L. B. Mek

Moonlight, as our Dancing flashlight


tumbling aside cascading time, memories flee to forget

stillness of night, where warmth shivers with regret


festering bleak perspectives of blinkered self-importance 

is this: the all of possibility? Shrivelled, before its Spring


yearning, for pulse-singeing connections 

ensnared by comfort zones that hinge on misconceptions


spared by our Amygdala’s passion for thawing frozen hope  

fuelling, humility’s timely realisation:


that ‘carpe noctem’ gaiety

will ever outshine, belated wisdom’s clarity



© L. B. Mek

May 2018


  • Goldfinch60

    Nighttime can be so good but in my life I tend to lucem capere.

    No apologies necessary Mek, no complaints at all.

    Have a great New Year.


    • L. B. Mek

      thanks Andy! let's hope it will be a better year for all

    • orchidee

      I was going to seize the day, or night, but by the time I sound out what Carpe Diem and Carpe Noctem meant, there was not much day or night left to seize! lol
      I had been looking in a fishing book for hours. I thought it was something to do with carp! lol.
      (A tall story there Orchi. lol). Comment on my poems still, if you wish LB 🙂

    • The Uneducated O.A.P

      No apologies necessary, the comment box is there to say whatever.
      As for F. Y. 2020, I shall be shouting that from the garden tonight, neighbours be warned!
      Have a good un.

      • L. B. Mek

        ha, a whole bunch of us shouted our 'good riddance' when Big Ben gonged 2020's end, too fervently - maybe, we almost forgot that whole new year 'notion' completely... lol
        thanks for the supportive comment, hope you have a better year ahead dear Poet

      • Neville

        ... I have a spare bulb and batteries should you ever need em ... but since this is as good as it gets ... you aint gonna need em .... bravo sir ........... and I am write beside thee brother ....................................

        • L. B. Mek

          lol, indeed brother side-by-side: in mind - onwards, ever forward
          knowing how lucky we were to find each other, choosing to invest in what droplets of solace we intrust, to those versed escape's: we cherish
          Thank you my friend!

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Was looking up some words when I got hungry, went for a Ham and Cheese sandwich, forgot what I was doing, became fearful the cheese was expired. OH well, enjoy the night L.B.

          • L. B. Mek

            ha, forgive my ego trip Jerry - I meant no harm to your cheese
            thanks for the chuckle

          • dusk arising

            I can't say F.U. to 2020 because after a cancer scare in 2019 I am glad to have survived thru 2020.... hopefully a good few more years yet too...
            .... and looking forward to the rest of whatever...

            Wishing you a safe, secure and healthy new year and many to follow.

            • L. B. Mek

              indeed, how write you are oh wise Poet
              half the meaning in my apology is for the sentiment's you raise so eloquently...
              'knock on wood' as we like to say, I won't mention those personal details you chose to share with me, I'll just state my joy in how empowering that self-belief imbued in your words: reads,
              onwards then, armed with our sweet melody of survival: we must never take for granted

            • Michael Edwards

              No don't apologise - your poetry helps make this site along with your generous comments - Happy New Year LB

              • L. B. Mek

                dear Michael: you never fail to amaze me with your timely words of support,
                one day I'll acquire the skills to word my gratitude as eloquently as that self-worth your words: instil,
                but until then, I hope you believe me when I state just how much I appreciate your kindness and I pledge - to never take it for granted!

              • Poetic Dan

                For who you may of upset! That's a reflection of them if you had no intent but your soul shines through as if so the same!

                Your flow is amazing do every lose that rawness in your spirit! Fk 2020 and any number we think off next, love is more than intellect!

                Thanks for the inspiration
                Much peace and respect

                • L. B. Mek

                  absolutely Brilliant, what a humbling comment of versed generosity! (however undeserved it may be) lol
                  and much peace and respect to you dear Poet, truly

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Ha ha, glad I could return the what feels like undeserved praise my friend...

                  • Julie B

                    Wow so empowering and inspiring .

                    • L. B. Mek

                      glad you enjoyed it dear Poet, appreciate you taking the time to comment and support

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