We asked, you tweeted.
Earlier this month, Metro New York, along with the Office of the Mayor and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs challenged New Yorkers to submit their best poems, 140 characters or less, to #PoetweetNYC.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was one of more than 500 Twitter-laureates to join in the contest.
The top five poems are printed below in honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a national event that started in New York City in 2002 and encourages everyone to carry and original or borrowed poem with them to read to family, friends and fellow poets they encounter.
#PoetweetNYC 2015 winners: