Manic Monday..Poetry Train

It’s Monday..which means two things.

First, STEALING LIFE is live. Can’t wait to hear from everyone about whether or not you liked the expanded version of SL. Run and buy it. šŸ™‚

Second, it’s poetry time again. Now remember I don’t usually write happy poems. Most are really rather depressing…lol. So I’ve dug through my stuff, trying to find the least depressing ones and to be honest, it didn’t really work.

Here you go:


Foolish to believe
That dreams would live
In the fragile nerves of our Minds.
Placing them there was
Never the spot for them.
Putting them in words on Paper
Or in paint on canvas
That is where dreams should live.
Instead because we are selfish,
We lock our dreams away
In prisons of flesh and blood.
Lock them away and only let
Them out when we chose to see.
No one else can be inspired by them.
No one else could possibly understand them.
Foolish to believe that our
Dreams are so important they could affect the
World so much that we must hide them
Away before they hurt someone.
Hiding them will only hurt the prisons they hide in.
Our dreams will beat and tear to be free.
Our dreams long to breath air,
To live a life that is full.
Locking dreams away is
Tearing wings from butterflies
One wing at a time.

Hope this isn’t too depressing for a Monday. Enjoy your day and don’t forget to stop by LSB later on tonight to pick up a copy of Stealing Life.

31 Responses “Manic Monday..Poetry Train”

  1. T.A.Chase says:


    thanks. šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

  2. Rein says:

    Hi there…Just wanted to let you know that I bought your latest book and can’t wait to read it. I followed the shorter installments here on your blog and loved the story, so I am soooo excited to have my hands on the expanded version – I’m sure I’ll love it!

  3. T.A.Chase says:


    thanks for stopping by and telling me how much you liked SL. yeah, Rue and Vlatko really enjoyed sex. šŸ™‚

    I don’t remember those two parts, but I’ll check the story tonight and get back to you about them. Thanks for asking because if SL ends up going to print, those places are something we can fix or work on a little.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I loved your book!! Those boys sure loves to hump… ;o)…

    There are two parts that I have questions to

    At the start of the first chapter, Rue is contemplating the events that brought him in the “uptight” situation, but later we are told that it was a lie… Why would he lie to himself?

    Between chapter six and chapter seven, where Rue apparently talked with the firebird?

    I dont think there were any of the other parts that i found that strange. Sure the last part could be a little longer, but it was not so short that i felt it was lacking…

    And if I may repeat myself: Loved it!!


  5. T.A.Chase says:


    Thank you.

    Yes, go finish your book. You don’t want that dream to die. šŸ™‚

    Stop by when you get done reading SL though and let me know what you think.

  6. Gina, Book Dragon says:

    sniff, that was beautiful.

    “Hiding them will only hurt the prisons they hide in…Our dreams long to breath air…”

    I bow to the Master.
    Thank you

    (I’m going to scurry off and write some more of MY book.

    My reward should be reading yours but I don’t think I can wait that long!)

  7. Gina, Book Dragon says:

    Oh, man, I was going to jump in quickly with a “bought Stealing Life, got to go now” then I see…

    Tearing wings from butterflies
    One wing at a time

    Now I have to stay to read your poem now, plus all the comments!

  8. T.A.Chase says:


    Wow..that’s great. I’m hoping to finish a couple more stories to keep up with the demand. lol

  9. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks. I really think dreams are so important in a person’s life. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for your poetry train contribution. šŸ™‚

  10. Carol H says:

    Enjoyed SL. Definitely another keeper from you. I love the way you express emotions in your books. I hated I read it so quickly. Keep them coming *pun intended*

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    LOVE the poem, TA. I’ve got something I’m working on about dreams and what happens when they die; keep an eye out for it — I might save it for the poetry train, in fact, since this is the second or third time today I’ve mentioned it.

    Congrats on the book release!

  12. T.A.Chase says:


    Glad to hear you picked it up, but I’m sorry you had to wait. šŸ™

  13. Yvonne says:

    TA-SCREAM!! I had to wait until 7:23PM to get my copy of SL-damn work!!!!
    The poem is so true and powerful. Thank you for both today.You are fast becoming my main reading squeeze-lol

  14. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for buying it and I can’t wait to hear what you thought of it.

  15. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for stopping by. I thought that image was the most upsetting one I could think of.

  16. T.A.Chase says:


    I’m like yours. Most of my stuff could drive a depressed person to thoughts of suicide I think.

  17. Patty says:

    just got my copy of Stealing Life. I can’t wait to read the extended version.

  18. Carol H says:

    Just downloaded Stealing Life and can’t wait to read it. Poem was good. Thank you for both.

  19. Elisa says:

    Ciao TA. I just bought Stealing Life. It’s too late in Italy to read it now (tomorrow I have to go to work) but tomorrow night it will be my first due!!! ciao, elisa

  20. Rhian / Crowwoman says:

    i’m with Stak. I loved the whole poem but the last stanza just blew me away. I agree that it is tragic that we often feel we have to sequester our dreams for fear of losing them. Your message to set them free is beautifully written.

  21. STAK says:

    HOLY MOLY…………the tearing wings from butterflies image is gigantic………good stuff……

  22. loopdlu says:

    i dug on the poem…but then again mine are usually writst-slashers lol today tho is my 19th anniversary, so my poetry train selection is in honor of the day.

    and YAY! SL is available tonight!!!i cant wait to see how the expanded version of SL differs from the blog version! (since the blog version was so good, the release can only be excellent!)


  23. Christine says:

    The poem isn’t depressing at all. “Our dreams long to breath air” – how true.

    Congrats on your first release!

    My poetry train entry is also up.

  24. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for the squee. Only three more hours. šŸ™‚

  25. T.A.Chase says:


    I’m excited about this one, almost as much as if it were my first book ever published…lol. Maybe because it’s a bit of a departure for me. They have sex almost from the beginning of the story. Unlike my other guys, who take their time.

  26. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks. I’m glad it didn’t bring you to tears…lol. I tried to find a happy one, but couldn’t. šŸ™‚

    And I can’t wait to find out what you think of SL.

  27. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for that. šŸ™‚ I really wish there was a way they could tell me who bought the first copy. It would be fun to know who got there first. šŸ™‚

  28. Lisa C. says:

    The poem was lovely and so very true to heart – I guess thats why it’s sad – most of our dreams are kept imprisoned. Thanks for sharing!

    It’s MONDAY – Stealing Life release day!!!!!!! I’d do a little girl dance but I’m to old and tired, so I’ll just squee instead.

  29. Patty says:

    Can’t wait for Stealing Life to be released. It was such a good blog story.


  30. Michelle says:

    I don’t think the poem’s depressing at all. To me it is encouraging people to explore their dreams, believe in them as to keep the dreams to yourself is selfish. Yippee on Stealing Life being released today. As I loved the blog story, I am sure I will only enjoy the expanded version even more.


  31. Celia Kyle says:

    I haven’t read the poem… I had to first give you a great big


    On the release of Stealing Life. I’ll be first in line to buy it tonight!

    Can’t Wait!

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