By Mike Turner
Are we not all spirits? The essence of our lives separate From this corporeal existence? Do we not each feel the tug Of a connection to a more ethereal reality? Something beyond, something infinite More lasting, more meaningful than this transitory “now”? When we close our eyes and still our hearts Do we not see and feel eternity? And sense we are all parts Of a greater, immortal Whole? Are these things real? Or merely a search, a longing For meaning in a sometimes cruel and pointless world? While we cling to life With at times desperation Do we not wish for that moment of release Of transcendence From the chains which bind us to this plane? To soar beyond And be united with the Oneness To which we all belong? Be this desire Or Hope Or Truth Is this not spirituality? And feeling thus Are we not all spirits?
Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. He was featured on the “15 Minutes of Fame Stage” at the 2020 Monroeville Literary Festival. Mike’s songs have received radio play throughout the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and on the US Armed Forces Radio Network. He was featured in the books, “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020” and …”2021,” and “I, The Writer” published by Sweetycat Press. Mike’s poems have been published in numerous print and on-line journals; his poem, “A Flash of Blue” was awarded 1st Place in the 2020 Springtime Contest at Academy of the Heart and Mind. His debut poetry collection, “Visions and Memories,” will be published by Sweetycat Press in July 2021
2 thoughts on “Are We Not All Spirits?”
Such a philosophical thought excuted in the poem so beautifully.
Beautifully written, Mike. I loved it 🙂