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Best Tailgate Poems

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

As the butterfly
Hovers near a peach blossom
Its shadow follows

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Categories: tailgate, happiness, inspirational, life, nature, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Haiku

Tailgate Party
Poet:  Ken Jordan
Poem:  Tailgate Party
Edited by:  Sparkle Jordan
written:  January/2015

It's my 
tailgate party

you're welcome 
to come -

Music's blasting,

a hot

Webber Grill
In the 
parking lot -

Got my 
game day apron 


Oak wood Q'd
Baby Back 

Slow grilled 


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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, food, football, happy,
Form: Prose
Game Day
Mighty Ducks win the game
Pass the ball perfect the play
There's so much riding on your fame
Men clad in armor win the day

The crowds are grumbling...

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Categories: tailgate, football,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Things That Annoy Me
I reckon you could call me an old curmudgeon but that's alright!
I've been around four score and three and I have earned that right!
There are...

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Categories: tailgate, how i feel, humorous, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
My Children are Mexicans
out in the county and up the highway
anger hangs like lost voodoo over Miami
dances on bumperstickers
floats on airwaves
scars faces with perpetual glares
colors perceptions darkly
alters moods...

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Categories: tailgate, social, children, son, old, lost, wife,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Driving School
Learn it
Earn it

Road signs

Parking 101

Text messages
Back Off!
Jail bait

Officer on duty

Contest for March of the Footles-- Sponsored by Timothy Hicks

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Categories: tailgate, car, people, teen, teenage,
Form: Footle
Premium Member I Am Bored With Boors
I looked up the word 'boor' in my Funk n' Wagnalls to verify the truth.
I found that, "A 'boor' is one who's ill-bred, crude and...

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Categories: tailgate, funnyme,
Form: Rhyme
A Wedding During Football Season
A Wedding During Football Season

By Elton Camp

It has often wisely been said
Football season’s no time to wed

Let’s make one thing quite clear
It’s only four months...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, humor,
Form: Rhyme
49 years past; a puppy was bought, picked up out of his pen on a pet shop floor;
he had honey brown eyes & an inquisitive...

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Categories: tailgate, adventure, memory, pets,
Form: Rhyme
Road Trip
Let’s take a
Road trip

I want to go
Far away,
Even to
Outer space
Where we can
Race the stars
The night sky-
I’ll fly you
On clouds,
Drift soft
On winds
Or burrow
Deep in the
A landmark

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© Alex Grimm  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, adventure, fear, racism, spoken word, travel,
Form: Free verse
Southern Tales -
He drops the tailgate on that old GMC truck
using it as a makeshift workbench
He tinkers with an old icemaker 
determined to bring it back to...

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Categories: tailgate, blessing, culture, family, freedom, happiness, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tailgating Slam
Tailgate party time
Chicken, steak, baby back ribs
Quarterback show down

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Categories: tailgate, food, friendship, hope, imagination, life, people,
Form: Senryu
Big Mike
Big mike got away again                    ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, adventure, childhood, family, fish, grandfather, joy,
Form: Free verse
Ready Set Go
Ready set go, pick yourself up off of that floor
Because you probably drank to much the night before
You have an alcohol problem you can't ignore


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© Mike Grant  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, 10th grade, anxiety, blessing, confidence, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Another season has started and he's ready to go.
For the Bobwhite Quail is this hunters foe.
He's one beautiful dog,but he's not for show,
for not many...

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Categories: tailgate, friendship, happiness, dog, bird, bird, dog,
Form: Rhyme
On the Raod to Carolina
“On the Road to Carolina”   

By Miriam McCue - creator of poetry.

dedicated to Bubba, my grandson who is not allowed to do what...

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Categories: tailgate, family, funny, people, son, song-Grandson,
Form: I do not know?
Life right now is a sorry state
But at times its been great
I'd be okay except for Fate
Upon my nerves she does grate

Don't like her but...

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Categories: tailgate, fun, funny, , fate,
Form: Monorhyme
Tailgates and Porch Swings
Out in the driveway
Sits my old pickup truck
Whose tailgates the first place
I learned about love

Its held on with cables 
That are rusted and worn
While its...

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Categories: tailgate, character, journey, life,
Form: Lyric
Down the Interstate Lickety-Split
Down the Interstate Lickety-Split

By Elton Camp 

What folly, on the Interstate, it is to try
Driving as if laws of physics don’t apply

To travel in some...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tailgate, travel,
Form: Rhyme
First light
Inspired by "First light" 
Green tape instrumentals 
record by Evidence of Dilated 

Plan my escape out the depths 
of inferno
Time wasted as fast as 

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Categories: tailgate, hip hop
Form: Rhyme
blue eye girl
she was a dirty blond beauty
thought she'd look right  threw me  
was the prettiest thing
i probably ever seen
it was me and her all...

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Categories: tailgate, blue, me, summer, time,
Form: Lyric
Dreams of My New Year
I usually don’t make them, resolutions I mean
With the best of intentions they begin and end as a dream
But as I reflect on the year...

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Categories: tailgate, life, new year, people, new years
Form: Light Verse

     Parties in vast, secluded fields,



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Categories: tailgate, adventure, friendship, happiness, love, music, mystery,
Form: Free verse
I dream of you and me each night.
I see me walking on a dirt road.
I hear the sound of a four-wheeler
and as it comes closer...

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Categories: tailgate, confusion, depression, lost love, sad, teen,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Anticipating Autumn
With temps in the nineties for four solid weeks,
and nary a raindrop forever it seems;
our outlook is bleak and to this our mood speaks
of these...

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Categories: tailgate, autumn, longing,
Form: Quintain (English)