By Mike Turner

The stars in the firmament
Teach us to shine a light
In the face of darkness

The trees in the storm
Teach us to bend to the wind
But not break

The sun rising in the east
Teaches us that a new day always comes
After darkest night

And the shells upon the beach
Teach us that beauty is left
Behind the crashing waves

Teach us, O Nature
Of our place in Thy Universe
As a balm to our Souls

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. His poetry and lyrics 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,” was published by Sweetycat Press in July 2021.

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