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Quatrain Basketball Poems | Quatrain Poems About Basketball

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Dad's Last Ball Game

Being the shortest in my high school gym class
Attempts to play basketball brought no success
Broke my finger while trying to catch a pass
Leaping to take balls from tall girls? What a mess!

Always loved football, baseball and soccer too
But in basketball I succumbed to defeat
Just couldn’t get into it, that is true
Till Dad took me to see the Miami Heat

Startled he was, watching me jump up and down
Although my enthusiasm was contrived
The cheers of other fans my loud voice did drown
This was the last time I saw my Dad alive

I’m so thankful now that I went to that game
Dad was so grateful for these moments we shared
When I watch basketball now, it’s not the same
It was Dad and not the sport for which I cared

*Entry for Deb’s “Play Ball” contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011

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Basketball Brain

Imagine if I possessed stunning good looks Along with an adorable personality I'd have to beat the ladies off with a stick Love it if this was suddenly reality Hollywood would continually be bugging me To make millions from my glorious kisser Certainly be renowned the whole world over But dear Cathie, I'd surely miss her I'd send for her as soon as I bought a mansion Overlooking the beautiful blue sea Would say farewell to my bevy of beauties So honoured to have had a piece of me This new cyber world allows for such musing I could actually be of the opposite sex Now I've really got you wondering haven't I So you never know what to expect Well I must confess I'm a ten year old genius With a brain the size of a basketball Eat gigabytes of data, morning, noon and night And spit out gobs of wisdom to all Imagine if I possessed stunning good looks Dream on you old geezer, dream on A major overhaul would certainly be necessary And I don't think you've got that long © Jack Ellison 2013

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2013

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Basketball Heads

Made quite an impression, it seems On the chair I've been glued to so long The indentation is an exact replica Of my rear, hmmm, sounds like a song Me bum and me chair are going steady Have been since joining P-Soup Methinks maybe atrophy is setting in So I think I'll shoot some hoops It's surely a result of this computer age Our bodies will soon have no use Our heads will be the size of basketballs But our bodies will be an excuse Excuse to hold up our 100 pound heads With it's 250 gigabyte storage space We'll actually need some kind of device Or we'll continue to fall on our face Made quite an impression, it surely seems On the chair I've been glued to so long Thinks I'll go for a ride in my old jalopy An old Dodge I bought for a song © Jack Ellison 2013

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2013

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Plenty of room in Le Fut for Soccer

Plenty of room in « Le Foot »* for Soccer
     For Doug Vinson at PoetrySoup.com
Not long ago King Pelé
   Set “le foot” in America
Today his peoples’ muted “Olé”!
   Rue the day at Maracana

Now from coast to conniving coast
   Your Can-Can gals kick “le balon”*
No Wall in between the goal-posts
   To win at summit many a “galon”*

Alright! Keep your cherished football
   Iced-hoc-key bounced balls in basket
But let echo corked-leather on “saule”*
   Crikey! "le cri-cri"* of “le cricket”

Tremble at the hakka-cry of the All Blacks
   Cringe before Aussie toughs at Springbok élan
And let them romp with the Six-Nation packs
   Over your greens with fifteen Argentinian

Call out to the run-machine Little Master*
   And let his blade flash home-runs tout azimut
Over heads of fielders spectators and trainer
   And let your millions throb and catapult 
Your new knights sans armour in world arena
   And gasp at fresh records topple centuries*
On pitch and turf in Tests across suburbia
   And join the world in friendly rivalries.

*"Le Foot"or "Le Fut": French for football/soccer.
*"le balon": French for ball.
*"le(s) galon(s)": French for "stripes" as in "to win one's stripes in battle" (gagné ses galons au combat) .
*"le saule": French for the willow tree. "Willow" is metonymy for the cricket bat as the latter is made from the tree.
*"le cri-cri": familiar French for "le grillon", the insect cricket.
*"Little Master", sobriquet of Sachin Tendulkar, the retired legendary Indian test-cricketer, the counterpart of the Brazilian Pelé in soccer. See my poem: "The Little Master: Sachin Tendulkar", my most-read ever poem.
*"centuries": batting records in cricket run into a few centuries, mostly in five-day international test-matches.
(c) T. Wignesan - Paris, 2017 


Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2017

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Gregg Warburton

Gregg is greatly revered by his younger brother, 
For his basketball shooting, skill and dexterity, 
He was born Nov. 1996 in Leigh in Lancashire, 
And is a 2.0 player with much junior activity. 

In 2010 at Lord Taverners Nat. Junior Champs, 
He was the most improved Under 15 player, 
And at the GB Junior Summer Camp, amps, 
He was also the most greatly improved player.

