Drifting Through My Dreams – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am drifting along in the clouds My mind is filled with dreams and visions I hear the songs of the night And I can only believe they are the sounds of Heaven Butterflies are all around me Caressing me with the softness of their wings I'm in the middle of nowhere Chasing dreams and... Continue Reading →

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A Broken Mirror – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Her life is like a broken mirror Filled with cracks and broken images Distorted reflections of what her life is now But still she goes on hoping beyond hope She still has her dreams Her memories remain She knows the day will come When her dreams will come true The years have not been kind... Continue Reading →

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What If? – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

What if there was no poetry Just bland, nondescript words No nursery rhymes No lyrics for music What if all the poetry in the world Disappeared Blank greeting cards No more Hallmark Holidays Thousands of poets With nothing to write Poetry is a mirror of the poet A window to life A quiet corner of... Continue Reading →

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The Sound Of Settling – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When the end comes He knows he will hear it The sound of settling Everything he's done All the good All the bad Will all be settled The pure beauty of the sound Will caress his mind Bringing peace to his soul As the sound carries away his pain He somehow knew It would be... Continue Reading →

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Alfie – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I figured it out Alfie I know what it's all about It isn't only for the moments we live It's for all the moments Once I sorted it out It became very clear to me It's all about life Living Loving Being alive It's about being kind It's about believing in love Alfie Because if... Continue Reading →

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The Dark Side – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We all have a dark side There's no denying it It hides deep within each of us Waiting for its moment Poets use it Writers use it But once unleashed There's no stopping it It will take over your mind Like that little devil sitting on your shoulder It is the evil side of us... Continue Reading →

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Honored & Humbled – Poetry By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Today has been a day filled with great news for me! I have officially reached 1000 followers! I also received an email from Poets & Writers Magazine which read: “Congratulations, your application to be listed in the Poetry & Writers Magazine Directory of Writers has been accepted.” I am both honored and humbled by both... Continue Reading →

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Obsessed – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am obsessed with her The fire in her eyes Is like a beach bonfire in summer Her kiss is seductive As sweet as the taste of Tupelo honey She has this way Of nibbling on my lower lip Like it was a piece of milk chocolate My heart rate increases My thoughts get twisted... Continue Reading →

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And So It Began – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It was early evening Too early to sleep So he let his thoughts fly free Creating images in his mind Of what is And what used to be Thoughts of his parents Christmas morning A cross country road trip to California Remembering the Grand Canyon Old Faithful and the giant Redwoods He was only five... Continue Reading →

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I Feel It Coming – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I can feel it coming The storm Growing louder in my mind Tormenting me Showing no mercy Pulling at me Wanting my soul The battle is harder now But I still fight Bearing the pain Feeling the hate Darkness envelopes me I walk through the mists One step at a time One day at a... Continue Reading →

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A Fading Flame – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am like a fading flame Slowly dimming into darkness Once burning brightly Lighting up a room Now a fading memory Of glory days gone by Lately I have not been myself I feel like I'm fading to grey Like the color of storm clouds That get darker and darker I'm fading into myself And... Continue Reading →

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Drum Battle With The Devil – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A Sequel to Drink With The Devil It wasn't long before the devil came back after we met at the bar She smiled and said quite casually “I heard you play the drums that night you had a drink with me” “Get to the point my evil friend I see those drumsticks up your sleeve”... Continue Reading →

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Visiting With The Spirits – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It was a quiet New Year's Eve As I walked through the cemetery I often come here at night It helps clear my head Of all the cobwebs from the day I enjoy visiting with the spirits Of those who now live here Perhaps “live” is not the right word “Exist” would be more accurate... Continue Reading →

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While We Cry – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

While we cry The world continues The sun still shines The rains still fall The winds still kiss our faces The warmth of our tears Brings us new hope Leading us onward Lifting us lovingly To the life yet to be While we cry The music still plays Our hearts still beat And we still... Continue Reading →

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Meant To Be – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Everything in life is meant to be Some will call it our destiny Others will say it's a fallacy Just the dream of a wannabe That wants to be a Pooh like Winnie They may be obese and want to be skinny Too many body parts that shake and shimmy Likes to go dancing with... Continue Reading →

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A Life Worth Living, Revisited – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I was taught at an early age To live a life of kindness Compassion... Caring... A life of value and worth I'm a Preacher's kid Brought up in the church My Dad was a writer of God's words The best speaker I have ever heard I learned my prayer before bed: Now I lay me... Continue Reading →

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Merry Christmas, 2018 – A Christmas Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Revised & re-posted from 2017 We made it to another Christmas! Congratulations to all of us! I have so many thoughts about Christmas this year. It has always been very important to me, since we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Like many others, I also enjoy the music, the light displays and... Continue Reading →

