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

Walt's Writings

Life seems to speed up
The older we get
What seemed so important long ago
Is now nothing more
Than a forgotten memory
That was then
But this is now
The dreams of youth
Seem to have faded
Into the reality of today
But we lived
And we loved
And we learned
And that one forgotten memory
Still lives in us
A beacon of hope
Beckoning us to greatness
And we will succeed

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

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Coasting along

Keep it alive

Coastingalong the highway of life

I am thinking about the natural way

How we go through life without heeding

The basic values of the code of life laid down

By the experts of health and nutrition

Then we are aghast when things go south

The health is lost and in trying to recover it

We sometimes lose our wealth in the effort as well

There is a need to be venturesome to change

In adopting habits that promote health, we can win

Written in response to the following;

Word of the day challenge;


Your daily word prompt;









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Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of the possible. What does that mean? Write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world.


It is natural to wish to soar and rise

I wonder if the wings I desire

will help me fly

or would be too fragile

to carry the weight of

my gossamer dreams

dreams that want to roam
coast to coast

as the venturesome heart

is on the look out

forever for new horizons

to be the change it wants to see

never ready to give up

twinkling stars a guiding constant.

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Anyone can sully my name:

The thing about it is

of all ppl I’ve seen,

Whether we washed hands in adjacent bathroom sinks,

Or we sharpened each other in study groups,


But until I die,

I can’t avoid the mirror,

And you know what?

No one more than me deserves

To be seen as worthy;

Not everyone could defeat my victories.

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Accustomed to the Darkness

Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

Eyes close with the touch of our lips,

Lights dim as the music begins,

The evening sets in with warming color,

And my fingertips stroke your perfect skin.

The trace of your neck, the frame of your jaw,

Memorizing every inch of you,

engraving this moment into my heart.

The stars fall into your eyes,

Your body free of any coverage,

More lovely in the light of the moon,

It rests upon your shape like a match made in heaven.

The blackness sets the intimacy on fire,

As we grow accustomed to the darkness 🔥

Written for Reenas Exploration Challenge #81. You can read all about her challenge by clicking the highlighted section.

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