L. B. Mek

In the Quite

In the Quiet, I often hear

whistling whispers of stifled peace

to know, to have seen - through

to taste and have been served

a plateful, for a life: full

of youthful blunder or silver haired bluster.

 

I, dance with the glistening pearls

within a pocketful of hurricane shells 

handful sized twisters, jostling 

gushing waves of murky - Seabed truths  

into forefront strands of pinprick thoughts

musings, of yesteryear haunts

 

of friends 

scintillating conversations intertwined

with bitter frustrations

to, happenstance gifted scenes 

of life-affirming Spring blossoms

within Winter’s tailwinds

 

of she, such beauty wrapped in effortless grace

as aching fingers yearn

for one more - once more: of everything, once mistaken for certain  

to have it returned with those parting clouds

that herald - an end to monsoon seasons, beckoning 

a landing strip of Sunshine warmth in forgiveness’ arms

 

of dreams, whimpering in corners

carpeted with unjust failures

lost - amongst life’s: coiled corridors.

 

A thread tugs, at ashen lips

as despair’s crusts - melt away 

with a quick sip of sugared comforts

as tired bleak reverie - swivels

to those sweet remnants 

of all the good bestowed - by all the givers

who tattooed and armed this unworthy heart

with strength enough, to keep on smiling

lost - in those echoes: of youth’s harvested mementos. 

 

 

© L. B. Mek 

August 2020

Comments7

  • Romantic Bloom

    Beautifully written, second stanza I enjoyed reading the best! Love life 's reflection in your eyes!

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you for the encouraging comment, I agree the 2nd stanza is the most poetically ambitious and its last two lines are one of my favourites

    • Michael Edwards

      Eloquent and absorbing use of our lovely language so well expressed in the pearl of a write. I enjoy anything you write - not only poems but also your comments.

      • L. B. Mek

        Wow, I am so grateful, firstly to have found your writing and discovered a source for easing some of the dreary out of life's monotonous elements, but secondly: to have you be so kind and supportive towards this meagre efforts I pen,
        thank you!

      • Goldfinch60

        A wonderful write LB. The second verse is so life affirming.

        Andy

        • L. B. Mek

          I'm glad you thought that, although this is a little bleak - at parts and a little too direct - at parts, ultimately I see it as a contemplative musing on a sustainable modus vivendi: to our time between those blinks of life,
          thanks for the support Andy

        • Trenz Pruca

          I enjoyed it very much. Very Positive.

          • L. B. Mek

            thank you

          • Neville


            Indeed sir, you have a magic pen ... and elegance your forte ....

            .... Neville

            • L. B. Mek

              if it aint enough you go around sweet talking all those ladies, now you're gona try and make a grown-ass man blush...
              thank you my friend!

              • Neville



                ........... and welcome you are too :)

              • Fay Slimm.

                Beautifully put this longing to live love all over again.

                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you, so glad you liked it

                • Neville


                  I popped back here to take a peek and stayed for longer than I had anticipated .... some might say I was loitering .. I would rather suggest it was a linger .... still beautifully crafted and otherwise timeless ...

                  Neville

                  • L. B. Mek

                    a personal favourite as well, so glad you found it worthy of another read
                    thank you my friend!



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