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.

Poems on Athletics and Sporting Events

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  1. Casey At The Bat

    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. What Was Going Through Your Mind?

    • By Dj Tanner
    • Published: September 2008
    Football Sports Poem

    What's going through your mind when you're running up the side, only 1 man to beat?
    When he runs fast you'll run faster, can he take the heat?
    What's going through your mind when the X is open for the 40 yard touchdown pass?
    He catches the ball, and you hope this moment will always last.

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  4. One Look

    • By Ashley
    • Published: December 2008
    Poem About Soccer

    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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  6. My Rescue

    • By Erin
    • Published: April 2009
    My Love For Running

    My feet stick the black rubber
    Its 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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  7. Legendary Bull Rider

    • By Erika
    • Published: August 2011
    Poem About A Rodeo

    As he walks you can hear the spurs on his boots
    He walks on over and hops in the chute
    then waits alone with the bull
    until the moment when the date is pulled...

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    My good friend Tucker was killed in a car accident 4 days before we were supposed to start our junior year of highschool. He was a bull rider and this means alot to me.

  8. My Court

    • By McKay K. Echols
    • Published: August 2016
    Basketball Poem

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

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  10. Not In Vain

    • By Luis Limon
    • Published: November 2008
    For The Good Of The Game

    If you can get an equalizer with 10 men,
    If you can take the shot and forget your pain,
    not all you went through was in vain,
    If you can use the ground to your advantage in the hard rain,...

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  11. The Biker's Road

    • By Daren L. Gardner
    • Published: May 2013

    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.

  12. My Little Scrapper

    High School Football

    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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  13. Olympic Games

    Poems About The Olympics

    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

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