Walterrean Salley

Walterrean Salley Poems

Intoxicated by the inspiration
Of his trade—
With mental powers at work,
A true poet rarely sleeps.
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Be good to yourself—
You deserve it.

Take care of yourself
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I thought upon the elderly
And whispered a prayer,
Giving thanks to God
For their sojourn here.
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Life is all the simple things
That we do and say.
And the much bigger things
That come into play.
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On this cold, gray-wintry day,
The sun is nowhere to be found.

Listen! I hear the rain:
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He could've made two—
Another just like you.
But, then, He took
A second thought,
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O'er fields and fountains,
Resounding in mountains
Is the nightingale's song.
Daffodils glisten
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Dear Lord, as busy
As You must be,
Don’t forget
The elderly.
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They come from everywhere
For a stroll in the park
And even the joggers
To make their mark.
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I saw a diamond
In the sky.
There to sparkle
Way up high.
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He became rich from
Making others laugh, but he,
Within, only cried.
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Today should be remembered—
Not only for its feat,
But there's no other like it;
And thus, it is unique.
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A sparrow perched atop
A roof
Encountered myriads
A spoof
...

Daily, each pens the story
Of his own life:
Letter by letter,
Word by word.
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Oh, how sweet the rose.
On and on its fragrance goes,
With a heavenly scent.
And when the heart is sore
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Gifted child. Inspired one,
Whose soul dines in solitaire—
Endowed with inspiration
That he alone can share—
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</>Fallen warriors, gone too soon:
The best, the brave—bold and bright.
Like a comet thrust from the skies
On a late-summertime night.
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The fog is an illusion—
A master of disguise,
Which hides the tangible
Before our very eyes.
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God is in the sun
At the dawning of daylight.
God is in the stars,
And the moon at night.
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20.

I rely on my faith each day
To walk this pernicious way
And "what a journey, " I must say
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Walterrean Salley Biography

Walterrean Salley - born and raised in South Georgia - is an American poet, songwriter and visual artist who appreciates and finds beauty In life's simplest things. Loves to share poetic verses.)

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Intoxicated by the inspiration
Of his trade—
With mental powers at work,
A true poet rarely sleeps.
His mind ever churning
With powerful imagery
That produces thought,
Sound, rhythm and gesture.
He molds with metaphor,
Shapes with simile,
And paints with irony
Like some great maestro
In his toil to produce
A beautiful symphony
For himself and all who would enjoy.
Little wonder he rarely sleeps.

© 2009

Walterrean Salley Comments

Nivedita Dutta 01 August 2011

Your poems are small but carry great meaning........keep it up

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Sarah Dunbar 18 February 2012

Your poems delve into every facet of life—to show its depth, breadth and height. They offer everything from inspiration to comfort. And from enlightenment to intrigue. And also humor. Been reading your works for years and it only gets better. Looking forward to more. Godspeed.

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Anie Vans 27 January 2012

Great work. Very gifted. You're quite an asset to the poetic community.

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Walterrean Salley 18 February 2012

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 March 2019

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Mafia Evans 18 November 2012

I love your works. You are a very gifted poet whose poems are inspirational and motivational. Sometimes, I read them when I feel down, and they really lift my spirits. Did you know that your poems appear on many different websites? And what a blessing they are. Well, God Bless and do keep writing. Many best wishes to you. Regards… M.E. -Mafia Evans (from Facebook)

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Mafia Evans 18 November 2012

I love your works. You are a very gifted poet whose poems are inspirational and motivational. Sometimes, I read them when I feel down, and they really lift my spirits. Did you know that your poems appear on many different websites? And what a blessing they are. Well, God Bless and do keep writing. Many best wishes to you. Regards… M.E. -Mafia Evans (from Facebook)

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The Reader 12 September 2012

Salley's poems are simple & effective... wordsworth's theory of poetic diction is still followed, as poetry is the word of every heart, so it should be within the reach of even a lay man.Biology and God stays with me as my favorite... the reader -

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Lawrence H 20 March 2012

Walterrean, you are excellent poet and prolific writer. I appreciate and like to read some of your poems.

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Walterrean Salley Quotes

Remember, age is opportunity.

The agile overcomes, but the weak folds; be strong.

He is perfect who never offends; but he is wise who makes amend.

AGE has many a hidden agenda.

Anger never travels alone, but always with stress and many an unwanted guest.

Anger never gets the job done.

Angst is the tiny bugs that tend to so annoy.

The tiny ant is a Big model for man.

Foolishness lurks in the shadow of babbling.

Baldness may change the head, but not necessarily the heart.

The BUFFOON makes everyone else laugh, but unfortunately, he, himself, is often sad.

Beauty, in whatever form, is a gift intended to inspire.

As a rule, Beginnings are known, and endings are a mystery.

Irrational behavior can result in senseless and profound loss.

Don't fool yourself, until BILL-PAYING is a true priority, financial matters will go awry.

The world of the BLIND is darkness.

''Boasting is utter foolishness; think about it.''

Many a vacation is engaged by simply reading a book.

The brain must be vigilant; for the mind loves to play tricks.

Bidges are a piece of the landscape of life, connecting the parts.

'Good nutrition, exercise, rest and 'minding one's own business.' are some things that will help you to live longer.'

Attend your BOOKS, and, no doubt, you will glean a wealth of knowledge from them.

Affliction is the test of time with a purpose for all those who are fortunate to survive.

In spite of good intentions, many are led astray, so choose your advisors carefully.

It doesn't take much to show that one cares; just a bare minimum will do.

The mind must be careful what it thinks, and the eye what it sees. The ear must be careful what it hears and the heart what it believes. Be cautious in all things.

Lest we forget, all life is from a single cell-—a germ cell. That is who we are and where we come from.

Change is innovative and perhaps inevitable, but too much change is not good.

Change leaves many behind, as some scramble to catch up- while others simply give up.

A chain symbolizes strength, and, as human links are formed, anything is possible.

CHANGE makes things happen.

Plans are constantly Changing by the moment; sometimes for the good and sometimes not.

Chaos is as unnerving as order is settling.

Character, the role played in life, is remembered more than anything else.

Children are not adults, but little souls who experience the same hurt, shame, joy and pain as adults—and who deserve the same respect.

CHRISTMAS is a time of miracles.

The English language is short of words; more terms need to be coined.

A CONFIDANT is like a bank, and confidence is like money; men should know where they are placing their trust.

To place confidence in someone, or something, is like making a financial deposit.

Confidence is of utmost importance; folks want to know, as with a bank and money, where they are putting their trust.

To search the heart and come up with a clear conscience is liberating.

A vicious foe, fear is one's worst enemy; be courageous.

Mixed CULTURES often clash.

Blessed is he whose heart searching results in a pure counscience.

No matter how disciplined, concerning continuity, so often, we seems to 'drop the ball.'

CONTRAST is a spotlight.

Curiosity causes to meddle, as satisfaction to rest.

Change is everywhere at all times.

Every one yearns for comfort in times of need.

Today, everyoneone must grow up with the capacity to accommodate critique.

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