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A Sport Sonnet

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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CaseyChickenWangThis 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 2:49 pm
Omg love the rhyme scheme, I always write with one :)
Littlebunny 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 at 8:17 am
wtf??? what are they talking about?
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!
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