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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Football Poem

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A Football Poem

A football poem
Should hit hard
Like a nose guard,

Or spiral through the sky
Like a down-and-out pass
On real grass.

A football poem
Should score
Inside the five
On fourth and four.

A football poem
Should sweat, talk trash, and grunt…
Or punt.

~ J. Patrick Lewis, 
from Countdown to Summer: 
A Poem for Every Day of the School Year

I am not a football fan myself, yet I love this poem! I especially like how Mr. Lewis uses rhyme and football lingo to give his poem the feel of the sport. 

I haven't come across too many poems about football in all of my reading. Can you think of an uncommon poetry subject that you could write about?

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