Adorned: with their petals of Thorns

L. B. Mek

Notice of absence from L. B. Mek
'fare ye well' kind friends


fickle their poetry| that serenades and depicts

with such beauty

utilising: those same words| as used to bind

in unacknowledged servitude 

within their pages| of Manmade rules…


fickle that grandiose illusion| of protection 

afforded on the whim| of those perpetual Icons

of intemperate disappearance tricks 

with their beguiling safe havens| switched

to necklace pearls of shackling surnames


fickle their belated| rolled out carpets 

with pretence of welcoming - those belittled

as mere procreation tools| to shores of aesthetic - equal status 

while in denial of their own action’s: ramifications

establishing| that Sea of separation, drowning Humanity’s worth 


fickle those Bystanders, like me

that share their heart’s unbridled, clasping tight

their beloveds hands

while skilfully skirting: those borders of equality’s trenches

blinking egregious ignorance| over their blatant awareness…



© L. B. Mek

February 2018

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  • Neville

    poetic license is often referred to but just as oft completely misunderstood ...

    tis infinitely possible of course to get hooked pon those deceivingly soft n gentle thorns that also double as a lovers lips or fingertips .. or even poetry itself methinks ....

    I may be a million miles off centre, but I know what I both mean and like ... and I mean, I like this page my friend ....


    • L. B. Mek

      good to get some 'actual poetry' on this page, even if readers gota scroll down to comments section... lol,
      thanks for having my back dear Poet, what a wonderful reimagining of my message - seamlessly twirled into a supportive and encouragement comment, as ever - deftly subtle your brushstrokes, paint...
      appreciate you taking the time my friend, I know how busy you must be

    • dusk arising

      Read it twice - I'm confused by it.

      Now look where honesty got me!

      • L. B. Mek

        lol, forgive me I do like to ramble in my scribbles...
        still, I'm encouraged you found enough merit to deem it worth a second try, that in itself is enough for lowly wannabe's like me, lol
        thanks for lightning the mood and tone of the page Dusk, an insightfully - well judged comment, noted and highly appreciated

      • Jerry Reynolds

        Like the read L,B. very challenging.

        • L. B. Mek

          I think this taps into that overcomplication conversation we had last week, now multiply that by three years worth of prodding, cutting and redrafting... well,
          I rest my case for what pitiful defence I dare make, lol
          thanks for taking the time Jerry, always appreciated

        • FredPeyer

          Great choice of words, L.B., but like d a I do have difficulties understanding.

          • L. B. Mek

            forgive me dear Poet, its that 'ego complex' within Poetic ambition - trampling, over my pitifully 'gesture' sized attempt: at depicting those struggles instilled within the heritage of those Ladies in our lives, by Men like ourselves - throughout the history of our collective humanity (if that helps)... lol
            but maybe, your confusion will help make sense of why I have been working on this write for years now and evidently, its still far from finished,
            I really appreciate you still choosing to comment and support, thank you!

          • Goldfinch60

            Clever write Mek, it is a shame that their awareness does not come to help the poor souls of whom they are aware.


            • L. B. Mek

              perfectly summarised Andy!
              thank you my friend

            • SureshG

              It's so important to differentiate oneself, specially when it comes to poetry, as you have so eloquently done here.

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you for taking the time to comment and support

              • Dove

                Quite profound, if I allow the rules to guide me, then be it so, but I never let it distract me from the pleasure of rhymes and rhythm, in poetry as well as life

                • L. B. Mek

                  indeed, aren't we all searching for that same connection...
                  what a beautiful interpretation of my words dear Poet,
                  always appreciate your supportive and encouraging comments

                • Garth Rakumakoe

                  "fickle those Bystanders, like me

                  that share their heart’s unbridled, clasping tight

                  their beloveds hands

                  while skilfully skirting: those borders of equality’s trenches

                  blinking egregious ignorance| over their blatant awareness… " ----- What does one even say L.B? Chivalry clearly still lives. This is very very profound, and very artistic. And the chili peppers in your vocab are hot hey. Thanks for the premium craft, dear poet. Definitely on the top shelf of my favorites.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    oh good, after reading your poem
                    I couldn't help but relate
                    since our themes, so effortlessly aligned
                    thank you! for you generous comment
                    dear Poet
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