She ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She rocks, she rolls She'll show you her soul She comes, she goes Who she is nobody knows She sizzles, she's sassy But always so classy She can be sweet as honey So guard all your money She wears a necklace of silver and gold In her little black dress She's a sight to behold... Continue Reading →

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Her Surrender ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She stands there quietly Watching as I walk to her My hands caress her fingers Letting my fingertips Slide softly up her arms Her eyes never leave mine As she waits Wondering what will come next I let my fingers linger on her arms Knowing her anticipation is building Letting my fingers caress her neck... Continue Reading →

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All That Matters ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I spend a lot of time with words Reading them... Writing them Learning them... Saying them As a poet Words are all I have To create images and feelings In the mind of a reader I want the words I choose To let a reader See the sunset I'm writing about To feel the raindrops... Continue Reading →

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Tombstones In The Woods ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

On one of my recent walks I came to a small opening in the woods There I saw 4 tombstones Weathered by many years In the sun, rain, wind and snow I could almost hear the spirit voices As I tried to read the names But the years had taken their toll And the names... Continue Reading →

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The Faerie Queen ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She was a child of the faeries Raised beside a pond Where reeds and cattails grew She could fly And had the strength of ten men She grew up riding unicorns And often raced the dragonflies Her kisses were all magical And her touch electrifying She loved to read and play guitar Her voice was... Continue Reading →

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I’m Doomed ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

On nights like this The clock is my enemy Constantly reminding me That I'm still awake And still hurting Sleep only comes In short little bursts Like lines of poetry A few words here Five minutes of sleep there My mind goes into creative overload A few words here, a few words there Trying to... Continue Reading →

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She Sits By The Window – A Poem By Walt Page on Vita Brevis

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay) I am again honored and humbled to announce that my poem, She Sits By The Window, was published this morning on Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine! My thanks and gratitude once again to Brian Geiger, Editor of Vita Brevis, for finding my work worthy of inclusion. Via She Sits By The Window -... Continue Reading →

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Pieces Of Me 2 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Several of my followers have suggested I do a poetic memoir of my life – things I've done, places I've been, things I've seen, etc. I will do these Pieces Of Me periodically in no particular order. This is Pieces Of Me 2. Wagner College Intramural Diving Champion, 1965 Member Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity... Continue Reading →

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When Rock Was Young ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In ancient times When rock was young There were lyrics to write And songs to be sung This music was different It was loud, it was fun And it all revolved Around the beat of a drum Much of rock started With 3 guitars and drums Add a lead singer and keyboards And become number... Continue Reading →

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The Writing Time ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It is the writing time The hour of night When sleep won't come Somewhere between 1 and 3 AM When the pain kicks in And only writing can help So you pick up your notebook and pen Say, “Hello old friends” And you start to write It doesn't matter what you write It will all... Continue Reading →

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A Lifetime Of Treasures ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We all have one A trash drawer It might be in a desk Or in the kitchen In a nightstand Or a file cabinet Don't know where to put something? Throw it in the trash drawer Over time it becomes A drawer of memories Forgotten treasures Reminders of days gone by All part of our... Continue Reading →

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In My Worlds ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In my worlds Nothing ever seems real Except the pain And the bills And my wife Susan They are my reality Nothing else is real It's all fantasy OK, except the dogs And our horse Teaka Nothing else Everything else is fantasy Things that aren't real Just parts of my poetry It's becoming more and... Continue Reading →

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Mine ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She is the love The love that came With no warning She makes me feel Alive Her smile Radiates the heat Of a thousand suns I look in her eyes And I am seduced Hypnotized Enchanted By the magnetic Power of lightning bolts She is magical And mysterious A lovely sorceress And she is mine... Continue Reading →

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Just Spokes In A Wheel ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Someday we will realize That we are all just spokes In the wheel of life And we will know how it feels To carry the nicks and scars Of thousands of miles Through rain, snow and mud Dusty, bumpy roads Shaking us to our core And yet we still keep coming back For more Every... Continue Reading →

