Night Dream Meadow

Often when I sleep I dream
I go to a place I call Night Dream Meadow
Where the moon is bright
And my heart is light
And I listen to the voices of the night

I walk through the meadow
Following the path
Leading me to the Rainbow Bridge
Where I’m greeted by the dogs I’ve loved

Rusty, General, Duke and Belle
Dakota, Willow and Rose
The air is filled with sounds of love
A favorite dream from Heaven above

I stay for awhile then move along
Mom and Dad are waiting to see their son
Many hugs, much laughing
A few tears of joy
Hugs from grandparents, uncles and aunts

And then I see her smiling at me
She was again 17, her age when we met
It was then in my dream
I became young too

We walked through the meadow
Holding hands like old times
The love that we felt
Will always be with us

But then the sun started to rise
The meadow faded into the mist
My dream was over
But the memories remain

©Walt Page 2018

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Looking Back On Life

The older you get, it comes more often
You realize you’re not as strong
Not as limber as you used to be
And you start wondering how much life is left

You spend more time looking back
Remembering good times and bad
People you influenced and who influenced you
People you loved and people you hated

Your triumphs, your failures
People who hurt you and people you hurt
Losses you’ve suffered… the good that you’ve done
Trips you have taken, places you’ve been

You read about people your age that die
It bothers you but yet you know
There is longevity in your family
Your Mom lived 88 years, 91 for your Dad

You know you’ve had a good life
Death doesn’t scare you
But you worry about your family
How they will deal with losing you

Your worry is pointless because you know
You have many more years of life
So don’t fear the reaper, go rest your head
Whatever will be will be

Que Sera Sera

©Walt Page 2018


Walking Through My Memories

As I grow older I look back on my life
Memories of younger days that make me smile
Piano lessons, trying a trumpet, didn’t work for me
Finally the drums and I knew what I’d be

Playing in bands, high school and college
Rock and roll bands and big bands too
Marching bands and symphony orchestras
Keeping the beat became what I do

A Missile Combat Crew Commander at age 22
In a band in North Dakota called the Zodiac Zoo
Playing Hendrix and Cream to relieve the stress
Of knowing I controlled 10 nuclear missiles

I served my country and did what I needed to do
Days of glory, music and love
ost our first baby while I was on alert
It was a boy, we were filled with hurt

A few years later God gave us a son
I was working at a tourist attraction, Ausable Chasm
Playing in a band called “The Now & Thens”
Writing songs and rocking weekends at the Friendly Tavern

After vacations in Florida it became clear
I’d been sprinkled with pixie dust
So we packed up and moved
Kissimmee, Florida – home of the Mouse

Started working at EPCOT
A tour guide on the Land boat ride
World of Motion and others
But soon found I couldn’t earn enough

Ended up in hotel and resort management
Did really well
Became a resort General Manager
Until the BIG HURT

Lost my first wife too early
Pulmonary fibrosis they said
The only thing I knew
Was that she was dead

One door had closed, but another door opened
Now I’m remarried and retired in Tennessee
My life has been filled with its ups and downs
But I’m still here and I’m sticking around

©Walt Page 2018


Somebody Like You

When we got together
I never realized
How much my life would change

Today, my life is complete
Better… Fuller…
All because I found somebody like you

Our ranch
Our horses, dogs and family
All mean so much to me

But nothing means more
Than the love we have together
And it’s all because I found

Somebody like you

©Walt Page 2018


Walt’s Writings First Christmas

     I have so many thoughts about Christmas this year. It has always been very important to me, since we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Like many others, I also enjoy the music, the light displays and decorations, the cards and wishes from friends and family and the softness that seems to permeate our world.

     Christmas is a time for family and friends, a time for giving and a time for special memories. As I celebrate my first Christmas for my blog, Walt’s Writings,

     I celebrate all of you, my friends, followers and fellow bloggers. You have accepted me into your community of writers and poets and I have made many wonderful friends and learned much from all of you. Yes, the photo above is really me, and I call it Santa Cool!

     The most treasured Christmas gifts are not material things, but gifts of listening, of showing kindness, and of giving time. You have given all of these to me, The magic of Christmas to me is not in the presents, but in the friendship and acceptance that you have shown my writing and poetry. Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it, you feel it, you know it and you believe in it. You have believed in me. I have felt it and I know it. For that, I am forever grateful.

     I hope that all of you get to spend time with people you love this Christmas and that you do something that makes you happy. May the magic and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness and laughter. Do as much good as you can, as long as you can, any way you can, wherever you can, for anyone you can, until you no longer can. Merry Christmas dear friends!

©Walt Page 2017


#Sedoka: Christmas Memories

Christmas memories
Fill my mind with happiness
Christmas stockings hung with care

Letters to Santa
Candy canes and Mistletoe
Mommy kissing Santa Claus

©Walt Page 2017


Sedoka: A Poet’s Christmas

A poet’s Christmas
Words that decorate a page
Memories of Christmas past

Thoughts pour from my heart
Missing family this year
Sad that we’re so far apart

©Walt Page 2017


#Sedoka: Black Friday

Black Friday is here!
Oh no! Too soon! It can’t be!
I can’t afford it this year!

All I can give you
Are my sweet loving kisses
Underneath the mistletoe

©Walt Page 2017


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