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Basketball Poems

Basketball Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about basketball. 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, 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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Premium Member Road Trip

The country, people, and the village,
All equal, as if, for the first time, 
All of that gave a fresher image,
Nay, 'tis but a relative vantage.
Save fresh road, to its left bears a sign.

"A few more feet and we will be...Read More
Categories: basketball, adventure, allegory, childhood, grandfather, meaningful, nostalgia, remember,
Form: Rhyme

When I close my eyes and think 
About you,my life capsides
Then as my senses play a havoc
My girlish instincts understand 
My incapacity of participating in life
So now I know how I have lost you...Read More
Categories: angst, appreciation, arabic, art, baseball, basketball, birthday,
Form: Blank verse
Curry shoes he wore
Partly this is one of his dream that  he is catching up with as if a shooting star he's captured like he captures my luminary sense as well as my blindsight
 beautifully done
his foot ran eagerly with courage,
 which...Read More
Categories: 8th grade, basketball, blessing, courage, for him,
Form: I do not know?
Autism in the likes of Julian Assange
And Greta Thunberg is a force for good
But their passion can be tragic for them
As they go to any length to follow
The mania that rules their life.

I had a tailless dog, who had a...Read More
Categories: anniversary, april, atheist, baby, basketball,
Form: Blank verse
xylophone just cause

kinetic energy just cause

super fantastic...Read More
Categories: 8th grade, adventure, basketball,
Form: Acrostic

Premium Member A tail like a fish
Too-tall Jackson had a tail like a fish 
But when he swam his gym shoes went squish-squish
   He took up basketball
   That was sure the right call
Happy end to his tale ~ A perfect swish!...Read More
Categories: basketball, fish, sports,
Form: Limerick
My Side
I walk with my partner next to me
along the long sidewalk, the roaring machines I hear
on my left side.
We're silent, our legs are aching from walking.
I'm trying to figure out where to rest.
The park? a restaurant? her house? (impossible).

We go...Read More
Categories: basketball, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BASKETBALL PLAY--
Close court
Play ball


Hit wall
Play ball

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr 2o19...Read More
Categories: adventure, basketball,
Form: Footle
Premium Member Yesterday's Hero
He laced up his sneakers
   for perhaps the last time
in a meaningless game
   He was long past his prime

Hs eyes scoured the stands
   half-empty tonight
Could his team forfeit the game
   No, that...Read More
Categories: basketball, games, hero,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Points that Count
Wow! What a great move!
He fakes them out of their shoes!
Fifty points tonight...
Yeah, my son, 'the superstar'
~ Wish he'd treat his mother right...Read More
Categories: basketball, mother son, star,
Form: Tanka
Evening in Brooklyn
The former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers lives on!  
Some of my loved ones still live there
Brooklyn has some things going for it
Such as the great Brooklyn Museum 
and the Botanical Gardens
Coney Island is unique 
  And the...Read More
Categories: basketball, appreciation, urban,
Form: Verse
Premium Member HEAVEN--
where God Jesus dwells
such a glorious place Grace 
eternally sings 

with streets paved of gold 
we're all Sinners Grace is served
 long as they've repent 

and just where this is
this glorious  Faith  place space
where  is it heaven

11/27/19...Read More
Categories: analogy, basketball, birthday, blessing, celebration, heaven,
Form: Haiku
Our School Cheer
On the floor....Read More
Categories: baseball, basketball, games, high school, humor, teacher,
Form: Quatrain
Hey! This one is my melodramatic mom’s!
One thing I have realised: No one else in the world can ever be more loving than one’s mom. 

I see five roundballers at the court.
I see her dropping dimes,
As she plays at interschool...Read More
Categories: basketball, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Basket Ball
To excel at the game basketball
It helps if you are incredibly tall
Two points you can get
By dropping the ball in the net
Without making much effort at all...Read More
Categories: basketball, 10th grade,
Form: Limerick
dojo in the hotel
Whack! For the 4 o’clock Mondays that leave circles under everyone’s eyes
Along with dry souls sucked clean of kaleidoscope and chaotic color 
Whack! For the deeper alphabet from apples to french fries
Which loom over the small but large ones bringing...Read More
Categories: basketball, age, analogy, depression, freedom, life, lost, youth,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Living the Dream
    ~ Never Better ~

How are you doing, my friend
   Never better, I say
Well you don't look so OK
   It's perhaps true, but I pray

that I greet everyone with a smile
  ...Read More
Categories: basketball, happy, hello, life, smile,
Form: Rhyme
Habitual Line Crosser
Idle hands
Twiddling thumbs
Taking an unpredicted walk through the Devil’s playground
Fallen Angels with flames still scorching their wings are tying off at nearby picnic table
Swings hang low and empty
Where future class valedictorians used to sit
Now they sit in the darkness where...Read More
Categories: basketball, addiction,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Pray to escape
Frightened at what his eyes had found
   Young Ben Wilson looked around
Shuttered windows, broken glass
   drug dealers, the smell of grass

Each day he prayed that he'd escape
   a culture of gang wars and rape
In...Read More
Categories: basketball, murder, prayer,
Form: Narrative
The exile
    No matter how far
    To the other side of the moon
     if you like
    Sadness follows an exile.
    Never at ease
 ...Read More
Categories: april, baby, basketball, bereavement,
Form: Blank verse
'Could've Been

‘Could’ve Been

It could have been us
Celebrating 10th month’s anniversary;
Not that it’s a complaint,
But a reminder in a bragging tone.

It could have been us 
Laying on a 2m hostel single bed;
Fighting for one pillow,
In a cold night of July.

It could have...Read More
Categories: basketball, love,
Form: Personification
subject to change
you took the day
off so i had to play
with myself
minus less
one on

i can't get
enough of
what i

is that your fist
or just your hand
i clench my teeth
just put it in
just put it in
and again

what was
i just talk
ing about
...Read More
Categories: basketball, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Four Seasons
Winter, spring, summer, fall
These aren’t the seasons at all

The first is Christmas giving
Makes me happy to be living

March Madness is a blast
Three short weeks, so it doesn’t last

Vacation may be the best
Anytime you go on a quest

College football is the...Read More
Categories: basketball, christmas, football, vacation,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Vignettes Of A Ghetto
A morning bustles with activity. Folks go about their day, including a Siamese cat creeping past the sidewalk. But appearances are deceiving. This place isn't Disney World. Every day is a struggle for survival. A disheveled, drug-addicted homeless man across...Read More
Categories: basketball, environment, imagery, life, people, places, poverty,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Michael Jordan really cared
There once played a Chicago Bull
To spellbound fans, a stadium full
His name was Michael Jordan

He jumped above the rim so high
It seemed his head might touch the sky
His dunks were legend

He made his team into world champs
Impressed on it his...Read More
Categories: basketball, star,
Form: Tail-rhyme

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