The Drum That Beats Within Me ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet As a rock and roll drummer For over 60 years now There is a constant beat within me My rhythm of life But not the beat of my heart Everything I write has a beat Everything I do is done with a beat... Continue Reading →

This craziness with the corona virus Has made me realize That I have gone way too long Without actually playing a classic rock beat On a classic wooden snare drum I hope to use a small portion of my stimulus Check to buy the instrument I have gone Without now for so long. Playing a... Continue Reading →

Gone Too Soon ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He was just a drummer No, he was so much more He was an inspiration A teacher A role model He is one of the all time Greatest drummers that ever lived He gave us rhythms unheard before His lightning fast hands Created impeccable beats He was a musician An artist in his craft And... Continue Reading →

Keeping The Beat ~A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's in my blood And in my soul In everything I do I am keeping the beat My fingers are always moving Creating a beat On a counter top The kitchen sink The washer and dryer My foot holds the beat Steady... Driving... Relentless... Creating a poetic rhythm A drummer never stops Keeping the beat... Continue Reading →

Life Beats – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Midnight. The witching hour. For me tonight, the writing hour. I'm at the kitchen counter, Fascinated by the glow of a solitary candle. As I listen to the thump thump thump Of the dripping kitchen faucet, All is quiet. I also hear The ticking of the kitchen clock, Tick tick tick tick, And the steady... Continue Reading →

Drum Battle With The Devil – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A Sequel to Drink With The Devil It wasn't long before the devil came back after we met at the bar She smiled and said quite casually “I heard you play the drums that night you had a drink with me” “Get to the point my evil friend I see those drumsticks up your sleeve”... Continue Reading →

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