L. B. Mek

that Darkness of Introspection we All: fear


to that darkness, slithering 

with its malignant ill-intent, lurking 

waiting within corrosive fear, to infect

I see you


refusing to enable your existence

while hiding within my cocoon, of wilful ignorance

instead, I choose: to shine - not shirk

and let you wither, under spotlight

in my fight, to save this one life

from wasting-away, pitifully - out of sight



© L. B. Mek

December 2019


  • Teddy.15

    very very powerful, and creative you are certainly a wonderful wordsmith.
    we should all make the most of what we have at the moment we have it.

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you, so glad you can connect
      with so many of my diverse scribbles
      I truly appreciate your generous nature and willingness
      to encourage and support

    • Fay Slimm.

      An impressive warning to all who allow introspection to raise spectres of fear that drown out all the pride we as humans need sometimes in our meagre achievements. You have such a way with words L.B.

      • L. B. Mek

        'allow introspection to raise spectres of fear
        that drown out all the pride
        we as humans need sometimes
        in our meagre achievements.'
        once more dear Fay, you've interpreted my words
        with more insightful depth, than even I grasped..
        thank you!

      • Neville

        yes, indeed
        ... your way with words my friend is wondersome and then some ...

        • L. B. Mek

          I keep telling you
          I read: and 'Learn'...
          thank you, for the guidance and support my friend

        • PrEm Ji

          A poet keeps on moving between unreliable introspection and genuine self-knowledge!

          • L. B. Mek

            what a brilliant conceptualisation of enlightenment or wisdom, dear poet
            'keeps on moving between unreliable introspection
            and genuine self-knowledge!'
            maybe reality exists in-between that to-and-from, of certainty
            where its 'unreliable self-knowledge
            and genuine introspection': that also guides us, at times...
            thank you, for such a considered
            and thought provoking comment

            • PrEm Ji

              Thank you so much...

            • Jerry Reynolds

              Well written, L.B. Deep dives are helpful but you do need to come up for air.

              • L. B. Mek

                and ain't that the truth!
                I think that's why we learnt to make alcohol
                way before we ever began, to reflect and question:
                'Residue from a beerlike, 13,000-year-old fermented drink
                was recently unearthed in Israel, and evidence
                of a fermented drink of rice, honey, and fruit
                discovered in China dates to 7000–6600 BCE'...! lol
                (thanks Jerry, so glad you liked this one)

              • Dove

                Well written as always ! Fear not, Tomorrow shall kiss those who conquer the day with optimism

                • L. B. Mek

                  'Fear not, Tomorrow
                  shall kiss: those who conquer the day
                  with optimism'..
                  what a beautiful wording of hope, dear poet
                  thank you!

                  • Dove

                    You’re welcome

                  • myself and me

                    It took my fear away. Wonderful writing.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      like the supportive comment
                      Love, that sharp wit..
                      thank you, dear poet

                    • Goldfinch60

                      May that light shine forever on that person.


                      • L. B. Mek

                        yup, and help guide their choices
                        towards their fated path in life..
                        thank you Andy!

                      • John Prophet

                        Well penned skilled poet!

                        • L. B. Mek

                          thank you, oh wise poet!
                          so very kind of you, I'm humbled

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