Shadows and Lies, a poem by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com
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Shadows and Lies

Shadows and Lies

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

Ghostly visions haunt my memory
As I recall a love beyond space and time
Moments of pleasure and ecstasy
Interludes of peace and tranquility
Idylls of rest and rejuvenation
Fields of spring blossoms
Ripening to golden vistas of summer
Aqua skies and ivory clouds
Until the storms come
Droplets like steel shot
Canons booming across the plain
The battlefield strewn with fallen stars
Surveying the aftermath
Tendrils of smoke and fog rising from the ashes
All’s left of a torment present from inception
Yin to yang
Evil to good
I ask myself:
Which were shadows
And which lies?

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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