Distance

the crumpled boarding pass

fell out my pocket 

as I fumbled for my keys

time away from home

makes the heart more distant



taking care of self

whilst away

causes pain to those close

distance damages

doesn’t always heal



departing the breach

leaves a gap

that could be filled

by another

or just left empty



love and affection

forgotten, lost in time

through one’s travels

this void left

….

empty, vacant and alone
© 2019 michael d emmerich
© 2019 mikesnexus

The Mark of Cain

cain’s mark, an unstable man

groaning and shaking on the earth

unable to release his grasp

or be the man he could be



stains of the past

scar for life

as the past passes one by

if not for you, then who?



healing eases the pain

but memories remain

leaving scars

and crosses to bear



healing, forgiveness

remembrance or a warning

that mark comes with a great burden

and a sacrificial cost?

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Pain

pain fast approaches

crashing into you

ripping all asunder

pulling it in close

embracing, holding

desperately trying

to keep all the broken pieces

together

.......

clinging not ignoring

desperately hoping to transform

........

pain to compassion

anger into love

fear into kindness

.......

needing

positive energy to sustain

through the travails and tempest

that assail on this journey

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Write What Hurts….

If any of you gentle readers have read my last few poems … the quote below sums up the tone and content ….. and my current journey ….

write hard about what hurts 1

 

Thanks for staying with me on this part of life’s journey ….

 

Virginia Woolf Quote