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Baited Breath Poems

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Premium Member The Sun's Face
The Sun selects her cheeriest face
   when heaviest rains abate

There's nothing worse
   than daylight gray

as with baited breath
   here on Earth
      the Sun's face
     ...Read More
Categories: baited breath, earth, light, rain, sun,
Form: Rhyme

'We Did It'
No one lied, get it out of your mind
Don't start badmouthing again, putting your foot in your mouth
knocking your teeth around 
You saw the warning signs, you are not a rodeo clown
This isn't new to you
this happened before, it was...Read More
Categories: baited breath, courage,
Form: Free verse
First Crush
She had only a name from the past,
And fading memories of a boy,
All those unsaid words of trust, 
In a life of sorrow, a flash of joy.

That the little girl in early teen,
Trepidly approached the gate,
For a glimpse of her...Read More
Categories: baited breath, boy, childhood, cute love, destiny, for teens,
Form: Bio
[Honey you are my day, the light in my eyes.
I wake with you within me.
It is no surprise.
For you have been there throughout my sleep.
And in all my dreams.
You chase away the nightmares 
And give me perfect peace.
Now I’m fully...Read More
Categories: baited breath, first love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TIC TOC

Tic Toc  Tic Toc
Ever so slowly
Tic Toc  Tic Toc
With baited breath
Tic Toc  Tic Toc
The time grows nigh
Tic Toc  Tic Toc
Christmas Eve
Tic Toc  Tic Toc
Is almost here

posted on December 26, 2018...Read More
Categories: baited breath, anxiety, christmas, hope, time,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Unrequited Love
Poppyseed Princess with poppyseed lips, 
Fragrant yellow piston, and beautiful hips. 
In the wind, savoring her relationships, 
Never knowing of my dream for her companionship.

I am a simply ugly marigold, gnarly and quite plain. 
Recognizing beautiful, but my tongue I...Read More
Categories: baited breath, encouraging, garden, lonely, longing,
Form: Rhyme

The moment of truth
the hammer falls
setting the pendulum in motion
after a long silence
held together
by a single baited breath

posted on October 18, 2018...Read More
Categories: baited breath, angst, change, future, silence, truth,
Form: Free verse
When once I pondered whence came the stars
With baited breath and rapid pulse
I let my spirit loose to fly
To the source of my concern.

Pollux was first to welcome my quest
And I shouted, “Why are there stars?”
“A dragon’s sneeze, with blazing...Read More
Categories: baited breath, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The rapture of Death
The Rapture of this Life

To recall youth’s control on life

My age was budding as a rose

I played the rogue devoid of strife

Explored the world and love as well

And dallied with the lady Death

My world will be a vacuum soon

Though suffering...Read More
Categories: baited breath, life,
Form: Rhyme
Ode to Premature Ended Life
Dedicated to the suicides of lost dreams…

What is this dream that leaves me with baited breath?
Waiting, always waiting for hope unfulfilled,
the dark tortuous tunnel just gets longer and longer
running and running to catch the light;
an elusive firefly always out of...Read More
Categories: baited breath, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Italia, Italia
I write to you with baited breath
How I long to step in your sand
Sink down to the souls,
Of my ancestors,

Il sole e la sabbia 

Your sand in my feet
Your sun in my eyes
Italia, you are my home.
The one I...Read More
Categories: baited breath, beauty, freedom, how i feel, identity, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Death
I wait for you to come with open arms,
for pain that flays and sears me will not cease
though once I feared you, now I see your charms
I long to enter rest and sleep in peace

For you are nothing but a...Read More
Categories: baited breath, death,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
The tightrope
The barbed tightrope sways menacingly
The imperceptible border separating
A chaotic world from
Inevitable peaceful sleep

She runs without trepidation
Bloodied, stained and scarred bare feet
Immune to the flesh eating jagged edges
Slivers of her soul left at every piercing blade

Leaps powered by her blatant disregard...Read More
Categories: baited breath, life,
Form: Free verse
Where The Heather Grows
Where The Heather Grows

