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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This article has 63 comments.

on May. 1 2012 at 7:43 am
I agree with the poem but what sport is it, soccer, needs more details.

abisch5 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2012 at 12:25 pm
abisch5 BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've failed many times in my life... and that's what has caused me to succeed." -Michael Jordan

I completely know what the author is talking about.

Alexa14 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2012 at 9:44 am
Alexa14 BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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kool poem!!!

on Jan. 30 2012 at 4:27 pm
DarkestSunshine GOLD, Mill Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
Doubt me...I dare you

I love sports and thins is great. I need some feedback from good poets so please look at my stuff and comment.

ttttt said...
on Jan. 21 2012 at 4:41 am

MadiC said...
on 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.

on Jan. 8 2012 at 3:49 pm
thatclarinetgirl12 BRONZE, Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it's stupid."-Albert Einstein

this is a a great sonnet keep writing! By the way, are you a fan of the mamas and the papas, mondaymonday?

MRose911 GOLD said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 11:36 pm
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane

Oh nothing much... you?

JuneTaz said...
on 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!

mondaymonday said...
on 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!

dayoung G said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 3:02 pm
hi wats up

on Sep. 20 2011 at 10:57 am
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

i play football and i agree (:

on Aug. 7 2011 at 9:49 pm
MsTerry PLATINUM, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
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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 (:

on Aug. 7 2011 at 10:27 am
MattCardinal BRONZE, Brampton, Other
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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 SILVER said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 5:02 pm
TAR11 SILVER, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Very relatable.  Please check out my poems "From the Hilltop" and Anonymous' Inferno"  Thanks! 

on Jul. 16 2011 at 10:20 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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This was okay, i would give it a 3 star. Can you check out my work please please please??? Thank You

on Jun. 2 2011 at 6:29 am
K.M.S.Shear BRONZE, Cherokee, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people think writing is a waist of their time. For me it’s a way to draw an image of myself through the painting of words."

nicely done


Brim369 SILVER said...
on May. 11 2011 at 11:08 am
Brim369 SILVER,
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AMAZING WORK! great job!

on Apr. 19 2011 at 4:30 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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...
on Apr. 10 2011 at 4:31 pm

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



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