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Best Sports Poems

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

Premium Member Avi, oh Avi
Oh Avi, Avi
  Sometimes, with my eyes closed
    I see you dance
      A dervish, whirling, like...

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Categories: sports, boy, dance, memory, remember,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Her Name was Regret
Her name was Regret, with a rocket step
She was chestnut flashing, released lightning
In a century past, an age of side saddles and corsets
She was feminism...

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Categories: history, horse, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 1
Ghosts of the Sun Dance

1. The Path

A quest dating back through our history
Surpassing the flesh, a spiritual path
Human endurance, road to mystery
Dark trail winding through...

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Categories: spiritual, sports, endurance, drug,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member Batter Up, no longer
From outfield judging eyes await your plight, 
though sweat and stupor feign to your ruin.
Now pull up your trousers, cinch your belt tight...
glaring down from...

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Categories: sports, allegory, crush, endurance, passion,
Form: Sonnet
Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 2
8. Transformation

Yielding to those who have mastered the art
Of grasping one's place in existence's grand scheme
Life’s constant challenges never depart
But humble diligence will grow the...

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Categories: spiritual, sports,
Form: Crown of Sonnets

Premium Member The Dart Chalker
He threw the dart,
it missed the board,
it hit my foot instead.
The next dart flew.
it hit a wire
then ricocheted t'wards my head.

It's a dangerous thing,
the game...

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Categories: humorous, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unconditional Love
Like the sun lights up the sky, 
A little girl when she was born, 
She snuggled right into our hearts
With heaven's sparkle in
Her eyes stole...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: granddaughter, grandparents, love, sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Truth About Truth -
Truth burns at the center of all occurrance,
it is a heat that motivates appettites to enlarge,
truth is a multiplier of quests, 
satisfaction always arrives at...

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Categories: sports, future, truth,
Form: Didactic
Silent Running
The coolness of the morning air, rushing over me,
Silent running, sunrise, peace, tranquility,
Heart is pumping faster, breathing getting deeper,
Stride’s becoming shorter, as the hill grows...

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Categories: happiness, sports, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DARE TO DREAM
Dare to dream
See beyond the limitation
Of useless legs, fasten them with care.
Join your heroes in Olympic wear.
Nothing beats imagination.
Dare to dream

Dare to dream
See yourself in...

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Categories: encouraging, hope, sick, sports,
Form: Free verse
Note to a Lady in Waiting
The white charger's belly is bloated with hay
The helmet helm's rusted quite shut
The tack room door hinges are tearing away
The leather's un oiled  and...

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Categories: funny, sports,
Form: Sonnet
The Silent Pitch and Sportsmanship
It is not a conversation you overhear,
Like the questions rolling underfoot,
"Who goes there?".
You can see the grass has told
How tall to grow
To the chicory, dandelions...

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Categories: flower, nature, sports,
Form: Light Verse
Me, Myself and Ice
Only the cold crunching
of the fresh snow bunching,
and the tired leather boots
as I take that first step

Can be heard right here
by no other frozen ear,

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Categories: sports, nature, silence, snow, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
Fantasizing a little one on one
There's a certain somebody out there
i'd rather not name......
showed a little interest , at playing a game ,
she's bold in her talent's ,
say's she'll put...

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Categories: friendship, passion, sports,
Form: Free verse
Bullfighter and bulls
A fuming, fierce and moving target
On yor species will you place yor bet!

Aiming the blade into shoulder blade or beating heart
all toreadors hope to throw...

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Categories: animal, sports,
Form: Quatorzain
Premium Member A Golf lesson
Over fifty years have passed,
Tho’ it seems like just the other day;
My father gave me golf clubs,
“It’s a game you need to learn to play.”


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Categories: sports, character, childhood, dad, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
Our heroes roar
There they are
Flags held high
Voices raised too high
Eyes raised so high
Heads up in the sky
The spirit of football so much
They are our heroes

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Categories: sports, football, games, nostalgia, soccer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A golf limerick
While a man was golfing in Fife
a funeral cortege was arife,

       his head bowed in prayer

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Categories: funeral, funny, sports,
Form: Limerick
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: sports, baby, basketball, football, future,
Form: Rhyme

Can you not hear the rumblings of that distant herd coming,
The loud thundering of destiny’s champions crossing, the NFL
Field of dreams, beware the...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sports, dedication, football, heart, imagery,
Form: Free verse
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: sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Isle of Man TT
Our sleepy little Island in the middle of the Irish Sea
Opens its eyes slowly for the Isle of Man TT
The Island bursts into life with...

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Categories: home, sports,
Form: Rhyme

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: sports, adventure, conflict, football, history,
Form: Free verse
You’re in Palm Springs, not much to do 
But golf and get some sun
Hop on a cart, still almost dark
Get out and have some fun


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© Vic Pister  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny, golf, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Flailin'
Flailin’,  flailin’, flailin’;
There goes my ball sailin’
Into a trap, the water or the woods.

Flailin’, flailin’, flailin’;
You can hear me wailin’,
“Why won’t that damn ball...

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Categories: sports, addiction, angst, conflict, confusion,
Form: Rhyme