L. B. Mek

Where, no Hesitation resides

 

Once more I wade

 

in-to, wastelands

of aspiration and hope

 

in-to, murky forests

of opportunity and chance.

 

Once more I dive

 

deep, inside trepidation’s caves

of dissipating hope

 

deep, inside solitude’s cocoon

of faltering self-belief.

 

Once more I swim

 

past, life's quicksand

shallow streams

of unrequited regret’s

repudiated scenes.

 

All, so I can

once again believe, that

 

I

am allowed to rely on others,

I

can curate reality with my evergreen

aspirations and dreams,

I

alone: am enough to survive

and someday, maybe even thrive!

 

 

© L. B. Mek

April 2019

 

Comments16

  • rebmasters

    Ah love this. Such a strong voice and sense of self:

    'I

    can curate reality with my evergreen

    aspirations and dreams'

    Yes! So true x

    • L. B. Mek

      awesome! thank you dear poet;
      we must - first, believe in ourselves
      before the world can be convinced
      to invest: in the 'who'
      we aspire to grow in-to...

    • Teddy.15

      dear L.B you just soothed all my pains, with your very talented mind.

      in-to, murky forests

      of opportunity and chance.



      Once more I dive



      deep, inside trepidation’s caves

      of dissipating hope

      i just love the thought of this.

      • L. B. Mek

        sadly, although our experience of life
        is often diverse and unique
        the personal struggles we're forced to overcome
        are pointedly, very common..
        thank you for highlighting
        the lines I gravitate to, the most
        dear poetess

      • Poetic Dan

        I've said it before and gladly say it every day, this one I feel the need to put straight in my veins.

        That's its okay to rely on another soul and not just my own words that sit deep down in the hole!

        Keep up the shine my friend!

        • L. B. Mek

          right back at you brother,
          always appreciate your sincerity and enthusiasm
          thank you!
          for such generous words of encouragement

        • Neil Higgins

          No hesitation in giving this too marks LB.
          Truly wonderful my friend.

          • L. B. Mek

            so glad you liked my scribble, dear published poet
            I was initially worried, it lacked poetic value
            but I'm truly humbled you connected with it
            for what it is and chose to ignore its failings
            how very kind you all are
            humbly, I thank you

          • Neville



            What a splendid bit of penmanship L.B ....................................... Neville

            • L. B. Mek

              lol, this is one of those scribbles
              we share hoping a handful few
              would connect to it (if lucky)
              so, I'm a little taken aback
              with the positivity, my friend
              just grateful for all the overtly generous support
              and its comforting that others, can relate
              with my need to reaffirm
              my sense of self: in this chaotic world
              from time to time...
              thank you!

            • Lorna

              A fine picture of self struggling to find and believe in itself in this world.

              • L. B. Mek

                perfectly summarised!
                indeed, I just commented to Neville
                this is a write I hoped to convey
                the benefits in affirming
                our sense of self, in this chaotic world
                so we don't get carried away
                and forget, the person we're striving to become...
                thank you! for your considered comment, dear poet

              • aDarkerMind

                alone; am enough to survive
                and someday, maybe even thrive!

                i hope so L B...

                a masterful write my friend;

                • L. B. Mek

                  we must hope
                  to glean our fated path, towards
                  believing and realising
                  all that we're striving, to achieve...
                  (how very kind, dear Poet
                  I'm truly humbled, my friend)
                  this is Awesome!

                • The elder poet

                  Forever trying to go forward . To do things that make you happy To better yourself in the world you live in. A very well written poem. Thank you for sharing.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    yup, that's essentially the mindset
                    these poetic words, in my scribble
                    were trying to place me in:
                    'Forever trying to go forward
                    To do things that make you happy
                    To better yourself in the world, you live in!'
                    thank you for sharing your wisdom, dear poet

                  • The Uneducated O.A.P

                    If poems were darts this ones definitely got the highest score.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      how well you time your visits, my friend
                      your comment reminded me of that
                      Bullseye, TV show
                      (we don't get wholesome, family fun on telly this days)
                      and that's one very nicely phrased compliment, dear poet
                      humbly, I thank you!

                      • The Uneducated O.A.P

                        Bring back Fawlty Towers I say, get rid of political stupidness, Our telly is switched off most nights, waste of licence money, thinking of buying a piano for a good old sing song, the neighbours can't complain their baby has spent the last 2 years screaming and crying, we'd be getting our own back, lol.

                      • 2 more comments

                      • Fay Slimm.

                        A truly positive read full of well crafted reasons for courage to dream enough not just to survive but to actually thrive -- great piece L.B. which helps others find real empowerment.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          ah, dear Fay
                          your insightful comment, far exceeds
                          all my hopes for this write
                          let us hope, a few more can connect
                          with my message
                          and glean its potential, for everyday: utilisation...
                          thank you!

                        • Accidental Poet

                          One foot in front of the other, and then repeat one step at a time. Great write LB. 👍

                          • L. B. Mek

                            Amen!
                            as simple as that, dear poet
                            thank you for distilling my message
                            to its relatable core values

                          • Goldfinch60

                            You have come passed that time when you will thrive to that time where you are thriving Mek.

                            Andy

                            • L. B. Mek

                              ohhhhhh! now that's positivity we need to bottle
                              I'll trust in your wisdom
                              and humbly thank you for your kindness, my friend

                            • John Prophet

                              “I

                              alone: am enough to survive

                              and someday, maybe even thrive!”

                              Unfortunately, we all must stand up for ourselves less others try to tear
                              us down. Nice write!

                              • L. B. Mek

                                Amen!
                                yup, so much self-absorbed idiocy around
                                gotta remember that we too, matter!
                                Always appreciate
                                you taking the time to support, dear poet

                              • yellowrose

                                I really like how you mentioned nature throughout this ... evergreen , caves , streams ..

                                Nicely expressed poem ..🙂

                                • L. B. Mek

                                  that's a unique observation, a credit to your wonderful poetry
                                  which champions Nature at every opportunity!
                                  glad you could connect with my humble scribble
                                  appreciate you taking the time to read
                                  and for writing such a wonderfully supportive comment

                                • matthew jay

                                  It is a very stirring poem L.B..

                                  • L. B. Mek

                                    thank you! so glad you could connect with my scribble
                                    appreciate you taking the time to read and comment

                                  • Jennifer Martin

                                    L.B., I'm an optimist, so I'd like to believe that your place and time to thrive is out there. Lovely poem! I wish you the happiness you long for!

                                    • L. B. Mek

                                      how very kind! thank you
                                      appreciate the time you invested
                                      to scroll back and read my scribblers
                                      I too wish you the very best
                                      of all that you aspire for, in life
                                      or the wisdom, to heed the lessons
                                      any disappointments, will gift you



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