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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  
Please forgive me Jonashea Cunningham ABC angel, april, basketball, beach,
Premium Member Poem Have a Ball Gershon Wolf Light Verse baseball, basketball, football, fun,
GALBODEIM Allan Terry Ballad baseball, basketball, clothes, dance,
Reason Why I Sing TS Lewis Free verse basketball, love, music, spoken
Taming Ibohal Kshetrimayum ABC basketball, anger, april, atheist, baby,
Jump Shot Timothy McGuire Limerick basketball,
The Play Is Made M. L. Kiser Tritina baseball, basketball, football, fun,
Premium Member Poem A Decade to Remember Gershon Wolf Couplet basketball, magic, remember,
LOOK AROUND AND SEE Adetunji Olanrewaju ABC basketball, africa, anti bullying, april,
Moving Screen Jazzy Melnyk Couplet basketball,

Different Ball Same Rules
by Christine Phillips
I took a shortcut through the basketball court to get to the airport
But I started running up and down on the basketball court
I picked up...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, basketball, blessing, celebration,

My Story
by Jazzy Melnyk
In my dream I worked really hard,
I was hurt yet fought back.
I felt pain, saw progress, and heard praise.
I conquered my fear and won the...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, confidence, courage, faith,

shout up and do-it
by Allan Terry
watch yo mouth
guard yo words
take yo' time
shut-up boy and do-it 
shut-up Boy and do-it
shut up boy and do-it !
shut-up boy and do-it !
tell that man
what...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baseball, basketball, film, football,

New York1955
by jan hansen
New York 1955


  Evening in Broadway I saw Alan Ladd 
 Talking to Joe Dempsey
  Alan was surprisingly small
 Joe was big and...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 9th grade, baseball, basketball,

Stof
by Jimmi Canada
I'm offended
unbendable
subtle yet encouraged

There's a place to be,
to go see,
I can and will breathe

I am here for the crave,
and instantly a brave

Let's let them speak...

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Blitz | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 3rd grade, basketball, class,

Careful
by Leo Mbalamana
Be cautious when making ties
We live among spies 
And are surrounded  by strings of lies
What a surprise 
After the dark storm and harsh cries...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, basketball, beach, beautiful,

The Journey
by Leo Mbalamana
The journey to success has no shortcut
Although things may seem difficult 
There’s always a path 
Within the depths of the aftermath 
Life gives everyone a...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: basketball, beach, beautiful, bereavement,

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Hollering Baller
by James Edward Lee Sr.
 Hollering Baller

Stub my toe I holler
Sweaty neck and armpits, perspire
Fall down bruise my knee
Can no longer crawl
Was a basketballer
Does any or all of this...

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

Paying The Price
by Bernard F. Asuncion
In the big battle, 
The defender makes mistake, 
Lebron hits the shot....

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

like love, dat foo reel dough stuff
by Allan Terry
whoomp, whoomp whoomp!
e'er night like dis
and I do love you
cause we special togetta
me and you we like
diamonds and gold
like sweet nectar and kisses
we just right...

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Grook | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 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,