Heaven Or Hell ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I had a dream last night I was shaking hands with the Holy Ghost I was on a special “Pre-Death Tour” Showing me both Heaven and Hell Heaven was a beautiful place Filled with light, music and love Hell had been hot, loud and dark Heavy metal music filled my head And I was filled... Continue Reading →

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Chronically Hopeful Award

Yesterday I was nominated for the Chronically Hopeful Award by my dear friend and poet, Dorinda Duclos. Dorinda knows that I don't participate but she has| asked me to respond to her questions and I am honoring her request. What has been the greatest gift that illness has given you? It has inspired me to... Continue Reading →

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Embrace Your Discomfort ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It came to me on an Instagram post that a fellow poet, Dorinda DuClos, posted. It was about being at peace with where you've been and what you've been through. I had watched a short video earlier by Kenny Aranoff, a fantastic drummer. It was titled, “Embrace Your Discomfort”. I realized I had been writing... Continue Reading →

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Nobody Gives A Damn ~A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the end, none of this matters. All our poetry, all our words, are just sugar coating the harsh reality of this present darkness we live in. None of this is real. It is all simply a fantasy created by the mind of some super intelligent alien being who manipulates us like puppets on a... Continue Reading →

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Life’s Song ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Every now and then, when I feel like I'm in a round room, looking for a corner to hide in, my mind wanders back to once upon another time with another remember. I let the river of dreams carry me, hoping I might find treasures among the ashes of my past, ashes caused by the... Continue Reading →

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No Sound But The Wind ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Listen Can you hear it? No sound but the wind It's the dead of night And not a sound But the wind It's calling me And I follow Upward over the mountain Holding on to hope I'll find the road back home I'm walking along a river Moonlight glistens on the ripples I can see... Continue Reading →

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Darkness And Light ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Sometimes, very late at night When all the fireflies no longer flash And the peepers and crickets are sleeping I can hear it The Silence When the night is as dark As the night's gonna' get I talk to the darkness In words only the darkness understands As the final darkness carriers arrive I hear... Continue Reading →

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Life Moves On ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Always remember No matter what Life moves on We may remember When life was prettier Easier Happier But life moves on Like life always does When you find yourself Dancing on your own Nothing is a waste of time Life may be A bittersweet symphony But you never can tell When you are Someone's reason... Continue Reading →

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Coeur de la Nuit ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the dark of the night There is a serenity Clouds floating by create a light show As stars twinkle between them The sounds of the night Are created by angels Dancing in the clouds The night sky becomes a work of art And you are at peace You have entered The Heart Of The... Continue Reading →

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Life As A Poet ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A poet's life is all about words Searching for inspiration Crafting images to create a sense of being A poet spends a great amount of time Reading poetry Submitting poetry to journals Dealing with the pain of rejection And the thrill of acceptance Watching the sunset Sleepless nights Waiting for the sunrise Entering contests Trying... Continue Reading →

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Rock & Roll Summer Nights ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Oh, how I miss them Those rock & roll summer nights Bonfires on the beach Dancing barefoot in the sand Walking along the shore Holding hands and making out With my best girl Cruisin' in my '55 Olds convertible Top down, radio blarin' With the music of our youth We were young and free It... Continue Reading →

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The Clocks Are Ticking ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

“Time will always show you who and what really matters.” ~ Unknown I love clocks and timepieces Pocket watches, Grandfather Clocks, Melody In Motion musical wall clocks All keep time Constant reminders That we have no time to kill today Each day I'm getting older Time waits for no one Especially me I never seem... Continue Reading →

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Voices Of The Night ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I hear them calling me every night Not through my ears, but in my mind Like a thousand voices seducing me Knowing all there is to know about me Caressing my mind with their voices They are my heart warriors, my guardians They call to me Reminding me of who I am And what I... Continue Reading →

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Love Is Real ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It exists Born anytime Anywhere Growing Blossoming Taking over Your every thought Making you crazy Leaving you speechless It has no reason No name Love has no fear It makes no sense It drowns you in tears Then sets your heart on fire Love is you Love is me Love is us Love is real... Continue Reading →

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Poetic Liniment ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennesse Poet

