Let Your Kindness Remain ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I've always believed in being kind. Kind to people, my employees, service workers. No matter how bad my day is, my kindness remains. No matter how bad my pain, my kindness remains. No matter how bad others treat me, my kindness remains. A kindness given is always priceless to those who receive it. So spread... Continue Reading →

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Lost In The Light ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I'm lost Lost in the light Searching for the darkness That caresses me Protects me Searching for the words That are only found In darkness It's too bright Blinding me Help me Please I'm lost Lost in the light Please Lead me To the darkness `The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Life… Our Journey ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's a long road we travel On this journey we call life The roads we choose The directions we travel All have a bearing On our journey I enjoy taking back roads Seeing different sights Different smells. music and food It's a laid back way of life Sometimes though Life throws us a detour And... Continue Reading →

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

Nothing arrived Customer Service said it would be here Today So he waited All day But nothing arrived He called Customer Service Busy He called again Still busy One more time A recording “Our hours are 9 – 5 Monday – Friday Please call during those hours” He checked the mailbox Empty He was angry... Continue Reading →

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Gone Too Soon ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He was just a drummer No, he was so much more He was an inspiration A teacher A role model He is one of the all time Greatest drummers that ever lived He gave us rhythms unheard before His lightning fast hands Created impeccable beats He was a musician An artist in his craft And... Continue Reading →

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Never Be Gone ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I may be nowhere near But I will never be gone You will feel me on the breeze Softly blowing through your hair You will hear me whisper in your ear While you sleep You will smell my after shave But when you turn There's nobody around I'll be riding on the wind You'll see... Continue Reading →

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Between The Darkness And The Light ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It can be magical Or it can be a nightmare It is the time of the night creatures Welcome to between the darkness and the light it's the time for lovers Studying for final exams Time for sleeping if you can Writing poetry if you can't If you listen you can hear them Night songs... Continue Reading →

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The Anger Caused By Chronic Pain ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Chronic pain causes anger Anger at the pain Anger at yourself Constant pain makes you irritable It causes mood swings The smallest things upset you You snap at your wife At the dogs Your pain medication makes you groggy You can no longer drive You're tired all the time You ache all over It never... Continue Reading →

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Why? ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

“I wrote this poem to cover many different circumstances... chronic illness and pain, incurable disease, marital problems and many more. Each reader will relate to it differently.” ~ The Tennessee Poet Losing control Fighting the truth Trying to hide it Not sure what I feel Denying the reality Wondering how Wondering when Questioning Why? ~The... Continue Reading →

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Home Sweet Home ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We try our best to please them We don't fight with each other We don't have “accidents” in the house We no longer chew slippers We only did that out of hunger They feed us now Every now and then They give us table scraps We devour them We're not allowed on the beds Or... Continue Reading →

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Comings And Goings ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A poet's life is filled with them His comings and goings People think all a poet does Is eat, sleep, drink and write We don't have that luxury Our lives are filled With everyday living Work, chores, maintenance Paying bills, family time Doctor appointments We struggle to find time To write It's why I write... Continue Reading →

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

There it was again In a corner of the room Sometimes it floated around the room Sometimes it rolled around It was larger today Filled with more wishes than usual Everybody has one It's called The Wishing It holds every wish you make It doesn't choose which wish to grant It's just a storage place... Continue Reading →

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The Tennessee Poet’s Christmas Eve, 2019, A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Christmas music fills the air Snow falling softly Children laughing, building snowmen Houses decorated with bright lights Christmas cards from friends Remembering the thrill of The Sears Christmas Catalog Letters to Santa Christmas mornings Opening presents Smiling faces Half eaten cookies on a plate Ralphie and his BB gun “You'll put your eye out” Snow... Continue Reading →

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Beyond The After ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I often wonder What life will be like Beyond The After Will it even be called “life” Or just an existence Will it be what we've been told Or something we create In our own minds Will there even be a “Beyond” Will I now be judged differently Because I have these questions? Will the... Continue Reading →

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The Magic Wind ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is magic in the wind For those who listen Inspirations for my poetry Often come to me As I listen to the wind You can hear them Feel them Sense them Messages only for you But you must listen You must believe Merle Haggard knew the secrets Of listening He would listen to his... Continue Reading →

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Whispers ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

