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Short Chicago Poems

Short Chicago Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Chicago by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Chicago by length and keyword.

Little Chicago
higher murder rate

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Categories: chicago, america, city, murder,
Form: Senryu

Casino Site
The ideal casino for playing and winning.  My Website 

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Categories: chicago, child, class,
Form: Alliteration
Do You
I believe I know,
 —do you ?

(Chicago Illinois: July, 1977)

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Categories: chicago, proposal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member sweet home chicago
Sixteen dead thirty wounded -in a war zone called sweet home Chicago...

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Categories: change, chicago, violence,
Form: Monoku

Roads of concretes
Roads of tar and mortars takes
Us all around...

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Categories: 10th grade, change, chicago, war, western, winter,
Form: Haiku

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     Green means Stop

       Red means Go

     Welcome to Chicago!...

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Categories: chicago, corruption, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Today is May first
Old not that rush
As of hush and as still of hush,hush!...

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Categories: anniversary, celebration, chicago, conflict, culture, environment, may,
Form: Free verse
Night Life
Nights in Chicago
Bright lights glaring in the dark
Staring all night long....

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Categories: chicago, imagination, life, places, visionary,
Form: Haiku
A cow, a kick, and a Milkmaid
Only a spark…a lantern glow…but oh, what it Did to Chicago!

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Categories: chicago, animals, history, natural disasters,
Form: Senryu
She's Familiar
She's familiar...
ain't that the blues

(Written at Kingston Mines in Chicago)...

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Categories: chicago, blue,
Form: Free verse
First to last
Last to first 
No queues of Gods 
In queues no God!


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Categories: character, chicago, faith, god, how i feel,
Form: Blank verse
Chicago, 2
Haiku 16

     native warriors
     the Bowman and the Spearman
     by Lake Michigan...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, beautiful, city, hero, native american,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Welcome to Spring in Chicago - January 94 2018
Icy roads and side streets
Cold: possible snow flurry
 --Drive slow; Don't hurry!

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Categories: chicago, satire, spring,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Burbles
the train feeds burbles to the city
then brings them back home
in a lesser shade of pretty...

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Categories: chicago, violence,
Form: Free verse
Why are you in 
Because I am 
No, because you are a

Judgement Day...

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Categories: africa, bible, chicago, drug, jesus, judgement, sin,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Guaranteed to happen in Chicago
    Breezy… not humid...

      Nary a cloud in the sky...

        ~ It'll pour later......

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Categories: chicago, change, rain, sun, weather,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Dreams of Green
There's a clear blue sky

   Fifty-five degrees the high

      ~ Climate change Christmas...

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Categories: change, chicago, christmas, weather,
Form: Haiku
Chicago, 3
Haiku 17

      a lurid sunset
      Cloud Gate distorted image
      mantis prays for prey 

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, city, imagery, sunset,
Form: Haiku
Chasing The Wind
I spent my life chasing
Only to be 
Chasing the wind...

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Categories: age, anxiety, baptism, bible, chicago, city, cousin,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CHICAGO 1871

laughter, music
walk those city planks ~
why set the night on fire?

Kim Rodrigues ©2016

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Categories: chicago, fire,
Form: Questionku
Chicago, 1
  Haiku 15

       Buckingham Fountain
       skyscraper and butterfly
       winding Lake Shore Drive

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, butterfly, spring, sunshine,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Dreams of Adulation
  Mayor Lori Lightfoot's
  Hopes turned into soot

     Her dreams of adulation
     Metamorphed to detestation...

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Categories: change, chicago, loss, political, sad,
Form: Clerihew
With Studs
Once you’ve hit rock bottom,
—you can never be controlled

(Chicago Illinois: Water Tower with Studs Terkel—July, 1977)...

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Categories: chicago, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member urban math 101
the health of the family,
reflects the health of the city
broken families=broken cities
fix your family=heal your city


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Categories: chicago,
Form: Free verse
Following Them Home
Bars are letting out
Last El to south Chicago
Unrelenting rain
Eyes dripping with pure regret
Screaming steel guitar cries

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© Jim Howe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, blue, guitar, rain,
Form: Acrostic