Poetry topic idea: sports

Today’s poetry topic idea is sports.  Sports is good topic to write about because there are so many different areas a poet could focus on.  A poet could write about:

  • Different sports. Some include: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, rugby, cricket, archery, boxing, gymnastics, bob sledding, downhill skiing, sprinting, hurdling, medium distance running, long distance running, tennis, swimming, and diving.
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  • Winning and losing.
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  • Various social issues associated with sports. These include ideas such as gender, race, and economic status.
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  • Playing a sport.
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  • Watching sports.
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  • Discussing sports.
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  • Play by play announcing in sports. A poet could apply this idea to other things and give a play by play for them.
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  • Retiring from a sport.
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  • The change in sports over time.
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  • An invented sport. A poet could invent a sport and write poetry about it.
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  • Sports video games.
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  • Sports merchandise.

 

Here is an example poem using the idea of sports:

Strike one!
Strike two!
Strike three!
You’re out!

Hold on.
Loading saved game.

Strike one!
Strike two!
Home run!

Too bad,
this only works,
in video games.