L. B. Mek

Empower, your awareness!



See that tremor

barely a flicker

between, fluttering eyebrows 

and a blink n miss

stifled sneeze, only

there’s no breeze


this shudder

is emanating from somewhere 

deep within.


Most, pass it off as nervousness 

or that ‘sensitive nature’


of degradingly dismissive denunciation

to that suffering

people, refuse to acknowledge 

as having witnessed


fearing, all those ugly

complications, that arise


‘getting involved’…


Please, have more credit

for that integrity 

you, were born with

Refute Reject and Renounce 


as and when you come across it


No need 

for heroically elaborate measures 


acknowledge, that which you bare

Witness, to


Help, in whatever way you can

and above all else

just demonstrate a little


let that scared, haunted individual

you Witness,


Empathy’s existence: in our world!



© L. B. Mek

May 2022


  • Saxon Crow

    Help, in whatever way you can

    and above all else

    just demonstrate a little


    let that scared, haunted individual

    you Witness,


    Empathy’s existence: in our world!

    So very true. Compassion is so underrated but far more definite and real than the subtle ambiguities of love.

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you! for reemphasising my message, dear Poet
      how very kind

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      An expressive writing , Mek . So important to show compassion towards those who may be suffering .. in any way , I guess .

      You know some people can be so cold and lacking in compassion towards people who are hurting in life

      I know it’s not the same thing but I have mental health problems .. and my neighbours have acted unkind and sometimes rude

      Compassion is so important .. a cold uncaring behaviour truly helps nobody

      • L. B. Mek

        I'm sorry, hope you have someone you can go to
        to listen and help with your worries
        you never have to fight your battles alone, dear Poet
        thanks for adding your personal voice
        and imbuing more depth, to my humble scribble

      • Paul Bell

        A lot of the time the public do get involved, social workers get involved, yet at the end a kid will die, then the inquiry starts, and it goes on and on.
        In a lot of these cases, the signs are stark, yet they give the parents the benifit of the doubt.

        • L. B. Mek

          Indeed, after the fact: 'the signs are stark'
          but, like its often hard to differentiate
          between, a nuisance headache
          and a debilitating migraine
          in real time
          its often hard to identify those same signs
          that foreshadow such horrific events;
          so who to blame, 'after the fact' - is
          in my humble opinion
          less a priority than, Empowering people
          by giving them the required information
          to pick up on the hints, early enough
          to make a difference..
          in the old days, they used to say
          'it takes a village to raise a child'
          we need to remember this
          and help, where we can
          knowing, that in modernity
          voicing our opinions on others
          parenthood choices, will often
          cause us problems;
          but still, we must try...
          (as for those vile, putrid creatures
          posing as humans
          while hurting, the most vulnerable
          in our society...
          lets just hope there really is a Hell
          and it only has Entry gates!)

        • Distant View

          We are made more aware of children suffering, yet still it goes on. The system is failing many of them, for sure. So sad.

          • L. B. Mek

            Indeed, it a sad situation
            made worse
            by our generational trend
            to exist in isolated pockets
            dulling, our awareness levels.
            Still, we must try
            and hope
            and never give up!
            thank you for the thoughtful words, dear Poet

          • dean langmuir

            Nice write,LB,you take care.

            • L. B. Mek

              thank you! stay safe dear Poet

            • Rocky Lagou

              A beautiful poem L.B. I feel so many overlook and neglect other's feelings and emotions and would rather pass it off than try to communicate and share compassion. I know in this hateful world, it's abundant. I hope for more kindness.

              • L. B. Mek

                May goodness, ever: Prevail!
                dear Poet
                thank you for the insightful comment

              • dusk arising

                So sad that we need to be reminded.

              • Rozina

                Compassion. Very, very true Mek. Thank you for this poem.

                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you for commenting and supporting, dear Poet
                  Compassion, is a word
                  that's becoming extinct, I fear...

                • Goldfinch60

                  Integrity is another one of those things that have gone missing in our world. Always help others in trouble.


                  • L. B. Mek

                    yeah, so very true Andy
                    a basic decency factor in our overall
                    perspective on life
                    and our roles in society, is being dwindled down
                    with every, striving step of progression
                    we of modernity, leap blindly towards..
                    We really need to insure
                    what has helped our humanity, survive
                    is carried forward, aside
                    our strive for progression..
                    There's little point in curing cancer
                    is we're simultaneously, cultivating
                    a cancerous, society...

                  • Neville

                    these words were simply crying out to be writ .. I personally believe a lot of decisions & actions either one way or another are not taken through fear of maybe getting it wrong .. I shall send you Mek my treatise on risk assessment, risk management and positive risk .. in the meantime, we need more of this ............................. Neville

                    • L. B. Mek

                      oh my bad, now I understand Hyung
                      forgive me
                      and thank you! I 100% agree
                      'we need MUCH, more of this'!!!

                    • Hakikur Rahman

                      An expressive composition. Delighted to read.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        so glad you could connect to it, dear Poet
                        thanks for supporting the message

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