Musical Direction, a poem written by Mike Turner at
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Musical Direction

Musical Direction

written by: Mike Turner



I sought the peace
Of heart, mind and soul
And in silence I found jazz

Heard hope and heartache
In the moaning blues
Promised sorrow would pass

Country’s sole three chords
Laid out clear, pure truth
Gave me faith that good would win

So the music played
And gave me the strength
To dance on, and sing again

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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