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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.
Premium Member Unparalleled Play
Unparalleled, his heady play court vision like a night-hawk in the blaze of...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, basketball, leadership, uplifting,
Form: Couplet

Love Jones
Before my first kiss or chivalrous embrace A throbbing pulse in my heart started to race Sweetly my love for you began to grow Knickerbockers I love to watch and I never miss The Lake ...Read the rest...
Categories: america, appreciation, art, basketball,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Star-Shine
‘Star’ Caitlin Clark Media-created Monster Pity her, almost She’s white, so she’s ‘right’ 'Next coming' of Larry Bird ...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, hyperbole, sad, star,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Do Not Wish Upon This Star
When you hitch your wagon to a new star you best make sure she’s up to par For if she fails, your wagon’s unhitched ...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, star,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pledging Allegiance to Caitlin Clark
Caitlin Clark this, Caitlin Clark that your name is magic, you're the Cat in the Hat You’ve got folks so mesmerized they...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, irony, magic, star,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Keep Shooting, Caitlin
Shot after shot after shot Caitlin’s red-hot Swish, swish, swish; the net barely moves Caitlin feels it; she’s in the groove ...Read the rest...
Categories: addiction, basketball, cry, emotions,
Form: Couplet
I set out on a journey to appease my soul and honor the deity, but I got caught in a rift and almost fell from the cliff. I was caught between the tree and the...Read the rest...
Categories: america, april, basketball, bereavement,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Legend
Just about every morning, I see him there, A solitary figure on the basketball court. He is shooting free throw after free throw, And most of them go in, but some do not....Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, memory,
Form: Free verse
Small Quirks
. . . Elementary Little Wrinkled Nose -- The Way We Like It . . ....Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, best friend, boat,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Defining Certain Sports
Basketball's considered a 'contact sport' Football is a 'sport of collision' Hunting animals 'for sport' ...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, basketball, football, how
Form: Rhyme
The King
Shall I compare myself to my king, My humble lord Lebron, With his 4 rings, His Lakers jersey he dawns, With his shot point average so high, The world without him, I would surely die, His time all spent training in the...Read the rest...
Categories: angel, basketball, best friend,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Caitlin Who
Caitlin Who? Girl's yet to hear a boo. Let her play pro ball for a few years ~ GOAT wannabes...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, cry, time,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member They Don't Make Buddies Like Us Anymore
He called me 'Kike' I called him 'Wop' At two-on-two basketball We two were tops No pair could beat us in the whole city ...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, nostalgia, success,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member March Madness
Game day snacks were on my mind as I quickly got into the check out line. March Madness enlivened a cold, gray day and made me impatient with any delay. Still, my line was express so I had no...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, introspection, march, spring,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Laughingstock
I made the bet on who’d win the game the Bulls looked great; my team played quite lame dressed in clown’s clothes with a red clown nose the whole office will laugh without shame ...Read the rest...
Categories: basketball, clothes, feelings, games,
Form: Limerick

Specific Types of Basketball Poems

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