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Best Basketball Poems

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

Remember Me
Remember me...

A  fresh sweet scent

of  last gardenia

on yesterday's linen sheets

Remember me...

A cherry bud

in your backyard orchard

revealing  first pink shades

in once upon a...

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Categories: baseball, basketball, blue,

Premium Member God Bless America
In the courts of sport and entertainment
They have forgotten the scales of justice
Lacking honor for those who gave life and limb
Sacrificing blood, and buried with...

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Categories: america, basketball, death, dedication,

Basketball Lifestyle
It's not a sport
It's a lifestyle
No one understands
What it means to play it
Not for the money
Not for the fame
But the love for the game
Not a...

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Categories: basketball,

Premium Member RUB A DUB DUB
Rub a dub dub two in a tub.
Where did the soap go?
He lay back flat
Right on his back.
While she fiddled about below.

Rub a dub...

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Categories: basketball, beauty, friendship,

Basketball is for Everybody
Telling blacks not to come to a basketball game.
That is such a racist remark and a shame.
Making such a comment is an absurdity.
In the professional...

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Categories: basketball, racism,

While You Sleep
While you sleep I tell you all of the things I keep inside throughout day.
Now that you can hear but not listen I find them...

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Categories: basketball, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure,

Premium Member Dad's Last Ball Game
Being the shortest in my high school gym class
Attempts to play basketball brought no success
Broke my finger while trying to catch a pass
Leaping to take...

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Categories: father, sportsdad, basketball, dad,

Future Superstar
The world welcomes a newborn baby boy. 
To the mother and father, he is a bundle of joy. 
Right now of course, he is so...

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Categories: baby, basketball, football, future,

Beautiful people
People make me smile the way 
their eyes shine when they talk 
about something they love 
when they feed me food. Or tell 
me how...

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Categories: basketball, absence, addiction, age, allegory,

Premium Member Message from My Daughter
So… during basketball season… our manager, Anna,
             would sit by me on the...

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Categories: daughterme, basketball, me,

Haiku for an Apple Mac
This gray Apple Mac,
is it true that i use it,
or does it use me?...

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Categories: allegory, appreciation, baseball, basketball,

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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Categories: america, anger, bangla, basketball,

Broken System
Tell me, if I was to be gone tomorrow,
Would I really be missed at all?
Who would know my time I borrow?
Not knowing when it is...

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Categories: abuse, anger, anxiety, basketball,

In Romans 5 it says God loved us and He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us.  In fact the...

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Categories: angel, appreciation, art, basketball,

Premium Member In the Zone - Feeling It
The rim of the basket
   as wide as the ocean
The shot leaves his hand --
   poetry in motion...

Years later his pen's...

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Categories: basketball, fire, poetry, water,

Premium Member The Victory Dance
To play as if today
Is your only chance.
Some say, “It’s just a game.”
Have they done the Victory Dance?

When hard-earned Victory
Was finally at hand,
Have they felt...

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Categories: analogy, baseball, basketball, care,

The Free Throws
State Championship on the line.
Today I have been shooting just fine.
When I got the ball I yowled.
“The defender on me has just fouled”.
Two free throws...

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Categories: basketball, courage, sports,

Premium Member At Basketball
Basketball stands for war or battle.
That's why I think about the players'
personalities, in my foxhole or squad.
Danny and Ben are fast and smart. Dan
especially can...

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Categories: basketball, body, games, history,

Basketball Blues
Basketball Blues

Here I am trying to string some coherent thoughts into a prose in writing…
When there is this sudden continuous thumping noise behind where I...

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Categories: appreciation, basketball, community, daughter,

As you can see,
This game is between you and 
I try to shoot,
But I realize that I'm wearing 
Where are my sneakers?
Wait, they're in my...

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© Lena Zheng  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basketball, success,

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: sports, basketball,

Last Game
When the big game is over
And all's said and done
Your left with yourself
A team is now one
You question and question
Could I have done more
Will I...

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Categories: basketball, growing up,

March Madness II
There is another March Madness
and it also happens every year,
there are shouts, cheers, and a tear...
I wonder if you can make a guess?

The fans -...

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basketball, funny, march, sports,

Hyperbole is a sports cast
Announcers have egos so vast
My ears must have rest
From this lambasting pest
Collection of morons amassed

Author's note: Is it getting worse, or...

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Categories: abuse, baseball, basketball, bullying,

This is me
My knees were the things that 
kept me up and my skin is my 
cutting board my eyes are the 
rain clouds to the fire...

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Categories: basketball, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure,