Author’s: Each #2

L. B. Mek


this book of a past

our choices have curated

we can still, salvage


to begin with, start

by letting its covers go

then those damp pages


when trimmed fighting fit

we'll add teardrop proof, covers

and blank rainbow pages



© L. B. Mek

March 2022

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 28th, 2022 03:48
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  • dusk arising

    Oh but upon reading those tears of joy, tears of sorrow and loss will nonetheless flow. Teardrop-proof we may kid ourselves with but those words contained are words of a life lived and written from the heart. A heart which has known, still knows and shall continue to know the shedding of tears.

    What, I wonder, would a recipient of those words some twenty-odd years after our demise make of them or the man who's words they are. This being in my mind, should either of my grandchildren happen across my own.

    • L. B. Mek

      which words, at which era of a life...?
      'youth’s blind, sprinter
      middle aged, blunder
      or old age’s: anger!
      we all fall, for existence's
      tricks', my friend
      and that next generation, will read us
      like we read, those
      who carved, this very path
      we're wading - through..
      well, those still reading
      that is
      as half of modernity's ignorance
      is born from refusing
      the very wisdom, we've been bequeathed...
      'Cyclicality' and 'Change'
      the two, simultaneously
      refractory and contrary, guaranteed axioms
      to humanity's collective:
      'Crawl - Fly - Crash - Burn - Phoenix'
      rinse and repeat, history

      • dusk arising

        Written words of truth and wisdom. Thank you.

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      • Paul Bell

        I've always wanted to see just a pure white book, no writing on the cover, nothing. That would arouse my curiosity, and I would probably buy it on that basis.

        • L. B. Mek

          but the minute, we let
          our oily fingers, near it
          its blemishes will start to show
          such is life
          all is sweeter, as distanced dreams
          even that blank page
          seemed so pure, till
          we couldn't resist, to ink out
          our appreciation
          of its inviting, beauty
          and thus
          we inevitably, destroyed
          that very - essence
          we longed to immortalise
          with our words...
          still, we do end up
          with one or two decent poems
          along the way

        • dean langmuir

          I enjoyed this,blank rainbow pages is a good ponder,enjoy yor day,take care

          • L. B. Mek

            well, after the rain..
            we can but hope, dear poet
            thank you!

          • Neville

            each one of em is certainly special Mek ..

            what a spectacular sight for sore eyes that would surely be sir .......

            • L. B. Mek

              although, you may have to borrow me
              your shades, Hyung..
              thank you!

            • Dahlia

              beautifully penned
              have a great day!

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you, how very kind
                hope you had a peaceful day, as well
                and go on, to have
                an even better week ahead, dear poet

              • Rocky Lagou

                Wow I love that idea of a "teardrop proof" book. Definitely would've helped me during my intense reading sessions. 😅

                • L. B. Mek

                  yeah, would definitely come in useful
                  for one thing, all diary's
                  should have one, I think..
                  thank you! glad you enjoyed the read
                  dear poet

                • Michael Edwards

                  A true wordsmiths write - such engaging imagery.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    how I cherish your kindness, Michael
                    thank you!
                    I'll continue, to strive
                    to be worthy of your encouraging words, my friend

                  • sorenbarrett

                    In such great works I always fear to read in too much. Yet I can not help but see a book of life whose covers are not the up to us and therefor not as important as what lies between them No matter the cover life can always be salvaged which is up to us and how we trim the pages. Filling them with blank rainbow pages is a wonderful image of how to live. This is truly a wonderful poem of hope I bow to you.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      what overtly generous praise, kind poet
                      all I can do, in reply
                      is humbly, bow to your kindness
                      and thank you! with the utmost sincerity

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