Where, no Hesitation resides

L. B. Mek


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



am allowed to rely on others,


can curate reality with my evergreen

aspirations and dreams,


alone: am enough to survive

and someday, maybe even thrive!



© L. B. Mek

April 2019



  • rebmasters

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


    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...

    • 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

      • 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

              • 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

                    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.


                    • 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


                      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

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

                      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

                        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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