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

It came suddenly Like a spring thunderstorm Wind blowing through my mind Lightning flashing behind my eyes And then The craving I wanted it I needed it I had to have it My heart rate increased It was hard to breathe She saw my need And she kissed me All was then right with my... Continue Reading →

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Another Sleepless Night ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Another long, sleepless night Drifting in and out of consciousness Sleep comes in short, stabbing bouts Pen in hand, waiting for words Midnight comes, no donuts to be found Fluffernutters at midnight Sounds like a song Bad News Bears on TV 12:15 AM, words are like donuts Nowhere to be found Just one of those... Continue Reading →

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Such Is Her Life ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have several health conditions and chronic pain Back pain from scoliosis Knee pain from arthritis Abdominal hernia pain COPD, Nerve Damage Atrial Flutter and on and on My wife suffers through it More than I do She has to see me in pain She deals with my mood swings, My frustrations, and my chronic... Continue Reading →

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Evening’s Soft Glow ~ A Poem by Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is a soft, subtle beauty As the sun sinks from the sky The orange glow changes to pink As day comes to an end The pink slowly darkens Creating a purple glow Evening's soft glow slowly disappears As the darkness settles in The stars begin their symphony For the lovers of the moon And... Continue Reading →

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They Call Us Dreamers ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We are Poets Word artists Creating images in your minds Using only our words We live to write We write to live We are the fallen ones Rising from the ashes The odd balls The nut cases Putting words on paper Just to keep ourselves sane Some call us nerds Our poems contain The delicate... Continue Reading →

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Her Bible ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She held her Bible in her lap Her wrinkled arthritic fingers Caressed the worn, warm leather cover It was one of the few comforts she had left It was a gift from her mother and father A Christmas gift so many years ago It had given her so many years of hope Comforting and inspiring... Continue Reading →

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Nothing Ever Changes ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Sometimes I feel lost Like I am just Wandering through life Aimlessly Day after day Nothing ever changes I take my medications And try to stay awake Walk the dogs Clean Teaka's run-in Try to do some writing Do laundry Walk the dogs Try to stay awake Worry about bills Go to doctor appointments Try... Continue Reading →

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

I wrote this late Wednesday night, March 13, 2019 after an appointment with my cardiologist earlier that day. After a series of EKG readings, he diagnosed me with Atrial Flutter and it is being treated. Atrial Flutter is a type of abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia. It occurs when a short circuit in the heart... Continue Reading →

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Before Dawn ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the magical hours before dawn He writes Crafting his words Arranging them Forming sentences Creating images Crossing them all out Starting over Until he is satisfied Even then he makes changes Wanting it to be the best It can be And then he lets it sit Undisturbed Until the magical hours Before another dawn... Continue Reading →

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Black Wind Howlin’ ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There's a black wind howlin' Lightning's flashing Through the trees Better batten down the hatches The Devil's on the prowl His dark soul's getting closer You can hear his chilling howl Something bad's a coming There's a chill in my old bones There's destruction in the mountains And flooding on the plains There's a black... Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Fantasy ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I'm floating down the river Blue sky above be Crystal clear water below me The sounds of the river surround me Birds are singing Fish are rising And then I am running Along my favorite forest trail My back is straight My knees and legs are strong I am once again pain free And I... Continue Reading →

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No archaic promises here. Poetry from the pen of ~The Poet’s Poet~

A wonderful poem from the magical pen of Chris Black, The Poet’s Poet!

Today from the Man Shed

This poem waltzed its way onto the page

Totally
unannounced

Side
stepped poems which were not so eager

Its
movement was swift, in an elegant way

Not
at all like those other poems.

It
had Gucci label stamped all over it

While
those other poems were knapsack poems

On
an ordinary day why of course they would fit the bill

But
for today it had to be dickie bow and
tails

This
poem had structure written all over it

The
discussion of second and consequent drafts

Never
given a thought

Punctuation
– not an issue

This
poem had made the final cut.

Pity
it didn’t fit the poets bill of fare

For
today’s poem

So
one and all, we’ll have to make do with this poem.

©Chris
Black. 14th April 2019

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