Walking In The Wind there is something specialabout walking in the windit is refreshing... rejuvenating...everything looks differentfeels different, is different on a windy daythe sound of the windblowing through the treescreates its own melodythe fallen leaves rustleas you walk through themthe air is coolera sign of the winter weather to come just walking alongremembering childhood... Continue Reading →

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The Year Without Thanksgiving The calendar says it's Thanksgivingover 257,000 people deadfrom the coronavirus this yearbodies stored in refrigerated trucksno space in morgues or funeral homes CDC says don't travel this yearno large gatheringshospitals are out of bedsrunning out of suppliesdoctors, nurses and first respondersare exhausted millions are out of workon the brink of being... Continue Reading →

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Hello Donald Hello Donaldit's me againyour conscience are you almost done sulking?you really do need to concedeJoe beat you fair and square you're hurting the country Donaldby not starting the transitionand trying to overturn the election but of course you never did carewho you hurt257,000 dead Americansbecause you didn't dowhat needed to be done you... Continue Reading →

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Shadows they are always with usthey are a part of ussometimes in back of ussometimes in front our kids have them, animals toobuildings, treeseverything we seecast shadows shadows follow usdisappearingreappearinga part of us aging as we agedoing everything we dolaughing, cryingliving and dying and when we dieour shadows live onour spirits never dieand are always... Continue Reading →

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A Melody a sweet melody could be hearddrifting slowly along on the windit was familiaryet I couldn't recognize it A calmness swept over meas the notes soothed my soulI closed my eyes, letting the melodycarry me along on the wind something about the melodywas bringing back memoriesmemories of earlier poemsI had written years ago I... Continue Reading →

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Unspoken Words too often we leave words unspokenwords that should have been saidbut weren't words of praise, words of lovewords like I'm sorry, thank youI love you, you're beautifuldinner was great, thanks for all you do unspoken words can make you happyor make you sadunspoken words often hurtmore than spoken words take the time to... Continue Reading →

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We Were Cool not so long agowe were coolwe wore cool clotheslistened to cool music we followed cool bandsknew all the cool danceswatched cool moviesread cool books we were youngnow we are olderstill cooleven cooler we still have those valueswe quote those cool bookswe still sing those cool songswe may be older, but we're still... Continue Reading →

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Eternal Love We love each otherWe've loved for many yearsin many lifetimes We have lived, we have diedWe've been together, we've been apartNothing has changedThe love in our hearts We've ridden the winds,survived the stormsFought side by side in battlesDanced until dawn The sun has risenThe sun has setWe'll be togetherfor many lifetimes yet When... Continue Reading →

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When We Were Kids We all remember our first lovesWhen we were kidsLittle girls and little boysgiggling and laughing Holding hands and making plansNot really knowing what love wasBut we liked the feeling, laughing and blushingwhen our friends would sing, "Susan and Walter, sitting in a treeK-i-s-s-i-n-gFirst comes love, then comes marriageThen comes Walter with... Continue Reading →

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Fear I am fearful today for many reasons. I'm afraid for what's happening to our country.I'm afraid of the violence that may occur today,Election Day, November 3, 2020I'm afraid of the rapid spiking of the corona virus.I'm afraid for my wife,for our son in Orlando,for our son, daughter-in-law and grandsons in St. Augustine,for our son,... Continue Reading →

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Someday Soon Our lives are filledwith “Someday Soons” Someday soonI'll start eating healthierI'll go through old clothesI'll fix that leaky faucetSomedays come andsomedays goBut soon I'll publishA book of my poetryI'll submit my poemsto journals and magazinesI'll do more walkingAnd exercise more All of these somedaysWill come Someday Soon~The Tennessee Poet~©Walt Page 2020 All Rights... Continue Reading →

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The Beauty Of Poetry The beauty of poetryis in the flow of the words,the rhythm of each line,the heartfelt emotion of the poet,the way it makes the reader feeland the ability to be interpretedin different ways by different readers.Poetry can be words of loveor verses of venom.The poet decides the rhythm and flow,what his words... Continue Reading →

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The In-Between Time The bells are ringingUp on the mountainThe eagles are flying higherThe signs are all aroundChange is comingIt won't be long nowYou can feel it in the airWe're enteringThe In-Between TimeIn between Summer and FallThe animals are busierGathering foodTo be stored for the winterwood is being cut and stackedFor heat for the coming... Continue Reading →

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I Love Writing Poetry I love writing poetryPoetry can be writtenAnytime, anywhereWords are everywhereWaiting to be put togetherChanged and alteredTo write new meanings andNew imageryWaking upIn the middle of the nightAnd making notes of imagesPossible lines and titlesHandwriting the poemReviewing itFor spelling and grammarReading it out loudLetting it brew for a timeFinal check and any... Continue Reading →

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Seventeen Years Seventeen years ago todayWe were marriedAnd I am even more in love with youStill amazed how lucky I amTo have youSeventeen yearsAnd you are still the oneSeventeen years of lovingLiving, Laughing, CryingUps and downsIns and outsAnd round aboutsSeventeen yearsOf learningAdjustingCompromisingProtecting each otherCaring for each otherSinging, dancing and romancingSeventeen years of loving each otherYou... Continue Reading →

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In The Pines Here in the pinesI find peaceThe aroma of the pinesCalms meRefreshes meGives me the strengthTo continue to write poetryThrough the painI come to the pinesFor peaceDuring the chaos of today's lifeMy time in the pinesHelps my mind recoverFrom the stress and worryAbout the pandemicWe live with today~The Tennessee Poet~©Walt Page 2020 All... Continue Reading →

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