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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Alexa14 said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:44 am
kool poem!!!
DarkestSunshine said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm
I love sports and thins is great. I need some feedback from good poets so please look at my stuff and comment.
ttttt said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 4:41 am
MadiC said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm
Umm, it's a pretty good sonnet, but the second to last line is more than 10 syllables.
thatclarinetgirl12 said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm
this is a a great sonnet keep writing! By the way, are you a fan of the mamas and the papas, mondaymonday?
mondaymonday said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Beautiful poem!  Keep up the good work!  I love sonnets, and I'm glad you used the sonnet format for something other than a love poem (I'm getting sick of reading love poems).  This was very relatable and modern.  Way to go!
JuneTaz replied...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm
lol "mondaymonday"! bt yeah, she's right. this peom is really good, and it doesn't feature romance like almost every other sonnet does. Perfect description and rhyme!
wemaketheOLYMPICS replied...
Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm
I AM GOING FOR THEE OLYMPICS!!!!!!!!!! im prettyhappy i made it but this sonnet made me smile soi figured i would comment those of you who are sports players out their dont  give up go to be a better athlete and go for the gold
WeAllBurn said...
Sept. 20, 2011 at 10:57 am
i play football and i agree (:
MsTerry said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm
I think that this is a wonderful topic to expand on but as of now, could be improved in terms of detail and depth. What did the goalie look like as he futily struggled to block the last shot? Was the team muddy, bruised, or even bloodied? Describe shouts of triumphs, the rising of triumphant fists into the air. Detail is key and with detail, this poem can be greatly improved. Keep it up and work at it (:
MattCardinal said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 10:27 am
This is not the greatest work. I think you should focus more on the intensity of your topic because it can be so complex and there are so many angles to focus on to really get the readers interested. But for now, obviously practices will exhaust you, that really didnt accomplish much.
TAR11 said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Very relatable.  Please check out my poems "From the Hilltop" and Anonymous' Inferno"  Thanks! 
purplequeen said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 10:20 am
This was okay, i would give it a 3 star. Can you check out my work please please please??? Thank You
K.M.S.Shear said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:29 am

nicely done


Vampireknight replied...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm
I got a good poem imagine my struggle my freedom striped away im stuck in this place watching the clock and counting the days im jus a kid who wants to have fun stuck in the group home but im not the only one
Brim369 said...
May 11, 2011 at 11:08 am
AMAZING WORK! great job!
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm
This was okay. It was nothing that spectacular, but overall, I guess it was okay. Personally, I wouldn't have chosen sports as my topic. Otherwise, nice vocabulary. If you have time, please check out my poems, The Girl Inside, Remembering Spring, and You Are the Lyrics In Me. Thanks!!!
susan23sam said...
Apr. 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Does this have a rhyme scheme, personification, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, assonance, alliteration, and consance,


00Meg00 said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm
OMG u r super amazing!!  It's so cool cuz my basketball team just won our national tournament so it fits my state of mine right now!! I showed all of them and they loved this!! GO SWAG!
writeon said...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 7:38 am
Love this sonnet!!!!
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