A Shooting Star

Dedicated to my gorgeous, patient, beautiful wife

saw your shooting star tonight

shattering the black of the night

cutting the dark apart

flying across your amber palette

burning bright for all to see

let your light shine

my darlin’

flying to where?

that’s your mystique

just keep flyin’

my darlin’

you shine best

on the darkest of nights

under the new moon

burning brightly

chasing my dark away

my darlin’

that’s what you do best

dragging me to the light

that’s you

my darlin’

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

Lovers Eyes

snapshots of the soul

my eyes are with yours

bearing the weight of lover's eyes

blessed with the eyes of the beloved

doorway to the lover’s heart

through the looking glass

where love resides

my eyes too bright

blind, beneath your gaze

love is blind

even with open eyes

can't see beyond my lover


point blank

right between the eyes

blinded by love


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

Break that Spell

morning sun is breaking

like my heart

bleeding out across the sky

I need your heart

my beloved’s heart

the spell is cast

the die is set


but never this lost

my city is in ruins

your sweet kiss

rebuilds this city

tears on my pillow

as I lay my head down

emotional ruins

time to break the spell

my princess can

fairy-tale becomes real

midnight fast approaches

come on break the spell

heaven is in your heart

your kiss, your touch

breaths new life

my faith rests with you


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

#micropoetry No. 3

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



a moment in time

when worlds collide

when lovers unite

chaos and disorder

we gaze into this abyss

we see life, love

lust and eternity



the beat of your heart

touch of your tongue

heat of your skin

silk of your hair

welcome to the seduction arcade



dew glistens across the valley

casting fast disappearing rainbows

chased by bleeding colours across the sky

a new palette of shades awaits

this ephemeral beauty

must not escape


© 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

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

The Sonnet of Silent Conversations

I’m there, you’re there

We are silent in each others presence

A comment made to my wife, Tania, when we were sitting on the sofa at home each engaged in our own thoughts/activities, but still at one; it inspired me to pen the following poem.

the beautiful silence between lovers

the solace in the silence

where words are not needed to uncover 

the hidden messages of compliance

the beauty of the silent bonds

that tie two stars into the same orbit

an orbit that does not require one to respond

other than in a soft touch or knowing look

as a means of expressing ones love

intimate hushed companionship, as such

reinforces the strength of silent conversation

the intimacy of conversing by touch

heightens the silent smiles and wink of flirtation

unity in our silent separateness leads to stronger ties that bind

© 2015 Michael D Emmerich