The One Constant

time spent apart

is lost in life’s forgotten mist

never to be recovered

lost but not forgotten

distance ….

makes the heart grow distant

bridging the gap of miles

never comes easy

broken bridges, rebuilt over time


memories need to be stronger

than any broken bridge

absence ….

makes the heart grow absent

times cloak of darkness

descends and masks

light, love and memories

build memories must be built to withstand

the storms of life

when miles come between


like time

is constant

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Ambulance Today 1st Article

My first article is now live in Ambulance Today in their Summer 2017 edition. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 57. It will be a quarterly article – ‘From the Africa Desk’ by the new Africa Editor, Michael Emmerich.

Ambulance Today Summer Edition 2017

P57. From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today Ambulance Today introduces our new segment ‘From the Africa Desk’ by our Africa Editor, Michael Emmerich.

To all the medical people who follow this page, if you have any ideas for special feature articles on ambulance and emergency care care in any part of Africa drop me a mail. Equally, if you have any news items you would like us to run either in our magazine or on our daily-updated global ambulance news website please make contact. I am already busy on my next article outline … so stay in touch to follow our journey across this amazing continent.

To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you will walk this continent with me as we delve deeper into the respective regions in future articles. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate.

Chasing the Gray

My 55th birthday poem, a present to myself …. you decide if it is inspiring or depressing ….♥

closer to the edge

day by day

I skirt the sepia

my darkness

my solitude

I’ll lock the door

block the door

maybe step outside

and change the world

welcome to my world

my inner eternal battles

where even blood is gray

when coagulated by time

hope pushes out fear

pain and despair

is it all in vain

as I chase the gray

© 2017 michael d emmerich


tears from above

go whence?

after they fall

tears of love, grief, joy

cutting paths

leaving scars

at journeys end

what becomes of them

do they remain?

as  vessels filled

with pain and love

to heal or to harm?

either way

they have a story to tell

which must be heard

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Desire to Aspire

finish line is in sight

it’s a dead heat

we are all the same

no one is better

than the rest

is that what we believe?

all equal


all individuals?

what says the revolution?

nothing to win or lose

mediocrity of equality

what of dreams, aspirations

look up

not down

be desirous


of your future

be exactly


like you

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Second Skin

our skin

mine, yours



my second skin

that smell

exquisite taste

lingers on

still it surrounds me

oh to touch

my beloved


slip into that skin

it fits like a glove

© 2017 michael d emmerich