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An Ode To Basketball This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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The ball, the hoop, the court, the shoes

The crowd cheering loudly, never any boos

The sound of shoes squeaking

The tick of the clock

The swish of the ball

The sound of the whistle that ends it all.

Fouls are called, travels and carries too

As time winds down the excitement grows

The crowd on their feet as the last shot goes

At the end of it all hands are shook

And the winners look back at the game they took.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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sanfranciscowriter said...
today at 11:02 pm:
It had a great rythm to it, and as a basketball fan, keep up the good work!
 
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EdRey said...
May 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm:
This was well written,I love basketball.
 
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DunkinonClouds said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 9:35 am:
that go hard im working on my basketball one
 
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BigLu73 said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 9:01 am:
i like how it described the game of basketball in a rythmic way and how fun it was to read it
 
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Franky101 said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 1:35 am:
This was a really fun poem to read! It really described the game of basketball and its atmosphere from the court. :)
 
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