Essence of The Blues, a poem written by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com

Essence of The Blues

Essence of The Blues

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

To have words
But no voice
Lyric
But no music
Vision
But no artistry
Passion
But no love
To speak, sing, paint, live
Only in one’s mind
But not have the wherewithal
Or is it courage?
To express these things in the corporeal world
Is it sad?
Without hope?
A source of despair?
Or is it the essence
Of the blues?

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. Named 2017 Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the North America Country Music Associations International, Mike’s original songs have received airplay in the US, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and on the US Armed Forces Radio Network. He is co-founder of Music For World Peace Records, an indie record label specializing in original songs that promote world peace and oppose war. Mike’s poetry has been published in numerous print and on-line journals and anthologies; his first published poem was placed with Spillwords in 2019. Mike’s debut poetry collection, “Visions and Memories,” was published in July 2021 by Sweetycat Press and is available in select bookstores and on Amazon.
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This publication is part 5 of 8 in the series Backbeat Poetry