L. B. Mek

Ephemeral: ‘We’

 

‘We’ - are, what we are

and shall

and can

only be: that - we are

 

all the rest

is what we, willingly: Shed…

 

That’s the only way: ‘We’

survive and thrive, safeguarding

that capacity to excavate, from within

our purposiveness, in a blinked existence!

 

 

© L. B. Mek

June 2021

Comments14

  • Neville


    Liked more than liked allows .. just before the profoundly awesome mark and then some ...

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you! it's always a little unnerving
      when we post something
      we don't fully understand ourselves, lol
      as always your kindness
      is seemingly limitless, my friend

    • Fay Slimm.

      A fine reflective write on how to stay who we are and from inside bring out the purpose of living here on the planet - - this one goes into my list of favourites and thank you for it sharing it dear friend.

      • L. B. Mek

        what a wonderful surprise, I'm humbled dear Fay
        you always seem to connect with the scribbles
        I personally - favour, and that's so empowering
        thank you!

      • Jerry Reynolds

        Good write, L.B.
        You stretch me, my friend. Had to go and learn how to say "purposiveness."

        • L. B. Mek

          when you've got it down
          give me a helping hand, please Jerry
          best I can do right now is enunciate it, tentatively
          with embarrassingly exaggerated, mouth contortions
          looking like I'm chewing on a stubborn sugarcane
          that just happens to be invisible, lol
          (if only I was joking...)
          still, what a great word: love the layers in its meaning!
          thank you, dear poet

        • PrEm Ji

          we are that...
          that present moment,
          which is ephemeral...
          that's the only moment we exist...
          still we prefer the past and some
          hopes for the future...

          • L. B. Mek

            indeed
            thank you, dear poet

          • Goldfinch60

            We are within ourselves and will always progress from within.

            Andy

            • L. B. Mek

              yup, there's no escaping it
              our starting line - for anything
              comes from within...
              thank Andy

            • Neil Higgins

              Well penned LB.
              Indeed.We....are,what we are.

              • L. B. Mek

                Amen!
                thank you
                for you for such an encouraging comment, dear poet

              • myself and me

                A blink indeed. that's it.

                • L. B. Mek

                  it certainly feels that way:
                  'a few blinks ago
                  I was desperately waiting
                  for my beard to grow;
                  now, it feels like every time
                  I blink
                  there's a new grey, waiting to greet...'
                  thank you
                  for the supportive comment, dear poet

                • Teddy.15

                  You are pretty damn awesome too L.B marvelous words my friend.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    you've gone and rendered me wordless..
                    'silenced: by kindness'
                    has a nice ring to it, I think.. lol
                    thank you! dear Poetess

                  • Joe Dawson

                    Yes, in a universe said to be 12 to 13 billion years old, if time were a cake, 'we' hardly get a crumb. So within that 'blink' is a chance to excel and prove that 'we' count. A wise write of notable proportion. Joe

                    • L. B. Mek

                      introducing that scale
                      of spatial lightyear of distance and magnitude of Time
                      adds much more depth
                      to my humble scribble; thank you, dear poet

                    • illia

                      Read a few times over. Isn't it wonderful when you can expand your vocabulary in such short sentences. To imbue is our only option. Beautiful piece.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        'To imbue is our only option.'
                        (in all: that we do)
                        Amen!
                        What an insightful comment, dear poet
                        thank you

                        • illia

                          I love words that are not used in our modern language, it puts fun into my writing, seems as though I have found a kindred spirit. Nice to meet you,

                        • SureshG

                          ‘ Oui’

                          what more is necessary to say, but

                          ‘Oui’

                          • L. B. Mek

                            'muchas gracias mi amigo' 🤷‍♂️
                            glad you could connect with the write
                            thank you for the supportive comment
                            (ignore my goofy antics
                            just my warped sense of humour)


                          • MendedFences27

                            'We are" not what we wish we were, or something greater or more meaningful. "We are" what others see and not the image blurred by the mirror. Ego distorts, so does lack of self-esteem. In our "blinked existences" we leave a trail, hardly ever the one we set out upon.
                            Some very fine words with a sincere and truthful message. - Phil A.

                            • L. B. Mek

                              well, what a sincere and well thought-out comment
                              there's nothing more rewarding than finding someone
                              engage with our humble scribbles, and gift us
                              even more insight into the words we penned ourselves..
                              thank you, for investing the time dear poet
                              truly appreciated

                            • Poetic Dan

                              My first read of the day and given me so much to spray as I am what i am and whatever I can be, the shedding of one moment to the next never comes easily.

                              Unless a poet opens their soul with inspirational flow, turning my blink of existence into (we're) incredible!

                              • L. B. Mek

                                'Unless a poet opens their soul with inspirational flow'
                                crazy, that's basically what my new post today is all about
                                all those great contributors here at MPS, that breathe life
                                into our humble write's, with the time they choose to invest
                                in sharing their wisdom/talent and commenting/encouraging
                                freely.
                                Poet's like you my friend, writing comments
                                like the one I'm replying - to
                                and I thank you: sincerely!

                                • Poetic Dan

                                  Well I thought I was awesome until I met you, then within an instant it just went boom! To become far more than any word can do, I still think it's best to start at Uncomprehendable.... not sure if that's spelt right, still that can't take the love out of are light!

                                • Kurt Philip Behm

                                  "Capacity to excavate". very, very nice!

                                  • L. B. Mek

                                    wow! forgive my eccentric nature
                                    but having you grace my feeble scribbles
                                    is a milestone in this poetic journey
                                    I never want to forget.
                                    and what a write for you to connect with?
                                    such an amazing feeling
                                    you've gifted me, dear Poet
                                    I shall treasure it for as long as I can.
                                    thank you, 'what an honour, for me: personally'
                                    I type these words with the utmost sincerity!



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