They're back again Just loud enough To let me know They start telling me things Motivating me Telling me I've gotten better Telling me to be strong Not to give up To keep trying To fight through the pain I smile And start the exercises once again ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019 All Rights... Continue Reading →

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New Adventures ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am floating High above the earth Riding on a cloud To wherever the wind brings me Happy times, happy places That played a part In making me who I am Familiar faces floating by Familiar places That helped me get by Looking down At all the roads I've traveled The twists and turns The... Continue Reading →

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My One True Certainty ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

My nights are long Sleepless nights filled with dreams Wide awake dreams I have of you My thoughts are filled with you My nights are filled With stars, shadows and silence That surround you As you come to me Silence must be heard But your silence also Lights the darkest of my days I see... Continue Reading →

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Choices, Decisions And Regrets ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

My life has been filled With choices, decisions and regrets Life is not always easy And I don't have all the answers But there are always choices Right or wrong isn't known Until a decision is made Even if our choices Lead to decisions that are right We can still regret having made it We... Continue Reading →

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Silence In The Valley ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There's a silence in the valley Shadows fall heavily With the coming of the night There is darkness in the houses Everyone has moved away As the sun goes down The valley cries in loneliness Missing the lives it used to share The coal has all been taken And the lumber has been stripped The... Continue Reading →

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

It comes from the darkness Late night to just before dawn A chilling form of poetry With a darkness all its own Filled with evil spirits Death, Devastation And the Devil's Daughters Featuring the Devil herself Everything good becomes evil Everything evil is dominant It is the dark side of a Poet When he opens... Continue Reading →

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Lullaby Of The Sea ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have always been attracted To the beauty and power Of the oceans What treasures lie hidden On the ocean floor The awesome power of ocean waves Can change quickly to the calmness Of gentle waves Lapping at the shore It seems to me That life is like that The turbulence of daily life Can... Continue Reading →

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Poets Write ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poets write about Influences on themselves Influences that affect their lives Love, my wife, death, sorrow, pain Music, memories, Our childhood, anger All these things have influenced us In some way, good or bad They are all weaved into the fabric Of our lives, becoming parts of us All that we are is all we... Continue Reading →

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

I am the rain Washing over you Cleansing everything I touch I am the snow Falling softly on you Cooling your skin And melting your hardness I am the wind Blowing through your hair Refreshing you Blowing away the worries Of your day I am fire Burning brightly Warming you Heating your food and drink... Continue Reading →

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

Listen! Can you hear it? I can feel it Surrounding me Its power is incredible Like a sudden flash of lightning On a humid summer night When the wind has ceased to exist If only for a moment Only a few of us Can hear the Silence An ability passed down Through countless generations A... Continue Reading →

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

On this Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2019 I am especially thankful for my wife Susan Our sons, Kevin, Jarrod and Nathan Our daughters in law, Melanie and Alyssa Our grandsons, Cayden, Harrison and Holden And our 10 rescue dogs and our horse Teaka When I first started Walt's Writings 21 months ago I had no... Continue Reading →

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The Legend Of Old Photos ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She stood with me Never moving Just staring At the faded And worn Photograph She was remembering The sweet music That his fingers Coaxed from that Old piano Her mind was locked In another time As she swayed To his melodies That only she could hear I had heard About the legend And I wanted... Continue Reading →

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She Just Is ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Her beauty hit me like a cannonball Washing over me like a honey dripping rain She was everything I dreamed of and more Taking my breath away Turning me up, down, all around She was everywhere and anywhere Somewhere and nowhere She was in, she was out She existed, she did not Was she real... Continue Reading →

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If Only ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Two words So small Yet say So much Two words That cause Us pain And guilt We wish That we Had done Things better It can't Be changed So it Doesn't matter The demons Crawling around Our heads Will always Haunt us Until we Take their Power and Tell them “NO MORE!” ~The Tennessee Poet~... Continue Reading →

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Is This All There Is? ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Update on The Tennessee Poet: I have fallen over 6 times in the last 2-3 weeks, always at night. Yesterday my right knee was swollen and red and my temperature was 100.6. My INR was 4.2 and I was told to take no warfarin. My knee started to bleed about 8 PM and Susan was... Continue Reading →

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Under The Milky Way With You ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As we walked along the shore Under the Milky Way Just holding hands and talking Enjoying the sound of the waves You were into country music, jeans and horses I was into rock & roll, drums and oceans So little in common But so much in love As I looked up at the stars I... Continue Reading →

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