Love Lingers

take the old, and make it new

paper over the pain

although the cracks

still let the love in



as the master said

the world changes

as we learn to make it new

I’ll still care for you



let’s use what we got

make do and make new

love is there for others too

but for you my love will always linger
© 2019 michael d emmerich
© 2019 mikesnexus

A Shooting Star

 

Dedicated to my gorgeous, patient, long suffering, beautiful .. wife

stars-and-comets

saw your shooting star tonight

shattering the black of the night

flying across an amber palette

burning bright for all to see


that’s your mystique

slicing that veil of darkness

let your light shine through

my darlin’



you shine best

on the darkest of nights

burning brightly

chasing my dark away



that’s what you do best

dragging me to the light

my darlin’

© 2016 michael d emmerich

Lovers

 

lover cover me

during tough and rough times

better days await

I’m sure



lovers in their summer dresses

wind pressed fabric caressing the curves

sunlit backdrops to,

images of flesh through

silk and lace



some girl to thrill me

again, and again

and yes,

drive me crazy

with who knows what



when I look in your eyes

I’ll be dreaming

with eyes wide open

as the sun goes down

 © 2018 michael d emmerich

Tunnel of Love

roll up, roll up

shouts life

as you excitedly queue

to enter the tunnel of love

what beckons

what awaits

so much excitement



the yawning future

sucks you in

darkness beckons, engulfs

holding on tight to each other

and our dreams

forevermore


distant lights approach

eager anticipation unfolds

what awaits

love, eternal happiness

for evermore

……

pain, longing, separation

forevermore

…..

patiently, silently

we await

the darkness slowly lifts 

© 2018 michael d emmerich

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

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

shot

point blank

right between the eyes

blinded by love

 

© 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

Everybody Dies

everybody dies

but not everybody lives

life without living

death without dying

 

walk through forests filled with demons

avoid the the paths

live a little

get lost

 

chase the demons

don’t let them chase you

catch a demon by its tail

then let it go

 

laugh in the face of death

one life

live it

love your life

 

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich