Pebbles in my Pocket

pebbles in my pocket

line in the sand

make that stand

as you search

for closure



draw that line

standing strong and resolute

on a pebble strewn beach

digging deep

until you find them all



then…

facing what awaits

gazing boldly and contemptuously

at that which dares

to cross that line

© 2019 michael d emmerich
© 2019 mikesnexus

Tunnel of Love

roll up, roll up

shouts life

as you excitedly queue

to enter the tunnel of love

what beckons

what awaits

so much excitement



the yawning future

sucks you in

darkness beckons, engulfs

holding on tight to each other

and our dreams

forevermore


distant lights approach

eager anticipation unfolds

what awaits

love, eternal happiness

for evermore

……

pain, longing, separation

forevermore

…..

patiently, silently

we await

the darkness slowly lifts 

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Choices

choices

heaven or hell

real and visible

surreal yet invisible

within and without


paths

high road or low road

real or imagined

stepping into the jaws

or away from the maw


lust anger greed

passion love temperance

heaven in hell

or

hell in heaven


any day now

today

right now

your choice

 

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich