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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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