Spectres Amongst Us, a poem written by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com
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Spectres Amongst Us

Spectres Amongst Us

written by: Mike Turner



Ghosts of past unpunished crimes
Stalk our waking nightmares
Specters here amongst us

Spirits of lost innocence
And virtues long surrendered
To transitory pleasures

Vacant eyes stare watching us
As once again we turn
To our lusts, greed and ambitions

Vices that dwell deep in us
Devouring our souls
Rotting from within

Then, for moment sated
We’re left a hollowed husk
Which the apparitions rise to fill

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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