Poetry Train #94


Eyes closed, I absorb your presence,
Aching to trail my fingers over your body.
But I’m bound by invisible ties
To someone whose love I could never return.

I long to be honest
But my tongue is tied.
I wish to be strong
But my compassion makes me weak.

Somehow you understand what I’m feeling.
I see the need in your eyes,
Though we stand next to each other,
There is a chasm I can’t cross.

I smile and laugh with friends,
Dying inside an inch at a time.
Wishing I could hold you,
While my arms are wrapped around another.

–T.A. Chase c. 2009

7 Responses “Poetry Train #94”

  1. Kristie~ says:

    touching…deep. Brooks, Lips of an Angel is absolutely perfect for that!!

  2. Rhonda says:

    TA, that was beautiful!

  3. jodecarlson says:

    haunting, beautiful

  4. Valerie O. says:

    I found Dreaming of Dragons listed on Loose Id’s Coming Soon page today. No picture or blurb yet, but past experience tells me it should be released within 6 weeks, putting it before the end of April. I’can’t wait.

  5. brooks says:

    Such a melancholy poem. Lost love, lost opportunities. if only we could be strong enough to live for ourselves. I’m only just beginning to learn these life lessons.
    It reminds me in a way of the song “Lips of an Angel” by Hinder.
    Thanks, TA

  6. Jambrea says:

    Sad oh so sad. It makes me think of the weather we had her yesterday. *sigh*

    I hope you had a nice weekend TA. 🙂

  7. Yvonne says:

    Very sad, very powerful.

    But the eye candy for the day makes me smile and wish I was a water droplet.lol

    Hope you had a relaxing weekend.

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