My Holiday Collage

Relaxing and restful time with my bi-pedal and quadruped family 🙂  Family Time, Cigars, Beverages, Great Food, Vinyl, Pussy (cats) and Great Views

Some of the Vinyl that was played ……

A few cigars and cool beverages were consumed ….

Amazing sunsets, moon-rises and … just generally great views from the patio …

Pussy (cats) in repose ……..

My family …..

And now its very soon back to work …. The DRC … here I come 🙂

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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

In Memoriam

My father would have been 83 today, sadly he passed away 4 years ago (can’t believe it’s so long without him). I wrote this poem last year on his birthday, I still miss him, and have been thinking about him a lot of late. The loss of a parent who was dearly loved leaves a pain that always lingers. “My Fathers House” by Bruce Springsteen was playing as I wrote this eulogy last year.

fathers are refuge from the storms of life

when that safe port passes on

when the lighthouse fades

all that is left are the memories



memories never fade

they are never forgotten or passed over

they remain



memories shine through the mists of time

even when the lights fade and no one lives there

they remain constant, eternal not ethereal

these remain, never forgotten



what was once real is now no longer

the reminders of your love do not fade

they remain



through the years we walked different paths

they diverged and merged over the years

at the end they had become one

constant reminders of our togetherness



unconditional love learnt

remains

© 2016 michael d emmerich

Just One Breath

the beauty of love

all encompassing

enfolding

potentially unending

stop, breathe



it just takes a second

that’s all it needs

love, lust, life

always one breath away



love is beauty

wrapped in the moments

of one’s life

if you don’t stop

to breathe

you miss it



breathe deep

long & slow

relish that moment

savour it

as it passes by



maybe

you get the chance

to breathe it again

and again

 

© 2016 michael d emmerich

Blood or Love?

which runs deeper
blood or love
which runs thicker
which cuts deeper
there are ties that blind
blood ties, love loosens the bonds


love is worth the sacrifice
moving beyond
break the chains
rattle the locks
break the cage
loosen the ties that bind
no not sever


let me show you what love can do
break the pillars
shatter the foundations
spread that love
come now my darling
just lie in my arms
its you and I that now remain
let me show you
what is possible with love

 

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich