BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
1: WELCOME This is my scrapbook of poems about Basketball. Lately, I became more attached to basketball so I expressed through my poems.
2: Ode -a long lyric poem that expresses your thoughts, feeling and praises a particular object or person
3: Ode to My Basketball Ode to my Basketball You are my life You saved me Keep me out of trouble Oh, Basketball you amaze me From the black lines All around to how orange you are When I 'm on the court It make me feel good , anxious, responsible, focus Always keep me active, and healthy I play with you everyday I become another person on the court I become real and a hustler
4: Sonnet lyric poem involving three and a ending couplet | Format - fourteen lines divided into three quatrain with a couplet. Each line has ten syllables and the rhyme scheme is ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
5: Basketball The thing I think about my basketball It changes like the seasons in a year I will be the policemen when it call My dream is for it to be my career I love when the crowds yell when we make shots Especially when we home we must win In my eyes the people look like little dots Because I would become focus to win Basketball is the best thing in my life From offense to defense I love it all If it ends I will feel sliced by a knife It is hard defensing a girl that is tall All I know is basketball should stay here So that I will never have to go there
6: Elegy a grief or mourning poem | Format written in a sad , depressing tone
7: Flat Basketball There's no air in you I can't shoot, or dribble you The word life doesn't exist in you anymore Now what am I going to do You kept me happy and active you helped me run away from my problems Couldn't you stay bouncy I miss my full of air ball
9: Author Story Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe - Mhlophe went on to establish herself as a multi-talented multilingual actor, activist, poet, playwright, composer, director, and infusing storytelling with poetry. - Her work has been translated from South Africa's official languages into German, French, Italian, Swahili and Japanese, -Mhlophe has received many prizes and awards, including the BBC Africa Service for Radio Drama, and the Edinburgh Festival's Fringe First Award.
10: "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."
12: "I hope you always have a shell in your pocket...and sand in your shoes."
13: summer fun creates lasting memories
14: "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes
15: These Are The Moments I Live For
16: home of the free because of our brave
17: independence day
18: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,...
19: ...the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent
21: sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart
22: today you can be anything you imagine
25: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand
27: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.
29: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson