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

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