Free Fall

into the distance I gaze

a flight of fancy awaits

with wings spread

soaring towards the sun



like Icarus and Lucifer

I thought, I thought of everything

warning lights ignored

navigator long since departed



on a wing and a prayer

flying to close to the sun

flew to high and to soon

it’s all melting away



I’m now freefallin’

like those before me

hell to heaven

a fall from grace



an angel awaits

enfolded by ruffled feathered wings

healing my wounds

with time

© 2018 michael d emmerich

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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Peace & Love to you all ….

Here is to wishing all my followers (new and old) a blessed and restful time over this frenetic period. May you have had the privilege and opportunity to spend time with loved ones.

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I look forward to your continued support and inspiration in 2018. It looks to be an exciting year for my writing career … watch this space … peace and love to all of you gentle readers 😘

 

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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

Chasing the Gray

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

Desire to Aspire

finish line is in sight

it’s a dead heat

we are all the same

no one is better

than the rest



is that what we believe?

all equal

or

all individuals?

what says the revolution?



nothing to win or lose

mediocrity of equality

what of dreams, aspirations

look up

not down



be desirous

aspirational

of your future

be exactly

………

like you

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Engage to Change

no retreat

always engage

if not

what’s the point?



we all change the world

everyday

you must choose

construct or destruct



reject isolationism

embrace the world

engage if not change

all grains of sand have value



do right to them

while hanging in the balance

of the reality of life

when you turn and look back

what do you see?



what good am I

if I retreat from reality

ignoring your pain

turning my back while you die



what qualities do we espouse?

most of the time

some of the time

© 2017 michael d emmerich

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

The Last Word

poets writers journalists

standing back

pens poised

prophesy awaits



philosophize with your pens

write it all

unabashed

always the last word



the might of graphite

bleeding gray

stronger than steel

but oh so fragile



poets down there

write nothing at all

just stand backs to the wall

waiting for words to tumble



pens and swords

a clash of unequal minds

both carry lead

of a different weight

although one is ….

eternal

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Communication Makes the World Go?

Hi to all my followers on twitter, facebook and wordpress, my current work situation in The DRC means that I am not able to reply to posts and/or comments on my posts/threads, or post new comments etc on twitter or facebook. WordPress seems to be the only app working 100% at present. Communication is intermittent and at times blocked or non-existent. Please excuse my silence and absence, I am not ignoring everybody, just frustrated in my silent world up north. Although in fairness I am enjoying some of the solitude, but missing my loved ones back home.

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This my home away from home for a few months. The creativity does flow out here, in the still of the night and on quiet weekends, so my back catalogue of work is filling up 🙂

Till I am fully back in the 21st century (with respect to good internet), I will monitor the world from afar, and most certainly not be searching for Mr Kurtz.