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Football Poems | Examples of Football Poetry

Football Poems. Below are examples of poems about football. This list of American football poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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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List of Football Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Play Is Made M. L. Kiser Tritina baseball, basketball, football, fun,
Premium Member Poem Football Widower Michelle Faulkner Limerick football, games, sports,
Premium Member Poem Football Mark Toney Footle football, poetry, soccer, sports,
Premium Member Poem Six-Word Couplet Series Encore Michelle Faulkner Couplet football, games, sports,
SYMPOSIA Debjani Mitra Enclosed Rhyme football, computer, cry, deep, feelings,
SYMPOSIA Debjani Mitra Enclosed Rhyme football, computer, cry, deep, feelings,
Premium Member Poem FALL TRUMPET Kim Rodrigues Haiku football, music, seasons,
Premium Member Poem September Michelle Faulkner Haiku autumn, football, games, sports,
Premium Member Poem Chuck Long Meets the Crimson Banshee Robert Candler Rhyme football, anxiety, betrayal, destiny, farewell,
He Lives, He Learns Marcus Lattimore Sonnet football, abuse, addiction, black african

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My Greatest Gift and Biggest Weakness
by Eve Roper
My Greatest Gift
 and Biggest Weakness

I recall my parents warning me, I was a little dense.
That my greatest gift and biggest weakness 
was that I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, trust,

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The GOAT
by Gregory R Barden

In the summer, some fans climb the walls

For a game that's been played many falls

     And a player named Brady

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebrity, football, humorous, sports,

shout up and do-it
by Allan Terry
watch yo mouth
guard yo words
take yo' time
shut-up boy and do-it 
shut-up Boy and do-it
shut up boy and do-it !
shut-up boy and do-it !
tell that man
what...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baseball, basketball, film, football,

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A Brutal Sport
by Gershon Wolf
Football is a brutal sport
   It's boxing without pads

Bone-jarring collisions rattle the head
   Collect too many, and you'll be dead

It also...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, death, football, hurt,

The pearly gate
by steven jess
"If you live a life with hate"

"You won't enter the pearly gate "


















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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, cute, fishing, football,

Aztec Summer
by Lawrence Sharp
The Mexican midsummer sun
beamed down mercilessly, vertically,
so that men's heads and shoulders glowed
but their faces, and every human expression,
disappeared, dark and intense in the radiant...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, football, hero,

Football, It's Bigger Than Jesus
by Nick Trim
Football, 
it tests your faith, 
it makes you pray, 
it plays out lessons
and thousands sing along. 
It will teach sportsmanship and respect, 
it inspires healthiness...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football,

The Philadelphia Soul
by Robert Pettit
Another Arena Bowl
was this team's goal.
The Philadelphia soul.

Dealing with reality,
a third-in-a-row trophy,
was not going to be.

Their season is now complete.
They went down to defeat.
The team...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, sports,

Philadelphia Eagles
by Robert Pettit
Philadelphia
is the home of the Eagles.
Super Bowl winners!
...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, sports,

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Fall
by Caren Krutsinger
Fall
Autumn
The Leaves Turn
And Rain On Lawns
Bonfire Magic
A Homecoming
Loud Football
Players
Game
...

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Ninette | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, seasons,

Football Manager
by Nick Trim
I could build a football team for the future,
I've played Football Manager on my computer,
I've built teams that are simply spectacular,
with lots of silverware I've...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: computer, football, soccer,

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WORLD CUP CLERIHEWS
by Brian Strand
An English goal scorer,named Kane
in Russia '18 found world-wide fame.
With six goals,he has the Golden Boot
for with both head and foot,he could shoot.

a striker,one,Christiano Ronaldo
In...

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Clerihew | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, people, soccer, sports,

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From First Ball to World Cup
by Gregory R Barden

     I remember the first time I saw a ball,

Those exquisite black and white pentagons ...
     The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, football, soccer, sports,

FIFA WORLD CUP
by Anisha Dutta
      FIFFA WORLD CUP

       What’s up! FIFA world cup! Most exciting game,
  ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, games,

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2018 FIFA World Cup -France vs Croatia FINAL
by Mark Toney
Own goal, VAR
Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann-
Five reasons France won
OMG pitch invaders!
Second French World Cup title...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, football, french, international,

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2018 FIFA World Cup -Belgium vs England Third-Place Match
by Mark Toney
Battle for the bronze
Belgium flew out of the blocks
England's defense stunned
Belgium's best World Cup showing
Third-place metals worn with pride...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: england, football, international, joy,

football philosophers
by Gail Foster
glorious morning
for football philosophers
the fuschias are bright

© Gail Foster 12th July 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: england, flower, football, hope,

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After the England semi final
by Viv Wigley


Dad has ordered a new shed,
he'll site it in the shade
replacing the one put out by
the local Fire Brigade.
The wheelie bin is full of food
almost...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, humor,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXVII and XXVIII
by T Wignesan
IF ever I had a country : XXVII -  XXVIII

              ...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: community, dog, football, howl,

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2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-Final
by Mark Toney
Heartbreak for England
Three Lions fight to the end-
Belgium play-off next.
Cinderella Croatia
Blazers' first World Cup Final...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cinderella, england, football, international,