Bated Breath Poems

Bated Breath Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of bated breath poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for bated breath.

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Premium Member Frozen Midnight
I will bend you slow into a sonnet 
bated breath hidden in a small locket 
Will my soul ever feel like this again?
It’s like slowly freezing in the  ocean

A brand new color on the horizon 
peacefully asleep, why heal...Read More
Categories: bated breath, love, magic, poetry,
Form: Sonnet

A touch of sunset
With bated breath,
The sun begin to rise
And ribbon rippling ocean waves
With gold.

18.09.19...Read More
Categories: bated breath, appreciation, beauty, sunset,
Form: Cinquain
What 'is Name
as with 
"a messenger from afar arriving first"
your arrival in my sphere of acquaintances was brought to my attention 
with bated breath, I counted the days when your orbit would reach the perigee 
people were speculating where you hailed from...Read More
Categories: bated breath, philosophy, planet, simile, universe,
Form: Suzette Prime
With bated breath
Detected overpowering odour ascending by degrees
Rational thought dissolved in fear
Animalistic unearthly roar transpiring
Gigantic mockery of every living thing
Oblique it’s huge amber eye surveyed
Nostrils twitching rapidly to detect
Stagnant atmosphere all pervading
Tantamount aversion restrained
Onerous task to undertake
Nihilism mindfully conjured despair 
Extinction of...Read More
Categories: bated breath, fantasy,
Form: Acrostic
Worthy worship welcomes divine bated breath of well-done work
Invigorating my earnest praise-offering and prayer-intercession 
Triumphing over turbulent trials along toilsome tests
Hoisting me toward God’s heavenly hope.

Braced-up with Christ’s strength during righteousness’ bouts of bated-breath
Assured faith of mine adheres to Him...Read More
Categories: bated breath, blessing, christian, encouraging, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Acrostic

Premium Member With Bated Breath
With Bated Breath

With bated breath I wait to see your glowing face
In the evening skies when you arise
Taking my breath away with your beauty.
How I await to view your glowing silver orb.

Beauty and enchantment of your illumination
Are a lover's romantic...Read More
Categories: bated breath, moon, romantic, sea, stars,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member With Bated Breath
wistful recollections awaken
intriguing emotions to follow
towards the desolate path
heartless roads once paved

barren fields beneath the stone
amidst the shadows of rock
thirst for more than tears
eventide's sighs often bring
dare she trust to love again?

beneath the lambent light
rising moon now full
emits a glow...Read More
Categories: bated breath, emotions, heart, heartbreak, love,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member With Bated Breath
Waiting for your return
Is unmitigated 
Torture. Don’t you know
How bleak, how
Bereft my days 
Are, how empty
The endless, lonely 
Evenings? I beg you,
Delay no longer.
Be merciful, my meandering Muse.
Return with inspiration and imagery that
Elude me. Bring the meter
And rhyme I so...Read More
Categories: bated breath, inspiration, muse,
Form: Acrostic
With Bated Breath

When you left me in mild mid-summer twilight
I heard you say you’d return on a silvery night
Through the dust of full moon of spring when
Hues would flush the first rose of my garden.

Beyond the blue haze of bright night’s beguiled
And...Read More
Categories: bated breath, imagery, international, lost love, spring, symbolism,
Form: Acrostic

Weathered memories
I dream of you as always
Thoughts that linger onwards
Hover in the stillness of the night

Behind sullen shadows
Across silent clashing waves
Throbs of a heart beating
Echo relentless in my head
Distanced from this realm

Beached dreams of you and me
Reminder of our time...Read More
Categories: bated breath, death, dream, grief, heaven, hope, longing, lost
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member CREATE IN ME O LORD-With Bated Breath--
With Bated Breath--
Create in me O Lord
Breath of life
Blow your wind a gust in me, O Lord
While I stand here on the realm of enlightenment,
Investing in the twilight lite placement in times;
Together my body and spirit separates,
Host has hurried and...Read More
Categories: bated breath, analogy, blessing, creation, destiny, humanity, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With Bated Breath--
With Bated Breath--
While I stand here on the realm of enlightenment,
Investing in the twilight lite placement in times;
Together my body and spirit separates,
Host has hurried and left its place, now lifted and faceless…

Breath has flown, gone on…
Arise, arise my soul...Read More
Categories: bated breath, analogy, appreciation, devotion, god, inspirational, life,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member 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...Read More
Categories: bated breath, dark, deep, sad,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member With Bated Breath
Walking up the winding path
inside the cemetery where my family is buried;
the path leads me through the oldest parts, and I recall
haunted stories of childhood.

