Why I Write ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I write to express my feelings Feelings about life, love, music I write about how I feel Who I am, what I've heard What I've seen and what I believe I write about what was What is and what will be There is power in my poetry There is also darkness and light I write... Continue Reading →

I, Poet ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It came to me on a soft white cloud After all these years It was like a letter from home Filled with empty promises I am a poet There is a fire in my soul A fire that consumes me Pushing me to keep writing So here I am Just me, my notebook and my... Continue Reading →

Falling Into Slumber ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It is the coming of the dawn My writing is done You've gone to work I sit and review last night's words Enjoying my morning coffee Last night's poems were about you My feelings My desires My inappropriate thoughts It was a good night But I'm tired I finish my coffee Turn off the light... Continue Reading →

Where I Want To Be ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As I sit here writing this Daylight slowly changing to twilight I feel myself smiling and I say to myself “This is where I want to be” My life has been a challenge Over these last few months Surgeries and days of pain Have worn me to the core My poetry has helped me Get... Continue Reading →

A Poet’s Emptiness ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A Poet is a writer An Artist A Philosopher He spends time writing Reading Imagining Searching for words Or a single word It sounds so easy So relaxing It is not It is a constant search Filled with decisions Stress, feelings of inadequacy He works hard To make his poetry rhythmical And when he finishes... Continue Reading →

This Is My Passion ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poetry The art of beauty with words Artistic writing That stirs a reader's imagination Or emotions I am a Poet I write to express my feelings The stirrings in my heart Become words in my poems The after of my life Becomes the present of my poetry My words express the ice and fire That... Continue Reading →

Poetry Today ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

“...don't be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers. Don't be dull and boring and pretentious. Don't be consumed with self-love. The libraries of the world have yawned themselves to sleep over your kind. Don't add to that. Don't do it.” So You Want To Be A Writer ~ Charles Bukowski The... Continue Reading →

Such A Simple Thing ~ By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Poetry is such a simple thing, unless you are concerned with form, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, etc. My poems are simple. Just my thoughts expressed with words, words that I use in everyday conversation. I try to avoid words I never use. I've been submitting more of my poetry lately. So far, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

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