Basketball’s My Favorite Sport

A Funny Sports/Basketball Poem for Kids

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Basketball's My Favorite Sport

Basketball’s my favorite sport.
I dribble up and down the court.
The ball goes bouncing off my toes
and beans the teacher on the nose.

He stumbles back and grabs his nose
and hits the wall and down he goes.
The other players stop and stare.
They’ve never heard the teacher swear.

With no one playing anymore,
I grab the ball. I shoot. I score.
I love this game! It’s so much fun.
The teacher cried, but, hey–we won.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: School Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Imagery, Narrative Poems


From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

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