Nothing To Lose ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When you ain't got nothing You've got nothing to lose But everything to gain Pick yourself up off the floor And clean yourself up You've got nothing to lose But everything to gain So pick up that old guitar Play those chords again Remember how it felt Let those fingers fly Cause you ain't got... Continue Reading →

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Possessed Poets 2 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Are Poets possessed? Or just “special”? We have a gift We turn words into images In the mind of the reader Our words create feelings A reader can “taste” our words Feel a kiss Smell a night blooming jasmine All from words we have created In the magic of our imagination As a poet, I... Continue Reading →

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My Dark Days ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have lived them Felt them Survived them The darkest of my days More than once in my life Each time I have come out stronger I have danced with the Devil Shook hands with the Holy Ghost Traveled down Dead Man's Road Spent time in Lochloosa With JJ Grey and a favorite beverage I... Continue Reading →

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Because These Must Be ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I'm here in the night And once again I am looking Looking for something To believe In I'm at the end of the day Every day is an uphill climb I feel worn A lost, hollow feeling An empty feeling But I still believe In Poetry In Music And in Love Because these must be... Continue Reading →

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Questions Remain ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

All that remain Are questions Maybe it's better Not to know the answers I'm alive Is that not enough? My mind is sound I have my poetry My music The love of my wife Is that not enough? I've lived 75 good years And look forward to more Everyone has their own questions Answers to... Continue Reading →

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Dream Song ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Voices in the wind Fleeting visions In my dreams Bits of music Familiar melodies Creating my dream song My mother's sweet voice Singing me a lullaby “Hush my baby, don't you cry Mama's singing you a lullaby” A mix of memories Lulling me to sleep As I let my dream song Carry me to Neverland... Continue Reading →

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Falling Into Slumber ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It is the coming of the dawn My writing is done You've gone to work I sit and review last night's words Enjoying my morning coffee Last night's poems were about you My feelings My desires My inappropriate thoughts It was a good night But I'm tired I finish my coffee Turn off the light... Continue Reading →

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The Gates Of Dawn ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I'm standing at the Gates of Dawn Waiting for the sunrise Watching the earth slowly come alive As the darkness lets the light slowly enter New poetry is safe in my notebook Candle, wine and glass in my backpack Time to rest, then re-read the poems Check for timing and rhythm I write at night,... Continue Reading →

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Where I Want To Be ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As I sit here writing this Daylight slowly changing to twilight I feel myself smiling and I say to myself “This is where I want to be” My life has been a challenge Over these last few months Surgeries and days of pain Have worn me to the core My poetry has helped me Get... Continue Reading →

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A Nothing To Do Town ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I took a ride down The old town road Remembering the songs Of my yesterdays When you live In a nothing to do town Music, Church or drugs is all you have I chose music It's a one red-light town With an IGA, a Dollar General And The Cumberland Mountain General Store Four banks, a... Continue Reading →

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I Will Remain ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

At the end of the day When the coyotes play I will remain All is lost and can't be found Wheels keep spinning round and round But I remain I've been around way too long Playing my music, singing my songs I still remain Rain's gonna fall Wind's gonna blow I don't care what you... Continue Reading →

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They Tried To Take My Pride ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

5 years ago They tried to take my pride They failed Small town Tennessee politics At its ugliest They didn't have to do it They way that they did But they did I was arrested I should have hired an attorney But I didn't I was assigned a public defender I had not lived here... Continue Reading →

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Remember The Child ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The goodness of light Lies within us Guiding and protecting us On our journeys through Our dreams The purity of the light Can be seen In the eyes of a child It knows no fear No evil Only the purity of goodness That lies within us It is the doorway To our soul And we... Continue Reading →

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So Many Changes ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The TennesseePoet

Life is full of changes What was yesterday is gone What is today will be a memory tomorrow Changes in us as we age Changes in our health In our energy But no changes in our love For spouses, family and friends Leaves start turning Soon they will start falling Only to return, renewed in... Continue Reading →

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Bruised, Not Broken ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Two weeks ago today I had abdominal surgery and came home on Wednesday, September 18th. I'm feeling pretty good and will be om limited activity for 6-8 weeks. I have started writing again and will be posting on a regular basis. You are all a part of my journey and I am grateful for all... Continue Reading →

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

It was one of those nights A night for the lonely When the bar is empty And the bartender Doesn't feel like talking You really want a cigarette But there's no one To smoke one with So you sit alone Nursing your drink Hoping someone Will walk through the door But nobody does So you... Continue Reading →

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Ode To Cucumbers ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Cucumbers are such Magical fruits Or are they Vegetables full of Rooty toot toots? There ain't nothin' finer Than to be sittin' in a diner Eatin' cucumber slices On a plate of fine china When you get tired of waitin' There won't be no hesitatin' The pleasure's in the eatin' The taste just can't be... Continue Reading →

