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Football Poems | Examples of Football Poetry

Football Poems - Examples of all types of football poetry to share and read. 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, and famous 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 LEATHERHEAD
I’ve always had a bit of a linebacker mindset in spite all the poetic pretense. In another life, I suppose I would have made a living ripping the heads off of sissy quarterbacks. ...Read More
Categories: football,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member Tribute To Maradona
Tribute to Maradona ...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, appreciation, football,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Game With A Team With No 'Nick' Name
Wearing the silver and blue Lone stars with loyal honesty that is true Inviting those dressed in burgundy and yellow With the mission ‘keep the politicians mellow’ For a Thanksgiving meal...Read More
Categories: beauty, football, holiday, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
argentina is crying
with feet of genius ...Read More
Categories: allusion, farewell, football, tribute,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Where are the Crowds
This is my heartache, To be a witness and listen. The cries, from the heartbreak. Make the sound on inside pain. The saddest music of our times. Drowning out the sound of joy. A pause breaking up the...Read More
Categories: cry, england, football, games,
Form: Footle



2 Mikey
Poor Mikey gave everything he had for fifteen minutes under lights (and they are expensive lights). He went down not once but twice in the same game with the same head (his only one). Rules meant to protect him from returning to...Read More
Categories: conflict, football, high school,
Form: Free verse
What Would Ma Bell Say
Brouhaha brewing, my Jezebel comes home glowing; Football game in progress, but she has gossip to spend. Curious winds blustering, in rare decibels growing, posthaste, I speed dial her garrulous second best friend. Handing Jez my phone, I...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, football, growing
Form: Quintain (Sicilian)
Premium Member Road Trip
It is as warm as a flame here in Tennessee embark we listened to the Titans game on a trip to Centennial Park We saw quite a few belay stance such as M&M people painted on haystacks vandalism or legal We beheld some...Read More
Categories: football, history, nature, sunshine,
Form: Rhyme
With Gods and Kings
The soul is right The soul is good It gets no credit Perhaps it should Deserves respect Demands acclaim We give it up In someone’s name Maybe a god Maybe a king A pleasant voice That truly rings -- A handsome face Virile and stout Yells when to throw The...Read More
Categories: football, america, anti bullying, education,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member So I Wrote This Poem
Categories: america, football, friendship,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Game
We made another touchdown Without a penalty As children on the playground Full of amenity You made it to the zone Again without a flag We act the same when grown In formation zig zag Now we're at the field goal line No fumble...Read More
Categories: america, football, relationship, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It's Not Alright
Beautiful black woman Angela Davis Stood by herself At the 50 yard line A football crooked on a tee At her feet Waiting And she sang the national anthem To an empty stadium In perfect pitch. When her deep voice soared and hit That line...Read More
Categories: football, anxiety, conflict, emotions, fear,
Form: Free verse
Boyhood
KP hill commune 4 seasons promenade play wonderland of friends...Read More
Categories: basketball, childhood, football, friendship,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member They Dope Players, Don't They
How will footballers huddle keeping six feet apart Are they gonna tackle by throwing darts Wearing face masks under helmets is a total joke ~ Let the players bring the dope and give the...Read More
Categories: drug, football, humor, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Green Readiness
Categories: august, football, miracle, symbolism,
Form: Haiku

Specific Types of Football Poems

Read wonderful football poetry on the following sub-topics: acrostic, cinquain, concrete, free verse, funeral, funny, high school, kids, haiku, limerick, inspirational, life, love, mother, nfl, player, quarterback, rhyme, school, senior, simile, sonnet, spring, sports, super bowl, winter, and more.

Definition | What is Football in Poetry?