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

It was just a slow dance Nothing special Or so I thought She walked over to me Took my hand and said, "Dance with me. Don't get your hopes up. It's just a slow dance, not a romance.” I pulled her to me Holding her close Whispering to her In rhythm with the music, "It's... Continue Reading →

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In The End ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the end Will we all Still be friends And meet again? Will we sing and dance And find romance In another world Beyond the moon? Will we still write In the dark of night? Bare our souls For our readers delight? In the end Will we even be? ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019... Continue Reading →

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The Mystery Of Time ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is magic in time Mysterious ticking of a clock Sending us messages We never understand Tick... Tick... Tick... Over and over again Time passes But it also stands still Time has no favorites When our time comes, it comes What the Hell does that mean? According to who? Is it in the Bible? How... Continue Reading →

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An Old Man’s Dream ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He doesn't sleep much When he does, he doesn't often dream But he does have a favorite dream In his dream, his back is straight He walks with no shortness of breath He has very little pain His legs and feet are no longer swollen And he is young again When he dreams it he... Continue Reading →

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This Is My Passion ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poetry The art of beauty with words Artistic writing That stirs a reader's imagination Or emotions I am a Poet I write to express my feelings The stirrings in my heart Become words in my poems The after of my life Becomes the present of my poetry My words express the ice and fire That... Continue Reading →

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Nightdream Meadow ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Come Walk with me Through a nightdream meadow Dance with me To a beautiful moonsong Hear the eagles cry As we approach the Wall of Wishes The bagpipes play a forest lullaby As we become Masters of Time Time stops while we watch The fairies dance and play As the sun starts to rise We... Continue Reading →

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The Peace Of Understanding ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is a peace with understanding With acceptance When the battles are over And the fighting is done Accepting and understanding Are all that remain You have accepted the facts That your pain will remain You understand That you have chronic pain That it's all that it is And all that it will be It... Continue Reading →

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My Never Ending Love ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

You are everything to me My world My life My reason for living My beginning My end And everything in between I love the way the starlight Caresses your hair You are my moment of forever That will last forever The touch of your hand in mine Continues to excite me and seduce me You... Continue Reading →

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Through The Keyhole ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When I was a child My Grandma lived in an old house One room was always locked She said it was a magical room Filled with fairies, elves and unicorns One day I peeked through the keyhole And giggled with glee I saw fairies dancing While elves rode on unicorns Squirrels dressed like cowboys Were... Continue Reading →

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Hell Freezes Over ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I find great joy in music Recently I found joy from the past I watched the 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour Concert by The Eagles Songs that bring so many memories Songs filled with sadness Songs filled love Classic music from a classic band Pure joy Joy at its finest So many joyful songs “... Continue Reading →

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Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

This is my favorite version of Europa by Gato Barbieri. I have written poems for it before. This is my newest.   I walk along the purest sand beaches Alone with my thoughts And my music Memories of another place Another time Another love Flood my mind I feel myself smile As I remember Sun-filled... Continue Reading →

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Patiently Waiting ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I wait for them My waking hours No sleep No dreams Only my thoughts Waiting for the thunder That will medicate my mind Storms are coming Dogs sense them They're restless Just like my legs My eyes are tired From drinking in the day So I sit patiently Waiting For the storms ~The Tennessee Poet~... Continue Reading →

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Everything Changes ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Everything changes Nothing stays the same Even change changes What was then Is no longer now Tomorrow will never come If we remain stuck In our yesterdays The way it used to be No longer exists Life is constant change Daylight to darkness Darkness to daylight Dirty to clean Clean to dirty I love you... Continue Reading →

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

We have discovered A magical colander In our back yard Hanging on our fence Lately we have been receiving Messages on our computer Letter by letter The words appear “The colander is full” When we go out to check It's full of fresh vegetables! This has happened 3 or 4 times now And the veggies... Continue Reading →

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

The songs of the night Give meaning to my words Melodies of love play And words form in my head Music brings back memories Songs we played, songs we listened to My songs of the night Are an eclectic mix Classic rock, Celtic, new age, slow jazz Country, ballads and classical All have a place... Continue Reading →

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Night Rain ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It was 3:30 AM and raining His dogs had been out but were back in now All toweled off and sleeping But wet dog smell filled the air Looking out into the yard He watched the lightning flashing In the distance he could hear The sound of distant thunder The air smelled so fresh and... Continue Reading →

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Dream # 1 Or Dream #2 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The beauty of a falling star The smell of fresh cut hay The excitement of a first kiss Memories of the past Or hopes for the future? Only the Poet knows for sure His words entice you Will you open the door? Make a choice? Don't be stuck On the edge of your forever You... Continue Reading →

