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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  
Premium Member Poem TALENT Brian Strand Verse sports,
Premium Member Poem Have a Ball Gershon Wolf Light Verse sports, baseball, basketball, football, fun,
Premium Member Poem Golf Haiku Sheri Fresonke Harper Haiku sports, environment, games, golf, journey,
Fall Is Just An Appetizer David Welch Rhyme sports, appreciation, autumn, how i
Holly Would Rico Leffanta Limerick funny, sports,
Premium Member Poem the kettle morain 100 Anthony Slausen Ballad journey, sports,
For a Moment in Time - NFL Colette Dright Narrative football, memory, sports, thank
Premium Member Poem Rainbow harry horsman Rhyme sports,
Premium Member Poem OLYMPIC RAINBOWS Kim Rodrigues Quatrain rainbow, sports,
Game On M. L. Kiser Personification sports, baseball, fun, games, poems,

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Sox in the Series
by cs parker
48
Red Sox
Beat the
Yanks
And
Not one
Poem
But I guess
16-1 really
Speaks 
For
Itself
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, baseball, sports,

The Play Is Made
by M. L. Kiser
Oh, how I love a good game;
I anxiously await my turn,
And then I make my play.

I also love a good play;
Good scripts, for which I’m...

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Tritina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, baseball, basketball, football, fun,

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10-3-18
by Wm Paul
Before the BIG GAME
Thunder is heard overhead
Between is distance....

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

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Football Widower
by Michelle Faulkner
In our house, 'tis the season for football
Cheering our teams, jeering the ref's calls
But he's not the sort
To care about sports
So my hubby gets lonely...

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

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The Big Game
by Gershon Wolf
The Big Game
 Always the same
  Comes up lame
   Who's to blame?
    Pundits declaim
     Whisper...

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

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Bike Haiku
by Tom Cunningham
two hundred riders
tour de France
all ride for yellow

Written on 3rd October 2018

For bike contest sponsored by Maureen McGreavy...

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

Motivation
by Jazzy Melnyk
The athletic girl went for a run.
She wants to get in shape and have some fun.
...

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

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Football
by Mark Toney
Which ball?

Your call...

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Footle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, poetry, soccer, sports,

The Champs Visit
by M. L. Kiser
He walked slowly, taking in the sight and smell of the field.
The memories of games gone by, filled his heart with joy as he recalled...

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Tritina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, baseball, games, imagery, poems,

My Opposite league
by Isor Chand
Hey, you are mad at me
I've seen it and still see
Can you do me a favor/
Would you curse me, whatever
Please make a louder boo
Do set...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, anger, betrayal, evil, friend,

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Six-Word Couplet Series Encore
by Michelle Faulkner
Blue Browns-
no-win Browns
fans all down

How Not to Tackle-
helmet-to-helmet
player must forfeit

Offense Play Book-
move the chains
give defense pains

Picky Penalty-
False start jump
Five yard bump

Stopping the Clock-
get your down
out-of-bounds

Ref...

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

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MINUTES
by Line Gauthier


minutes to start -
euphoric crescendo at
summer marathon



posted on September 12, 2018...

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

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TOP GUN
by JAN ALLISON
first time with a gun
every shot is on target
concerned hubby hides!

Contest Sponsored by Branh Bailey

* On Monday we tried rifle shooting for the first time,...

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

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BEAUTIFUL FALL
by Kim Rodrigues
BEAUTIFUL FALL

Brisk the breeze that shivers the pines,
Excites the mind, in throes of daydreams,
About escaping from the tests — that litter of
Untimely pop quizzes of...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, school, sports,

Timpy Tiddle
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Rum tum timpy tappy tum tum tum
Rum tum tippy tampy tum.
I flip tiddle winkies with my thumb
Rum tum winky wappy wum.

Ring rang nippy nappy tee...

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

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Eternal Quest
by Gershon Wolf
Ping pong match
  Tennis game  
Eternal quest
  For temporal fame
 
Back and forth
  Balls, then eyes
Mesmerized 
  By trophy's prize

In...

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

Surfing the Gold Coast
by Rico Leffanta
Great White Sharks are a Gold Coast wonder
Though crocodiles may steal their thunder
But all surfers know
It is time to go 
When kangaroos line up Down...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sports, animal, culture, journey, nature,

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September
by Michelle Faulkner
The boys of football
     Enter in warrior garb
Fall gladiators...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, football, games, sports,

The Locker Room
by Evan Booooooooo
Locker room
I see lockers
It tastes like sweat
It smells like socks
It sounds like a sailor
It feels like a sauna
Locker room...

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