L. B. Mek



Studying, as an athlete of wisdom

is akin

to swimming practise for marathoner’s

acquiring stamina: without

knowing that burning sensation of blisters.


Instead, I recommend

first, let’s listen to ourselves

then, try listening to others

lastly, let’s find a middle ground

where we may hear: silence itself.


Only then, can we

truly attempt

to speak our minds: 


and free.



© L. B. Mek

March 2020


  • Goldfinch60

    So very true Mek, we must find ourselves within that silence.


    • L. B. Mek

      'we must find ourselves within that silence.'
      wise words, Andy..
      (centre ourselves
      right in the core of life's hurricane
      where, we can be at one
      with all that truly matters, to us
      all the rest
      is merely surrounding debris
      caught-up, in the windswept chaos
      of a wasted, fleeting existence..)

    • Goldfinch60

      Adore Satie's music.


      • L. B. Mek

        so ahead of his time, we've still
        to catch up, to him!
        'seek ye
        a soundtrack to serenity
        I offer you, what Satie
        so fit, to gift!'
        (it's always the quirky loner's
        that gift humanity
        its cherished: timeless legacies)

      • Fay Slimm.

        Wow - a mixture of Satie and your words of wise meditation - a real treat today L.B. and thank you for sharing them both

        • L. B. Mek

          thank you, dear Fay
          I wasn't going to post this write today
          but, while listening to Satie on Sunday
          I realised, the two together
          could help, create
          a unique, Monday morning escape

        • dusk arising

          Contemplation.... the route to wisdom.

          Satie teaches, there is beauty in simplicity.

          • L. B. Mek

            'wow, how you distil my scribbles
            with such succinct clarity, Dusk'
            thank you!

          • orchidee

            Good write LB.
            Yes - middle ground. Sometimes it can save us from bigotry, fanaticism, being extreme, too self-opinionated, all sorts of selfish things.....
            A man of religion, no less, earning title of hypocrite, I suspect, said: 'I'm a man of peace; and anyone who doesn't agree that's true, I will punch on the nose!'

          • Nicholas Browning

            Always need that anchor to weigh us down in our thoughts and lives. We don't need another Icarus disaster. A fine work to you L.B.

            • L. B. Mek

              how interesting
              that you mention Icarus
              and his ill-fated, youthful ambition
              indeed, we all need something
              to ground us
              in our moments, lost
              aspiring, for dreamed mirages..
              thank you for your insightful words, dear Poet

            • Dove

              Good Advice!!!!

              • L. B. Mek


              • Neville

                sage like words from a master of words ......................................... N

                • L. B. Mek

                  because it's you Hyung,
                  I'll just humbly: say thank you!

                • kitty the naughty poet

                  I really like your way with words. Thank you for sharing.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    how very kind, your encouraging words
                    are appreciated, much more
                    than you can imagine, dear Poet

                  • Lorna

                    Mek - I just LOVED without

                    knowing that burning sensation of blisters.
                    A little whimsy in the mix of wisdom.. ...

                    • L. B. Mek

                      lol - thank you
                      ah, forgive my pretentious bravado, dear poet
                      I know as much about running marathon's
                      as I do, about jumping from planes
                      without parachutes;
                      but still, we can but hope - that all is forgiven
                      in the name of artistry's: metaphorical whimsies

                      • Lorna

                        Course it is! That's the point! lol....

                      • SureshG

                        I am just a shadow of my ignorance, and pray that I learn to first understand the depth of your poetic words

                        • L. B. Mek

                          I do strive to make my writing
                          as accessible, as it can be
                          if I failed to do so, I'm sorry
                          (I think, I was just trying to say
                          let's find a way, to find
                          what's really important, to us
                          on a personal level, before
                          we engage
                          with the sensationalised, distractions
                          in our chaotic world)
                          or something like that, lol

                        • spilleronsheet

                          Listen thyself and not shun
                          Carefully choosing the words to embrace
                          So well put dear poet
                          A much needed insight
                          Often in criticisms we forget to address the most important person and that is the voice within

                          • L. B. Mek

                            really good advice,
                            I'll endeavour to heed your words
                            thank you!

                          • John Prophet

                            Nice write LBM

                            • L. B. Mek

                              thank you, dear poet
                              I'm glad you liked it

                            • Rozina

                              An important message. Thank you.

                              • L. B. Mek

                                what an encouraging comment!
                                thank you, for choosing
                                to read and support, how very kind

                              • HannahElisabeth

                                I'm so very happy I stumbled across this as I was looking for the poem you mentioned in a comment on one of mine. This song in particular always brings me back to a sense of inner peace when the world feels too busy and I forget to meditate. Thank you for the gentle reminder!

                                • L. B. Mek

                                  my bad, I should have put a link and saved you some time
                                  here it is below:
                                  ( https://mypoeticside.com/show-poem-126460 )
                                  I'm glad you enjoyed this read as well
                                  and let me take this opportunity
                                  to wish you a peaceful festive season
                                  and a bountiful New Year,
                                  thanks for all the support kind Poet
                                  its appreciated much more than you can imagine
                                  stay safe, my friend

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