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Football Poems

Football Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about football. This list of American football poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. There is no doubt that football is America's favorite sport and past time. College and NFL football players are known for their rugged and physical play as well as their poetic athleticism. Football's biggest game, the Super Bowl,  is one of the USA's most beloved events. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of football poetry. This list of works about football is an excellent resource for examples of how to write football poems.

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Premium Member Disarray
I met him when I was young
He was always puzzling, a confusion
Causing me to wonder at my ideas
And making me dread my fears

He was the best football player
And had all the right moves with ladies
I happened to be one of...Read More
Categories: football, angst, anxiety, confusion, courage, relationship,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member An empty head
Sometimes he feels like a museum on
a Monday - empty, desolate, withdrawn
from the celestial library where not 
yet written prose and poetry are stored.
A sleep-deprived, he walks around the rooms,
he curses rhymes and rhythms, he assumes
a pledge to give it...Read More
Categories: football, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Day For Giving Thanksgiving
On November 28th a Turkey will land on your plate
Mashed potato's and gravy and New York's parade
Football watching while wife and mother cooking
Sitting in the easy chair beer belly hanging over

While little children laying in a hospital not knowing
If they...Read More
Categories: football, thanksgiving day,
Form: Free verse

Mom’s up early with the plucked bird, stuffing it.
The bare rinsed butterball, portions for six.
All day our mouths water, stomachs pitching a fit,
as we wait for the skin to crisp...delicious drumsticks.

Potatoes peeled and pressured, mashed, stirred
with...Read More
Categories: football, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Go Football
Go Football!

Hope is undefeated.
Faith is the cheering section
Joy is playing together.
God is everything.
Jesus is Savior, also Our Quarterback.
The Mighty Holy Spirit with us even now. 
We are never alone. 
...Read More
Categories: cute love, dad, encouraging, father, football, grandfather,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member A Childhood Feast
( A Childhood Feast )

Remembering back to Thanksgiving, I`ll never forget those years
Back when I was ten years old, when I never had much fears
Driving over to Grandma`s house, so excited to eat some food
She always put a smile on...Read More
Categories: football, family, holiday, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THANKSGIVING Memory-
Fellowship with families and friends 
Smells hint of mint Evergreen 
Cooking from the women spices 
So nice 
Pies and cakes 
Turkeys and ham, vegetable stock 
Hear the rumble and cheers from dad and all the males 
As they smear at...Read More
Categories: football, blessing, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Across the pond
This chap from the States, just asked me to write, a poetic collaboration,
I was asleep, it is quite late at night, no time for a rhymed dissertation.
I thought to myself, what a spiffing idea, for we speak the same lingo...Read More
Categories: football, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Across the pond

This chap from the States, just asked me to write, a poetic collaboration,
I was asleep, it is quite late at night, no time for a rhymed dissertation.
I thought to myself, what a spiffing idea, for we speak the same lingo...Read More
Categories: football, america, england, friendship, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Being Somewhere but going no Where
The mind tells the body
The body then moves
If the mind doesn’t hear sounds
The body doesn't move

How loud do these sounds have to be
Drinking beer while watching football 
Not moving an inch
A voice I hear a yonder

Faint as a whisper
Take out...Read More
Categories: football, fun,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fallen Football Champ
Our champion, Billy, was adored,
Unless, of course, he hadn't scored.

November 3 2019
"Pithy Pome" - Maureen McGreavy...Read More
Categories: death, football, games,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member 'God Blessed Us'- THANKS
How thankful can one woman really be? Is there a limit to how deep gratitude flows- a way to measure how much love I hold in my heart for my family? Forty-years of Thanksgiving meals shared next to the ones...Read More
Categories: football, god, thanksgiving day,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member October Suns
October Suns

October suns are Scorpio suns
still fueled by Libra’s heat.
Orange pumpkin light in tons
won’t step on Sagittarian feet.

October suns are Saturday’s fun
red morn, yellow noon, gold eve.
Football cheers and hurdles won
silhouettes of things achieved.

October suns are brilliant ones
bright to turn...Read More
Categories: football, october, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Chin Wag
Two men
drinking beer
at their local
discussing the football.
Gay bar....Read More
Categories: drink, football, men,
Form: Cinqku

When someone that you love dies
Its easy to blame yourself for their death

Even if you were nowhere around when they died
Its easy to find something in the past 
some wrong that you did to blame yourself

The police report read that...Read More
Categories: football, allegory, black african american, death, drink, drug,
Form: Free verse
October Sun

Make a milestone involving 1700 miles from the Sacramento Valley to Mid-Western USA. Build a memory with mountain highs, beautiful scenery, 
sunshine, and blue skies every single day. We did not understand why there  were starless skies, but we...Read More
Categories: football, autumn, fun, october, stars, sun, sunshine,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thinking back at Jr High School
I could never figure out how
One day a girl had breast
And the next day she didn’t, 
Did they think we didn't notice?

Why did I always find my socks
In my sisters bedroom 
Why is it someone would tell you
A girl liked...Read More
Categories: football, school,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shape of Fall
It begins when the weather is hot;
Whether you like it or not.
The air is full of orange and brown,
And is football shaped all around.

You may hear a whistle as you pass a lot.
In the middle of colors of schools.
Blue and...Read More
Categories: football, 10th grade,
Form: Light Verse
This person is so mean
it is a shame to be this grouchy
sometimes wondering why is this?
it just seems so misleading
what is really going on?
lack of fun?
how can you feel this way most of the time?
you're doing okay financially, without losing...Read More
Categories: football, anger, butterfly, freedom, goodbye, loneliness, sad, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member October-Football Player
October-Football Player

passing, throwing, catching,
receiving, holding, running,  
close to scoring I got the ball running mis-tackled-Touchdown!

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2019©
VERB VERSE Poetry Type

...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, football, meaningful, october,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Happy

Sunday dishes, 
done by hand. 
The washer put to rest. 

No football, yes that is what I said. (But I have it backed up for you.)
No phone, no digital intrusion…
to take center stage from the day,
to steal what is not...Read More
Categories: football, abortion, absence, abuse, allah, angel, april, arabic,
Form: Free verse
The Jerk
I once had a boss with a twitch -
his head wasn't still for a sec
and jerked to the left all the time
(a wonder it stayed on his neck).
The guy was a terrible bore
and wasn't the nicest I've met,
but 'footie' was...Read More
Categories: football, jobs,
Form: Rhyme
Hooray For October
Hooray For October

Pumpkin patches, Halloween, 
Crunchy leaves of brown
Cool mornings, bond fires,
and the best haunted houses in town
Hooray for October

Fall festivals, cool nights,
pep rally's and football,
Breaks from school, ghost stories,
branch filled trees, and the beginning of fall
Hooray for...Read More
Categories: autumn, celebration, childhood, football, fun, halloween, october,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member So Much For Politics
                                       ...Read More
Categories: football, god, violence,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Repetition


by Edmund Siejka

In the window 
He caught a glimpse of his reflected face
Pale from being indoors
Day after day.

Something made him think about 
Way back when
Was it the smell of cheap food? 
Or a sudden bell like noise?
That brought him back...Read More
Categories: football, life,
Form: Narrative

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