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Urban Poems | Examples of Urban Poetry

Urban Poems - Examples of all types of urban 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 urban.

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Premium Member Who Grants The Justice
Who grants the justice? as hatred permeates and settles in the minds of the angry, as the hunger of the children and elderly are wound tight around their stomachs, and a homeless, fatigued family anxiously waits for a room, shelter, as the...Read More
Categories: urban, anger, community, hate, humanity,
Form: Free verse

Brooklyn, New York is my hometown, There's always something going down. So many different places, Religions, and races, Walking so fast you'll only get a glimpse of their faces. A huge melting pot located in the County of Kings, Where...Read More
Categories: urban, appreciation, childhood, city, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Violence By Way Of Fantasy
STOP! This is the updated version So now I guess this is the REMIXed version Now the ONLY version Poetrysoup Exclusive Version Click the back button if ur ears r still virgins I'll make blood drip down ur face Throwing hands...Read More
Categories: urban, allusion, anger, boxing day ,
Form: Rhyme
The Visit
The Visit Sitting in the small office I wear a dark ring of eternal morning. There is soft noise from the kitchen. A blue-grey bird pecks at ice In the back yard. There is soft noise again So, I open the door While...Read More
Categories: cat, nature, urban,
Form: Free verse
You Were
Categories: fate, time, truth, urban,
Form: Ballad

december afternoon walk
december afternoon walk: lonely sparrows hunt for food. i’m lost in thought – the light of mind is cold and planetary. overcast days move like silent trees. two men swoop by arguing politics – their mouths heating with steaming debate. but, i...Read More
Categories: spiritual, urban,
Form: Free verse
The Orphers' Inferno
Two true taboo nocturnal friends Bedeviling the vernal places; Un-men unto un-town's undead ends, Under wrinks in mansworld's faces; Take care me boys, wear Wolfrat clothes - Make sure you're tooled - tooths fully bloodied? Put yer foot in ther...Read More
Categories: urban, city, environment, friendship, irony,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Appreciate
I appreciate all the love Is a phrase I use commonly Whether I'm just accepting the grace Or my confirmation of thanking you and bringing out that calm in me I'm thankful and appreciative for a ton of things I'm...Read More
Categories: urban, anniversary, appreciation, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Berkeley Street
Ideas, opinions Lies, truth and deceit, Multicultural, diverse Good or bad, The world lives on Berkeley Street. W.A CHOLT. Copyright Fergal O Reilly. 2020. ...Read More
Categories: urban, 2nd grade, culture, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With Liberty for Some
Poor kids can't read Poor kids can't write Poor kids are victims unless they are white White kids are privileged They've society's support They rarely end up in juvenile court Unlike minorities growing...Read More
Categories: america, race, urban,
Form: Rhyme
wednesday meditation
wednesday meditation: cold water sun glitters off dark water. wood smoke in silent air. floating in a desert wind. evening swallows the city. muted fire in grassy hills. tranquility. ...Read More
Categories: spiritual, urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Urban Dracula
They dress all in black eyeliner favors a tire track lipstick of ebony too some are into voodoo Draconian is their soul group a reptilian troop some say they're evil I just conceive them primeval They have been known to heal a secret...Read More
Categories: dark, halloween, urban,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Suppertime
Suppertime A sticky evening in July: A stack of air conditioners hum, each spewing its unique condensate, staining the red bricks and spalling grout between each floor of our apartment house. We hear men’s voices call out “mom” and “wow”, as...Read More
Categories: urban, america, loss, memory, new
Form: Free verse
urban walk
urban walk: struggling to swim on concrete i watch hallucinations in my brain enjoying visions of mystical gardens where playful deer eat pink and red roses. i return feeling ominous glimpses of a scarred homeless man and notice the musical staves of lonely telephone lines. stumbling over roots and shadows. gleaming...Read More
Categories: urban,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mangrove Disco
Khaki lapped mangroves, sun bouncing transferred Journeys bright flashes along branches texture Conveyerbelt spot lights glide, bright pattern superb Bath tidal shallow travels water's gold reflection High heat subdued by horse tail tassled foliage Sea loving pine hung in...Read More
Categories: urban, beautiful, environment, solitude, sun,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Urban Poems

Definition | What is Urban in Poetry?