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 →

I Won’t Give In ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I won't let go I won't give in I will hold on As long as it takes In the end This pain may win But it will not beat me I often wonder If I am “pain dependent” Needing the pain Thriving on the pain I have beaten the Devil A couple of times I... Continue Reading →

Embrace Your Discomfort ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It came to me on an Instagram post that a fellow poet, Dorinda DuClos, posted. It was about being at peace with where you've been and what you've been through. I had watched a short video earlier by Kenny Aranoff, a fantastic drummer. It was titled, “Embrace Your Discomfort”. I realized I had been writing... Continue Reading →

We Are The Warriors ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We are the Warriors We fight the battles The battles you are not aware of We are your neighbors Your co-workers People you pass on the street We fight chronic pain Depression Anxiety Panic Attacks Devastating chronic illnesses That you can't see That no one can see Our pain never ends Yet, when you ask... Continue Reading →

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

Pain Makes you stronger. WRONG Pain builds character. WRONG It only hurts. No more, no less. Pain hurts. Pain is exhausting. Draining. No matter how much sleep you get You will still be tired. No matter how tired you are You still won't be able to sleep. Pain cause chronic fatigue. It is there when... Continue Reading →

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