Comments received on poems by L. B. Mek



of Destiny
The Uneducated O.A.P said:

Read this a couple of times, and in my lowly opinion seems to get better.

December 4th, 2020 18:22

of Destiny
Jerry Reynolds said:

Nicely done. Read it several times get something different each time.

December 4th, 2020 15:35

of Destiny
dusk arising said:

Three good questions upon which to wisely ponder and one resounding answer. Though many a pebble may have known my footfall.

December 4th, 2020 06:59

of Destiny
orchidee said:

Good write LB.
Weaving in Assistant Priests eloquently - Curates, I mean! (Do shut up Orchi. lol).

December 4th, 2020 05:48

of Destiny
Fay Slimm. said:

An incredible imagery-filled poem on what love means as time passes and with a last line that is so heart-stirringly beautiful Mek this has to go into my list of favourites.

December 4th, 2020 05:43

The looming, of our Winter’s
Fay Slimm. said:

A \"winter of discontent\" feel to this engagingly textured piece of writing which captures in awesome linguistic excellence the time-dreary hours of waiting for weather-relief and its hopeful finalé of coming March leaves readers smiling at visions of rum-warming wait for the visit of Spring. A truly compelling read my friend.

December 4th, 2020 03:25

The looming, of our Winter’s
Robert Haigh said:

A well-worked poetic piece, with some good use of language. We all \"need to find an island of solace\" right now, I would say.

December 3rd, 2020 09:44

The looming, of our Winter’s
Neville said:

you sure know how to grab your readers attention ... and once grabbed, to hold on until a delicious end ... I love the way I feel compelled to re-trace my steps and read again slivers of the whole until I have managed to bend my own mental muscle around what is essentially a superbly worded and likewise crafted poem ...

December 3rd, 2020 08:41

The looming, of our Winter’s
Goldfinch60 said:

The darkness of winter will soon give way and March will be with us and the light will be back in our lives.

Andy

December 1st, 2020 01:22

The looming, of our Winter’s
Jerry Reynolds said:

Today was a good day to read this

November 30th, 2020 15:15

The looming, of our Winter’s
orchidee said:

That\'s a lot of weather to be having! Have we got time for it all?! lol.

November 30th, 2020 08:32

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
RDS said:

A beautiful and saddening history lesson wrapped in poetry. L. B.
Only having been on a while I find you masterful with evocative...phrases says too little about something more like meditations. Brutally emotive but in a way that\'s disturbing and equally attractive.
J

November 28th, 2020 17:41

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
Doggerel Dave said:

I\'ve made this one a favourite (only very recently found out how to do this!!) not just because I admired the actual work, but because the time and thought you put into your very detailed and considered responses were truly informative and in a class of their own.

I don\'t know quite how to thank you properly, L.B.
Dave

November 28th, 2020 17:39

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
Goldfinch60 said:

The Native Americans were (and are) treated so badly, their lives and culture was destroyed and yet it is celebrated by those who \'won\'.
As d a has said \'History is written by the winners\' - but what if the losers were right.

Andy

November 28th, 2020 01:37

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
Doggerel Dave said:

Going to keep this short as I couldn\'t possibly articulate anything to measure up to that:
Here (you know where I am) same story. And still public policies and virulent prejudice wreak havoc on communities.

Dave
PS: I\'d vote reprieve and freedom for the turkey also.

November 27th, 2020 22:33

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
PoeticBiscuit said:

I always felt it was sad that we’d let kids dress up as cowboys and native Americans and tell them stories of unity when it was the opposite. I suppose many believe ignorance is truly bliss.

November 27th, 2020 16:00

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
Fay Slimm. said:

My eyes too have been opened by this poetic outing of genocide and my heart goes out to those deprived of not only land but life in battles red as crimsoned guilt.

November 27th, 2020 11:06

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
Neville said:


I have learnt so much from this page .. this prose and associated literature .. I knew first nation native american indians were badly treated but my eyes have since been opened wider ..

November 27th, 2020 09:16

Clarity of Remembrance within Gratitude
dusk arising said:

As a foreigner to your shores, one wonders if those native american peoples robbed of their heritage at threat of death and given third class station, also celebrate thanksgiving.

History is written bold by either the winner of a war, the powerful or the two combined. But there are other histories to read.

November 27th, 2020 05:57

With a ball at their feet
Poetic Dan said:

Interesting read, I used to love to play with all my mates but sadly saw the other face!!

Was bullied and picked on for not supporting a team, at least each fight kept me keen... School of life created this dark & light, to see its all in the game... Most of the time humanity fluffs it up!

Thanks again for the inspirational thoughts, much peace and respect!

November 25th, 2020 23:31

With a ball at their feet
RDS said:

Not often I read poetry about the beautiful game and you do well to capture grace, strain and elation in your phrases. Thanks L. B.

November 24th, 2020 19:08

Straining: to be Stained
Neville said:


this is far too good to go unrecognised ... just wish I had found it sooner ....

I hereby leave my mark behind and unreservedly proudly ....

Neville


November 24th, 2020 05:56

With a ball at their feet
Goldfinch60 said:

Good write LB about a game for gentleman played by hooligans where rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen.

Andy

November 24th, 2020 01:41

With a ball at their feet
orchidee said:

I never knew there was so much in this game. Well, I know now! lol.
I can\'t say that T & F stanza after a couple of whiskies! (verse 2).
I don\'tsh drinksh really, you knowsh. Good acting there, innit?! lol.

November 23rd, 2020 05:54

With a ball at their feet
Neville said:


even without the title .. it would have been impossible not to both enjoy and comprehend precisely where these words were taking the reader sir ... you are a winner mate having scored the winner well before the final whistle ...

November 23rd, 2020 05:40

With a ball at their feet
Fay Slimm. said:

Thrill of the game captured with detailed imagery throws this well-crafted piece of prose-poetry into first class writing. Great read again L.B.

November 23rd, 2020 04:51

Everlasting’s meaning
Dasim said:

Beautiful write. Thank you

November 21st, 2020 10:53

Everlasting’s meaning
Goldfinch60 said:

So meaningful to me LB, although my wife has passed she is still with me and will always be there.

Andy

November 21st, 2020 01:42

Everlasting’s meaning
Clara said:

Perfect timing reading this poem. A reminder that true love doesn\'t actually end when you\'re apart. You\'ve penned this so beautifully. A solid sense of reassurance and belief in the foundation of your love. One for the favourites.

November 20th, 2020 17:09

Everlasting’s meaning
RDS said:

I do like the space evoked in the first verse then filled with eternal love. Potent, thanks for sharing.

November 20th, 2020 13:36



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