By Mike Turner

Mourning / Memories

Sad in fits and starts
Nursing broken hearts
Gaping holes that will not soon be filled

Lonely days and nights
More wrong than is right
Rivers of our tears that have been spilled

	Slowly we emerge
	From dark mourning and grief
	Warm in golden sunrise
	Sensing there’s relief

In bright morning we see
True love will ever be
And our aching souls are calmed and stilled

Petal’d Memories

Gentle memories
Open as flowered petals
To love’s warming sun

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 and anthologies; 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,” was published by Sweetycat Press in July 2021.

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