Long Play, a poem written by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com
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Long Play

Long Play

written by: Mike Turner



First notes of music
Waft from the stage
Bring us a message
From a different age

Tender emotions
Handed ‘cross time
From old composers
To your heart and mine

Beethoven, Brahams
Mendolssen, Bach
Jazz, folk and country
Blues, Soul, Pop and rock

All with a purpose:
To make our ears ring
Sway us with feelings
Have our souls sing

May their sweet music
Not fade away
Oft’ may we listen
Long may they play

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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