By Mike Turner
Dark night slowly lifts towards dawn Jet black skies shade to deep blue Gently, morning’s coming on Fleecy clouds reflect sun’s hue Sweet dew lies upon the grass Birdsong fills expanding air Sunlight grows as shadows pass Leaves rustle in breezes fair And as awakening from a dream You sense the world has turned once more And rise to take up and embrace The promise of day’s opening door
Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. He was named Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the Alabama Music Association (2016) and the North America Country Music Associations International (2017), and was featured on the “15 Minutes of Fame Stage” at the 2020 Monroeville Literary Festival. Mike’s recordings have received play throughout the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Mike was featured in the book, “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020” published by Sweetycat Press. His poems have been published in several print and on-line literary journals; his poem, “A Flash of Blue,” was awarded 1st Place in the 2020 Springtime Contest at Academy of the Heart and Mind.