Sports Poems

Sports Poems

Poems about Sports

Sports are complex in that they are a way to escape our lives as well as a way to look at our lives in a clearer way. In the world of sports the line of victory and defeat is quite clear. There is no question of what team you are on or what position you play within the team. These things are not always clear in real life. Escaping to the world of sports is an opportunity to think about these questions in our own lives.

17 Poems on Athletics and Sporting Events

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  1. 1. Casey At The Bat

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    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
    The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
    And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
    A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

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  3. 2. The Run

    • By Amar Qamar
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 27, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    I'm running to cleanse my soul.
    "From what? To where?"
    At this moment I do not care.
    Rain drops beat against my face.

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  5. 3. How Can You Say It's Just A Game?

    • By Samuel Ward
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    How can you say it's just a game
    When I've been pushed all my life to reach goals
    Told to work harder than my opponent
    All along being shaped and molded

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  6. 4. Hockey

    • By Erica
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017 with permission of the Author.

    From the very first moment I saw them all,
    I knew that this was who I wanted to be.
    With my eyes wide open, looking around,
    "Does everyone else see what I see?"

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  7. 5. Swimming

    • By Allie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Water pounds within my ears,
    my stomach twists with all my fears.

    The race begins with the sound of a gun;

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  8. 6. Alive

    When my thoughts are too heavy,
    My feelings too numb,
    When my heart is unsteady,
    And the tears start to come,

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    As an athlete, I like running, so I love the 2nd stanza.

  9. 7. My Addiction And Passion

    • By Brett Melton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    My sport
    The big jumps, bruises, and broken bones
    The blood that pours from open wounds
    The stitches needed to mend the cuts

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    I start up my bike it feels so right. Give it some gas now it warm I take off with a roar. I ride to the track put my goggles on I line up at the starting gate look around 20 other guys right...

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  10. 8. Tribute To Michael Jordan

    • By Neil Dickinson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009 with permission of the Author.

    There’s a fellow we knew as Air Jordan
    Years ago many planes he was boardin’
    When he left his abode
    To play games on the road

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  11. 9. The Race

    • By Qianna N. Graise
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Keep your eyes on the prize
    Watching for the finish line
    Taking in another breath of air
    You realize in just a few minutes

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  12. 10. Olympic Games

    • By Ken Budden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Only for those of a special breed,
    Living a dream, a chance to succeed,
    Yesterday's hopes and desires coming true,
    Making your mark with records anew

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    Freestyle
    water, strokes
    kicking, stocking, working
    diving into the pool
    swimming

  13. 11. My Court

    • By McKay K. Echols
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016 with permission of the Author.

    The dribble of the basketball,
    The swish of the net,
    The squeaking of my shoes against
    The wood floor,

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  14. 12. My Little Scrapper

    • By Judy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Thinking back through all the years
    How swiftly they've passed by
    I close my eyes and bite my lip
    Try so hard not to cry

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  15. 13. The Biker's Road

    • By Daren L. Gardner
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Raise the door or just take off the cover,
    there she sits just waiting for us to hover.

    Our first glance we know she waits,

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    As a bike rider I can relate to this, when you're out there with your mates it's hard to explain, the freedom you feel, and at peace with your mind.

  16. 14. The Ballad Of Muhammad Ali

    • By Paul Coppola
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    He floats like a butterfly,
    He stings like a bee.
    That's why they call him
    Muhammad Ali.

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  17. 15. One Look

    • By Ashley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

    As I stand on that muddy grass field,
    The roar of the cheering crowds
    Is all I seem to hear.
    No specific voices; it's all just a blur.

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    This poem is quite amazing, and I am sure that a lot of people would be touched like the way I have. I have a friend who enjoys this poem because she plays football. It is very substantial to...

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  18. 16. We Play The Game

    • By Garrett Shepherd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    On Friday nights
    Underneath the lights
    That shine so bright
    We play the game

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  19. 17. My Rescue

    • By Erin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

    My feet stick the black rubber
    It's like some kind of magnetic tape
    Day after day, it pulls me back
    For not only does my body demand it,

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