My Space

travelling into my space

the road less travelled

it’s better this way

dipping in and out

not to live

just to visit

it can be a scary process

discovering what lies beneath

in my space

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Defining Self

the present is a construct of the past

every breath we have taken

is the sum of who we are

that past we remember

does it affect our present?

does forgetting cleanse our slate?



are we bound by the rattling cold chains

that bind us to as distant memory?

does time eventually conquer us?

are we only doomed to repeat history

if we remember it?



the constant past that never leaves

is it a blessing or a curse?

do moments give birth to new moments?

or are they transformed

into the next state of flux



that clean slate of the now

is ready

redefine the now

using yesterday’s palette

paint a new tomorrow

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Certainty

inspiration, that which

born from not knowing

drives us to discover

to tackle the uncertain

in the hope that certainty arrives



grasping at the uncertainty of life

pushes us to embrace that continuum

of not knowing

if or when certainty will arrive

but arrive it will



turning the unknown

into the known

that empty canvas

into the most majestic sunrise

on a glorious new day

flush with new discoveries

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Drowning in Lust

A poem written after being away from my love for 3 months, and am now finally heading home … 🙂

a trail of discarded clothes

leads to a pit of desire

primal urges released

tenderness and lust

a little bit of animal

is exposed



conflicting emotions

tender caresses

unleashing

sweat, tears, yearning

and savagery

bitten by love



drowning in our love

as I drink of you

sated yet still hungry

drenched in love

and lust

we sleep

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Mist of War

red mist glazes over

it’s to dark to see

the eyes glaze over

into that 1000 yard stare



darkness draws nigh

the veil is torn

the pathway opens

yes, I have seen the world

but not sure which



darkness draws nigh

I am coming

not one second to soon

as the tragedy

of history repeats itself

© 2017 michael d emmerich

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

broken

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



love

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

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

or

all individuals?

what says the revolution?



nothing to win or lose

mediocrity of equality

what of dreams, aspirations

look up

not down



be desirous

aspirational

of your future

be exactly

………

like you

© 2017 michael d emmerich