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Soccer Poems

Soccer Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about soccer. This list of soccer poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Easily the world's most popular sport, soccer is known as "football" everywhere except in the United States and is played by some of the world's best and most-gifted athletes. The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of soccer poetry. This list of works about soccer is an excellent resource for examples on how to write soccer poems.

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Premium Member Six Notebooks of Summer
Like Thoreau I sought out Walden’s Pond
For me, it was my grandmother’s field of soybeans
Lost in the bowels of a small gray shed I fancied a cabin
I stumbled on it when I was eight, an explorer, in the summer.

It became...Read More
Categories: soccer, nostalgia, write, writing,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Upon Watching Goals Being Taken Away
Where were you last year 
Back in relegation I did hear 
Have your beer with your cheer 
West Ham will level it soon 
Under this Friday Night moon 

Hammies gave it a try 
And it would have worked if someone...Read More
Categories: cheer up, confusion, fun, games, integrity, soccer,
Form: Rhyme Royal

      Team named Santos of Pelé, Coutinho, Doval, Mengálvio, Pepe and cia played against a Ceará first division team. It was not Ceará nor
the Fortaleza....Read More
Categories: soccer, allegory, allusion, art, football, hilarious, sports, tribute,
Form: Prose
From the moment we became grandparents we have felt conflicted
at the way, in books and media, grandparents are depicted.

But we’ve been grandparents for a while now 
(one grandchild just graduated college)
So we believe it is time to share some grand-parental...Read More
Categories: soccer, grandparents,
Form: Verse
Auto de Fe' at Plaza Mayor

Sixteen-Eighty was brutal on saints and their hissing cats.
A turgid June, thickened as it was by an immature sanguinary wine
failed to quench the civil mob.

Above the birthday cake façade,the pink and cerise porticos,
the heavenly-frocked casements, the stucco -
a tiered sibilance...Read More
Categories: soccer, poetry,
Form: Free verse

The Monk's Walk

They walk in single file beside the river.
Five young men heads newly shaved,
their saffron robes washed so frequently
that orange has turned a saffron yellow,
a yellow seen in temple lamps at dusk.

They gather under a broad Tamarind tree
for shade and rest.

There...Read More
Categories: soccer, poetry,
Form: Free verse
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 her papa's heart. 

He became her nanny and cradled
Her to sleep, there was no bed...Read More
Categories: soccer, granddaughter, grandparents, love, sports,
Form: Free verse
It is a strange country Portugal
You switch on the Tv, and there 
are song and dance
From different districts
The formula is always the same someone a tune
People are familiar too, and there are two dancing girls
Moving about which appears unrehearsed
However, this...Read More
Categories: soccer, blessing, books, butterfly,
Form: Blank verse
My Two German Beaux,On a TVCooking Show

Oh, how I love sauerbraten 
and that divine apple strudel!
But it was even better to see
Guy Fieri with my two old German 
Chicago beaux on his TV show!
Why, I nearly lost my noodle!

There they...Read More
Categories: soccer, food, friend, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Overworked Witches
What's a single mom, overworked witch to do?
School potlucks won't suck up fat vats of witch brew
Green goop soup disinfects science projects
Magic wand deflects coupon blonde's rejects

Soccer field congealed, frogs in fish tanks
Your warlock son mocks the jocks with dark...Read More
Categories: soccer, funny, halloween, mom, school,
Form: Rhyme
Soccer Practice

Teenage girls, glow like mall-fountains. 
Their sweat saturates senses, nourishes
male pattern baldness. 

We avoid looking directly, talk game plans, 
look through mind-veils.

