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Best Athletic Poems

Below are the all-time best Athletic poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of athletic poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member The days that brought me here
I thought I would go backwards
Into my uncertain
My awkward
The days of my wondering
What will I be when I grow up?
Will I ever grow up?
Is everyone...

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Categories: athletic, introspection,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Her Son Nathaniel
She is searching for the son taken  from her arms 
 simply because she was believed to be a child herself.
She was unable to...

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Categories: athletic, baby, cute, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 59 and Knocking Wood
Eight decades and a half "young" is my mom.
Nine years and half a century am I.
How quickly I have aged gives me a qualm,
but one...

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Categories: athletic, age, humorous,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member When Afflictions feel like Inflictions

I once was fast and so athletic. Bad afflictions? I had none.
Measles, mumps (the normal things). Youth was so much fun.

Then came my childbearing early...

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Categories: athletic, body,
Form: Couplet

There’s a new American Holiday, guess what it is my football loving friends,
It’s a classical sport of champions, where helmet headed, game geared
Warriors challenge raw...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: athletic, adventure, conflict, football, history,
Form: Free verse

The Call of the Alpha Male
Robin Hood, man in tights
Julius Caesar, might makes right
Alexander, called "the Great"
Sitting Bull, righteous hate
Robert the Bruce, Attila the Hun
Charlemagne, Napoleon

Hear the call of the...

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Categories: athletic, funny, hero, humorous, men,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Reunion
They came from as far a way as New York and Dallas Texas. The class of 1981 wasn't a large class, it was the very...

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Categories: athletic, allusion, death,
Form: Prose

I reached up far to touch a star.
It only took a second.
I thought I heard a salient call 
alas it did not...

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Categories: athletic, art, creation, growth, identity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hyacinth
The winged god Zephyrus, handsome and graceful
gently flapped his wings, gliding across the meadows.
His eyes fell on naked youths splashing at play
in the sparkling water...

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Categories: athletic, jealousy, love,
Form: Epic
Thomas was a tosser of the caber
Loved to practice in front of his neighbour
Oh boy how she would blush
When he wiggled his tush
For his caber...

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Categories: athletic, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Ugly Boy

               >center>Jaime was such a lonely boy and this he couldn't...

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Categories: athletic, boy, bullying, feelings, growing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Nineteen-Seventies
I was newly thirteen when the seventies took me underwing,
then married and grown when they creased inside time’s fold.

I was not attracted to those scholastic...

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Categories: athletic, emotions, growing up, music,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Bobby's Dad
My favorite song that I chose was "Cat's in the Cradle". 
By Harry Chapmin. I hope you enjoy my flight of imagination. 
See link to...

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Categories: athletic, beautiful, dad,
Form: Lyric
Flights of Fancy
     a force to 
be reckoned with 
   when considering 
the human condition 
Who doesn't have fantasies?
Stardom, erotic...

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Categories: athletic, fantasy, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Flammer Me Gimbels, Number 42
Flammer Me Gimbels #42
(a Vogon Pirate poem)

Flammer me gimbels, me trimbels and dromies,
Whenceforth I caminal scrabbit thy foamies.
Jeerbo or Jabox, ex labbit. Ex findle
Will not...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: athletic, confusion,
Form: Vogon
Premium Member The Statement And Stage Presentation
Did you hear about the time the Doc was on the clock? 
Apparently an actor took a shot 
At the President who was enjoying the...

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Categories: athletic, america, hate, leadership, presidents
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'Shorty'
'Shorty', they called him from the very first grade in school.
He was seldom chosen for any game as a general rule.
He'd reached his maximum height...

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Categories: athletic, sports, basketball,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE COACH

His is the whispering voice echoing within the athlete’s field of dreams,
The harkening leader, a teacher of strength and confidence, whom takes
The raw abilities given...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: athletic, adventure, baseball, destiny, football,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FOOTBALL

Two opposing warring factions, meet upon the AstroTurf
Battlefield, in the sporting arena of Victory or agony’s defeated,
Warriors of the pigs skinned javelin, tackle each other...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: athletic, america, football, imagery, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Family Grief Family Happiness
   Have you ever written anything without sub combing to tears ?

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Categories: athletic, addiction, autumn, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Olympic Dream
military, athletic
wrestling, running, boxing
Athens, Sparta    Bejing, London
women's judo, beach volleyball, trampoline
artistic, driven

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Categories: athletic, adventure, passion, places,
Form: Diamante
Lionel Messi

Horrendously explosive nimble ball juggler
Athletic and Ever-Attacking game shuffler
Maradona upgraded and improved version
Awesomely admiring soccer surgeon
Ruthless with the heart and strength of a Lion
Devours the...

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Categories: athletic, firework, football, soccer, sports,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Thank You
Thank You!...

It's Black history month, so we come to celebrate, 
all the hues of brown that made our nation great! 

From Fredrick and Harriet to...

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Categories: athletic, america, celebration, culture, humanity,
Form: Ballad

he plucks the eagle’s feathers
tucks them in his patient’s hair

cayuga’s legs and arms take flight
his eyes behold the heaven’s bright

a powerful bolt of...

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Categories: athletic, native american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Gedophamee

Long long ago in a land far away
Was this slave girl named Gedophamee
Worked as a prostitute to earn some dough
Name was pronounced “Get-offa-me!”

At an athletic...

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Categories: athletic, humorous,
Form: Quatrain