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Basketball Poems | Examples of Basketball Poetry

Basketball Poems - Examples of all types of basketball poetry to share and read. This list of basketball poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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, and famous 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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Categories: basketball, angel, april, art, baptism,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Why I cry
Moonlight ,shining through the window pane The silence that slowly drives you insane Wind flowing through the trees Talking softy to the summer breeze Sounds out in the night become loneliest when you turn out the light Oh no what's...Read More
Categories: basketball, bereavement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You
Come on baby .we have taken it slow My hearts ready to go The odds were beat We took the heat Its with you i wish to be Have a little trust in me And one day you...Read More
Categories: baby, basketball,
Form: Rhyme
The Balls: A Parody of Poe's The Bells
I Hear the bouncing of the balls-- Basketballs! What a sound of merriment they cause when each ball falls! How they echo, echo, echo, Inside the gymnasium walls, Arriving at a crescendo While the spectators shout “Bravo!” Drowning the referee’s calls; And the players...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, basketball, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member March Madness - REV
As madness takes hold, the valiant will stand. They've only one goal, must win to advance. Go bold or go home. Take matters in hand. Seal the deal closed. Become National Champ's. Precious strands of rope. Welcome To the Big Dance. It was a back-door...Read More
Categories: basketball,
Form: Rhyme

Five On The Floor
Five on the floor, five and more And they're dancing to the show One and done, over and won As the march to madness goes Game on, and the game is for Five on the floor, five and more Taking pains...Read More
Categories: basketball, heartbreak, magic, sports,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member A National Treasure
Sister Jean, a national treasure burst on the scene five years ago her Loyola Ramblers took the NCAAs by storm and Sister Jean's quiet life was...Read More
Categories: age, basketball, celebrity, old,
Form: Rhyme
Three-Point Shot
Three Point Shot You reach the line, an almost perfect semicircle, racing from one side of the court to the other, avoiding the hoop In a soft wide arc, Your shoes biting deep into the floor,...Read More
Categories: basketball, sports, success,
Form: Haibun
Three Point Shot
Three Point Shot You reach the line, an almost perfect semicircle, Racing from one side of the court to the other, avoiding the hoop In a soft wide arc, Your shoes biting into the floor, As you come to...Read More
Categories: basketball, devotion, passion, sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Did You Enjoy It
Off-season training running, lifting weights Grueling workouts we loved to hate Pre-season practices 10 pushups per lay-up missed Wind sprints...Read More
Categories: basketball, high school, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
FLOWERY AT DAWN, WITHERED AT DUSK. Summer today Fall before tomorrow A youth today aged and frail tomorrow If you live to age, maybe on a life borrowed Happy at...Read More
Categories: adventure, allusion, analogy, basketball,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Diamond Head Classic Christmas Day Championship
*Audio, and above VIDEO LINK of Final Seconds to the Buzzer. Diamond Head Classic Christmas Day Championship It took thirteen years to feel that glory, like a cat on display under a hat. Living a Dr. Seuss allegory, feeling...Read More
Categories: basketball, celebration, school, uplifting,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member Sweet Victory
Fists clinched On the edge of victory Like a thunderous rain storm The crowd leaps to their feet A three point shot Spinning upward Suspended in time And in a moment of reckoning For the first time The trophy is mine...... ...Read More
Categories: basketball, sports,
Form: Verse
The Athlete
A brawly guy A woman sighs He gives a wink It makes you think He goes to the gym At sports he'll always win He often dates And never waits He goes online Occasionally has wine He's captain of the football team The fans in the...Read More
Categories: basketball,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member shooting star
man-child used to being a shooting star drinks always came for free at the cash bar full to brim with urges and willfulness left wondering alone in wilderness not quite able to keep up with himself loss and wanton desires...Read More
Categories: basketball, change, life, people,
Form: Sonnet

Specific Types of Basketball Poems

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