How grows the heather in the moor
Does it still bloom as days of yore 
When baited breath transfixed the lore
Of pixies, love, and beer

Where grouse went courting in the loam
In heathered rocks...a purple home
Of safety and part...Read More
Categories: baited breath, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Colors of Death
There are lonely cemeteries
tombs full of bones with no sound
the heart passing through the tunnel
blackness blackness blackness

as in a shipwreck we die inward
as if drowning in our hearts
as if falling from our skin to our soul

there are cadavers
there are the...Read More
Categories: baited breath, absence, death, deep, funeral, sad, truth, winter,
Form: Monorhyme
late nights,,
It’s these late nights
When the sky is black and the stars are hiding
And the fog waits with baited breath
For the return of its enemy the sun,
That i think of you most
When i sit in front of the television,
The lights turned...Read More
Categories: baited breath, lost, lost love, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
No Happy Ending
Bright lights, big city...
bright lights, big city dreams...
please just take me away tonight
Let me rest on your elegance tonight
I have no energy left to spend in reality
so please knock me unconscious
just to be in the place that makes me...
I wanted...Read More
Categories: baited breath, friend, friendship, hate, heartbreak, irony, jealousy, loss,
Form: Free verse
Elusive Valentine
My elusive Valentine didn’t visit once again
Day in and day out, heart wide open, taking strain
Candles, hearts, chocolates, poetry and prose
Another year, alone, forlorn, the absence of a rose

Messages of love and admiration stream to my phone
Waiting with baited breath,...Read More
Categories: baited breath, emotions, heart, how i feel, love, love
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member For the Contest Breathe


When the night claims you like a wayward leaf of old 
and it takes you to the caves where anything turns gold 
you don't ask any questions and you don't dare breathe 
you just follow her, like a light...Read More
Categories: baited breath, passion,
Form: Quatrain
Nightmare spawned
The incubus breaches 
my blissful dreams.
Consuming my innocence 
beneath silky sheets.
Cruel paws stroke my skin.
A sickening feeling grips me within.
Repugnent is his stench of death.
Yet, drawing me in with baited breath.
Ravaged are my tortured breasts.
Paralizing is his ominous spell.
Helplessly, I...Read More
Categories: baited breath, evil, fear, imagery, lust, myth, scary, violence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the Morning Mist
The rose unfurls its petals to drink the morning dew,
warblers sharpen their trills, granting the Son his due.

Mother bat folds her wings, hangs upside down to rest,
baby clings to mother's fur, hidden in their leafy nest.

Four-o-clocks hide their faces against...Read More
Categories: baited breath, animal, bird, change, dark, light, morning,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Day In The Shade--Zeugma
She stole a moment, and a book
to linger in the cool of trees 
where not a soul would think to look.
She stole a moment, and a book
and sat beside the flowing brook
where birds were cooing with the breeze.
She stole a...Read More
Categories: baited breath, fishing, happy,
Form: Triolet
Count to Ten
To every zephyr comes a bold quest
and every squall can whisper regret.
Those who will take the deeper breath
are those who gain a discerning spirit. 
The eye of a storm loves the calm
while the vortex lives for the clash.

When two people...Read More
Categories: baited breath, introspection, passion,
Form: Sestina
Part salty clouds of baited breath restores
Carve wooden drifting words of passing Kings
Swaying gently the tides, internal wars
Buoyed by ideals, anchored in quicksand rings

Sink deeper in desperate clutching arms
Winds whipping hard against binds that we tie
Navigate tidal waves, safeguard from...Read More
Categories: baited breath, betrayal, love, lust,
Form: Sonnet
First Date
The day so was special
the dreams were so true
I stood right beside her
no heart beat I knew

From suttle wit
and nowhere came 
the words that I 
would ask this day 

With gentle fear
protruding here 
I stood and asked 
the question shared

How...Read More
Categories: baited breath, love,
Form: Rhyme