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. 6

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



colours of lust

the setting sun

eclipse of your heart

tears on your cheeks


rise of your breasts

mist of your breath

mist on the moors

it doesn't have to make sense

still you turn me on


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

That Never-Ending Story

as I lay dying

eyes wide shut

voices, I hear voices

under the bridge

is death the end

present but temporal

through the looking glass

destined to be wandering

in a lost land

all that you’ve held sacred

falls down

chances missed, opportunities avoided

does the misery continue

is it all a mystery

peace, settlement, nothingness

melancholy morbidity

a moment of eternity

an eternity of moments

emerging from the rabbit hole

remember that death need not

be the end

or is it?


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

#micropoetry No. 4

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


my finger is on the trigger

needle is in the vein

my blood is on my hands

my soul is in disarray


lost is the answer

question remains’ uncertain

all that is certain

is mortality


red mist clears

sun breaks through the clouds

my soul is in my hands

red poppies look beautiful

in the cold morning light

© 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

#micropoetry No. 2

Continuing the challenge to keep writing poems of 144 words or less. Here are two more #micropoems.


sun breaks through

red mist parts

your breath across my cheek

river runs through life

rubicon, styx

which ferry to take



the comfort of new skin

we gaze at discarded masques

the face in the mirror is more loved

by the ego & the beloved


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

Dying to Live

days spent around death

encourages one to live

day by day we die

until we choose to live

life is not lost by dying

life is lost by not living

time never runs out

challenge each day to live

choose to live

with intent

facing life with hope

each day is a new life

each day the butterfly emerges

allow it to flap its wings

to create change

changing the smallest details

completely changes the outcome

grasp the live by the throat

demand to live

live each day to the fullest

until we are absolutely assured

that life will escape us

demand that your life

demonstrates this principle

understanding our limited existence

shout out that each day must be taken

living every day as if it were your last

for one day you're sure to be right


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

#micropoetry No. 1

Taking up the challenge to write poems of 144 words or less, more to follow, having fun, hope you enjoy reading these 3  🙂 Poetry for twitter 🙂

intimate, hushed
solace in the silence
conversing by delicious touch
seduced by a smile
& flirtatious wink
the beauty of the silent bond
that ties two stars into orbit
requiring no response
other than a soft touch
or knowing look
the day fades to grey
shifting from grey to dark
before we long for the promise of a new day
we cling to the dark

© 2015 Michael D Emmerich

Cogito Ergo Sum (Rise Up – Part 3)

we are on a journey

on a quest

into the darkened heart

that of life, doubts and dreams

the search for proof of life

strength in life, rests on doubt

accept that which you know to be true

are dream states virtual reality

is life one constant dream

what is real?

let knowledge be your secure foundation

not the imagination thereof

but the doubt thereof

let the doubt be our proof of life

doubt creates sanity

life is stronger than anything the mind can invent

what is real are our thoughts

doubt your senses

doubt your existence

rise up and claim your reality


therefore, you live


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich

Rise Up (Part 1)

when you down who lifts you up

when you lost who finds you

when you fall, it is from grace

if so, whose grace

who is lost with you

who binds the wounds

who do you discover when you are down

yourself or another

what waits over the horizon

what lies beneath the wounds

what lifts you up

come on rise up

we rise by lifting others up

we discover ourselves when lost

we need not be alone

come on stand together

every breath is a doorway

to heaven or hell

so just breath

and rise up

© 2016 Michael D Emmerich