A Sport Sonnet

March 19, 2008
Hot weather makes practices exhaust me.
Stressful drills leave teams down and sorrowful.
During rest, we get shade under a tree,
Afterwards we all feel more powerful.

As games start, player's energy released.
The coaches encouraged and reassured.
Score becomes tied and needs to be increased,
Another point is scored and win secured.

Feelings of joy and triumph fill the court.
The other team is sad and defeated.
We celebrate this great, wonderful sport.
If all goes right, it shall be repeated.

Through hard work and dedication the game is won.
This phenomenal sport is very fun.

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B">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 2:54 am
Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)
LeisurelySketches said...
Jan. 4 at 7:07 am
Great rhyme scheme and writing. Loved the simplicity and imagery.
sophie r said...
Jun. 8, 2015 at 12:33 am
So true that every generation is considered lazy by their elders.
wojtowicz01 said...
Apr. 7, 2015 at 11:25 am
What is the author talking about?
Brian110 replied...
Jun. 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm
a court is mentioned, teams are also mentioned, "another point is scored" yet basket ball is scored in two points per basket, and practices are out side, posibly vollyball or tennis, mabey badmittn, sory about spelling.
CaseyChickenWang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Omg love the rhyme scheme, I always write with one :)
Littlebunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 25, 2014 at 8:03 pm
i liked its simplicity. the pattern to the rhymes was nice.
Your mom said...
Apr. 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm
Lol basketball can be practiced outside.
Sonnetprof said...
Jan. 12, 2013 at 11:43 am
Contrary to some comments, your poem is quite good. It is obviously an English (Shakespeaerean) sonnet. As one said, it is a little off on syllable count. You have 12 counts on line 13. Iambic pentameter. Don't know where one got 5 stanzas. You have 3 quatrains and a couplet -- good!  If ;you were going for soccer, the word court denotes basketball not soccer. In my opinon, vague here is alright. Makes the poem cut across bounds and goal lines.I teach HS seniors how to wr... (more »)
katie said...
Dec. 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm
thank you so much
sbets said...
Jul. 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Great! Very powerful. You can really feel the exhaustion.

Please check out my poems!

vazenitran98 said...
Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:43 am
This was amazing. Sounds like I could write something like that,but not about sport. I hope you continue writing and I look forward to more of your true rhythm. :)
Name_Withheld said...
May 1, 2012 at 8:04 am
I like the hyperbole you have going on. They are not HUGE exaggerations but nice ones. You also included 5 stanzas. Cool poem but wish u would have gave the games name, from what i can tell its basketball or futsal.
volleyball playa replied...
May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm
why do you have to be so picky ? loike really ..
Whats is to ya said...
May 1, 2012 at 8:03 am
I totaly agree with the poem, but what sport is it, soccer? You could have used rhymes and more detail, but I like the hyperboles that you used too.
Whats it to ya said...
May 1, 2012 at 7:43 am
I agree with the poem but what sport is it, soccer, needs more details.
abisch5 said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm
I completely know what the author is talking about.
McTreevil replied...
Jan. 10, 2015 at 8:17 am
wtf??? what are they talking about?
Alexa14 said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:44 am
kool poem!!!
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