The boys spit and hawk, 
rub themselves against 
invisible fans called Rita.
Splatter the ground with oaths, 
dribble as if...Read More
Categories: soccer, poetry,
Form: Free verse
I come to Pos' ey Soup' ers Rec' ip' e Res' cue
 ( Looking at the poems of the day or year or whatever it was- saw a poem . . . A poem? Actually called a recipe. Inspiration! --- Trans°mutilate a recipe into fungal posery. The PoserSoup diablos (devils) will...Read More
Categories: soccer, 2nd grade, baby, bangla, baptism, baseball, beach,
Form: Didactic
how lovely that man
alchemy Ronaldinho
enchanting player...Read More
Categories: soccer,
Form: Senryu

In the back streets of my mind,
I play again the games of my childhood.
Vehicles few and far between, to interrupt our play;
Our soccer ball, leather scuffed by tarmac,
Thuds against the goal, chalked on the wall
Of Mr. Thompson’s house.
Until, his patience...Read More
Categories: soccer, memory,
Form: Free verse
Soccer Match
Soccer Match
And so we've finally reached midnight, 
The question was, why did it take so long?
Now the forces of war and darkness are ready for evenfall.

The nuclear clock ran out of time.

It started when Turkey carried out their threat.
They shot...Read More
Categories: soccer, anger, international, political,
Form: Political Verse

A little small boy;
On the field learning soccer;
He runs, kicks, shutter the ball;
Trips falls ball rolls on,
Opponents a...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, analogy, funny, games, soccer,
Form: Sedoka
Earth Rise

Dad is in the garden tending to his turnips,
He’s almost hidden by a tall crop of Sunflowers; 
I imagine the large yellow heliotropes
turning toward an invisible moon like satellite dishes.

I was watching the Apollo 8 mission.
Mum was grumbling that ‘she...Read More
Categories: soccer, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Man's House
There’s backyard soccer clashes and test cricket matches,
a shrine to footy with posters on the wall.
Dirty dishes piled up high, washing, ironing ruffled lie …
a man's house with a lady's photo in the hall.

There are so many memories in this...Read More
Categories: soccer, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Email Insanity
^^^^^^^^Email Insanity^^^^^^^^

We are ecstatic over baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis 
and football!
We relish snowflakes and the warmth of the sun.
And NASCAR, races? Why, we would not miss one!

But a phone call to one another simply cannot be placed.
My parents would call this...Read More
Categories: soccer, encouraging, family, friendship, inspiration, internet,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Triumphant Homecoming
Women Team USA have done it again ~ they brought home the bacon!

Date originally written: 07/07/2019...Read More
Categories: celebration, soccer, sports, women,
Form: Monoku
Childhood Memories
Childhood Memories!

Playing soccer as a forward and a goalie in early childhood through first grade
meeting a pilot and a stewardess in kindergarten and even wanted to be a pilot for a while because I thought it was cool
wanting to be...Read More
Categories: soccer, 11th grade, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Jurgen and Jill
2014 / 2015 World Cup

Jürgen and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a World Cup Title
Jürgen fell down
Without the crown-
There reigned Jill
At the top of the hill. . .

2018 / 2019 World Cup (Gold Cup)

Jürgen didn't qualify to go up...Read More
Categories: football, men, soccer, women, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A New True Dynasty

There are teams

There are great teams
Then, there are dynasties
In the world of women's sports
There have been few that measure up

To the 2019 USA Women's World Cup Soccer Team
Every one of these 23 talented women
Has been groomed for this purpose their...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, soccer, sports, usa,
Form: Free verse
“Fédération Internationale de Football Association”… that’s FIFA’s whole name
“International Federation of Association Football” is its English translation claim
“F" in FIFA Women’s Cup can stand for “Females” since they can play the sport-game
“Achievements” of ladies are highlighted midst acceptance issues’ flame.

Women’s...Read More
Categories: soccer, appreciation, courage, devotion, football, god, inspirational, women,
Form: Acrostic
For years the men have ruled the roost
so it’s high time ladies soccer got a boost
In July the winning team will lift the cup
it’ll be filled with bubbly for gals to sup!

Two teams will play in the final game
the winning...Read More
Categories: soccer, football, humorous, sports, tribute, women,
Form: Rhyme

Read wonderful soccer poetry on the following sub-topics: acrostic, alliteration, cinquain, concrete, free verse, funny, haiku, limerick, inspirational, life, love, metaphor, messi, ronaldo, rhyme, school, simile, sonnet, spring, sports, summer, winter, world cup, and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).