Elegies

In Memory of C M Turner | An Elegy

Indie author C M Turner, who was recently featured on my blog, passed away the day before yesterday in Las Vegas, the US. Her daughter announced the demise on Twitter. And this upsetting piece of news has shocked me, to say the least.

Ms Turner was an amazing, unselfish, and thoughtful soul. She told me she would be publishing more books in the future, but God had other plans for her. I’m sure her soul will rest in peace. And I’ll definitely cherish the interactions I had with her until my very last breath!

Here’s an elegy I have composed, which I feel will hopefully offer you a glimpse of the person she was:

I

In the sky like a star all your life you shone;
What love is verily you to me have shown.

I tweeted, and soon you responded that day…
The discourse you enjoyed; what can I now say?

Responses that you gave allured me a lot;
Books you wrote moved my soul, to write well they taught.

In this world unreal you are there no more;
In my heart you will dwell, and my joy will soar.

Sad today my soul is, this feeling shall end;
Memories will stay though, oftentimes be penned.

With a smile contagious and words much thoughtful;
My spirits you lifted, shared stories soulful.

Now you lie sadly dead, your soul though is high;
In heaven rejoicing, but on Earth I cry.

Miss Turner I miss you, I miss you so much;
Can you hear me lament, read my thoughts as such?
READ | The Turner Interview

II

With transience being real, people move on;
About you many think, some like me stay on.

It’s a loss hard to bear, your face comes alive;
Where on Earth are you now? Remember you’d strive?

Words you had were always magical you know;
You believed in caring, you to hate said no.

Your life was your message, that none can deny;
A message worth sharing, time for it is nigh.

You have left all of us, immortal you’re though;
My soul cries real hard, no place but to go.

Your writings writers loved, void now in their world;
Miss Turner now dead, her glory is unfurled.

To my mind I bring thoughts about her today;
How I miss conversing with Turner I’ll say…

Miss Turner you are missed, you are missed a lot;
Can you hear me lament, read my thoughts on spot?

III

On my posts Turner wrote every day, you see;
A cute dog she petted, it she called Clooney.

To each text that I sent, she nicely wrote back;
Once she said honestly that I had her back.

I called her Miss Turner, that’s how her I called;
Many times we conversed, memories recalled.

Upsetting things seem, for she is far away.
Where is she at present can someone please say?

Only she can console what I call my soul;
Without her looks this world solemnly unwhole.

Words are all she once had when she was there here;
The words now in my mind can she see or hear?

Miss Turner you are missed, missed you are a lot;
Can you hear me lament, read my thoughts on spot?

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Usha
Usha
2 months ago

Such a wonderful thought-provoking poem for the departed soul. It’s very touching. May Ms. Turner’s soul rest in peace. She will keep blessing you from heaven.

Mastermind
2 months ago

A moving elegy. Very well organised.

Mastermind
2 months ago

Nice article….Very well organised

Balaji
Balaji
2 months ago

A great tribute to the departed soul

Jenifer
2 months ago

Heartfelt composition. I am sorry for your loss. Though she is gone, her work will stay for eternity

Cedric Noronha
Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Very good post. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

Mastermind
2 months ago

Nice article. Very well organised.

Mastermind
2 months ago

A moving elegy. Very well organised.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Mastermind
2 months ago

Thank you for reading.

Usha
Usha
2 months ago

Such a wonderful thought-provoking poem for the departed soul. It’s very touching. May Ms. Turner’s soul rest in peace. She will keep blessing you from heaven.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Usha
2 months ago

I’m glad it touched you, mom. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Balaji
Balaji
2 months ago

A great tribute to the departed soul

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Balaji
2 months ago

Thanks for commenting, dad. And more importantly, thanks for reading.

Cedric Noronha
Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Very good post. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Thank you for the comment, Cedric!

Jenifer
2 months ago

Heartfelt composition. I am sorry for your loss. Though she is gone, her work will stay for eternity

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Jenifer
2 months ago

Her works will surely stay for eternity. Thanks a lot for the comment.

Mahir Nur
Mahir Nur
1 month ago

Well said

Mastermind
2 months ago

A moving elegy. Very well organised.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Mastermind
2 months ago

Thank you for reading.

Usha
Usha
2 months ago

Such a wonderful thought-provoking poem for the departed soul. It’s very touching. May Ms. Turner’s soul rest in peace. She will keep blessing you from heaven.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Usha
2 months ago

I’m glad it touched you, mom. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Balaji
Balaji
2 months ago

A great tribute to the departed soul

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Balaji
2 months ago

Thanks for commenting, dad. And more importantly, thanks for reading.

Mastermind
2 months ago

A moving elegy. Very well organised.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Mastermind
2 months ago

Thank you for reading.

Mastermind
2 months ago

Nice article. Very well organised.

Mastermind
2 months ago

Nice article&#8230.Very well organised

Cedric Noronha
Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Very good post. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Thank you for the comment, Cedric!

Jenifer
2 months ago

Heartfelt composition. I am sorry for your loss. Though she is gone, her work will stay for eternity

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Jenifer
2 months ago

Her works will surely stay for eternity. Thanks a lot for the comment.

Usha
Usha
2 months ago

Such a wonderful thought-provoking poem for the departed soul. It’s very touching. May Ms. Turner’s soul rest in peace. She will keep blessing you from heaven.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Usha
2 months ago

I’m glad it touched you, mom. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Cedric Noronha
Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Very good post. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Cedric Noronha
2 months ago

Thank you for the comment, Cedric!

Balaji
Balaji
2 months ago

A great tribute to the departed soul

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Balaji
2 months ago

Thanks for commenting, dad. And more importantly, thanks for reading.

Jenifer
2 months ago

Heartfelt composition. I am sorry for your loss. Though she is gone, her work will stay for eternity

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Jenifer
2 months ago

Her works will surely stay for eternity. Thanks a lot for the comment.

Mahir Nur
Mahir Nur
1 month ago

Well said