L. B. Mek

A Dandelion lullaby

 

Within hope’s solace 

And 

Empathy’s mercy

There is yet Grace

In our fallible humanity!

 

I wish you a field of Dandelions 

In your dreams, every night

May you blow your wishes

Into realisable tangibility!

And

 

In doing-so, find

That spark of innate sublime

Distilling life’s nurturing beauty 

From within your experience 

Of thorn pebbled, existence

 

Refute those trappings of hate

Release your fears and regrets 

Reassure that trusting heart

Choose humility’s, bravery

Choose, kindness as your legacy!

 

 

© L. B. Mek

April 2022

Comments15

  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    Lovely writing , Mek 🙂 ‘ I wish you a field of dandelions in your dreams ‘ beautiful line .. a nice expression

    • L. B. Mek

      I'm glad you enjoyed the read
      you are always such an enthusiastic champion
      of all things, Nature..
      it's just so energising to witness
      thank you! dear poet

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        I love nature 🙂 thanks .. it was really nicely expressed ..

        I can’t help but bring nature into my writings ..

      • Vamsi Sudha

        So much positivity and filled with hope !!
        Great lines..

        Choose humility’s, bravery
        Choose, kindness as your legacy!

        Humility's bravery, wonderful comparison. There is for sure bravery hidden in Humility, as it take to be very brave to be humble.
        Kindness as legacy ! Omg , totally impressed me !!

        Thanks dear Poet !!

        • L. B. Mek

          Awesome!
          what vibrant words of encouragement
          you've chosen to gift me, humbly
          I thank you, dear Poet

        • Teddy.15

          A very lovely title and I wouldn't mind being remembered for my kindness dear Mek. 💖

          • L. B. Mek

            in my heart, for certain
            and I strongly suspect
            in your loving family and children
            that shall ever be, your legacy
            my cherished friend..
            thank you! for being, You

          • Paul Bell

            Isn't that hate so tangible, as we see in Ukraine. One man's hate for a country, and the outcome that brings.
            There's a fine line between love and hate, and maybe that's why the two words always stand side by side.

            • L. B. Mek

              so much hate, fuelled by distortion
              in people's, entitled assumptions
              of love..
              that certain, failed artist
              did what he did, born out of national pride
              and a zealot, need
              for revenge for those who savaged his art..
              in his mind, it got warped
              and he made history, showcasing
              that potential, for limitless inhumanity
              we all, are capable of
              if we're not careful with our choices and words..
              (but there is yet hope for us, I think
              we still grasp empathy's reins
              when we can
              and that's been enough, so far
              to recalibrate, humanity's trajectory
              of wanton
              self: distraction)

            • dusk arising

              Oh those poor dandelions, for i shall be forever blowing them in my dreams now in the hope of finding the morning has brought to my plate the gift of meekness.

              • L. B. Mek

                the 'will to power'
                to be that 'Uberman', solving the worlds problems
                single-handedly
                is an enticing, prospect
                its just that, most times
                when inevitably, those over ambitious
                high aspirations, fail
                there is bitterness, that takes place
                in those once, strong willed hearts and minds
                and from that bitterness, is born
                a perspective
                where our fellow humans, become 'They'
                and we consider ourselves, 'Us'
                the rest
                is a well known, slippery slope
                of thoughts, words and actions
                that insight, hate...
                indeed, 'meekness'
                may seem, pathetic
                to some
                but in it's, humility
                and compassionate empathy, exists
                what may be
                our only tangible hope
                for ending humanity's cyclical need
                to destroy, and murder
                in the name of progress and power..

                • dusk arising

                  Such a shame. Where is the "we".

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                • sorenbarrett

                  A truly beautiful poem and metaphor full of reassuring wisdom. Aside from the great image of a field of wish fulfilling dandelions, the last stanza packed more power and glory to the poem. I not only loved this piece it set the tone for my day. Thank you for sharing.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    'it set the tone for my day.'
                    what a phrasing, of praise
                    I am so genuinely, grateful
                    you so fit, to gift me these words
                    that, in turn
                    have made my morning
                    so very bright and sweet..
                    humbly, I thank you! dear Poet

                  • Rocky Lagou

                    "Choose, kindness as your legacy!" "CHOOSE, KINDESS AS YOUR LEGACY!"
                    I mean, do I need to say anything else. This, right here, is beyond words.
                    All I can say is..... awestruck.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      Wow!
                      how overtly, Kind
                      dear Poet
                      may your generosity, be repaid ten fold
                      humbly and wholeheartedly, I thank you
                      for this, championing of my simple ideal..
                      let us All, be brave enough
                      to Choose kindness, as our antidote
                      to all the abundant, chaos and strife
                      in our lives..

                    • Jerry Reynolds

                      A fine write, L.B.
                      Hope springs eternal over my morning tea.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        Amen!!!
                        (you are so wise, my friend
                        how I cherish your subtle presence
                        in my poetic life, thank you!)

                      • Dahlia

                        Lovely & wholehearted advice we all need it from to time, Have a great kick start of the week!💖

                        • L. B. Mek

                          right?
                          yeah, lets rev-up our hopeful heart's
                          wade through our pebbles of life
                          with smiles, spotlighting our paths..
                          thank you! for your energetic comment
                          'who needs coffee, right?!'
                          (ooops
                          sorry coffee, I spoke heresy
                          got lost in the poetry..)
                          lol

                        • Luna Nera

                          very nice! I really like the closing lines

                          • L. B. Mek

                            thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the read
                            and could relate, dear poet

                          • Rozina

                            Kindness is in short supply right now. But let's hope for better times. Great poem.

                            • L. B. Mek

                              Amen!
                              indeed, let us empower our Hope
                              thank you

                            • spilleronsheet

                              Profound words webbed together
                              Lines which convey greater depth
                              As if telling me what to do next
                              Just adored this poetry within my heart
                              Wish to cherish as a guide to my life
                              Wonderful dear Mek

                              • L. B. Mek

                                Kindness, is a wonderful choice
                                as guidance, to our way of life..
                                may you find that path, dear Poet
                                I thank you!
                                for your sincere and insightful words
                                how: Kind...

                              • Goldfinch60

                                Kindness, respect and love should be the way to be in everybody Mek.
                                If only?

                                Andy

                                • L. B. Mek

                                  if only, indeed!
                                  how despairingly acute and pertinent
                                  your words read my friend, thank you..
                                  but still
                                  'we must, Patiently strive
                                  Hope, even with tears flooding our heart's
                                  and Dream of our Aurora wishes
                                  in those bleakest of nights..
                                  believing, that Goodness
                                  will once again, Prevail!'

                                • Dove

                                  Superbly written, oh such beauty from a weed blown into a magnificent piece a work

                                  • L. B. Mek

                                    how poetically worded, dear poet
                                    a lovely comment, thank you!

                                    • Dove

                                      You’re welcome

                                    • Neville



                                      .. as far as poetry is concerned Mek, you just smashed it with this one sir
                                      .. N

                                      • L. B. Mek

                                        smashed it? maybe
                                        for a dribbling, 'boundary 4'... lol
                                        I'll keep striving to reach your '6's', dear poet



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