Don’t Stop

 keep moving

every minute of every day

pushing onward

refrain from looking back

evading that twisted claw of grief

as it tries to shred the memories

of yesterday

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Home

opening the door

stepping over the threshold

asking not much

neither a kiss or an embrace

just to lie down for awhile

not to be alone

just to be at home

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Recovery

that oft travelled path

hard to traverse and understand

healing scar tissue keeps tripping one up

on those ever-larger keloids

memories of the past

calm, heal, infuriate



foot sore, weary, burnt and blistered

searching for recovery, healing

crossing over to the other side

searching for another

I see peace

in my eyes

or another’s

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Nevermore

lift me up

nevermore

head on my pillow

nevermore

empty sky

for evermore

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Ambulance Today – Spring Edition 2018

The Spring Edition for 2018, 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 40, where I ask the question:

Can we Develop the Ideal Emergency Medicine Response System in Africa?

Ambulance Today – Spring Edition 2018

Besides the above article, the magazine is littered with so many other good reads – from Children in the ambulance – How do paramedics go about psychosocial care? , Volutape: solving the ventilator setting problem for critical patients, NAEMT Education: Helping to Improve Patient Outcomes in the Field and Letter from Amsterdam: Till death do us part.

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 this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate – Enjoy!

Clouds of the Congo

Low level flying over The DRC, between Kolwezi and Lubumbashi. All in  days work … beautiful storm clouds and the rich colours that I so love …

 

Absence Divides

clouds roll over the horizon

blanketing my mind

this dark gray heavy mass unfurled

creating an epitaph of confusion



despite all the love and protection

that enveloped us

absence drove a wedge

splitting your heart in twain



that twisted spear of absence

oh how I wish I could turn back

and lose myself in you

again ….



found my world in you

lost myself with you

now I am lost, alone

having lost my world

© 2018 michael d emmerich