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S p o r t s   P o e m s

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

It's In Your Court
Beach Ball
Beach Ball

Hit a ball or bounce a ball
    Or drop it in a net.
Balls can make you jump for joy
     Or balls can make you fret.

Strike a ball with hard golf club,
     Or with a cricket bat.

Balls are used in friendly games
    Or perhaps in fierce combat.

Throw a ball and catch a ball,
     Or kick it with your feet:
In sporting games you aim to win
     But also face defeat.

Roll a ball along the ground,
     Or juggle in the air,
Strike balls upon a table top -
     But listen, do take care:

Sporting games can draw you in
     In most addictive ways.
But most folk love some kind of sport
     To fill their leisure days.

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Beach Ball
Beach Ball
Note: 'It's in your court', or 'The ball's in your court' is an idiom meaning:  'It's 
your choice' or 'It's entirely up to you.'  I thought it was a good idea to use it as a heading for my poem as it relates to balls which are used in sport - and which sport you prefer is entirely up to you.  Do try to make the headings of your own poems interesting in this way.  Josie

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