Radio Daze, a poem written by Mike Turner at

Radio Daze

Radio Daze

written by: Mike Turner


A song comes on the radio
And carries me to a place
Where I have never been before
And sad memories are erased

A tune beams ‘cross the airwaves
And transports me to a time
When all the love I’d ever sought
Was warm, and real, and mine

Yet other melodies waft through space
Recalling loss and grief
Reminding of times cruel and hard
Of fate, that sad, cruel thief

Oh, why must music be this way?
Why have this strange effect?
Of triumph, sorrow, laughter, pain –
To remember and forget?

A song comes on the radio
Will I cry, or will I sing?
A song comes on the radio
Which remembrance will it bring?

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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