A Chicago Story

Today I visited Chicago,
If only for the briefest moment
A glorious day of sightseeing
As grand as I have always known it

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One of the busiest spots on Earth
Its global commerce alongside Wall Street
A city that continues to grow
With no sign of defeat

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The metropolis by the lake
Where work is never done
Often called the Windy City
Because Chicagoans like to have all the fun

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The Great Chicago Fire
Some say it was O’Leary’s cow
A blazing inferno swept through the streets
Forever a reminder of the then and now

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The turmoil did not last long
For out of the ashes came a melodious song
The world’s fair bringing citizens together again
Celebrating Columbus’ successful mission
And America’s first breathes, how zen

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Chicagoland
The City in a Garden
Urbs in Horto
The landscape sculpted so beautifully
The parks and ports fit for show

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Music and art here is alive and well
From the blues, soul, jazz, and gospel
To the offbeat and unmellow
Classical monuments from the idealist alike
Art crafted so intuitively
It’s like they always knew who was right

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New York is the Big Apple
Chi-town, the Big Onion
Named for the tear jerking Allium

That is ever so abundant

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Exceptional dining is the way
Renowned by many far and wide
Its deep dish pizza, so delicious
Feeding the plenty one slice at a time

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With gusts of force, the Hawk swoops down
On those cold chilly mornings
From the waters of Lake Michigan
Neighbors across the shore peacefully snoring

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The night Chicago died
Capone and his mob ruled the streets
People thought it was done for
But Chicago got right back on its feet

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A ruthless draught forever engulfs the Cubs
While on the South side
The black and white cladden
Always have some bad blood

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Jordan and the Bulls
Dominated the hardwood
Knocking down opponents left and right
Paying off as we thought it should

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The Blackhawks
Part of the Original Six
Have fared well in their own right
Adding yet another Lord Stanley to their immense mix

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Chicago is my kind of town
The place I yearn to be
A bustling concrete jungle
That has such rich history
I wish to visit here again someday
To see more of this amazing place
And maybe even get to live here
And revel in its power and grace


Daily Prompt 11/2/14

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Author: Macbofisbil

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3 thoughts on “A Chicago Story”

  1. Chicago is a place I fell in love with when I was nine years old. I’ve loved it from that day. I once wanted to move there, I did but it turned into a two-week vacation. Chicago can accomodate people who want to do something or ones who want to do nothing. I love your poem.

    1. Thanks. Some people look at Chicago as a bad town, some place that is full of crime, but after my visit there, I found there was a lot to do, especially in the better part of the city. After some research for this poem, I found there is a rich history of art and literature.

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