Breathless, I walk faster and whisper a prayer;
another turn, then another, oh am I lost!
Turning around...Read More
Categories: bated breath, beautiful, death, love,
Form: Acrostic
Heartbreak after the party
My girlfriend invited me to attend her birthday party
With full joy , I dressed up smartly .
I was over the moon thinking , my girlfriend would propose me.
I had a strong opinion that she will unveil our love in front...Read More
Categories: bated breath, birth,
Form: ABC
Incorrigible Recalcitrant Doppelganger mine
Incorrigible Recalcitrant - Doppelganger (mine)

Ala Goofus and Gallant 
highlights my diametrically 
divergent alter egos
always the reserved 
obedient docile boy
afeared to stray outside narrow

circumscribed comfort zone
figuratively tethered
extremely short leash
choked me like yoked oxen,
albeit non red dually bullish
under bated breath

otherwise submissive
internalizing fury...Read More
Categories: bated breath, 11th grade, 12th grade, bullying, high school,
Form: Free verse
When it came to dating I had a soul full of sorrow
But all of my friends told me to hang in there
When we met I felt you looking into my soul
My soul laid bare with all protection lost
They say absence...Read More
Categories: bated breath, feelings, lonely, lost love, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
I Do Not Know The Secret
I Do Not Know The Secret...,
Asper Art Of Writing Acclaimed Poem...

Not purposeful intent,
when tasking self (Das Scribe)
a nondescript member of
Homo sapiens village people tribe
metaphorical spear in hand ready

to unbridal strong arm as vibe
resoundingly resonates, sans
(crackles, snaps, and pops)
optimal instant to...Read More
Categories: bated breath, america, creation, dedication, judgement, miracle, muse, perspective,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Gift
The Gift

A little child received a gift.
It's wrapping very plain.
It set outside the cottage door.
In the cold, hard, driving rain.

With happy smiles she brought it in.
And sat it on the floor.
To receive a gift on such a day;
Surprised her to...Read More
Categories: bated breath, angst, character, child, girl, mom, mother, parents,
Form: Rhyme
Akin Twin Invisible Presence Coaxing
Akin Twin Invisible Presence Coaxing...

Action across ouija board
fingers of left hand appear to move
planchette of their own accord...
inexplicably, silently, and verily
along a barely traceable minuscule chord
dance, with some spatial force

from outer limits,
perhaps a dimension unexplored
of twilight zone, (where spirit
of Rod...Read More
Categories: bated breath, allusion, dark, fantasy, mystery, psychological, raven, riddle,
Form: Free verse
Always searching
Always searching
Endless waiting 
With bated breath
Anticipating…...Read More
Categories: bated breath, words,
Form: Rhyme
Conceal my face. The jagged lines
Cut away an inch- no more.
Uproot the grey and secrete a bed
Of black as night.

Contort my frame
And guard my gait
With bated breath
I sent for flowers
Signed in concealed hands
A name that will not exist

I was twenty...Read More
Categories: bated breath, age, anxiety, art, body, death,
Form: Free verse
Bonfire Night
The croft was the centre of our universe,
About it all day we kids would converse.
We talked of raiding a few streets away, 
We would steal their wood without delay.
Then on the night, we stood, eyes bright,
As the grown ups, the...Read More
Categories: bated breath, celebration, childhood, children, community, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dancing Desire
Only a glance, and
her image seared my mind.
Promise stained lips in coy little smile...
voluptuous hips stretching her skirt
A hint of a cleavage drew my eyes
Beguiling, oh, how she beguiled!
I could see her now
in the swirl of my drink
Suddenly, a...Read More
Categories: bated breath, desire,
Form: Free verse
Eloquent With Intellect Second To None
The tightening of a hangman's noose here in Bolehland gets underway....
Little by little the prosecuting team get their pieces into place to stay...
Today, the honourable AG graciously makes way...
For 2 highly...Read More
Categories: bated breath, abuse, anxiety, appreciation, community, corruption, future,
Form: Free verse