Chasing the Gray

Another year around the sun rolls by … another year opens up .. my life continues … what does the next year hold? All I know is that I keep chasing, moving forward .. skirting the gray .. pushing towards hope as I skirt the shadows …

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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

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battered and bruised

shattered and drawn

fading away

into the gray



dragged down

those deepest depths

the fear is real

sleep escapes



only but a heartbeat away

from what

I don’t know

headlong crashing into life

fading away from the blue



hearts are breaking

I can feel it, can you

let me carry your sorrows

let me shed tears for you

and

take them when they come

© 2017 michael d Emmerich