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Best Baited Breath Poems

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Premium Member WHY ARE THERE STARS
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...

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Categories: baited breath, fantasy,
Form: Free verse



Time My Enemy
Time has become my greatest enemy
It drags on, an infernal grating on the nerve
Like a broken muffler, dragging around the curve 
While my love and...

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Categories: baited breath, love, timelove,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
The Giant's Dream Jars
In the centre of the silence, a giant fills the space
He carries but a trumpet and a battered old suitcase
I watched with baited breath, the...

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Categories: baited breath, children, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member touching
softly touching (I feel a stir...)
upon keys
a piano speaks
in cello
fluttering chords
tugs strings 
deep within
(a deep tingling sensation within...)

sadness flows (My eyes tracing...)
dancing with emotion
feelings flowing
a...

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Categories: baited breath, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member dream love
love within  life 
you are everything 
this man desires
a singing voice 
enchanting sweet music 
magically to 
the ears
so beautiful 
it sings 
deep inside

fluttering soul...

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Categories: baited breath, romance,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member whispering
silently blowing
in a baited breath
magically
i whisper 
in the breeze
my dearest
bowled over
amazing beautiful

far away 
in a starry sky
the heart 
just missed 
a beat

a feeling
within one's breath
did...

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Categories: baited breath, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
To My Soul
Where the heart and soul compress
Is a secret garden of helpless bliss
Foreshadowed by any distorted pain
Unrelinquished freedom yet never vain
And I shall await your baited...

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Categories: baited breath, love,
Form: Free verse
A Sentimental Letter to My Only True Love
My dearest, darling lover, 
Through this electronic medium
I touch and caress you with my love

As you read these my words to you
Feel the tenderness of...

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Categories: baited breath, love, passion, romance
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...

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Categories: baited breath, friend, friendship, hate, heartbreak, irony, jealousy,
Form: Free verse
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...

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Categories: baited breath, introspection, passion,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member George Washington Cole - 1827 - 1911
George Washington Cole

1827 – 1911


So here I sleep.
Buried in this dirt.
Covered in this earth.
Returning to the dust.
Finding heaven in the whispers of the wind.
And as...

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Categories: baited breath, death, universe,
Form: Epitaph
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...

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Categories: baited breath, fishing, happy,
Form: Triolet
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...

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Categories: baited breath, death,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Broadway Opening Night
The lights are slowly dimming 
The curtain's going up 
The stage-hands take their places 
The scenery's all set-up 
The Orchestra is waiting 
For the Conductor...

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Categories: baited breath, passion, work,
Form: Rhyme
Southend pier me ole lady
Victoriana 
Pier 
Stands 
Monumental.....

Of the glory days long gone
The train rumbles on as a confused old lady
Unsure of her destiny yet still she travels on

Young...

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Categories: baited breath, nature, time, old, old,
Form: Free verse
A Storm In Heaven, Sections 25-30
Yet never did he waver from the path he had chose
Lyla was his sun, his moon, and his desert rose
Not even the temptations he met...

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Categories: baited breath, devotion, loveheart, woman, graduation, friendship, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For the Contest Breathe
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...

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Categories: baited breath, passion,
Form: Quatrain
'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...

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Categories: baited breath, courage,
Form: Free verse
Night Time Air Raids
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We waited quietly as the sirens calmed and quenched their searing drone.
The air raid shelter hushed in baited breath. One second more. Maybe the end...

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© Ian Foley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baited breath, war, child, night, child, me, night,
Form: Sonnet
War Bride
She waits for him with baited breath.
May a messenger not bring any news.
She hopes for the best, can’t wait to see.
He’s her life, she has...

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Categories: baited breath, hope, husband, love, sad, war, wife,
Form: Quatrain
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...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baited breath, animal, bird, change, dark, light, morning,
Form: Couplet
Bear and Salmon
Bear.....

stone clad shores
welt beneath your warmth
fir lined trees
stand silent in your presence
misted waters raise to greet a vibrant sky in jubilation

as salmon fight ferocious rapids
you
intent
listen...

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Categories: baited breath, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Imagism
Into The Godly Realm - Let Us Go
(Rev. 21: 1-7 /  Rev. 21: 10-27  /  Rev. 22: 1-6  /  Rev. 4: 1-6  /  Dan. 7:...

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Categories: baited breath, allegory, faith, god, heaven, journey, joy,
Form: Free verse
Flowers from the Blind
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A Rose by Another Name
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In prose, I suppose and even rhymes 
words, mere words can cut at times.
Still I suppose, every word is a rose....

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Categories: baited breath, philosophywords, world, flower, flower, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Dreams in the Dark
A dream within a dream that calls my name,
And echoes through the night while sleeping still,
That voice that never seems to sound the same,
Yet comes...

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Categories: baited breath, love, dream, dream,
Form: Quintain (Sicilian)