This is one of my earlier poems when I was just starting to write and trying to figure out what kind of writer I wanted to be. It was inspired by late night TV commercials. The ones that always ended with “But wait! Order now and we'll include a second bottle absolutely free! Pay only... Continue Reading →

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The Darkness And The Poet ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's always darkest before the dawn Or so the saying goes For me the darkest time was when The words refused to come Time stood still The only sound Was the ticking of the clock Memories of my early days When my poetry had just begun The endless hours When day became night And night... Continue Reading →

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Not What I Wanted To Hear ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The news was bad the other day So were the results of my lung tests It seems I'm working with only 51% of capacity My cardiologist says “No surgery for you” “Your abdominal hernia will have to stay And your heart is still out of rhythm I'm sending you to a lung doctor To see... Continue Reading →

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The Kiss ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I gently kiss her forehead Letting my lips linger Hearing her soft moans The tip of my tongue Traces small circles Tasting her My arms hold her close I can feel her respond Her hips slowly pressing against me She can feel my love Wanting her As I kiss her cheeks The flame inside each... Continue Reading →

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When The Night Was Over ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When the night was over And the darkness turned to light I blew out the candle And finished the wine I read the words I'd written, I put down my pen and smiled The Gods of Darkness Favored me last night The words had come so easily As I opened up my heart Words of... Continue Reading →

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We Are The Warriors ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We are the Warriors We fight the battles The battles you are not aware of We are your neighbors Your co-workers People you pass on the street We fight chronic pain Depression Anxiety Panic Attacks Devastating chronic illnesses That you can't see That no one can see Our pain never ends Yet, when you ask... Continue Reading →

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Sorrow ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

His sorrow creeps in Like an unwelcome memory Sorrow and guilt Become brothers in arms Regrets overwhelm him When sleep doesn't come They don't ring his doorbell Or knock on his door They just creep on in Through the cracks in his floor So he writes about his sorrow His regrets, guilt and pain Writing... Continue Reading →

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The Wonder Of Life ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Where would we be without life? Nowhere Life is a journey From your mind to your heart To and through the unknown A magical mystery tour According to John, Paul, George & Ringo Life is falling in love The birth of your child The wonder of life Life is what you make of it It's... Continue Reading →

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Emotional ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Lately I find myself getting emotional More emotional than usual I've never been ashamed of crying Or afraid to cry But this, This is different The old saying, “Real men don't cry” Is bullshit Passed down from generation to generation What's happening to me seems to be Triggered by happy things Military service members arriving... Continue Reading →

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Only The Winds Know ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I sat quietly on the edge of eternity With an idea why I was there But only the winds know The winds always know All of the world's questions Are answered in the winds But only the winds can hear them It has been true since the beginning of time And the winds know their... Continue Reading →

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The Wanting ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Wanting someone A powerful emotion Love can hurt When the Wanted Belongs to another It consumes you Controls your every thought Unlocks a darkness You never knew you had The spirit of the wolf grows in you Every thought Every dream Is about her It never stops And it never will Until the Wanting Becomes... Continue Reading →

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The Dance ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Slow dancing Bodies swaying Holding each other Feet hardly moving Bodies making music No words are needed Just softly whispered sighs Moving as one Body to body Heart to heart Giving and taking Loving without words Nothing else matters As the hunger grows Hips swaying Hands roaming Eyes locked The dance Love begins ~The Tennessee... Continue Reading →

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Such A Simple Thing ~ By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poetry is such a simple thing, unless you are concerned with form, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, etc. My poems are simple. Just my thoughts expressed with words, words that I use in everyday conversation. I try to avoid words I never use. I've been submitting more of my poetry lately. So far, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

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Don’t Let The Old Man In ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

This poem was inspired by the Toby Keith song, “Don't Let The Old Man In”, from the movie “The Mule”. When you hear those cold winds blowing That bring him knocking on your door Hang the Do Not Disturb sign And turn off the lights And don't let the old man in You've lived a... Continue Reading →

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Between The Lines ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Whenever you read poetry Take the time to read between the lines A poet often shares meaning Hidden in plain sight What subtle twists and turns Are there for you to find? Is it passion or just a fantasy? Hidden meanings waiting to be found Magic and mystery Swirling in between the lines Fog and... Continue Reading →

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