for time, for a season

for a lifetime

walking through the fire

embers and ashes cling to you

memories burnt into one’s story

broken promises, battered trust

like a well-travelled suitcase

full of memories and baggage

ready to be unpacked, repacked

for the next journey

neither time, distance or age

undeterred, always

comrades in each other’s arms

like long lost lovers

always returning


for that last embrace

© 2018 michael d emmerich

Embracing Demons

flight or fight

feed or fight

decision, choices

new approaches,

nurture or battle

the demons

that exist within

conflict needs resolution

become the peacemaker

restore the balance

challenge yourself

step into the shadows

embrace your demons

nurture, feed

these inner demons,

begin the journey



inner peace

© 2017 Michael D Emmerich