Wide Eyes

empty eyes

dull damaged mirrors

poor reflections

eyes shout

silent prayers

muted when shut

eyes wide open

pennies cover the windows

copper green are the eyes

white eyes tell you

to ease the pain

slumbering with one eye open

eyes wide shut

shot between the eyes


point blank

right between the eyes

love is blind

even with open eyes


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

#micropoetry No. 7

Continuing the challenge to keep writing poems of 144 characters or less. Here are three more #micropoems. Poetry for twitter 🙂


feed me don’t tease me

said the lover

gorge yourself on love

life & lust

said the beloved


love is beauty wrapped

in the seconds of one’s life

if you don’t stop

to breath

you might just miss it


what is worse than death

dying leaving

nothing unfinished

the elusive, yet attainable

unfinished life


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

Rainbows in Her Eyes

fluttering eye lids in the morning light

cascading hair across her visage

my love lies in a gentle slumber

slowly the gateway to her emotions opens

fluttering eyelids reveal what lies beneath

 unleashing the emotions

lying behind the portal

they spring forth

revealing all the colours of the rainbow

the colours of love, lust, longing

desire, happiness


the rainbow in her eyes

I am privileged to see

and partake in all the colours

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

An Incomplete Puzzle

the sky is as empty as my life

a vast unfathomable emptiness

charting a path through the maze of nothingness

searching for the piece of the puzzle that is missing

my heart demands the puzzle to be complete

it yearns for the picture to be made whole

only then can the bleeding stop


in a bed with an empty pillow next to me

I dream of my missing puzzle piece

of the one who holds my heart

so sad that what we do to survive

can make the puzzle incomplete

I asked myself in my dream;

so why do I do it?

dreams like puzzles are riddled with missing pieces

the one piece I need is within my grasp

it comes to me all alone

it means so much to me

the piece, the puzzle, my beloved

completing the picture

bringing me full circle

to completion




© 2016 Michael D Emmerich