L. B. Mek

Watermelons in Winter


There’s, not enough poetry in the world 

and far too much of it, simultaneously


we, depict what little we perceive 

yet we trust so little of what we, glean.


Scratching-out sunrays

from, each other’s eyes 

to get a foothold, in life


yet, we remain


creatures, who thrive best

draped, in starlit blankets

of kindness and love.


We want Kiwi fruit, in Summer

and Watermelons, in Winter

almost like,

we’re only Spring happy

when going against, Autumnal Nature.




When, will we learn

doing Better, begins

by coming to terms 

with our reflection 

in that fated, natural

of life’s, murky rivers.



© L. B. Mek

November 2021


  • Nilanjana

    You are good at playing with words

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you, of all the addictions in life
      'playing with words'
      is one of the better ones, I think

    • VINOD R S

      Paradoxical is the life of men which he is proud of against the real course of nature which he has to pay back ....

      • L. B. Mek

        introducing a karmic interpretation
        to my words, definitely has utility
        thanks for commenting

      • spilleronsheet

        The simplistic title spoke such depth
        Sir as expected the words speak volumes again
        Coming to terms is the need yet heart escapes from this term
        As often it hurts to accept what life and time throws upon

        • L. B. Mek

          indeed, wise words my friend
          (but please, no more 'Sir'
          call me Mek or LB or LBM
          trust me its a culture thing, lol)

          • spilleronsheet

            I will then have my salutations and acknowledge you as Mek

          • karvelD

            Enjoyed, ty. _/\_:)

            • L. B. Mek

              Awesome, and ty 2, 😊

            • Teddy.15

              I love the title and the ironi we always want what we don't have it's part of being human I guess, I always wanted thick curly hair. lol πŸ˜‚ another thought provoking beautifully crafted peice of poetry dear Mek. Happy Friday πŸ’–

              • L. B. Mek

                Ha! some of us
                just want Hair, any kinda
                hair... lol
                πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦² A monk's life, out of necessity
                Ommmmmm πŸ™
                'please can you stop, taking my hair'
                Ommmmmm πŸ™
                (thank you
                for the precious laughs
                and supportive comment, my friend)

              • Coyote

                Much wisdom in this terrific piece LB. Very well doneπŸ™‚

                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you, dear Poet
                  means more, coming
                  from an insightful wordsmith, like you

                • SureshG

                  In this world of 24/7/365, the desire to long is sacrificed, along with the flavor.
                  Loved it.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    busy, busy, busy
                    but Bee's: we weren't created
                    to be...
                    so we end-up, making misery
                    out of Nature's, honey!
                    thanks for the insightful words,
                    so glad
                    you enjoyed the read, dear poet

                  • Rozina

                    So true. Really enjoyed this poem.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      glad you enjoyed it!
                      thank you, for the supportive comment

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Wonderfully intriguing words Mek.


                      • L. B. Mek

                        yes, even I'm still not sure
                        what I was getting at, entirely
                        but there's something there, I think..
                        thanks Andy

                      • MendedFences27

                        I must say "Watermelons in Winter" is a great title encapsulating the intent of your poem. Some great phrases, "life's murky rivers,' "Spring happy," "starlit blankets," "scratching out sunrays," all very profound. Your opening lines catch the reader's attention. All in all, a well-done poem and a Fave for me. - Phil A.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          how very kind, what a
                          fantastic comment
                          to bow out 2021 on MPS
                          for me,
                          humbly and with utmost sincerity
                          I thank you, dear poet
                          for this most unexpected gift!
                          Happy holidays, and please
                          stay safe, 'to your good health' 🍻

                        • GardenDelights

                          Very enjoyable! You present much worth pondering here. You sculpt with ink in many highly descriptive phrases. Some of note for myself: 'There’s, not enough poetry in the world /and far too much of it, simultaneously' 'creatures, who thrive best/ draped, in starlit blankets/
                          of kindness and love' and your final verse.

                          • L. B. Mek

                            So glad you enjoyed the read
                            and thank you for taking the time
                            to highlight your favourite lines
                            it's a vital form of feedback and reassurance
                            for wannabe scribblers like us.
                            How very kind

                            • GardenDelights

                              You are very welcome, from this scribbler to yourself.

                            • A.D. Small

                              Watermelon does sound really amazing right now lol. I love the naturalness of this. Very well written. I really enjoy your work

                              • L. B. Mek

                                what a kind comment
                                and a wonderful source of encouragement
                                thank you! sincerely

                                • A.D. Small

                                  You are truely welcome i enjoy reading your stuff so keep cranking out that amazing work friend.

                                • PrEm Ji

                                  life is a journey from loneliness, through loneliness, to loneliness... so let's us grow some kiwi's and watermelons for others!

                                  • L. B. Mek

                                    yes, lets
                                    grow them out of season, if need be
                                    just as long as we're willing to share
                                    not to merely profit: Never, just for profit!
                                    (a wonderfully deep reading
                                    of my humble scribble, dear poet
                                    thank you!)

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