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Short Close Call Poems

Short Close Call Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Close Call by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Close Call by length and keyword.

I'm running, panting. I feel hot breath on my neck. I turn, nothing there!

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Categories: close call, adventure, mystery
Form: Senryu

Close Call
God wasn't ready for me to join him. . . 
       any more than I was ready to make the journey.

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© Judy Konos  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: close call, spiritual,
Form: Light Verse
Close Call
Cop a feel
Cop a lie

                       She's fourteen; Pop's a cop
                        What to do?

Cop an alibi!

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Categories: close call, angst, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Time Is Forever

First time is forever, living is off the charts Rejoicing in the tender goodness of each man's heart Woman's hearts too That was a big PHEW A close call, disaster avoided in these here parts

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Categories: close call, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Close Call
William Tell 'tis said

     Split an apple on son's head

          Son nearly dropped dead

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

Placed No. 9 in Carol Brown's "Apples? Oranges?" Contest - May 2011...

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Categories: close call, funny
Form: Senryu

Premium Member Crazed Insanity

Jumbled chaos



Savvy wisdom


Close call

Mixed emotion

Mind brawl

04th April 2020

Poetry form Musette

Rhymes and syllables checked

Rhyme zone

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Categories: close call, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
                                  Razor  kissed  ;
                          Close  call  , another
                     Near  escape  that   we
                                  Missed  ....

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© Sean Kelly  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: close call, life,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The Paper Caper
A crazy fellow named Paul
That liked to go to the mall
Did a caper
With some paper
That they said was "Off the wall"

To this day it's still a close call
To what they even meant at all
Was it the caper,
Or just the paper,
That they described as off the wall?...

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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: close call, character, confusion, humor,
Form: Limerick
Family Gatherings
Mum doesn't do
Family gatherings anymore,
Weddings,christenings and the like,
She's rather go for a walk
Or a ride on her bike.
They always seem
To bring out her worst,
Make her curse
About to burst.
She'd give her own funeral
A miss if she could,
A close call,
But then given a chance
Wouldn't we all....

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Categories: close call, mother,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Music to His Ears
At church we thank God for his saving grace,
And honor that is His Holy place.
We don’t realize He sees and hears all,
Not just when we have a close call.

Praise God morning, noon, and night,
During your troubles, when things aren’t right.
He is always there to ease your fears,
Your praise to him is music to His ears.

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Categories: close call, fear, music, prayer, religious, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Worth the Price?
Such a close call - again.
Home many will it take?
Don't you see how much
You have at stake?

We love you!
We need you!
What would we do if you were gone?
It would break our hearts;
It would break-up our home.

I know your intentions are good,
But it's just not worth the price.
It could cost your freedom.
It could cost your life.

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Categories: close call, death, life, people,
Form: I do not know?
Vows Unpacked
Vows Unpacked

Let not men be a cause
  For women's downfall
Nor women be a source
  Nudging men to close call.

In happiness or when sick
  In infirmity or whole
Together you should stick
  Yet, each at own role.

In spirit you're joined
  Flesh: mere entourage
Lest you may be spoiled
  Learn to supress outrage!

18th Aug' 2013...

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Categories: close call,
Form: Ballad

Sun dry wet laundry,
Autumn sun shines bright;
Cold damp breeze spreads flight,
Wet clothes fly gaudy.

Sun and clouds play tag,
Autumn drizzle fall;
Rush to meet close call,
Feel wet laundry lag.

Sun and frozen damp,
Hang wet laundry in;
Moist stale clothes bin,
Wetness in a cramp.

Leon Enriquez
06 June 2018
Hamlet Place, ACT


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Categories: close call, change,
Form: Quatrain
A Close Call
Leaf I was that day as curious
As the winds roaring malign so furious
A better life awaits, all glorious
Deprived me of my senses, how spurious

Shuddering, my eyes sparked fire
As my feet choked in the deep mire
The haze got clearer
My life got dearer
The courage that I acquired
I began to retire

What was I?
A cavern to fear Death
Or a gallant to crave new breath...

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Categories: close call, courage, death, suicide,
Form: Free verse
the deepest sleep
The deepest sleep

 He had been sleeping deeply
 woke up tried to be awake before the sleep
 took him into the depth of death.
He struggled to open his eyes, couldn`t.
Knew he had to make it, was able
to put one foot on the floor, the coldness 
of the floor made him open his eyes.
He inhaled intensely it had been a close call
had he slept five minutes more 
It had been too late.


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Categories: close call, america, angst, dedication, deep,
Form: Blank verse
The sleepies
She yawns between blowing kisses
Dora catches
Her now clear blue eyes
She rubbed the sleepies out

She yells "Swiper, no swiping."
And is glad to help prevent a close call
"Tweet, tweet"
She listens for the sound of the baby bird

She sits in miniature next to a woman of a certain age
Care takers come in all shapes and sizes
Naptime is just another episode or two away
She allows the sleepies to cloud her eyes...

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Categories: close call, childhood
Form: Free verse
Whew! That was a close call, I bet you didn't know,
That I already saw that fashion statement, I already saw that pose,
I saw you underneath that hoody, I watched you walk the catwalk,
You say you are a dog man, but you creep like feline in your stalk,
I told you once and I'll tell you again, I'll only leave out a bowl of milk for you,
Because if you were a dog man I would put out real food, but your meow is nothing new....

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Categories: close call, funny,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Gramps Has a Close Call

Their day at the beach was much hotter
than usual. Soon Gramps would totter
right down to the ocean.
We warned him his notion
was bad. We’d seen sharks in the water.

Alone, he was happily splashing,
but soon, barely clothed, he was dashing
to shore. He was screaming,
though no blood was streaming.
Just shorts, the big creature was gnashing.

7, red (garnet, birth stone)

August 1, 2018, entered in Carolyn Devonshire's Sea Tales
Limericks Contest


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Categories: close call, beach, sea, summer,
Form: Limerick
Bedford Falls
George Bailey taking the icy plunge,
Clarence saved him being his guardian,
a close call,
for Bedford Falls,
saved town from tyrannical bug,

The heartwarming scene at the end,
where townsfolk contribute a dividend,
hearing a ring,
angel got his wings,
poor Uncle Billy's pink slip pending,

George's life finally on the upswing,
till Uncle Billy forgot one more thing,
work in his briefs,
townsfolk red cheeks,
indecent attire thrown in the clink.


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Categories: close call, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member COPLA 99 INVOCATION: This Bad Guy World
COPLA 99 INVOCATION : This Bad Guy World

Look : how Great leaders smile at the sky
Proud of the kettle-drum thunder they ply :
Safe underground

Yet tectonic plates inch by inch shy
Away from the Gondwanian crunch nigh :
Earth molten bound

Zhen the Eldest Son shockwaves the gong
Drowns our thunder bound in moth balls :
Nature’s close call

See how Pompei’s pillars go for a song
Come the Krakatoa tsunami walls :
(Do) Great leaders fall

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2014

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: close call, conflict, creation, leadership,
Form: Dramatic monologue