This is just a whimsical piece and not autobiographical. Or is it? Only the shadow knows. Another long night More testing today His career almost over It was slipping away So many women Still wanted his mark But truth be told It now took him longer to start He wasn't as solid As he used... Continue Reading →
There will come a time When the words won't come When your fingers cramp And your mind won't work Sit back and remember Why you write Become the beast Let yourself roar Your demons will flee And the words will come ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
I'm a midnight rider Out for one last ride Down that lonesome highway Just to see a smile on your face I'm such a long way from home They told me someday I would be a star But someday never comes I have dreams I can't remember I sing songs I can't forget Just rolling... Continue Reading →
A melody has formed Playing softly in my mind The notes have haunted me And now I realize I am a song I've always written poetry For the music in my head The music of my poetry Demanded to be read I hear a song In everything I see The sun, moon, earth and sea... Continue Reading →
My love is like A gentle breeze That carries my love My hopes My dreams My hidden desires Let it surround you As it caresses your mind Embracing you Taking you Making you mine Drift with me On a gentle breeze ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
Why write when you can read? Why read when you can write? In order to write You must be able to read If you can't read How would you know what you write? After you write You read what you wrote If you want to be read Read what you write Read about writing Write... Continue Reading →
When you've done all you can You haven't When you think that you should You shouldn't Even if you could You wouldn't When you're past the point Of giving a damn And you've tried to run But the damage is done When all your tears are cried And all you have left Is a cluster... Continue Reading →
Somewhere inside There is hidden The dark of you Another side of you Another voice Filled with The power of darkness Embrace it Let it guide your pen As it forms The words you need Don't be alarmed Just let the words go They may be your worst But they could be your best But... Continue Reading →
One good day Is all I ask A pain free day To write my poetry To ride my horses Run with my dogs A walk through the woods With my wife Would sure do me good A chance to play drums With a classic rock band A best selling book Of my poems of romance... Continue Reading →
I took the elevator To the top floor Looking for answers Finding none The doors opened A sign said Empire State Building Observation Deck The wind was blowing A bronze plaque Lover's Leap I looked at you Shook my head “Not today my love” “Not today” ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
I want to go Where rivers flow And it won't snow Show me the way Where fish will bite Until the night And they will fight To get away I'll fry some fish Place on a dish So make a wish And eat today It tasted good I knew it would Just like it should... Continue Reading →
This is me The way I am Love me or hate me But don't try to change me I'll treat you the same As you treat me I don't really care If you like me or not If you have something to say Say it to me I don't drop friends Because we disagree I'm... Continue Reading →
Sometimes we're broken Sometimes life is hard Trying to make a dollar Somehow we all get by Whatever helps us May also hurt us Whiskey and pills May ease the pain But we all know It just comes back again So we keep drinking And we keep popping And we get by We need to... Continue Reading →
Perfectly perfect That is what you are to me All of me loves all of you ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
Is this all real These things we feel Or truth and lies From a moment's pleasure Where there's smoke There's always fire Is this love Or just desire Smoke and mirrors Conceal the truth But truth can be found In the confession booth Is it harmless flirting Will she tease or please Or is she... Continue Reading →
Times are changing So am I If I don't change Life will just pass me by Life is a journey Along many roads With ups and downs Twists and turns Roadblocks and detours But I travel on Exploring Getting stronger Finding myself And liking what I have become ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All... Continue Reading →
As the pages of my life scroll by Every breath I take has meaning Every memory Every dream Each desire unfulfilled All have meaning All have purpose I am the meaning of life I am alive And that is meaning enough ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
Thanks once again to Michelle from Putting My Feet In The Dirt for her list of daily prompts for the month of August. Please visit her site for her August list of daily prompts. The Adventures Of Walt Page, Treasure Hunter A Fragrant fog had covered the city, making it difficult to find The secret doors... Continue Reading →
My heart beats for you You are my everything All I have is you ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
There was a time once A time of youth A time of strength No fear No stress No fuss No muss I long for that time Life was so easy A time of rock and roll When the music Was loud and heavy I close my eyes And I remember When I was At the... Continue Reading →
I am proud to announce that another of my poems was published today in Visual Verse, An Anthology Of Art and Words. This is my second poem to be published on Visual Verse and you can find it here, The Playlists Of My Life. ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
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I have demons inside But I have nowhere to hide They wait in hiding For my pain to be subsiding Then they all explode And their claws unfold Bringing me more pain Here they come again There is no escape With their fangs they'll take Any relief I have And let me know they're real... Continue Reading →
There are stories to be told As you travel down the river Tales of men who lived Tales of men who died Times were hard Men were harder Men were killed And men survived Legends were born Like Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Heroes were made Like Davy Crockett Rivers gave life But could take... Continue Reading →
My mind screams With a silent thunder The soundless cries That have lost their wonder What do I do now Without you The distance grows In the rear-view mirror I've always heard That it's the right thing When it hurts the most And this must be so damn right Because it hurts like hell The... Continue Reading →
When I'm feeling down There's a place in my mind That raises my spirits A fantasy land Where the rainbows never die It's a magical place Filled with unicorns and faeries Blooming lavender And red ripe cherries A place of smiles Where animals talk And only if your heart is pure Will you be able... Continue Reading →
