Poetry Train


I wander through crowds
Searching for a touch
Yearning for a voice
Someone to hear
To tell me I have a choice.

Alone is easy.
Lonely is hard.
Chasing a dream,
Knowing it isn’t
In the cards.

Dreaming of forever
Dealing with for now
Understanding freedom
Wishing to be bound.

I can be alone and love it.
I fear being lonely
With no one to cherish
To be no one’s one and only.

Alone is easy.
Lonely is hard.
Chasing a dream,
Knowing it isn’t
In the cards.

T.A. Chase c. 2007

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12 Responses “Poetry Train”

  1. Jill says:

    I can so much relate to this one! I need my alone time, but hate being lonely!!

  2. Ann says:

    Beutiful poem, T.A. And so true.

  3. T.A.Chase says:


    sweetheart, how are you? I’m so happy you delurked. 🙂 Yeah..it’s sort of a sad song.

  4. Jenna Howard says:

    Oh, T.A., this made me cry it’s that beautiful.

    Gee I gotta delurk more often!

  5. T.A.Chase says:


    Sorry to make you teary-eyed.

    Though it’s hard this time of year, isn’t it?

  6. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks. I can almost see this as a song. 🙂

  7. bradleymel says:

    Well TA, you got me teary with this one. I am alone right now and while I have never had a problem being alone, I do hate being lonely. Especially this time of year, no one to hug and kiss under the tree lights. (Sigh)I am going to go get a kleenex right now.

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    That chorus, TA… gives me chills.

  9. T.A.Chase says:


    I’ve always felt being alone is a choice, so it’s not hard to deal with. Being lonely isn’t something people can help at times, so there’s a little more pain to deal with in that.

  10. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks, Tempest. I’m glad you can hear it almost as a song…since it’s going to be included in my next Home book. 🙂 Derek St. Martin, one of the heroes, is a country singer and it’s one of the songs he writes. I’m going to try and have a song for each chapter. Have to see how well that works out.

    Not bad so far. Three chapters and a prologue and I have a poem/song for each so far. 🙂

  11. gautami tripathy says:

    Yes, alone is easy. Lonely is hard. Much too hard.


  12. Tempest Knight says:

    Love it, TA! I can almost set to music in my head. 🙂

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