and counting
Yet deception, destruction and death surmounting 

From whips and chains
to covert stress and strain

Make believe or pretend
this macabre never seems to end

Like water flowing  from a...Read More
Categories: city, america, anger, black african american, cry, death,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Universe, Narrowed Down to New York

He was a bit overawed
   his topic, too broad
A speech on 'The Universe'
   ought not be too terse

So he narrowed it down
   to his beloved hometown
He focused on New York --
   Jews...Read More
Categories: city, food, humorous, universe,
Form: Light Verse
My view outside is windows,
All lit up for the night,
The gleaming squares assuring me
That everything’s all right.

I rarely see the people
Whose lights I see aglow.
Of course, they wouldn’t be, most likely,
Anyone I know.

It’s comforting, regardless,
That all who do reside
Within my...Read More
Categories: city,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Escape from the City
Mountains with vibrant floras
Led down to fruit laden orchards
In the verdant vales below.
I heard her then, a syrupy song
Of tender love and feats of old.
I stood beneath an apple tree
As her song wafted on the breeze,
Sliding in and around the...Read More
Categories: city, beauty, farm,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Once Upon A Time - In Mosquito City
Begone, you blood sucking bastards 
How dare you step foot upon my soil 
Stay away from me, or else... 
I will go mid-evil on all of your heartless souls, if you have one...that is
You or any of your pitiful welt...Read More
Categories: city, hate,
Form: Verse
Williams Since 1066

First a quick word on Robert the Devil,
whose turbulent  life turned out quite a revel.
He fathered a child on a poor tanner's daughter
then dashed to repent in Jerusalem's quarter,
but on his return, sad to say, he died,
yet he set...Read More
Categories: city, fate, history, leadership,
Form: Didactic
hace calor esta noche, la ciudad de Los Angeles la mejor ciudad para soñar con el cielo y las estrellas y la luna llena yo quiero llenar mis venas de heroina para morir y viajar ala luna y no regresar...Read More
Categories: adventure, angel, anger, city, death, depression, destiny,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member My Giant
Summer rain, melting Arctics
and the lipids lining the nerves
in your brain. These are the metrics
of our times. Mere resolve

is not enough to take care
along the highway—you need wheels and prayer.
When you realize there’s no there there
that’s a scary day. End...Read More
Categories: city, mirror, mountains, pain, rain, summer, time,
Form: Verse
its  very big and wide
lights blinking bothside
its   in big city center
people come  and look
some get hook
its so heavenly
Categories: city, adventure, america,
Form: Prose Poetry


                The Lights of Christmas

So like a kaleidoscope, twinkle
this shivery night.
Bringing back memories of past
Christmas Eve delights.

For me, Midnight Mass...Read More
Categories: city, beautiful, christian, christmas, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Passing Through Town
Is there any place as lonely
As a Lake Huron resort town
In the off-season of mid-November?
Sign outside the church reads	THANK YOU

Its steeple a record player needle
Set down on a warped sky
With Barry Manilow ballads
Hobbling from an A.M. station that’s all but...Read More
Categories: city, community, culture, home, nostalgia, november, places, solitude,
Form: Free verse
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Version - 2 - 13
Before the great golden gates,
in the long ago,
battle was to be waged on Badicha plain,
Soldiers of the Dark Ones come,
to destroy the lands of light,
upon the mighty silver parapet, 
many stood and watched,
an angel stood,
sweet womanhood,
in her wondrous prime.
Her soft...Read More
Categories: city, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic
Slither away
Tas De Chieness beat The World's Greatest
When Gnawdia Knumbins used a Sunday Easterroll
To pin Lensett Phinestt at 17:00.

Herman Densewoods and "The Late night" Man of Mystery
Fought to a double dq.  The outside official called the match @ 15:51 referee...Read More
Categories: city, 4th grade, music, sexy, slam, song, sound,
Form: Classicism
Elves Insight to Christmas
T'was the night before Christmas
all through Santa's workshop.
All of the elves are busier
than a New York city cop.

Teddy bears, dolls, cars and trains
Hoops, bats, balls and planes.
Elves finish up last minute toys
for all of the little girls and boys.

Elves had...Read More
Categories: city, christmas, holiday, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Version - 2 - 12
Slowly, in great pomp and honour,
Ricciard leads his guard,
people on the parapet watching,
creatures of the night lands,
they have come,
ride on, men of honour,
into antiquities pages,
the Dark Man and the Captain,
they head the train.
Distant dreams of the long ago,
they played in...Read More
Categories: city, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic
Tough Birds
invaders descend
brazenly scouring the streets 
unfazed by city...Read More
Categories: city, bird, new york,
Form: Haiku
Less Christmas
When Christmas time means less to us
and all it's meaning lost.
The thought of one small card can be
as little as the cost.

A blight to say that we don't know
his time and date of birth.
Locating where the manger stood
a futile place...Read More
Categories: city, allusion, analogy, christmas, conflict, holiday, introspection, loss,
Form: Quatrain
I'm The Me, Sin Refugee
I have no Lord! 
I'm in no God! 

Oh, I'm the punishment of the opened pains,
the cursed in the blessed world for the bragging

here in the inn of heart 
the holy wine glass
filled with burning coal; 
I drink it ravishingly...Read More
Categories: city, self, vanity,
Form: Free verse
My City
Seed of anthropology
Blue-print of ancient antique
Antecedence of brown skin politic 
Deity to pre-colonial centralised culture 

A republic with institutionally adorned grace for violence
Bodija (they are ever ready)
Awon ti ogun koleko; undefeatable and resilient in battle

Ibadan the light to many
The beauty...Read More
Categories: 1st grade, africa, city,
Form: Free verse
Paris Is Calling
There is a city that is calling to me.
But right now, it’s as far as far can be.
I will go there one day, of that I am sure,
But it will probably take a year or more.
I’m coming to you, Paris.

I...Read More
Categories: city, adventure, dream, french, future, paris, travel,
Form: Rhyme
City of Cork
It is far, far better that I see
and train my eyes to look for thee.
Try, trying, tried but to no avail,
To gaze upon shores through fog’s veil
For a glimpse of my dear city Cork. 
...Read More
Categories: city, adventure, allusion, boat, ireland,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When I Fall Asleep In Your Arms
( When I Fall Asleep In Your Arms )

I`m protected by your amazing heart, your deep relenting love
Whenever you fall short, your not ashamed to ask the lord above
When the day is hard and all is lost, you take away...Read More
Categories: city, encouraging, love,
Form: Rhyme
I'll find you one day
I'll find you one day 
in this raining 
where you'll be absorbed in 
making the rain drops bower of love

I'll find you one day
in this morning 
where the autumnal breeze will make 
you calm for the sun rising in life...Read More
Categories: city, love,
Form: Free verse
The Lunatics Are In The Park

A full moon and, the lunatics are collecting in the park
The oldies have seen all before; the kids think it a lark

The lunatics are eating the grass, the kids, smoking it
There is some kind of...Read More
Categories: city, crazy, moon,
Form: Couplet