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 →


No Way Out ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is no way to turn off your mind It controls you Consumes you Turns your world upside down And spins you like a cycle On a washing machine It's always on You can't turn it off If my words seem harsh It's because they are I can't control what my mind Has to say... 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 →

Mothers Are Special Creatures ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

My Mom, Laura Lindsay Page 1908 ~ 1996 We are all creatures But Mothers are special Mothers have magical powers They can make everything better They can make everything right They can stop pain with just a kiss They give us life and tell us stories As they rock us to sleep They feed us... Continue Reading →

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