Originally posted on July 25, 2017 on the 1st anniversary of my open heart surgery How It Began It all started 7 long years ago with a routine physical when I turned 65 in 2009 . An echocardiogram revealed an ascending aortic aneurysm and some regurgitation in my aortic valve. A CT scan report showed... Continue Reading →
Two years ago today, on July 25, 2016, I underwent open heart surgery to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm and replace a malfunctioning aortic valve. I was in the hospital for three days in cardiac intensive care unit and 4 days in cardiac care unit. It was this event that eventually led me to start... Continue Reading →
There is a power in you Use it Do what you must Do not be denied There is a storm in you Waiting to explode Be the thunder Strike like lightning Then bring on the calm Like a breath of fresh air There is a musician in you Share your melody Sing your songs Play... Continue Reading →
Monday morning, 1:25 A.M. Awake with leg cramps Tropical dreams interrupted By silent screams Bolted upright Walking it off Memories of sleep Clouding my brain Muscle so tight Hard to write Leg cramp pills Taking their time This is my life But at least I'm alive My brain still functions And I still have my... Continue Reading →
And so it began I remember it Like it was yesterday It was on a beach Watching the sunset Somewhere on the Florida Keys The water of the Gulf Lapping softly at the shore We were both lonely souls Who had made small talk At an open air island bar As the sun started to... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I sit up all night Soothing my soul With words I choose To create my poetry I have no deadlines There is no urgency No hurry, no rush Just the sheer joy Of putting words Together on paper To create something That didn't exist before This is what writing my poetry Is to me... Continue Reading →
This hunger consumes me Never ending Never relenting The need to write Overwhelms me Taunting me Taking me To the edge of creativity Searching for the words That will arouse the feelings Hidden deep within your soul The need will come Then disappear A teasing whisper in my ear Telling me That words are all... Continue Reading →
I was born to be yours From the very first look The very first kiss Was all that it took I saw your hunger So I let it happen And I feel it still The years have proved I was born to be yours I took the risk With just one kiss I never looked... Continue Reading →
I have hard edges Along with a tender heart My heart always wins ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved
Here we are Just you and me Walking hand in hand Traveling through this land Doing the best we can Troubles come and troubles go We go fast and we go slow We are the ones that nobody knows But that's OK 'Cause it's only a show Nothing is real Not you, not me Monkeys... Continue Reading →
All these years All we've been through All we've shared All that we have lost Here I am Still tangled up in you You're my warmth On a Tennessee winter night You're my truth When everything else is a lie You're my world And here I am Still tangled up in you You're my beacon... Continue Reading →
I will never be gone forever For I will be back one day I will return in the words I wrote In the songs I sang And in your memories of me I will be back on the soft breezes Caressing your soul with soft kisses I will be in the songs you hear As... Continue Reading →
It's my beginning and my end I just want all this pain to end Sometimes the pain is nothing But more and more it's everything The fight inside comes more and more It pushes in through a padlocked door I know that everything Will be all right And that my darkness Will turn into light... Continue Reading →
It's time to go It hurts, I know But we both know That this is farewell The time has come The end of fun The right was wrong The wrong was right But the end has come It ends tonight Perhaps we should If we thought we could But we'd be hurt And we know... Continue Reading →
Years have passed Since you came Unexpectedly Into my life Like a long lost melody That was so familiar So magical And heartwarming You seemed to have Memories Of you and I Together Centuries ago You knew so much About me And when I took your hand I knew That I once loved Someone like... Continue Reading →
Somewhere along my life I met up with the Queen of Sorrow It was to her that I sold my soul And now I'm as dead as yesterday She took my heart, my love, my all So now I sit back Remembering how my end began The Queen of Sorrow won again And I'm as... Continue Reading →
I am so honored and pleased that my poem, A Lost Prayer, was published this morning in Vita Brevis! Thanks to Brian and his staff for finding my work worthy of inclusion. via A Lost Prayer — Vita Brevis
Until I'm gone I'll continue to write The poems that come so late at night Ideas may come and some will go When they are right my heart will know My life has always been good to me But now the years take a toll on me But the words still come and my pen... Continue Reading →
My writing means the world to me It helps to set me free The timing and the rhythm Are the beatings of my heart My feelings flow on the ink from my pen Creating my poems to become my legacy I hope that when you read them You will remember me The legacy of a... Continue Reading →
This is a poem written by Paul Sunstone. Please read and reblogg if you wish to do so.
(About a 3 minute read)
The internet has made it now
Bound to happen
Tomorrow or the year after.
Bound to happen.
Up to you.
The politicians and the preachers,
The two dogs of the capitalist class,
Will once again want a war,
Just as they always do.
War to them is a gift, you see,
It’s not personal, it’s not their blood.
But war makes some folks rich
And you will never change that,
You will never change that,
Though the dogs will bark it’s not so.
A war of aggression
Against some people somewhere,
Most likely brown,
Most likely poor,
Most likely weak,
Most likely no real threat.
War for the sake of the banks
And for the merchants of death.
War for the…
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A heartwrenching poem of love lost too soon by my dear friend Linda Lyberg at Charmed Chaos.
A lovely poem on love that never dies by Antony King.
Morning came this dreary day
As he struggled to arise
To some, this day would come and go
But today held no disguise.
Many years have come and gone
As days merge into one
The bitter taste… in forsaken prayer,
Still weigh with heavy tone.
With aging eyes, he takes to path
The same as years before…
Pausing briefly for a moment…
For some flowers she adores.
He walks in quiet solitude
No thoughts to cloud his mind
His journey is but, at an end
He makes the final climb.
Today his heart is full of joy
His life has been complete…
As he gently lays the flowers
Where his heart is laid in peace.
Antony King 2018