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 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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