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Best On Tenterhooks Poems

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On tenterhooks
This restlessness won't leave me,
it buzzes about my chest
as though it were a field of daisies
waiting to be pollinated
by a swarm of fretful bees
who sting...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, sad
Form: Free verse

Premium Member I Am Just What I Am

Here I sit on the ocean bed
Just sifting mud and ooze,
But If it was up to me
It's not the life I'd choose.

It's dark down here,...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on tenterhooks, humorous, longing,
Form: Personification
Venus the woman, Mars the Man

Like he pleaded for your friendship
Let’s say he did, alright he did!
Polite rejection would be great,
But all those “hellos” were as fake
He thought being...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, confusion, crazy, crush, desire, girl, men,
Form: Rhyme
A Fire In The Heart Of Our Darknes
we sat, my brother and I
leaning against the old wood pannels of the room
the smoke engulfed us like breath
as the threat of violence loomed

his voice...

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© K.M North  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on tenterhooks, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Hymn For Her
to write
a hymn
for her.
A poem
that sings
her gentle
Prose that
and ignites
her eloquence.
I've endeavored
to carefully
piece together
the 26 letters
of the alphabet.
these slices and
strokes to
convey my
verdadero -
my vrai
for her.
But I...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on tenterhooks, love
Form: Free verse

I went to bed expecting I would sleep
 Hours later I am wide awake
 It is no use me counting sheep
 Things are on my...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, funny, morning,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Safety Zone
On tenterhooks, our emotions run raw,
our days are filled with silent fright.
Feeling defeat sharpen it's claws,
we spend many sleepless nights.
We lay awake, with eyes shut...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, depression, life
Form: Ballade
What I Did for Art
You want to know its merits? 
Very well, then. Daylight slants 
deliciously across the boy's 
inclined, thoughtful face. 
His lace collar, crumpled, 
houses valleys of...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, courage, culture, england, hero, humor, london,
Form: Free verse
Walking to Redemption
Stuck in a place with negativity bound within it's Walls. 
I need to get out of here, before the phone rings with insanity's calls. 


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Categories: on tenterhooks, adventure, angst, confusion, death, depression, faith,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Out in the Rain
Out in the rain the restless winds
now moan as winter's pale rescinds.
The flowers at the window bay
are silent bells that stiffly sway
while marching on the...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, hope, rain, spring,
Form: Rondeau
Google the world till you find me,
Draw closer; grip my heart and never let go,
Numerous moons have passed; countless suns have shone,
Yet my dream...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, faith, love, nature, me, heart, heart,
Form: Free verse
The flesh is weak
When the past impressions gathered uncoil
The spirit gets encased in the mortal coil
Ages past they are lying buried deep; curled
Incarnate as human, when get unfurled.


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Categories: on tenterhooks, religious,
Form: Free verse
Black ice in a
white glass, I drink today
philter for moon.

Paradise, I 
find nowhere. World sleeps
on tenterhooks.

The yellow dead
rose lost naked feel,
in blue water.

Satish Verma

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Categories: on tenterhooks, art,
Form: ABC
Nice Try, Gundagai
A bloke who hails 
from New South Wales 
will know of Gundagai. 
Some guy found gold, 
or so we're told, 
in days now long gone...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, romantic,
Form: Rhyme

We were agog
excited, impatient, and in suspense
 unknowingly ushering in the "gog of magog"
Oh! The mastery of his pretence!

Enmass, We obliged our...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, africa, anger, betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil,
Form: Abecedarian
A Hope Swing In My Ring of Fire
Testing times beneath the grey sky
Where in despair I cry
Forever asking why

Priceless prizes that in my life draw near
My outstretched hand so eager
Alongside trumpets so...

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Categories: on tenterhooks, poems,
Form: Free verse