Song of Life, a poem written by Mike Turner at

Song of Life

Song of Life

written by: Mike Turner



A single note
Can time recall
A silent pause
Tells story, all

Deep rhythm, slow
Sets somber tone
While cello sounds
A low, soft moan

A settling verse
Paints loss and grief
While a rising chorus
Brings on sweet relief

Tuned voices join
Sweet harmony
Whilst a clear, high tenor
Sings what hope can be

All lifetime, lived
Just three minutes long
‘Tis all history’s story
Told in joyous song

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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