He became a part of the England North team, 
In 2012, and they won Sainsbury’s School gold, 
And at the Under 22 European Champs mean, 
He helped to collect the bronze with his hold. 

In Japan at the Kitakyushu Cup, Junior Men’s, 
2014, his basketball team won the silver medal, 
And in Rio they won the bronze, had gold pens:
Gregg enjoys playing drums for his twaddle. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

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Simon Brown

Simon started playing wheelchair basketball, 
Aged twelve at a school community project, 
And under coach Ian Laker accepted the call, 
To play with London Titans so as to connect. 

In 2008 he debuted at the Beijing Paralympics, 
He and the GBR squad won the bronze medal, 
And in 2009 they won with World Cup phonetics, 
5th in the 2010 World Cup Championship pedal. 

In 2013 at the Frankfurt European Champs, 
Simon and his GBR team struck the top gold, 
And then in 2015 at more European Champs, 
Simon & co won yet another sparkling gold. 

In Rio de Janeiro at the Paralympic Games, 
The GBR basketball squad collected bronze, 
A triumph for such an elite contest, no games, 
Where the best is given by first class scions.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

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Gaz Choudhry

Gaz is a class 4.0 wheelchair basketball player,  
He saw a roadshow when he was almost a teen, 
From the UK Wheelchair Basketball Association, 
Having become an amputee aged ten and keen. 

He competed as a young teen, represented GB, 
He’s originally from Pakistan but moved to Ealing, 
And he won two golds and one silver immediately,  
And so was chosen for the team for turkey, beaming. 

In Beijing he was a reserve but now lived in Italy, 
To play for their Porto Torres agile wheelchair team, 
And in 2010 at the World Basketball Championship, 
In Birmingham, his team placed 5th, cool and mean.

In 2011 Gaz went to the European Championships, 
Which were in Nazareth, that renown town in Israel,
And here the GB team won gold to boast in tone, 
So that Gaz is now going to Rio, a victory to nail.  

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

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Jonathan Broom-Edwards

Tall as they come, this man is 1 metre 85,
A basketball player inspired by the 2012s,
To compete in disability sport so to thrive, 
At the high jump, his practice bookshelves.  

Loughborough students encouraged him,  
To work on his basketball leaps by trying, 
To high jump. He was so taken, no whim, 
With the London Paras, he was pertaining, 

That he became a T44 athlete for team GB,
To qualify with PB of 2.06 at Bedford in May;
2013 also saw him in the IPC, Lyon to see,
Where he took silver, loosing to Poland, ok.

2014 IPC Europeans in Swansea, Wales,
And he got another PB with 2.15m, a WR,
Which would’ve won gold in London sails,
But he had to accept silver, Poland did bar.

Jonathan lives in Reading at the age of 28,
But was born in Colchester well fine, fair, 
With a clubbed foot, a week right knee fate, 
And muscular imbalance thru his body, lair. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

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Ade Orogbemi

Ade is a 2.5 wheelchair basketball player, 
Who was born in Lagos in Nigeria in 1978,
His home town is Liverpool, a Mersey sayer,
In Spain club BSR Amiab Albacete is a date. 

He lives partly in London, joined the Bullets,
And he’s travelled with the sport worldwide, 
German, Italian, Israeli and South Korean sets, 
Sunshine is his normality to love and abide. 

In 2003 at the Europeans in Sassari in Italy, 
Ade and his basketball team won the bronze, 
And in 2005 at more Europeans, Paris’s sway, 
The GB squad came second with silver cons. 

Then in 2007 at the World Champs, Germany, 
A silver was wrought, and in Beijing in 2008,
TeamGB won a bronze to the podium occupy, 
And in 2011 a gold fell, Isreali Euro freight. 

2013 and TeamGB won the Euros, Frankfurt, 
2015 they won another Euro gold, Worcester,  
So in 2016 at Rio Ade contributed to support, 
His team to add a bronze to this large cluster. 

Ade was jailed by Liverpool Crown Court,
For claiming over £33000 of state benefits:
Housing, council tax benefit, income support, 
In 2009 he spent six months with jail slits.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

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Phil Pratt

Phil is a Welshman from Cardiff, basketball,
Who plays for the club the Sheffield Steelers,
On the 2nd February 1994 he was born tall,
And wears vest 11 for TeamGB, has feelers.

His classification is 3.0, he’s experienced,
‘Cos he was a junior before being a senior, 
He first played as a senior very balanced, 
2012, Standard Life Continental Clash leer. 

In 2015 TeamGB won the European gold, 
In Worcester in England’s West Midlands, 
So in Rio in 2016 the basketball team bold, 
Beat Turkey to win bronze, third strands, 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016