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With Bated Breath

Whispers curtailed into the cobalt sky
Inspired by diminished reasons why
Twisted into favorite memories
Half bent over, weeping with willow trees

Betrayal never mute when fear prevails
Anticipation of my heart that wails
Temptation shows no alleviation
Expecting all that resents creation
Decreasing heartbeat; devoid elation

Barren fields mourn, for I am left breathless
Regretting my past, leaving me restless
Eroded lava brick engraved my soul
And bated me until I turned to coal
Thirsty for oxygen so I can live-
Hungry for my purity to forgive


10 syllables in each line

August 21, 2019
"WITH BATED BREATH"
Edward Ibeh

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/9/2019 4:02:00 PM
LuLoo, Congratulations on you win! Excellent rhyming. David
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Date: 9/7/2019 9:47:00 PM
This is awesome. I am so glad you won the contest. Many blessings.
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Date: 9/7/2019 6:50:00 PM
Wow Luloo! Congratulations on your deserving First Placement! An amazing write! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/7/2019 2:48:00 PM
- Impressive acrostic with rhyming ... beautiful, L.L. :) - Congratulations on your TOP win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/7/2019 11:45:00 AM
Beautiful poetry, Luloo!:-) Congratulations on winning first place in my contest!
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/7/2019 2:18:00 PM
thank you so much I am honored dear Edward, I loved the theme I chose. be blessed :)-luloo
Date: 8/23/2019 2:49:00 PM
Another great rhyming acrostic, I remember I used to do acrostic contests, maybe I should start them again, yours has really piqued my interest again!
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/7/2019 2:18:00 PM
so sorry for late response, I just saw this. Thank you and I loved your acrostic contests, actually all your contests really. Thanks dear John :)-luloo
Date: 8/21/2019 8:23:00 PM
and yet another beautifully penned acrostic that rhymes...your talent always shines through in all of your writes... some acrostics lack flow...yours is spot on! Great write :) hugs
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/7/2019 2:17:00 PM
sorry for late response, thank you sweet Sandra :)-luloo