A Sport Sonnet

March 19, 2008
By Rachel Schuler, Florissant, MO

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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Catniss SILVER said...
on Feb. 4 at 2:50 am
Catniss SILVER, Jakarta, Other
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Your rhyme scheme was very appropriate and provided a nice flow to your sonnet. On top of that, you were able to convey a simple message. Nicely done!!

Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

on Jan. 4 2017 at 7:07 am
LeisurelySketches SILVER, Mohali, Punjab, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)

Great rhyme scheme and writing. Loved the simplicity and imagery.

on Sep. 8 2015 at 9:54 am
Darius_Nobles GOLD, San Angelo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
'Today you are you, and that's truer than true. There's no one alive that's youer than you." Dr. Seuss


on Jun. 12 2015 at 12:41 pm
Brian110 SILVER, Jonesport, Maine
8 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
if life gives you lemons..... squeeze them back in life's eyes!

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.

sophie r said...
on Jun. 8 2015 at 12:33 am
So true that every generation is considered lazy by their elders.

on Apr. 7 2015 at 11:25 am
swim1411 BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
''We know what we are, but know not what we may be.'' -Shakespeare

What is the author talking about?

on Jan. 31 2015 at 2:49 pm
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

Omg love the rhyme scheme, I always write with one :)

McTreevil said...
on Jan. 10 2015 at 8:17 am
wtf??? what are they talking about?

Nadaa SILVER said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 8:03 pm
Nadaa SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
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i liked its simplicity. the pattern to the rhymes was nice.

Your mom said...
on Apr. 1 2014 at 8:44 pm
Lol basketball can be practiced outside.

on 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

Sonnetprof said...
on 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 wrie sonnets.  I'd give you a 'A' on this one.Even you volta is in the right place. Good job.

katie said...
on Dec. 10 2012 at 6:24 pm
thank you so much

on 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

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jul. 24 2012 at 5:08 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

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

Please check out my poems!


vazenitran98 said...
on Jun. 10 2012 at 6:43 am
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

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. :)

on May. 3 2012 at 3:38 pm
why do you have to be so picky ? loike really ..

on May. 1 2012 at 8:04 am
Name_Withheld, Pixyland, Wisconsin
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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.

on 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.


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