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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
Sir Jack And The Outside-Inside Basketball Attack
The incredible shooting display put on by "Sir" Jack, 

Teaches a basic tenet of basketball that remains still, 

You can expand your game from the...

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Categories: basketball, sports,
Form: Free verse
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
John F Kennedy - Martin Luther King Jr - Robert F Kennedy and Donald Duck


it was the sixties
we were young
we were going to change the world
spin it like a basketball on our finger
take the three point shot 
win the...

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Categories: basketball, philosophy,
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, eve, veterans
Form: Free verse
Multi-Tasking
Wearing wireless headphones as I listen to the news.
I'm outside watching children playing, taking in the views.
There is screaming in my ears two voices disagree.
A...

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Categories: basketball, care,
Form: Rhyme
Lego Narcs - Under The Cover Of Night


Night! 
It’s around nine thirty 
maybe ten. 

The phone rings. 
The voice is irritating, the words frightening.

Within minutes I’m in a car with my mate....

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Categories: basketball, abuse, angst, betrayal, bullying, perspective,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Fairer, Indeed
WOMEN ...

Truly amaze me ...
They possess the super-human

Strength to birth a child - one of
The most painful and demanding
Feats of endurance known to our
Species -...

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Categories: basketball, appreciation, humanity, love, wisdom, woman, women,
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
Premium Member Forever Love
FOREVER LOVE

 Margie........my one and only........Margie

 love's music echoes timeless
 spring fed      it flows forever

 Pop would get up early,...

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Categories: basketball, inspirational, lovelove, i love you,
Form: Prose Poetry
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, africa, age,
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, me, high
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, sports,
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, america, angel,
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
Sorry
"Sorry" doesn't cut it.
Well neither does a butter knife.
I guess I'll have to say "sorry" 
For being in your life.
"Sorry" for being black.
And doing what...

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Categories: basketball, passion, sorry, teen
Form: Alliteration
There's a Sport for Everyone
"There's a Sport for Everyone" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Farmer 
in the Dell".

There's a sport for everyone,
There's a sport...

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Categories: basketball, children
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When You Wear a Dirty Shirt
When you wear a dirty shirt,
You're a book getting judged by its cover.
People think you're really poor, or nutty,
Or that you have a menial job.
Or...

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Categories: basketball, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Weird Carolyn
Weird Carolyn

The other cheerleaders didn’t like football
Basketball was much easier to follow
But I got bored watching them dribble the ball
My response was hard for others...

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Categories: basketball, funnyteacher, class, class, me, teacher, high
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thirty-three Letters From Batman to Robin
Playing Batman and Robin is a lot different

When the Riddler is your Stepfather

And simultaneously an alcoholic and pedophile

When your secret mission is to keep him

From...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basketball, abuse, adventure, courage, death, hero, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Cross-Eyed Woman -Limerick-
Cross eyed woman had a nasty fall 
after running into a brick wall 
she was hit over the head 
with a big loaf of bread...

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Categories: basketball, humor, imagery, inspiration, poetry, september, writing,
Form: Limerick
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Ever since the flames licked 

my fair pink burning flesh,

nothing in my life has remained the same.



I had to go back in to 

save...

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Categories: basketball, family, fantasy, happiness, imagination, love, teen,
Form: Free verse
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, beautiful, black
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Memories
Memories Contest
Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron


We built a remembrance sight just for you, dear sister,
   a granite bench with a poem engraved with your...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basketball, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Quatrain