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Essence of The Blues

written by: Mike Turner



To have words
But no voice
But no music
But no artistry
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 retired to the US Gulf Coast after a 27 year career as a Federal law enforcement executive. A brief flirtation with the ukulele brought him to the world of writing songs and poetry. Mike writes in a variety of genre, from traditional blues, folk and country to jazz and gospel; along with meter and free verse. When not writing, Mike sails a historic schooner on the Gulf of Mexico.
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