Poems About: CHICAGO
Poems on / about :
- carpe diem
I walked down jazz alleys rolling cigarettes
and a head filled with typewriter dreams,
silently praying to sidewalk Gods
for the inhaling of coconut rum, read more »Wolf Wandering
American egodacity read more »Gregory Allen Uhan
The television show
Hosted by Charles Kuralt
And now Charles Osgood
Is a weekly meditation read more »Jim Boone
316.Me and My Pony
Me and my pony hooked up on the Chicago Eastside and went for a ride,
we grabbed a corndog in Springfield and pulled our way on to Route 66.
In Oklahoma we sat with an Indian chief, watching movies while lovers kissed,
and turned a collar to a Cadillac ranch in Amarillo, blue lips and fresh Texas snow. read more »Alexander Downie
When I think of the term class act,
There's no one larger than Mr. T.
From the south side of Chicago,
When the streets were awfully mean. read more »Robert Edgar Burns
318.Bushman - Lincoln Park Zoo
He came to the Lincoln Park Zoo
38 pounds and two years old,
A gorilla destined to do
A starring role, by grabbing hold read more »Ima Ryma
319.White Lipped Deer - Lincoln Park Zoo
I'm called a white lipped deer - guess why?
Let me give you a heads up hint.
All my white mouth markings - good eye!
To browse and graze - my lips well spent. read more »Ima Ryma
320.Bejookee - Lincoln Park Zoo
I am Bejookee, puma queen
Of the realm of Lincoln Park Zoo.
From my ledge, I take in the scene.
If you're nearby, I'm watching you. read more »Ima Ryma
Many would take it
as the midway station to heaven
nineteen hundred miles up
can heaven be far away? read more »William Weiyi Marr
322.Black History Month
A pretty black girl in Chicago takes a stray bullet to the back,
another Mother standing beside a dark grave, while white America arms.
A black boy shot in the face getting groceries for his waiting Mom,
a congress so dumb white blind, they can't see this as wrong! read more »Alexander Downie
Unc Sam uses armed drones to kill
So called enemies of the State.
Guilty or not - due process nil.
Call it one zap fits all fate. read more »Ima Ryma
324.Maku - Lincoln Park Zoo
A black rhino, Maku's the name.
Not really black, more reddish brown.
Endangered species - that's a shame.
But I'm safe in Chicago town. read more »Ima Ryma