Night Writer ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I watch my pen slowly rise Floating in front of me I reach for it but it disappears It's a game it plays When it needs to write “OK, let's write,” I say And it stops, letting me take it My pen is my alarm clock Always reminding me when it is time to write... Continue Reading →


Not What I Wanted To Hear ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The news was bad the other day So were the results of my lung tests It seems I'm working with only 51% of capacity My cardiologist says “No surgery for you” “Your abdominal hernia will have to stay And your heart is still out of rhythm I'm sending you to a lung doctor To see... Continue Reading →

75 Years Of Living, Loving and Laughing ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Today is my 75th Birthday. I thought it would feel differently but it's just like any other day. Nothing special. No Hallelujah Chorus, no fanfare, no standing ovation. Just a quiet awareness that I am now 75 years old. I've lived for three quarters of a century. Will I make it to 100? Hell Yes!... 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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