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An Ode To Basketball MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown


The ball, the hoop, the court, the shoes

The crowd cheering loudly, never any boos

The sound of shoes squeaking

The tick of the clock

The swish of the ball

The sound of the whistle that ends it all.

Fouls are called, travels and carries too

As time winds down the excitement grows

The crowd on their feet as the last shot goes

At the end of it all hands are shook

And the winners look back at the game they took.

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This article has 9 comments.

Abe_916 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 13 2018 at 1:59 pm
Abe_916 BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
get money remain humble

this was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 10 2017 at 1:04 pm
itsKyleah BRONZE, Sacremento, California
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that was grrrrreeeaaaaat!!!!

on Mar. 31 2016 at 9:22 am
RazzMaTazzMelon BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard, after all it kills you-Katherine Hepburn.

Beautiful. I love basketball and this captures the sport perfectly.

on May. 4 2014 at 11:07 pm
i love bsketball

bay_JP SILVER said...
on Mar. 31 2014 at 11:02 pm
bay_JP SILVER, San Francisco, California
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken.

It had a great rythm to it, and as a basketball fan, keep up the good work!

EdRey said...
on May. 24 2012 at 9:45 pm
This was well written,I love basketball.

on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:35 am
DunkinonClouds, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
go hard or go home: What up doe

that go hard im working on my basketball one

BigLu73 said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:01 am
BigLu73, Cleveland, Ohio
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i like how it described the game of basketball in a rythmic way and how fun it was to read it

Franky101 said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 1:35 am
This was a really fun poem to read! It really described the game of basketball and its atmosphere from the court. :)