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Spectres Amongst Us

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

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
Anew

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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