Top 100 Poems About: CHICAGO
Top 100 Poems on / about
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1.A Poem For Myself
(or Blues for a Mississippi Black Boy)
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud. read more »Etheridge Knight
2.Tough Streets Of Chicago
Tough streets of Chicago, you made me who I am.
Tough streets of Chicago, for me you had a plan.
You forced me to observe, what kids my age did not.
You taught me to look and see, always looking for a plot. read more »rico avila
So good to be home
and out of the heat.
All those excess people reminded I'm alone
as I explored the busy Chicago streets. read more »Delilah Miller
Like a painting by Velazquez
A woman stands
Alone in the frame read more »Dilip Chitre
5.Evening, Just Before Twilight
forty miles west of Chicago,
in a frozen field.
Snow spirits appear and disappear read more »Esteban Arellano
6.'I'm In Love With You'
I'm in love with you,
I fell in love with you during a difficult situation.
I adore the brisk wind that lifts up off of the lake,
that pertrudes to my face. read more »Sallie Marie Tompkins
I am surprised by the streets of Chicago
when the palm of winter grips them with snow
as if to forgive the city’s mistakes
and give it a canvas that’s new, white, and clean– read more »Brian Maloney
Chicago why do you have to change?
chicago acting so plan
chicago your better than what the people
say your the first thing that comes to mind read more »everette johnson
I was travelling the new world
and on my way from north to south
I found myself in Chicago read more »victoria mcvicar
I've dreampt of living in Chicago all my life.
I'd roam around and do what I please,
not thinking about yesterday's problem or tomorrow's tasks.
I'd sulk in the energy just thinking about here and now, read more »Cadence Hanshew
Eastern Conference Standings read more »Sirius White
This poem was written for someone very special to me, who recently received her Masters Degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL:
We all a certain someone have, read more »Janice McCann
13.Vietnam War Memorial
A block of marble
and twenty six letters of the alphabet
etch so many young names
onto history read more »William Weiyi Marr
14.Welcome To The World
My heart is pounding at the speed of a drum
Almost as hard and fast as the vibration of my phone
Phone calls from family members all across Chicago
Worries, cries, sobbers, and tears fill my ears read more »Lee Lopez
Chicago ice nights
on the Loop
peering into windows read more »Terry L. Young
Your violet eyes, your black hair flying in the wind. I glance out the window and see the highway we're on. I wonder when we'll get there. to the city I've choosen to stay for college.
You spoke to me, saying we'll be there soon. You hold my hand on the seat of your truck. The truck you'll be selling, for a motorcycle. i smile, remembering how excited he was when he told me. read more »Lea Wilson