Okay, so I noticed on Rhian’s blog that on Mondays, she posts some of her poetry. Then, being the observant person I am, I saw several other people are doing it as well. I thought I can do this. I’ve got tons of bad poetry sitting around my house…lol. I can inflict it on people.

But what I’m posting today isn’t just a poem. It’s part of a WIP I have. The WIP is called His Heart’s Home. The third book in the Home series. (I don’t have Tony’s story finished yet-in case you’re wondering…lol)

His Heart’s Home is the story of Max (whose last name escapes me at the moment). He’s the foreman at Tony’s ranch. Max gets to babysit Derek St. Martin. Derek’s the biggest country star in the music industry at the moment. Derek’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Fame and fortune is eating him alive.

This is a song Derek writes for Max.


Not a care in the world,
I ran wild and free.
Believed happiness was
Living only for the moment.

Didn’t need a soul mate
Except for a night.
Never wanted more.
Never saw the point.

You caught my eye,
Standing silent
In a crowd of people
Screaming my name.

A scarred hand
A soft word

And with a gentle touch,
You tamed me.
With a whispered word,
You chained me.

I haven’t figured out how to link to any of the other people who do this, but if you hop over to Rhian’s, she has a list and if you’re interested in joining in, she has the linky thing where you can get added to the list. πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

21 Responses “Poetry”

  1. T.A.Chase says:



    I thought about making the last stanza be the chorus, but it didn’t seem to work out right, so I left it where it was. πŸ™‚

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    Great lyrics, TA! Music’s one of my passions in life (the other being writing), so I know lyrics.

    And I like that it doesn’t follow the standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus format of so much music these days. (which derives from old blues music which…)


  3. T.A.Chase says:

    I think we all harbor the need to be tamed at some point and just for a little while, Rashenbo. πŸ™‚

  4. T.A.Chase says:


    Please do…look at the song and take him home. He needs some tender care, I think. It looks like life hasn’t been kind to him lately. πŸ™‚

  5. Rashenbo says:

    OK… you totally caught my eye with the photograph. And then the photograph and the poem! Nicely done… who wouldn’t want to be tamed… Rawr! πŸ™‚

  6. Yvonne says:

    PS TA-can I take this one home??? He looks like he needs a loving touch(drool,drool)

  7. Yvonne says:

    TA- GULP! what a great song.Thank you. I’ll keep this one along with the other one you published and look at it on bad days.

  8. T.A.Chase says:

    It sounds like you had a rough day, Carol. I’m sorry about that, but glad that my picture and words were able to make you feel better. πŸ™‚

  9. Carol H says:

    Beautiful T.A. and the picture is not too bad either. Just what this gal needed after a Monday like I had. Wonderful words. Thanks for sharing.

  10. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks. I got an idea for a new song/poem while on the way home from work tonight. So I’ll be working on it soon.

  11. Robin L. Rotham says:

    Straight to the heart! (sigh) Very lovely.

  12. T.A.Chase says:

    I’m not musically inclined, but maybe I could talk C into doing it. He’s talented that way.

  13. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks, Emily.

    It sounds like it’ll be fun to do. πŸ™‚

  14. Lila Dubois says:

    Ohhh, now make music to go with it!

  15. Emily Veinglory says:

    Welcome to the poem train πŸ™‚

  16. T.A.Chase says:


    lol…so Rhian will get tons of traffic from us.

    Thanks. the last stanza came to me first and then brought me a scene to go with it. The rest I added to fit in with the actual story. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Rinda Elliott says:

    I’ve always loved poetry within a story. This is especially nice. Book sounds good, too!

    I can’t figure out the linky thing either, so I just sent all the traffic to Rhian. πŸ˜‰

  18. T.A.Chase says:


    I still have to finish Tony’s story first…lol. I do have the first chapter or so done on HHH, so hopefully it won’t take me as long to get it done. πŸ™‚

    I’m best at closing lines.

  19. Rhian / Crowwoman says:

    damn TA – that’s gorgeous and i CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE WHOLE STORY COMES OUT!!!!!

    Love: “Didn’t need a soul mate, except for a night.” Oh boy, can i relate to that. and then “with a whispered word you chained me” what a great closing.

  20. T.A.Chase says:

    Thank you, Lisa.

    It’s still a little rough. I think it might need some tweaking, but the idea is there. πŸ™‚

    I think there’ll be a couple other poems/songs going into this story. Just seems to fit.

  21. Lisa C. says:

    OMG that was beautiful TA.
    Thank you for sharing.

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