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. more »
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Walterrean Salley Poems
Be Good to Yourself
Be good to yourself— You deserve it. Take care of yourself, While you're here.
A Common Addiction among Poets
Intoxicated by the inspiration Of his trade— With mental powers at work, A true poet rarely sleeps.
A Song About Life
Life is all the simple things That we do and say. And the much bigger things That come into play.
You Are Unique
He could've made two— Another just like you. But, then, He took A second thought,
O'er fields and fountains, Resounding in mountains Is the nightingale's song. Daffodils glisten,
A Cold Grey Wintry Day
On this cold, gray-wintry day, The sun is nowhere to be found. Listen! I hear the rain:
A Tribute to the Elderly
I thought upon the elderly And whispered a prayer, Giving thanks to God For their sojourn here.
A Prayer for the Elderly
Dear Lord, as busy As You must be, Don’t forget The elderly.
They come from everywhere For a stroll in the park And even the joggers To make their mark.
I saw a diamond In the sky. There to sparkle Way up high.
Oh, how sweet the rose. On and on its fragrance goes, With a heavenly scent. And when the heart is sore
A Day to Remember
Today should be remembered— Not only for it’s feat, But there’s no other like it; And thus, it is unique.
Sparrow on a Roof
A sparrow perched atop A roof Encountered myriads A spoof
Your Life Story
Daily, each pens the story Of his own life: Letter by letter, Word by word.
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Be Good to Yourself
Be good to yourself—
You deserve it.
Take care of yourself,
While you're here.
No one else can do it
Better than you.
Hold yourself up.
Don't be your worst enemy
Or a 'self hater'—
Like some love to do.
Live and enjoy life.
Look in the mirror and smile.
Believe that good things
Will happen for you.
Be grateful that you were
A candidate for life.
And let such gratitude
Make the best choices for yourself.
And eat properly.
For on such things the body thrives.
Love yourself, ...