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Urban Poems | Examples of Urban Poetry

Urban Poems. Below are examples of poems about urban. This list of urban poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of urban poetry. This list of works about urban is an excellent resource for examples on how to write urban poems.

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List of Urban Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Patience JP Thomas Verse urban, cheer up, earth, family,
Premium Member Poem The Shop Window Bernard Chan Senryu urban, clothes, desire, money, poverty,
Lines Written While Watching TV News Matthew Anish Free verse art, love, peace, urban,
Dublin W.A. CHOLT Tanka city, urban,
WISHES Chigbo Solomon Peter Rhyme urban, crush, culture, friend, society,
TRAM BELL Sidney Beck Imagism life, philosophy, urban,
Daft From Bath Nick Trim Rhyme urban, england, funny, giggle, hilarious,
These Same MC's, Moulded Clay Nick Trim Rhyme urban, england, hip hop, home,
Letter of Homeless Todd Aguilar Jr. Lyric urban, appreciation, growth, home, humanity,
Resurrection Nick Trim Rhyme urban, hip hop, humorous, power,

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THE VAGABOND
by Line Gauthier


the vagabond
nowhere to go
no human ties



posted on August 20, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, community, lonely, poverty, prejudice,

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Velociraptor Victims
by Freddie Robinson Jr.
Here are the French Connection facts,
Monsieurs and Madames
No need for reverse English translation,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Step carefully ... 
You’re now at the yellow tape border of...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory, imagery, urban, violence,

Who Shot 2Pac
by Nick Trim
Remember that commercial tool,
that fool Ja Rule.
The miniature 2Pac image imitator,
packaged and bought up but in no way similar.

Was Suge or the Illuminati really behind...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, business, corruption, death, hip

Welcome
by Teagan Taylor
Vaporous hazy fog,
listless light,
permeated by the sound
of early birds.

Gulls cawing,
delivery trucks thumping,
competing as they 
emit their harsh cries.

Singing the tune 
of way wards movement.

Devoid of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, city, environment, good morning,

Late Evening Musing
by Matthew Anish
People pass by and moonlight causes shadows to 
appear in the metropolis
Where are they all going?
I surmise that some are going to see family
while others...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: poetry, poets, urban,

The City
by Lawrence Sharp
There are too many of us.
Unyieldingly sane, unthinkingly sane, all too sane,
too few know this.
There may be enough,
there'll never be enough for you,
but we'll persist...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XX
by T Wignesan
IF ever I had a country : XIX - XX

               ...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, abuse, environment, nature, peace,

With My Jeans On
by Lawrence Sharp
Every night, as ritual would have it,
though I sleep uncluttered,
I'm sure to leave my jeans next to my bed.
I want to meet them with my...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban,

Rapa Nui Warriors
by Hamish Gardner
Rapa Nui Warriors stand bright and tall and stark
Monolithic dynasties enshrined in all our hearts
But what if I told you, til death doth do us...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, allusion, anxiety, political, power,

The Elegant Echo
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
THE ELEGANT ECHO

On the busy walkway of the city shopping center
In the air of elegance ruffling her well-set auburn hair
She walks in style on her...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: girl, urban,

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Aspie On The Tube
by Nina Parmenter
aspie on the tube
people colours noise smells heat
facefuls of London



27 May 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, senses, travel, urban,

Song of the City
by Matthew Anish
Light streaming down 
on the asphalt homeland
The day is full of promise 
Sitting here in the local coffee spot 
I am surrounded by people with...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: hope, urban,

Tanka New York City
by Matthew Anish
Trees start to blossom 
Rising from the city streets
New York battles on 
Thousands of eyes look upward
Joy in the metropolis...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spring, tree, urban,

The Cordial Mister Dumpster
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Douglas Dempster the Dumpster King
Hates to be called Doug Dumpster
But he's to blame if that's his name
Denying it is a real stumper.

Mashes the trash, burns...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, environment, funny, humor, rude,

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Traffic
by Wayne Kingston
weary daylight swoons

   corporate bees swarm commute

                ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, journey, urban,

RASTA CAN'T SMOKE IN PRIVACY
by Bud Cee
Everyday they watch him 
Descending the stairs
But he doesn't feel uneasy
Despite the offensive stares
His eyes stay red 
But that's the least of his cares
Rasta can't...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: drug, identity, prejudice, urban,

Neglect
by Fritz Purdum
                      You walk upon...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, urban,

Unusual Occurrence in Gotham
by Matthew Anish
The news brings 
tales of murder and mayhem 
Yet city dwellers persist 
in living their lives here
to the fullest 
They go to restaurants, plays, movies,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban,

Stuck
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
Stuck in the game
while being stuck in my brain
anxiety i battle every day
never seems to go away
mental health is serious i never play
about that situation...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, anxiety, depression, growth, mental

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Trim Shady Come Out And Playyyy
by Brenda Chiri
Challenge To Trim Shady Lets Flow
I'll murk you Trim Shady in slowmo 
for talking crazy in my dojo
shouldn't have come solo
to try to best this...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: urban, computer, dedication, england, hip