For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

A Poem by Brooklyn
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An athlete's poem about the love of basketball

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I step onto to the court
I find freedom
They announce my name
The whistle blows
The game begins
And I get the ball
The intensity drives me insane
The energy is wild
My adrenaline rush is hyping
I dribble, I shoot, I score
The crowd goes wild
I keep my head in the game
But this is the reason why I play

I step onto the court
I give it all or nothing
Win or lose
This game means something
We’re a team
That’s how it works
She plays for me
I play for her
And together we’ll shine
We race against the clock
So when that last buzzer sounds
Our score is up
This is the reason why I play


I step onto the court 
This wooden floor is my stage
It’s the day I’ve been waiting for
It’s game day
Against our biggest rivals
That team that always wins
But this time will be different
It’s our turn to win
We work as a team
For each other
For our coaches
For our fans
This is the reason why I play

I step onto the court 
It’s my very last game
Basketball had consumed me
But now it must end
My emotions are soaring
All over the place
But I play my heart out 
I give my absolute everything
We lost by 3 points 
Barely missed that championship game
I could have made history
Missed it by that much
So why did I play?


I stepped off that court
For the very last time
I wanted to scream 
My tears wouldn’t stop
That was my last game
With the game that I loved
It felt like a bad break-up
The day I left that gym
The day that I had to,
Turn my number 13 jersey in
But I’ll always love the game
It’s not just a sport I play
It’s a part of who I am now
It’s written on my heart 
It’s always on my mind
It’s a passion in my soul
So yes this is a love poem
A love poem for my broken heart
From the day I had to walk away
From the only thing I truly loved 
And this is the reason why I played 

© 2014 Brooklyn


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"It’s not just a sport I play
It’s a part of who I am now
It’s written on my heart
It’s always on my mind
It’s a passion in my soul"

You have summed it up marvelously in those lines. A splendid poem...:).....

Posted 9 Years Ago


I love it! This is the best love poem that I've ever read! I love the emotion in it :D

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brooklyn

9 Years Ago

Wow thank you so much!! It means a lot to me!
that is an amazing poem!!!! the way you detailed it, is awesome, as a reader i can picture everything that is going on!!! plus it is talking about the greatest game in the world, which is basketball!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brooklyn

9 Years Ago

Thanks Justin!! Hahah basketball is obviously pretty great :)
Justin

9 Years Ago

your welcome brooklyn :) yup it is, it is one of few things that isnt confusing lol

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Added on December 8, 2014
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Brooklyn
Brooklyn

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A Poem by Brooklyn