of self, Prioritising: oneness

L. B. Mek



this won’t do, this won’t do

chastened Plath

as I now, do


your gaze to – too, stretched

back and forth, or side-to-side

all-devouring, landscape setting;


while I pitifully, stare devotedly

with blinkered eyes

at your shadows, scraping trails


but mercifully - eventually, I grafted enough awareness

to maintain strumming, an unyielding resilience

deathless defiance of ‘these too, shall pass’: forgiveness…



© L. B. Mek

June 2020

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 20th, 2021 03:35
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  • Freni Karaluthara

    A beautiful poem. I learned Plath`s Poem: Mirror. A quote from it. "I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
    Whatever I see I swallow immediately
    Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
    I am not cruel, only truthful ‚
    The eye of a little god, four-cornered"

    • L. B. Mek

      indeed, let us quote and celebrate her legacy
      and all our other poetess queens,
      appreciate the supportive comment
      glad you enjoyed the read

    • Neville

      such a tragic waste .. and only to be repeated over and over ....................
      a memorable post L.B and no mistake ....................N

      • L. B. Mek

        far too sadly repeated, again n again...
        still, I like to think in her poetry
        she left us those parts of herself
        she felt confident enough to share
        an intimate gift, we should appreciate!
        I know that like me you read Plath
        so I'm glad you enjoyed the read, my friend

      • Trenz Pruca

        Wonderful! Thank you.

        • L. B. Mek

          You're awesome. Thank you!

        • Goldfinch60

          That awareness is within us all if we just think about what glory there may be once the bad has passed or been forgiven.


          • L. B. Mek

            so hard to look past, sometimes
            good think we can dream it, till we can see it...
            thanks Andy, wise words

          • PrEm Ji

            ‘these too, shall pass’:... These our words can make anyone lead a hopeful life... Covid too shall pass!

            • L. B. Mek

              thank you, dear poet

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