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Sports Poems | Examples of Sports Poetry

Sports Poems - Examples of all types of sports poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for sports.

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Boxer
uses courage, throwing solid punches without letup being famous fighter....Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member Watching Figure Skating
They glide across the ice like silk, Then leap and twirl and spin, Their bodies molded to the perfect Shape that they are in. Their costumes sparkle in the lights, The music sets the tone As every skater claims the ice As...Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Rhyme
Venal Glands
Venal Glands The Troll thinks he’s something smart and cool and all that Having a go at the soccer player who is a talented one The Troll states the player can’t score a goal at 5 yards This riles...Read More
Categories: sports, angst, anti bullying, soccer,
Form: Verse
Skate
Counting snakes at stake. Bringing a skate to roll straight out of my mind Counting doubts and thoughts I wanna see it let out living the experience of being out of place Vivid colors of the day change my way and function along my colors of a young green and a...Read More
Categories: sports, angst, beauty, color, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Near Thing
It had been touch and go for...Read More
Categories: anxiety, horse, money, sports,
Form: Kimo



Premium Member Memorabilia
My wife and I met more than a few of this type of “shifty wheeler-dealer” during our many years dealing in antiques and collectibles. ...Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Narrative
The Broad Street Subway
It goes from Fern Rock to Pattison Avenue The Broad Street Subway That's where Philadelphians travel southward to the games. ...Read More
Categories: sports, travel,
Form: Tanka
Spring Training
The spring has arrived In Arizona and in Florida The teams get ready to train for baseball. That time again for bats and balls, batting helmets, gloves and spike shoes. The infield and outfield get ready. baseball is here. PLAY! ...Read More
Categories: baseball, sports, spring,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member Bitter the glass
Let's raise a bitter glass, Football's here at last, And that's not all, Teams do crowds enthrall, From a victory, Snatch defeat, you see, No flag again this year, Bitter glass, my dears, Football's finally a'loose, Pour that glass of bitter juice!...Read More
Categories: football, sorrow, sports,
Form: Free verse
Warrior
He sits in a room which is spacious and quiet. He stares at the wall, contemplating his diet. He thinks way back to ten years prior, at the weight he once was, now he’s three weights...Read More
Categories: sports, absence, angst, caregiving, character,
Form: Epic
Sports Query
The wife was as drunk as a skunk When she bumped into a young punk Before he knew it She simply blew it Is that what they call a "Slam Dunk"?...Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Limerick
A Turkey
You are a turkey without a doubt. Three strikes in bowling doesn't mean you're out! ...Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Couplet
Amateur
Every sport man’s first ID card, On him imposing, a period to be on guard; When the slimmest interest shows in financial gain, And inglorious quitting is the pain! Not that affluence one does detest: Mounting pressures from the east...Read More
Categories: appreciation, courage, depression, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Warrior Stance
He stands in diametrical opposition, taking in the measures of his opposite self, taking on the warriors stance, that leads into the martial dance. His pace is measured, every breath taken at deliberate pace, as he puts on a mask of...Read More
Categories: sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Give 'Em Hell
Between "sport" and deadly war It is not hard to find parallel, Some games have hatred at their core, Contestants urged to give each other hell, A bit of foul play may go down well, But any attempt at discipline Rarely...Read More
Categories: sports, conflict, hero, image, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Sports Poems

Definition | What is Sports in Poetry?