By Mike Turner

The sun’s warm crimson rays
Signal the end of day
Cool dusk is gaining way
At eventide

Lay down your woes and cares
And with a loved one share
The calm and stilling air
At eventide

                No longer need we toil
                To make our loose ends meet
                The simple needs of life, work to accrue
                But rather rest and tarry
                Our soul’s repair complete
                Our energies and spirit to renew

Look ‘cross night skies afar
Moon, planets, countless stars
Discover who you are
At eventide

Tomorrow will soon come
Its meaning then to plumb
Until our race is run
At eventide

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. He was named Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the Alabama Music Association (2016) and the North America Country Music Associations International (2017), and was featured on the “15 Minutes of Fame Stage” at the 2020 Monroeville Literary Festival. Mike’s recordings have received play throughout the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Mike was featured in the book, “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020” published by Sweetycat Press. His poems have been published in several print and on-line literary journals; his poem, “A Flash of Blue,” was awarded 1st Place in the 2020 Springtime Contest at Academy of the Heart and Mind.

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