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Sports Poems | Examples of Sports Poetry

Sports Poems. Below are examples of poems about sports. This list of sports poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of sports poetry. This list of works about sports is an excellent resource for examples on how to write sports poems.

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List of Sports Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
My Opposite league Isor Chand Rhyme sports, anger, betrayal, evil, friend,
Premium Member Poem Six Word Couplet Series Michelle Faulkner Couplet football, games, sports,
Premium Member Poem MINUTES Line Gauthier Senryu race, sports, time,
Premium Member Poem TOP GUN JAN ALLISON Senryu humorous, sports,
BEAUTIFUL FALL Kim Rodrigues Acrostic autumn, school, sports,
Timpy Tiddle Jessica Amanda Salmonson Rhyme children, games, silly, sports,
Premium Member Poem Eternal Quest Gershon Wolf Rhyme sports, success,
Surfing the Gold Coast Rico Leffanta Limerick sports, animal, culture, journey, nature,
Premium Member Poem September Michelle Faulkner Haiku autumn, football, games, sports,
The Locker Room Evan Booooooooo Free verse sports,

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Dreams Die Hard
by Gershon Wolf
"Clean up your toys and come down for dinner, young man"
     came Mom's call from the kitchen
The little boy had a...

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Didactic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, dream, growing up, loss,

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School Sport
by Nina Parmenter
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Concrete | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: school, sports,

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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,

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Parkour's Not Her Thing
by PAT Adams
Before parkour gained such popularity
To jump from house to shed, was fun as could be
I dared not critique
When I heard mom shriek  
When you...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, funny, mother son, perspective,

2012
by darren risden
one hundred meters run and swim
gymnastic teeters in the gym
judo boxing race on bikes
rowing coxing running spikes
water polo lifting weights
shooting solo tens and eights
football hockey...

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

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BEACH GODDESSES
by Line Gauthier


Fan sport of a nation 
      Celebrate vacation 
Slow traffic to a crawl 
      For...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beach, body, games, sports,

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Memory is notoriously short
by Gershon Wolf
When it comes to sport
Memory is notoriously short

Tennis great Jimmy Connors was 'the brat' when teen-aged
By his late thirties, his star ascended, he was all...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, sports, tiger,

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Disorganized Sports
by Richard Thomas
When we were young, we'd freely roam
While supervision stayed at home.
We played the seasons' major sports
On vacant lots and playground courts.

No tryouts or permission slips.
No...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, freedom, friendship, games, history,

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THE HOCKEY SEASON
by Line Gauthier


the hockey season
widow making
the most of it



posted on August 11, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, hockey, passion, sports,

Powder Day
by David Welch
Western breezes blowing in,
bringing snow to the peaks again,
now it’s cold enough to stay,
tomorrow is a powder day.

And I don’t work on powder days…...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, appreciation, image, simple, snow,

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Totem -- Odom
by Gershon Wolf
A basketball player named Odom
Wants to dribble the balls in his scrotum
   He tries to bounce them
   Hardwood boards renounce them
Odom...

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

All Hands
by Rico Leffanta
A seaman  called, "Octopus" Dennis
Was known to the girls  as a menace
A sign from Above
Predicted "True Love"
"But you gotta go out and play...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, culture, feelings, love, lust,

CATTLECOAAT DIPOLAMCY
by Allan Terry
THEY WERE NOT ADMIRED, THEY WERE HARDLY EVEN LIKED, THEY REFRAMED FROM COMMENT DUE TO THEIR DISPOSITION, ALLOWING
SOMEONE WITH A GREATER DISPOSITION TO BE IN...

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Cowboy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, anti bullying, boxing day ,

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,

10K or bust
by The Didds
we gather together, a hundred or so
stetching, warming cold muscles, just waiting to go

nervous anticipation, just wanting to start,
we collect our numbers, have a piss,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, fun, health, sports,

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BURSTING
by Line Gauthier


bursting rapids
paddling
red canoe



posted on July 19, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, red, sports, spring,

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WEEKEND
by Line Gauthier


weekend warrior
a kayak
atop his mini



posted on July 19, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, dedication, men, sports,

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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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France took the Crown
by Joseph May
 France beat Argentina four to three
 In that game Mbappe was the key
 Then they defeated Uruguay two goals to nil
 As Uruguay's goalie...

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