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An Unknown Legend ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He was an unknown legend A hardworking man Always there for his family Providing, teaching, protecting He was their rock Their pillar of strength He taught them right from wrong He had no medals No awards No celebrity status But he had the love And the respect Of his family To them He was a... Continue Reading →

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Looking Out Our Kitchen Window ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I enjoy doing the dishes. Well, actually it's the view I enjoy. While looking out the kitchen window I can see our backyard, Susan's Gnome Garden, Faery Ring, Hummingbird Feeders and bird bath. Beyond that, in our back paddock are out two beautiful horses, Teaka, our palomino paint quarter horse mare and Glacier, AKA Royal,... Continue Reading →

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The Magic Of Midnight ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It is the witching hour In the pale moonlight The wind blows through the trees And the Magic of Midnight has arrived It is the time for lovers And for scoundrels The nocturnal hunting begins By animals and humans Some will be hunters Some will be hunted If you look closely you can see The... Continue Reading →

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Country Living Serenity ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is a serenity That comes from living In the country Sounds of the city No longer exist You only hear the breeze And Mother Earth's lullabies Sitting in an old wooden rocker On your front porch On a late summer day Letting the peace surround you Feeling it flow through you Cleansing you... renewing... Continue Reading →

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Legends ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Celtic legends have existed For thousands of years Tales of our ancestors Our relationships with wolves Our history told in our stories In our songs In our eyes We are the Protectors of the earth The Spirit of the Wild The Heart of Courage And we carry the Swords of Kings We are your final... Continue Reading →

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Here’s To All My Olden Heroes ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Could it be That I am just a child in time? On a sleigh ride Along the path Of those who have gone before? My heart remembers The fire's glow Was it all real Or just an imagined memory? I am standing on the watchtower of the Castle of The Ancient Ones, looking out over... Continue Reading →

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

I had a strange dream last night Different Poetic Forms had come to life I met Haiku Hannah, AKA 5-7-5 Talked with Rhyming Rose while she painted her toes Limerick Larry, AKA Michael, was making us laugh Blackout Barney was marking out words in magazine articles Cinquain Cheri brought her 5 lines Prose Poetry Pamela... Continue Reading →

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Life At 75 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

These moments of indecision Require great precision Perhaps it needs revision Depending on my condition Life teaches us a lesson Filled with many blessings But you still need permission To alter your prescriptions The lessons of my darkness Help increase my sharpness When my body needs adjustment I treat it like an instrument The moral... Continue Reading →

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I Will Always Be With You ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I will always be here Writing my poetry I will always be with you My words echoing in your mind Creating beautiful images With only my words You'll find me by a river Or walking on the shore I may be under California stars Or on a mountain in the Adirondacks My music will be... Continue Reading →

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Summer Storms ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Flashes of lightning Light up the night sky Thunder rolls Building to a crescendo Summer storms feel the same As the storms That come and go In my mind Both cause stress and anxiety The pouring rain The tears I cry Both are cleansing Summer storms go through quickly Storms in my mind linger All... Continue Reading →

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My Tangled Mind ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

So many thoughts So many songs So many choices, decisions and regrets I need to stop, sit and drink While I try to untangle my mind I've made a lot of choices that were wrong I'm still paying the price And trying to be strong The judge made sure That I knew right from wrong... Continue Reading →

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A Long Way From Home ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Lately he was feeling like He was a long was from home A feeling that his journey Was far from over His dreams and his fears Seemed all wrapped up in one Thoughts that somewhere along the road He had lost himself That he no longer knew What it was that he stood for But... Continue Reading →

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Reality Or Fantasy? ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

What demons hide in each of us? What mysterious secrets would cease to exist when we cease to exist? Questions with no answers. Answers needing questions. But this is no TV game show. This is real life. There is no script. What is coming will come and you can't stop it. There are no rehearsals.... 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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#PoetryReadathon – Meet poet and blogger Walt Page

Thank you Robbie 😊💛

Robbie's inspiration

Poetry readathon

The Tennessee Poet 2 (1)

Today, I am welcoming poet and blogger, Walt Page, to Robbie’s Inspiration with a wonderful poem entitled The Magnitude of Poetry.

The Magnitude Of Poetry

Poetry is dead”

So some writers say

But listen closely please

To what I’m about to say

Poetry is ever written, everlasting

It will be around long after the doubters

Poetry is the view from the highest mountain

That makes us dizzy from the height

It’s the beating of our hearts

And the tapping of our feet

While we read the rhythm of the words

It’s the way it makes us feel

When it takes us to a grave

The taste in our mouths

When it describes a kiss

The smell of a wood stove

That heats a mountain cabin

And the warmth it makes us feel

It’s that childlike memory

Of your favorite nursery rhyme

And the dreams we had of Santa Claus

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