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The Candle Flame Knew ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The little boy watched As the candle flame danced He wasn't sure why But he knew It was magical He could hear music Calling him as he watched The flame dance Creating flickering shadows On the wall He smiled without knowing why But the candle flame knew That this little boy Would grow up and... Continue Reading →

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My Cardioversion, An Article By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

After two days of drug treatments and being monitored 24 hours a day for 2 ½ days, my cardioversion was a success and my heart is back in normal rhythm and out of Afib. My heart was shocked at around 7:30 this morning and I was back in my room and awake by 8:20 am.... Continue Reading →

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A Drink With The Devil ~ Reprise Of A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have been admitted to the hospital for a cardioversion to get my heart back in normal  rhythm. I will be released later today. That’s the reason for this reprise. Last night in my dreams I drank with the devil As my band finished a set I set my drumsticks down And sat at the... Continue Reading →

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The Devil’s Challenge Round 2 ~ Reprise Of A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have been admitted to the hospital for a cardioversion to get my heart back in normal  rhythm. I will be released on Wednesday. That’s the reason for this reprise. The devil came to challenge me again Said she wanted another chance “You beat me once you son of a gun Grab your pen, let's... Continue Reading →

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Keeping The Beat ~A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's in my blood And in my soul In everything I do I am keeping the beat My fingers are always moving Creating a beat On a counter top The kitchen sink The washer and dryer My foot holds the beat Steady... Driving... Relentless... Creating a poetic rhythm A drummer never stops Keeping the beat... Continue Reading →

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Tell Me What Your Heart Wants ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am a wandering soul Sadness and sorrow haunt me My veins are filled with ice and fire And I am lost without you Tell me what your heart wants I am here Alone with the alone A stranger among the strange A poet with nothing to offer But myself and my words I am... Continue Reading →

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Poetry Today ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

“...don't be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers. Don't be dull and boring and pretentious. Don't be consumed with self-love. The libraries of the world have yawned themselves to sleep over your kind. Don't add to that. Don't do it.” So You Want To Be A Writer ~ Charles Bukowski The... Continue Reading →

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Poetic Healing ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poetry is medicine for the soul Healing for wounded hearts Vitamins for a hopeful mind Like music, poetry lifts our spirits Brings us peace Quiets our anxiety Takes us on a ride through time Creates images in our minds Images we see based on Our interpretation of the poet's words We realize that our pain... Continue Reading →

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My Silent Cry ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As I listen to the news I hear it It starts quietly, growing with each new report People being shot, destruction caused by tornadoes gas prices rising, Rising prescription prices I've heard it before My silent cry And I shed silent tears of sadness ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

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I Lost A Friend ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I lost a friend last week. Not a Facebook friend, a real life friend. His name was Jack. I met him in 2015. Jack was a volunteer at Best Friends Sanctuary in Jamestown, TN, a local no-kill animal shelter where I was doing community service. Jack taught me a lot about dogs and I respected... Continue Reading →

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It Will Come Tomorrow ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poem

It will come tomorrow The dawning of the day The sun will rise Like it always does It's a wonderful transition When tomorrow becomes today It was only yesterday That we waiting for the change It was always so intoxicating When tomorrow became today ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

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I Am The Meaning ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am the Keeper of the Creepers, the Peepers and the Weepers. I am the Judge of the Judgmental, the Jury of the Furies, the Wanter of the Wanted and the Haunter of the Haunted. My name is Mr. Nameless. I am the Accuser of the Accused, the Executioner of the Death Sentence, the Singer... Continue Reading →

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A Place Of Love And Music ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I cry for the winds to carry me to the place where there's no pain. A place where I am young again with meaning to my name. Where I could hear the waterfalls or sit and watch the waves. A place of love and music no worries and no stress. Where flowers bloom all year... Continue Reading →

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Was It A Dream? ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A Poet's dreams are always magical Filled with wonderful images Music fills the air And pens know their time is near The cry of the dragon Is strong in my dreams Calling me back to ancient lands When I get bored I just hop aboard A magic mushroom rocket ship And ride the tails of... Continue Reading →

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

 A friend of mine recently posted photos of doors, mainly church doors. It made me think of all the doors we open and close in our lives. Doors that are opened for us, doors that we couldn't open. I remember our family car doors, doors to houses we lived in, school doors and church doors,... Continue Reading →

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The Morning Sun ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The morning sun Brings an awakening A rebirth of hope Warmth to start the day As it rises Birds start singing Plants open their blooms Animals leave their nighttime homes The world becomes alive The creatures of the night Scurry to find their daytime darkness Once again, all is right with the world ~The Tennessee... Continue Reading →

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