L. B. Mek

SOS

If you ask where we’ll reach out

If you ask - who - we’ll find you

If you ask when we can begin!

 

    Let those bystanders 

               fear

Tomorrow’s daunting gaze

 

you, my friend - live - unchained, from regret

 

                          breath to blink

                   and

step to year,

 

feel

your

strain 

loosening 

from deep within

 

choose to survive

                       become 

                                 someone’s: helping hand

 

shoulder to shoulder - trusting - in each other...

 

 

© L. B. Mek 

June 2020

Comments7

  • Poetic Dan

    Shoulder to shoulder
    Side by side
    No higher or lower
    Your spirit will help bring us together!!

    • L. B. Mek

      there's no I or You in that 'We': yearned for so desperately dear Poet, just little old 'Us' with our blinkered naivety... lol
      really appreciate your encouraging response, I feel the depth of your good intentions and this surge of equity's empowering self-confidence you're emoting: I will utilise it as wisely as I can my friend, thank you!

      • Poetic Dan

        there's no I or You in that 'We': yearned for so desperately... There you go again with that pure inspirational poerty...

      • Michael Edwards

        Interesting format which delivers impact

        • L. B. Mek

          yeah, I liked the words but they seem too simplistic to engage people and so I ended up playing around with format and layout, I was attempting to follow the beat of the sos morse code in each section, hopefully it can be refined better in the future,
          thanks for noting and highlighting that aspect Michael

        • dusk arising

          Encouraging and uplifting

          • L. B. Mek

            wonderful response, all I could have asked for!
            thanks for taking the time Dusk
            Happy New Year dear Poet

          • Goldfinch60

            I certainly choose to survive and become someone's helping hand.

            Andy

            • L. B. Mek

              Amen!
              on-and-on: may your ripples multiply...
              I for one, may be counted as a bona fide benefactor my friend,
              as ever, thanks for the encouraging support Andy

            • Neville



              no man is an island .. together we stand ...

              • L. B. Mek

                Amen! my wise friend
                (only we few remaining humanist's gota fight our inherited 'chauvinistic' tendencies and help our sister's fight for equality at each given opportunity, by choosing words like 'human' to correct the disparity in old wise 'sayings', however 'humane' their meaning)

              • Fay Slimm.

                A fine piece of advice on how to stand upright L.B. - - shoulder to shoulder is the best way and thank you for the reminder my friend.

                • L. B. Mek

                  indeed, that may be at the core of my scribble, I think
                  just 'passing-on' hints that were instilled in me and I found useful - in helping add a tint of hope, to that chaotic prism of despair: colouring our realities, so bleak...
                  thank you for your brilliantly insightful comment dear Fay, you've managed to encapsulate my write - while imbuing more meaning than even I had originally grasped, lol

                • Samer Amin

                  I felt a message in these sincere lines, is about to say: hugging others' wounds could make our wounds heal faster, and the illusionary borders between all of us, would disappear instantly.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    I agree, even if not in deed - directly, certainly by the empathetic nature that such ideal sentiment's: mine from within,
                    thank you for your encouraging comment, glad you enjoyed the read



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