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My Christmas Wish – A Christmas Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

On this Christmas Eve, 2018 I wish all my readers, friends and followers A countless number of Christmas Blessings Good Health, Love and Happiness To all who suffer from Chronic illness, chronic pain Mental illness, depression, PTSD Fibromyalgia,Anxiety, Autism Retinitis Pigmentosa, Arthritis Back Pain, knee pain, migraines Cancer Asperger's Syndrome, MS and so many other... Continue Reading →

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Gone – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Floating Nothing holding me Just floating No clouds No wind Just floating Looking down Seeing myself laying there Wondering Is this death? A dream? Or just a hallucination? Weightless Just floating Going nowhere Not caring No sounds Just nothingness Like the vastness of space Just floating The darkness deepens So dark So quiet No one... Continue Reading →

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On The Edge Of A River – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I sat on a rock at the edge of a river Watching the water flow The ripples glistened in the sunlight As the water flowed over the rocks There is a quiet magic in the sound of a river The small waterfalls created As it flows over submerged logs Quiet my soul I could feel... Continue Reading →

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These Are The Days – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

These are the days We will always remember The December days leading up to Christmas Filled with wonder and childlike dreams Christmas music on the radio Giant Christmas catalog from Sears Roebuck Letters to Santa Making Christmas cookies Handmade decorations for the tree Dreaming of a white Christmas Hanging our stockings Putting up the Christmas... Continue Reading →

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A Light In A World Of Darkness – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

This old man Still dreams Of his yesterdays And his tomorrows His heart is filled with love For all that has gone before And all that is yet to be His life has not been easy Nor hard compared to some His life is like his poetry Rich and so fulfilling He has seen the... Continue Reading →

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She Colors My World – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She colors my world Without even trying She makes me feel Like I matter There is a stillness in her That draws me in Opening my mind To the endless possibilities That are hidden inside my heart As those words are put to paper She smiles once again And I understand Who and what she... Continue Reading →

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Not Tonight – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I stepped into the elevator Pushed the Up button and the doors closed But it descended slowly into darkness As the doors slowly opened My demons were waiting “We've missed you”, they moaned I sighed and again pushed the Up button The doors closed and I smiled Saying to myself, “Not tonight Not tonight” ~The... Continue Reading →

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The Poetic Beat – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is poetry in a drum solo The rhythm and the meter are solid If you listen closely you can hear it Each tap of a drumstick creates a tone Always different, yet always the same Krupa knew it, Bonzo knew it Buddy Rich knew it Neil Peart knows it Drums can be tuned A... Continue Reading →

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A Warrior’s Poem – Poetry By Walt Page On Vita Brevis

I am again honored and humbled that my poem, A Warrior's Poem, 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. (Photo courtesy of Brian Geiger) Via A Warrior's Poem - Poetry By Walt Page... Continue Reading →

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In The Wind – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I often think about it The power of the wind How it can change From a gentle breeze To damaging gusts So many unanswered questions Do they really call the wind Mariah? Should we ride like the wind? Who is the wind beneath our wings? Where does the dust in the wind come from? Why... Continue Reading →

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What He Feels – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the middle of the night He once again awakes But this time is different No pain... No demons No darkness He sits quietly Wondering if this is real Or just a wonderful dream He doesn't really care Because he loves what he feels ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved

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Voices… A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

So many voices haunting him Pushing him back against the cliffs Along the shore of his lies Nowhere to run Nowhere to hide His legs too weak To climb the cliffs The ocean currents Would pull him under So he leans back The rocky walls Cutting into his back And he waits For his poet... Continue Reading →

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A Life Worth Living – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's the little things The simple unexpected things That make life worth living The kindness of a stranger A hug from a child A love song on the radio Favorite poets and poems The kiss of a breeze On a hot summer day Staring at the sunset From a walk on a beach An “I... Continue Reading →

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Never Ending Pain – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Life with chronic pain is agony It does affect your sanity When you realize it's your reality You start looking for a recipe To help calm down your anxiety You just want to live happily As you write about your mortality Staying sane through your poetry Words start flowing naturally Protecting you from insanity To... Continue Reading →

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The Quest – A Month Of December Prompts In One Day By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Thanks once again to Michelle from Putting My Feet In The Dirt for her list of daily prompts for the month of December. Please visit her site for her December list of daily prompts. Her December prompts are in bold in the below story. The Quest Christmas was coming. He opened his eyes to find... Continue Reading →

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An Epic Love – A Poem by Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

This is dedicated to my dear friend and brother in poetry, Ivor.Plumber/Poet. Ivor lost the love of his life Carole a few years ago after she lost her battle with severe MS for over 30 years. Ivor was Carole's primary caregiver during her illness and most of his poetry has been about her. Please visit... Continue Reading →

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