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Basketball Poems | Examples of Basketball Poetry

Basketball Poems. Below are examples of poems about basketball. This list of basketball poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Whether you like coaching, watching, or playing b-ball or hoops you know that it is a beautiful, poetically athletic, and artistic sport. From rim-shaking dunks to Michael Jordan like ballet, NBA or college basketball is inspirational. Basketball is not a sport; it's a lifestyle. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of basketball poetry. This list of works about basketball is an excellent resource for examples of how to write basketball poems.

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List of Basketball Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Different Ball Same Rules Christine Phillips Narrative appreciation, basketball, blessing, celebration,
My Story Jazzy Melnyk Bio basketball, confidence, courage, faith,
shout up and do-it Allan Terry Ballad baseball, basketball, film, football,
New York1955 jan hansen Blank verse 9th grade, baseball, basketball,
Stof Jimmi Canada Blitz 3rd grade, basketball, class,
Careful Leo Mbalamana Personification baby, basketball, beach, beautiful,
The Journey Leo Mbalamana Personification basketball, beach, beautiful, bereavement,
Premium Member Poem Hollering Baller James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse basketball, games,
Paying The Price Bernard F. Asuncion Haiku basketball,
like love, dat foo reel dough stuff Allan Terry Grook appreciation, basketball, beach, beautiful,

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boston celtics
by cs parker
Boston Celtics
Can rise high to
Any opponent
Internal or external
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, america, basketball,

March Madness
by curtis johnson

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, youth,

I think we like Theodore Roosevelt's spirit in some way
by Dave McGahan
Standing tough, no matter the outcome. Sister Jean's 98, good to be backed and a school like Loyola Chicago, well they got some talented players,...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, basketball, body,

the night
by John Smith
i was the night you had to be there at first so it wouldn’t have a problem if it was wasn’t too bad much but...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, abuse, angst, appreciation, art,

Robbery
by Manon Gauthier
Initially you were fragrance
Wind used to give me your address
Then you became a name
Streets were known by your footsteps
Then you became eyes
It penetrated my days...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baptism, basketball,

Basketball Meanderings
by Daniel Hunter
 				Basketball-Meanderings

Played basketball with Fred at a church.
Haven’t played basketball
since my daughter
was a twinkle in my eye.
All the things
I used to do with a ball,
I...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, humorous, introspection, remember,

Algarve
by jan hansen
Algarve

The cold northerly wind has died down
if it wants to blow it can do so in July and August
when the heat is unpleasant, and the...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, baptism, baseball, basketball,

Social media
by Amelia Josephie
We walk around faceless, nameless
doing whatever we want, shameless.
Nothing ever changes
140 characters to spark outrages

Can’t flip pages online 
but we can sure as hell
act like...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, 11th grade, allusion, analogy,

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Swoosh, Swish
by Gershon Wolf
An ingenious device is a basketball net:
  Swish, swoosh, swoosh, swish---
      Its sweet sound made
    ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, language, light, onomatopoeia,

DIVINITY
by Steffan Voss
I have wasted 
too many years 
of my young life
wishing I had been
blessed with
a different story.
I am learning 
that all life 
is precious,
and that each...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, anger, bangla, basketball,

Holy
by Dakota Hershey
Is this a holy thing to see, 
In a rich and fruitful land, 
Babes reduced to misery, 
Fed with cold and usurous hand? 
Is that...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, allah, analogy, anger, anxiety,

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Broken System
by Brenda Chiri
Tell me, if I was to be gone tomorrow,
Would I really be missed at all?
Who would know my time I borrow?
Not knowing when it is...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, anger, anxiety, basketball,

Swimming With The Boston Celtics A Poem For Jealous Fans
by Laura McCadden
I’ve never taken a swim with the dolphins
But I did swim with the Celtics 
One day in Miami
An odd celebrity encounter 
Just me and the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, basketball, beautiful, sports,

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Basketball Bob
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Basketball Bob  

Slam dunk, arm is stuck
Reach up high toward backboard jumps
Basketball Bob scores
 
2/28/18...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, celebration, celebrity,

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A Bittersweet Kiss of Prose
by Arturo Michael

    This is the bouncing poem ~ The dance of hearts ~  A soulful celebration
      ...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, basketball, inspirational, life,

childhood days
by echoing greens
waking up in the morning with a cheerful glee
happiness is all we see
delicious smell of mom's cook
given to you while reading a book 
living a...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, baby, baseball, basketball,

Flirtin With Fire Blowin It Up
by Mario Vitale
flirting with fire blowin it up in the most earnest desire
 her perfume was led to basement blues remove those shoes
 bask in the news...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, baby, basketball, rap,

Sports
by James Haley
Sports is such a crazy mess
All that wasted time watching your team
But if they win you’ll feel your best
It's crazy how it can affect your...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baseball, basketball, sports,

JUST MEN
by ROBERT HUNTINGTON
JUST MEN

The court is long,
Kind of wide.
Bounce the ball,
Dribble with pride.

Give and go,
Watch the zone.
No paint for you.
Set the tone.

Men pass,
Men run.
No differences.
Just fun.

Some jump...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, celebration, friendship, humanity,

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Jack's Time Out
by Robert Ronnow
What luxury to get mad
about last night's basketball loss
and watch the full moon descending
at the speed the earth turns.

Things could get worse
personally and for the...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, city, community, earth,