L. B. Mek

of comforting, Irish Goodbyes

to preserve individuality, we must

tail-gait society at a safe distance

never succumbing to the fate of cows

in Longfellow’s ‘A psalm of life’, who

allow their heads to be degraded

in their yearning’s march: to be included


so, at times if you find yourself

on a sudden holiday - for one

or harbour ambitions, to escape

your dinner party - midway: know

that you’re not alone, nor

will you ever be


just, don’t let go of those threads to society

that part of you is tethered-to

and you’ll return, someday

for that heroic reunion

or merely, a conversation or two

with your local barkeep


it’s all just a part

of what makes you: You

and that’s all

you need ever be, too



© L. B. Mek

June 2020

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 25th, 2020 02:49
  • Comment from author about the poem: https://mypoeticside.com/show-classic-poem-17171
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  • orchidee

    A fine write LB.
    Erm, I was gonna write a poem with Irish connections: 'Top o' the mornin' to ya!'. Then someone told me that was about Hellos, not Goodbyes. lol.

    • L. B. Mek

      lmao, funny guy
      thanks, as they say it the thought that matters

    • Dove

      Interesting , is this about wandering away while tipsy during happy hour or a football game? If not, it’s a very well penned literary

      • L. B. Mek

        I never like to limit peoples interpretations by stating what my scribble 'are about', but 'Irish goodbyes' ( https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/craic/irish-goodbye-how-to ), made me think of situations where we just want to escape sometimes, yet feel guilty for doing so; I think those solitude seeking aspects of our personality's don't necessarily mean alarm bells should be ringing: everything has its purpose and usefulness, (when not leaned-on in excess) lol,
        I really appreciate you trying to find a way to connect with my awkward message, very thoughtful and kind

      • Neville

        I might not be able to put my finger on it precisely but .. there is certainly something about these words that not only have I enjoyed, but that also have a ring of truth about them .... curiously poemed , but liked no end .....

        • L. B. Mek

          how reassuring and encouraging, thank you kind Sir

        • Lorna

          My sentiments exactly.............

          • L. B. Mek

            wow, so glad you could connect with the sentiments in my humble scribbles
            thank you!

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