The Drummer ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet There comes a timeIn a man's lifeWhen he sits and remembersHe recalls his youthAnd the years passedHis age has becomeSomewhat of a burdenHe smiles thoughRemembering his daysBehind the drumsWhen his legs and armsWere limber and pain freeHe can tell youAlmost every placeHe ever playedAnd close to every... Continue Reading →

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The Unknowing ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet I was standing thereAloneNakedNo idea whereNo idea whyNothing aroundNo soundsWondering what was to happenThe sun felt goodOn my naked skinI could moveSo I slowly stepped forwardOne step at a timeUsing my cane for balanceI was taking stepsBut not movingI felt like I had been here beforeAt another... Continue Reading →

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Night Wind ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet The night wind carries treasuresMemories of The Ancient OnesMusic of the days gone byKnowledge of the scholarsSmells of the seasonsVoices of The EldersShadows of the pastAre carried through the dark forestThe sounds of still waterCause ripples in the MystAs the sun risesYou see shadows in the MystThe... Continue Reading →

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The Darkness Of Pain & The Light Of Relief ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet We have all experienced itThe Darkness of PainPain so intenseThat all we can doIs sit in the darkWaiting for the painTo slowly ebbAs the pain medicationStarts to workThe darkness slowly lessensAs the night becomes the morningAnd with the changeFrom darkness... Continue Reading →

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Blessings ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet My life is filled with BlessingsEven though I sufferFrom chronic painI am blessed in so many waysI have a loving wifeA loving familyA home of our ownThe unconditional loveOf our animalsI have wonderful neighborsGreat friends fromAll over the worldMy mind is still sharpI can still write my poetryAll... Continue Reading →

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Bittersweet ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet SweetnessPainCombineAnd you haveA bittersweet momentWhen happinessBrings tearsYou have experiencedA bittersweet momentThat momentWill soon becomeA bittersweet memoryAt these momentsIt's OK to cryIt's OK to laughJust let the moment carry youIt's your momentYour memoryYou created itYou own itSo relax and enjoy it~The Tennessee Poet~©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Special Moments ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet We've all had special momentsThose days when we were the fireWhen we were children of the sunDays when we knew the secret of lifeSimple days filled with simple thingsMoments when the only words that matteredWere the words in our poetryWords that kept the world awayMoments spent alone... Continue Reading →

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The Echo Of Silence ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet ListenDid you hear thatI didn't eitherIt was an echo of silenceWhen conditions are just rightYou can call a nameAnd hear it echo back to youBut when conditions aren't rightYou hear nothingThe mountain people call itThe Echo Of Silence~The Tennessee Poet~©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

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My Father's Eyes ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet I have my father's eyesDeep blue with a twinkleDad's eyes were filled withThe wisdom of the agesWhen people brought my DadTheir problemsYou could seeThe compassion in his eyesWhen one of his parishionersPassed awayTears would form in his eyesHis compassion was realAnd so was heYou could see... Continue Reading →

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The Cancellation ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet I cancelled all my stress todayAll my worryAll my regretsI cancelled all my fearsMy fantasiesMy anxietiesI cancelled AmazonThe InternetNetflixI did it allWhile listeningTo classic rockI then cancelled the big onesAll my pain and breathing problemsAnd I felt greatBut then I realizedIt was just a dream~The Tennessee Poet~©Walt... Continue Reading →

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That's Where I Call Home ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet Wherever the wind blowsThat's where I call homeI ride the cloudsHigh above the mountainsSafe and dryAbove the rainy weatherI can hear the thunderI watch the lightningLight the sky below meI watch the snowfallCover the rooftopsAs children wait for SantaOn Christmas EveBirds ride the wind... Continue Reading →

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Magic, Music & Memories ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet My life is filledWith Magic, Music & MemoriesI love listening to rain at nightThe magic of rain is filled with musicCreating memories of rainy nights in my pastNights filled with whispersSoft kisses and slow dancesI listen to music as I writeHearing whispered voices in the... Continue Reading →

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Ripples In The Myst ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet In my dreamI am walkingFollowing a pathThrough the MystEvery step I takeCauses ripples in the MystThe music moves with meA lovely combinationOf harp, violin and fluteThe music works togetherWith the ripples in the MystTo create a beautiful workOf sound and sightA song of the same... Continue Reading →

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Aging Gracefully ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet Is it even possible to age gracefully?When you are in constant chronic pain?You just want pain relief,not a how to video on aging gracefully.Not everyday is a bad day,but most are.That's the difficult part for people to understand.We can't control our pain,our pain controls us.We each make... Continue Reading →

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TomorrowAn overused wordWhen are you...“Tomorrow”Will you finish soon?“Tomorrow”Did you call your Dad?“Tomorrow”And the tomorrow becomes todayAnd you just createA new tomorrowWill it ever become done?Maybe tomorrowYesterday would have beenA good dayBut tomorrow will be betterBut... What if tomorrow never comes? ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Welcome Springtime ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet I really need spring Enough winter I'm old and cold Even my goosebumps Have goosebumps! Ah yes... springtime. Pollen starts forming If you have no cash You have nothing to carry Let's not forget “The Thaw” Warmer temps bringing rain Ground water thaws The yards soften And... Continue Reading →

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