Mastering Self

masters, wise men, fools

what's the difference?

who makes the rules?

coz' they get broken eventually

that's their appeal



masters, be at war or peace

like life

they build up and break down

leaving life or death

in their wake



got nothing to live up to

even when they fail

 is paradise in hell

has heaven been on earth?



time will tell

has it been worth it

what is your life worth?

resist dismiss

this constant struggle



an eternal youthful mind

constantly engaging

positively life affirming

existence is what

is at stake

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Becoming Me

daily struggle of avoidance

under the radar over the hedge

silence, solitude



disappearing into other worlds

whilst

mired in this one

fast approaching fears

decisions pending



conscience or crowd

object or be subjected

fight or flight

kill, heal, pray



dream within a dream

hoping it never ends

but oh to soon

boys become men



awake, breathing, still dreaming

failing

dreaming of a hope once virtuous 

now lost



seeking, searching

always asking

but why?

why me?


ah yes

becoming me

never ends

why should it?

© 2017 michael d emmerich