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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


Basketball Lifestyle
Basketball
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
Basketball
Not a...

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Categories: basketball,
Form: Free verse



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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Light Verse
Basketball
As you can see,
This game is between you and 
me.
I try to shoot,
But I realize that I'm wearing 
boots!
Where are my sneakers?
Wait, they're in my...

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



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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member RUB A DUB DUB
JEANIEMAC
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.

TIM SMITH
Rub a dub...

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Categories: basketball, beauty, friendship,
Form: Limerick
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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Haiku
DIVINITY
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,
Form: Bio
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,
Form: Rhyme
Lovers' Moon
Oh,, this is gonna be the night
Feelin’ the warmth of this incredible sight..
I will love you with all my might.
Holdin’ you in my arms so...

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Categories: baby, baseball, basketball, beauty,
Form: Free verse
B5-GOD'S WORD FOR EVERYONE
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
A True Champion
"A True Champion"
by:  Eric L. Boddie

Knowing you were 24 when you also retired an eight
Only one g.o.a.t. in my Lifetime has achieved that fate
Be...

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Categories: appreciation, basketball, career, celebration,
Form: Narrative
Chocolate
A cup of coffee in my midsts
Keeps me fit
As I open up my box of chocolates
I am bestowed with accolades
Today I feel I must pray
And...

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© Seema Ali  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, arabic, basketball, beautiful,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Showdown
The Lilliputians are out playing ball
   Enjoying the fresh air of late Fall
When storm clouds roll in
   Hulking Gullivers, wearing wide...

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Categories: anti bullying, basketball, bullying,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Summer Ouch

He was playing glorious baseball in the sun!
His family jewels got cup-checked scoring a home-run!
His mother let out a loud yell!
While to his knees, he...

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Categories: america, basketball, boy, mother
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse