True Basketball

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

The sad tale of a soulful baller and his pursuit of love, happiness, true spalding B-balls, and a court to call his home.

B-Ball is a rose. Behind a court, that's locked and kept closed.

Maybe just to me, 'cos my hoops been attacked, and slam dunked by tough ballers, bad ballers.

So bought my ball off the street, true B-ball it just can't be beat, I felt so complete.

Married to heavenly Spaldur above, and each night I'd look up at a bright honey-hoop.

'Cos it sure, seemed to built to last, even after my first quarter passed.

I kept right on with it man, like a ghost in a court that looks haunted.

Day after day, I'd steal with my B-ball away. To some large court, we left undisturbed we can slam what we wanted.

But I started to feel like a bystander, sitting on the sidelines.

My B-ball was madly in love or at me, there was no net to dunk, raised my alarm.

Found, I can't make a shot, I'm her hired rookie, I have to layup.

One day I got sick, teammate played me a nasty old trick.

Said I need Spaldur balls, jogged out the court and caught a cab.

Stayed gone for too long, our roster had gotten so strong.

Just to try dribbling back on my own, I had to go into free-hab.

All I need, is safe a court to be, is this where it's at?

Half of no chance, in my B-boy stance, your life's just a ball game.

Now I'm the, King of the court, 'cos I'm good and I train my cohort.

Slam a dunk for the coach to grab me a new backboard.

Tranquil as a dove, people that have lost their B-ball love, they all seem to fit, the same uniform.

I feel slammed, useless and jammed. I wish I was no-baller.



Take me to the baseline, ball handler.

Take me backcourt today.

Take me out of this center circle.

Take me one on one today.

Submitted: April 18, 2013

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Future Compost Heap: Most exciting and well-written. Carries the reader along. Great writing and presentation of text. Gave it an "I Like It" vote. As with your other posting. Well deserved in both cases. Thank you for becoming a fan. Most appreciative. Happy Trails, Edward J Mahglazzies Sr.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 6:01am


Thank you, I've been a fan of yours for years.

Wed, April 17th, 2013 11:03pm


Bahahaha, it seems you really like playing with your ball, too funny. This was good, like in your comment, it's a nice little tale of a boy and his basketball. I particularly loved the little poem at the end. That really set it off for me. This definitely got a like and comment from me. Do keep on writing, I see it seems quite a while since you last posted anything. Keep up the good work. :o)

Thu, April 18th, 2013 12:50pm


Well, my Horroscope told me that today was a good time for the creative juices so I wrote whatever came to mind.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 5:52am


i love basketball myself and i enjoyed your poem/story.i use to play it socially but my team disbanded so back to earth i landed, i aren't that good anyway but i still play cause it makes my day "). well done my friend and isn't it great to just be yourself on "Booksie" and write whatever comes to mind?...Dino

Thu, April 18th, 2013 10:46pm


Thanks, and sure. I'm just really passionate about Spalding B-balls.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 4:05pm

Zombies n cake

Heya I loved this story/poem. It has a lot of great rythme and imagery :) i'm not the greastest b baller ever but it was a beautiful piece

Fri, April 19th, 2013 4:34am


As long as you have the thrill of the slam in your heart, you will jam.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 10:04pm


Describes the love the boy has for his ball well! Very good use of imagery and I just loved the flow of it all. It all fit nicely like a puzzle! Gets a like from me :)

Fri, April 19th, 2013 4:57am


Slam, Bam, thank you ma'am.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 10:06pm


Hey! Gosh that poem was really something! Everyone else up there ^ has pretty much said it all lol. It had everything; the imagery, the continuous metaphor, the emotions, the story. Quite literally everything. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read although some parts did get a little confusing for me, but then that's probably just me lol.
I think my favourite part was the four little lines at the end. It just felt utterly raw and that was phenomenal.
The love the persona shows for the game is inspiring. It truly is. I wish I was as passionate about something the way the persona is. The poem had the love, the spite, the betrayal and the drama all in one. And you managed to portray all that using a ball so hats off to you lol.
Great great stuff!
~Jeri xo

Fri, April 19th, 2013 10:54am


Thank you kindly for such high praise, 'The persona' is truly passionate about Spalding B-Balls.

Fri, April 19th, 2013 4:03am


I cannot play basketball for my life, but I really liked this. It is creative and I like creativity. It flowed well and was detailed. Really good job :)

Fri, April 19th, 2013 7:03pm


Thanks. You don't have to be a grade A baller to enjoy the thrill of slamming and jamming though.

Fri, April 19th, 2013 1:12pm


I found this hard to relate to because I don't enjoy basket ball or many sports for that matter.
But the Poem was written really well and it was a fun read! =)

Fri, April 19th, 2013 8:04pm


Spalding B-Balls aren't for everyone after all, but I'm sure you have something you're just as passionate about. Lamp posts or light shades, maybe.


Fri, April 19th, 2013 1:11pm


Got ourselves a true hooper don't we guys? This was really good :) I like basketball and I can play a little bit but I'm no pro so I like to just watch others get in their mood and make funny faces and do their funny dances everytime they make a shot or do a slam dunk lol

Fri, April 19th, 2013 11:43pm


Vince Carter was the king of both that, and slam dunking.

Fri, April 19th, 2013 4:45pm


*squinting* i dont know a lot about basketball but yes :) the text rolled on and jumped well and the air of breathless aspiration was very much there :) Well done :)

Sun, April 21st, 2013 3:59pm



Sun, April 21st, 2013 2:55pm


Hi, hey, hello there! Got your reading request and thought I'd have a look, and I like this! I'm not a huge basketball fan, but this is still a great piece, and I didn't see any spelling/grammar errors (yay!)
Well done!
~Hollie R

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 7:38pm


Thank you kindly

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 7:18pm


hahah so, this year, I started at a boarding school and I went and "watched" my first high school basket ball game and I was like "hmm... This is kind of fun." the I went to the second one when we had our senior homecomming game and everyone was there and I find the sport to be such a social event hahah and I love going to watch them hahaha
but, reading this took me out of that thought of watching the people play and put me into their shoes so, I guess next time I'm at a basket ball game, it'll be a crap ton better... Because of this! hahaha Thanks!

Wed, April 24th, 2013 2:58am


Have fun slamming and jamming.

Wed, April 24th, 2013 6:54pm


Very detailed especially since this happens to be one of those sports that's hard to write about.

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 4:45am


Thanks, keep on slammin

Sun, May 5th, 2013 12:21am

Cadillac Cheval

WOW ! please check out my stuff !

Sat, May 4th, 2013 6:00pm



Sun, May 5th, 2013 12:21am

Edwin Mwintome Bozie

Now that's some inspiration! This is one of the few poems I've read that does not talk about abstract concepts. The love for basketball is one amazing theme! I love how your poem goes, it's kinda like a full story and it sounds like it would make a really good rap! Nice job!

Sun, May 5th, 2013 10:44am


Much appreciated! I only write when I feel inspired.

Mon, May 6th, 2013 1:55am


Nicely done!! It's simple, yet exciting at the same time! Loved reading this, and I love basketball-though I can't play it at all-haha. Great work. You have a "Like" from me! :D

Sun, May 5th, 2013 2:00pm


Well, not all of us can Slam a ball like Vince Carter.

Mon, May 6th, 2013 1:56am


This is fantastic! You, sir, are a great writer. At least, this poem/story was great. I see you've got plenty more contributions to Booksie. Please feel free to check out my new novel, "Ethan's Morning Pages." It's a work in progress, but I'm loving how it's turning out. Hope you can find the time!

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 6:12am



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