Who are You? – A Poem by Walt Page


A Poem by Walt Page: The Tennessee Poet

As I stood before the mirror
Reality became clear
“Who are you old man?”
I said to no one there
Of course there was no answer
But there didn’t have to be
Recent years had not been kind
And that was plain to see
The thinning hair and wrinkled face
Not what he used to be
But what the mirror doesn’t show
Is the flame that burns inside
The passions and desires
That become his poetry
His need to write remains as strong
As it always used to be
It takes a little longer
For his hand to write the words
When he’s done
He reads his words out loud
A smile forms upon his face
And satisfied
He lays down his pen
And for a moment
He is young again

About the Poet

Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet, is a romantic old rock drummer, musician, USAF veteran and an open heart surgery survivor. He has been published on Vita Brevis, Visual Verse and Slasher Monster Magazine. Walt lives in the Tennessee country with his wife Susan, 2 horses and 9 rescue dogs.

See my interview with Walt here!

Painting: Self-Portrait in the Mirror – Konstantin Somov

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