L. B. Mek

versed Hope

Aesthetically challenged

intellectually limited 

educationally unequipped

but rich in human resources

 

confidence bloated

opinions misguided

humor derided

but full of empathetic insight

 

foolish, to surmise

what values must we prize

in our mind’s mirror

of self-distorted reflections;

 

even those lost causes of society

were once vessels of the hopeful light of infancy

empowered to nourish 

those gazing upon their innocent forms.

 

Incalculable, the impact

a shallow stream has

on the survival 

of its surrounding wildlife

 

immeasurable, the impact

our pebble can make

with the tiny ripples it creates

when surging bravely: across the rivers of its fate.

 

 

© L. B. Mek

January 2020

Comments11

  • Fay Slimm.

    A finely worded piece of wisdom in these lines my friend -- our pebble when thrown to create ripples can indeed change the tide of fate. Into my favourites with this little gem.

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you, sometimes its the less ambitious writes that can engage readers in a more worthwhile way

    • orchidee

      I aesthetically, intellectually, and educationally like this. I'm waffling now - or gushing in praise! lol.

      • L. B. Mek

        well, I enthusiastically appreciate your kind support, thanks

      • Michael Edwards

        An absorbing write so elequently expressed.

        • L. B. Mek

          thanks Michael, always a good thing when we can supplement the shrinking pool of positivity in each others mindset's

        • ron parrish aka wordman

          sounds like me,,lol
          i enjoyed the read

        • Romantic Bloom

          Love these lines ! Arranged to Haiku

          values must we prize
          self-distorted reflections;
          in our mind’s mirrors

          Love your last line as well!

          Rivers of fate!
          Imagine what ripples
          a tossed pebble elicits

          • L. B. Mek

            brilliant!
            glad you connected with it enough to spend a little time reimagining its layout
            really appreciate your encouraging and creative feedback, it would never have occurred to me to try and rework my words into Haiku's

          • Goldfinch60

            It ca be the little things in our lives that can have the most profound effect on them.

            Andy

            • L. B. Mek

              so very true Andy, thanks for encapsulating the message I was trying to convey into one perfect sentence.

            • Unsub

              Sublime poetic expression. Your words seem to take me to a new place.

              Thanks

              Unsub.

            • Unsub

              LB,

              I just love a poem that needs a second read to fully immerse yourself in & find those images & directions.

              I actually read it 5 times & each read gave me a new perspective.

              Each stanza could easily be a poem on its own.

              Particularly enjoyed:

              "immeasurable, the impact
              our pebble can make
              with the tiny ripples it creates
              when surging bravely: across the rivers of its fate".

              Perfect!

              Unsub.

              • L. B. Mek

                wow, so humbled! really appreciate your supportive comments Unsub
                thank you!

              • Poetic Dan

                Bam what a gem! Right up to the end, keep skipping thoses stones! Each ripple is perfect

                Much peace and respect

                • L. B. Mek

                  Thank you for the support, really appreciate it!

                • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                  I like the impact of pebbles analogy in metaphor how you summed up your poem. A fabulous poetic free verse in great meter and rhythm. Kudos.

                  Plz do read and comment my newest poem too.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    thank you, I will definitely visit your page

                  • Neville


                    apart from the fact I feel compelled to point out that you have penned a belter here, and I do mean that .. filled with sage wisdom as it is ..

                    I must confess I feel as if I have lost a period of undetermined time, because I can not fathom how I could have missed this page and its content until only just now ...

                    Neville

                    • L. B. Mek

                      nature has a way of delivering the words we need, at the time we need them... maybe, that or you were just busy, lol
                      I too lurk amongst your past uploads and am so glad at technologies gift of archived accessibility to brilliance,
                      truly appreciate your unfailing support my friend, your encouragement is priceless



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