Flames of Desire

Another lust-filled homecoming poem – dedicated to my love ♥

your ravenous desire

sucks the air from my lungs

oh, our reckless desire

we are burning up

turn the flames up higher



feel the heat, the beat

keep the fire burning

that moment when we meet

let me feel your desire

…..

tonight, my love

I will have you

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Clarity

only when we acknowledge

that we are all mad

will it all make sense

and

mysteries, contradictions

will no longer be

……..

life stands still

clarity achieved

 © 2017 michael d emmerich

Whose Rules

like shifting desert sands

rules keep changing

greedy corporates

keeping the leash short



work hard, be honest

play by the rules

it all comes to naught

they fuck you over



hung out to dry

despite playing fair

they don’t care

you still fucked

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Some Kind of Pain

oh that

exquisite beautiful tragedy

giving birth to

amazing creativity

…..

nobody feels any pain

nobody feels any joy

…….

to feel joy

you must first experience pain

…….

or is it

the other way round?

© 2017 michael d emmerich

The Road oft Travelled

travelling into my space

that road oft travelled

neither visitor or tenant be

just passing by



stopping to stare

donning spectacles of perspective

discovering what lies beneath

as I a passer-by be



dream or dead space?

haunted by conversations

of those who reside on yonder

neighbours they not be



in transit, not overnighting

reading what lies beneath

obligated to document

that others might believe

© 2017 michael d emmerich

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

1.

fact becomes fiction

reality becomes life

alternate is the new the norm

drink and feast

for tomorrow you die




2.

travelling into my space

the road less travelled

 dipping in and out

just visiting

a scary process

discovering what lies beneath

at my place


3.

poets, dreamers & writers

who do you talk to

and where do you go?

to those who live in

strange places

dead spaces

and

dream places?

 

© 2017 michael d emmerich

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