Happy Birthday Bruce

A day late, but Happy Birthday The Boss, 68 yesterday. Thanks for all the great music, memories and reflections that your music continues to deliver. In refection, on those memories, I am posting a link to an article I penned earlier this year.

Some of his greatest work, in my opinion, are his three acoustic albums, they are stark, dark and raw. They claw at the very fabric of society, lifting the covers and showing the dark underbelly, that exists right in front of us, but we are at times, to blind to see.

The Bard of New Jersey

So Happy Birthday to a great musician, artist and writer … may you continue to bless us with heartfelt and soul searching lyrics. Strength to you and love and peace to all …



Ambulance Today – Autumn Edition

The Autumn Edition has hit the shelves, its live now in Ambulance Today. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 37, An Introduction into the Aero-medical Evacuation Industry in Africa – ‘From the Africa Desk’ by the Africa Editor, Michael Emmerich.

Ambulance Today Autumn Edition 2017

To all the followers of this page, if you want to see an article written about any specific aspect of Emergency Care on the African continent, or get me to interview a key role player, 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.

To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you are enjoying the start of this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate.

My Poetry is …..

neither a shout

or a scream

not a whimper

or a whisper


but an eruption

of emotion

from within


once released

it plots its own path

and passion

towards darkness

or light

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Alive, but?

duty calls

conflicting with the heart

which is more important

what do we know?

does not knowing

burden the weary traveller

sadness presses down

but we are alive

beaten down

by the weight of fate

alone we stand

shoulder to shoulder

how cautious can we be?

stand up and be free

whilst continuously

coming up for air

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Obligations of Life


outward bound

battered suitcase by my side

backpack slung over shoulder

closing door pushes me out

taxi, plane and bus awaits

on the road again

wife and lover left behind

mama don’t cry for me

as I go down

that lonesome road again

not to live

just to work

off to work I go

obligations, complexity

…. perspective

still it sucks

© 2017 michael d emmerich

#micropoetry No. 10

 Continuing the challenge to keep writing poems of 144 characters or less. Here are a few more #micropoems. Poetry for twitter


fact becomes fiction

reality becomes life

alternate is the new the norm

drink and feast

for tomorrow you die


travelling into my space

the road less travelled

 dipping in and out

just visiting

a scary process

discovering what lies beneath

at my place


poets, dreamers & writers

who do you talk to

and where do you go?

to those who live in

strange places

dead spaces


dream places?


© 2017 michael d emmerich