That vast C of Perspective

L. B. Mek


That vast C of Perspective


Crazy, how far our future seems

Comparative to our horizon’s vistas

Crazy, that suddenness in our past

Curating our blinkered perspectives

Crazier still, is the time

we waste

Contemplating } than living…



© L. B. Mek

April 2021



  • Aradhya

    Your words feel so real and poetic at the same time. Beautifully done Mek absolutely stunning!🤩

    • L. B. Mek

      how kind, thank you dear Poet

    • spilleronsheet

      With the poetry flew the real lessons…wasted more time on contemplating than acting…sure a jewel of words…

      • L. B. Mek

        'a jewel of words' what a memorable compliment, dear Poet
        thank you!

        • spilleronsheet

          My pleasure dear Mek

        • crypticbard

          The contemplative life that is filled with action, both within and outside of!

          • L. B. Mek

            it's not for everyone, but
            when utilised right, it can help curate
            much brighter paths..
            thank you, for engaging with my words
            at that philosophical level, dear Poet

          • Bella Shepard

            How true your words are. The older I get, the greater the feeling to act more and contemplate less. True words of wisdom!

            • L. B. Mek

              just wish these shards of gleaned wisdom
              came to us a little earlier in life, lol
              thank you! kind Poet, what an encouraging comment

            • Goldfinch60

              True words Mek.


              • L. B. Mek

                thank you, Andy

              • Fay Slimm.

                So telling these words Mek on the dangers in too much contemplation.

                • L. B. Mek

                  'too much', that's the key really dear Fay
                  we need to borrow the mindset of Spinoza
                  'temperance in all-things, including temperance itself'
                  (when at a traffic jam, we can just choose to cruise at a steady pace
                  we don't have to come to a stop and restart every few minutes;
                  similarly, we can choose to contemplate life
                  while still living it, at our own pace! lol)
                  this whole nihilistic giving-up at any obstacle, trend
                  doesn't sit well with me
                  in Keats' words, 'life must be undergone'
                  so we soldier on!

                • Hakikur Rahman

                  Exactly. Many of us wilder in the past rather than living in the present. Great share.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    and thank you, dear Poet

                  • sorenbarrett

                    A beautiful and well composed poem that contains so much truth. The closer to the end I come the less time I have to waste and contemplation is not the best option. I wondered if all the lines beginning with C could be taken for "see" as in "I see" or contemplate? Sometimes I read too much into things.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      no you read it perfectly, it's 'C' as in Sea or See and etc
                      and yet there's only one 'C' in perspeCtive
                      we just Cling to it, too much.. lol
                      (thank you! for your insightful comment dear Poet)

                    • bellflower

                      I agree with you completely. Indeed we are crazy people.... sometimes we achieve in our craziness while other times we miss. Beautiful.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        so true, we all need a little crazy
                        to help us survive modernity... lol
                        thank you! dear Poet

                        • bellflower

                          true. I second you.

                        • sorenbarrett

                          Another jewel of wisdom encased in a minimum of words. It begs the question as to what is the difference between contemplation and dreams.

                        • John Prophet

                          But contemplation is living! No?
                          Wonderful verse.

                          • L. B. Mek

                            indeed, dear Poet it is a vital 'Part' of living
                            just that, we don't need to press a pause button
                            while we contemplate, is the unsaid in my meaning
                            some of us get too caught up in our musings at times,
                            (this coming from a wannabe poet like me) lol
                            and thank you! glad you enjoyed the read

                          • Coffee and Chaos

                            The distance of the future, the suddenness of the past... This is stunning, sad but true. Thank you so much for sharing!

                            • L. B. Mek

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

                            • Nandawula Regine Kabali-Kagwa

                              This is absolutely beautiful
                              I do feel like I contemplate for too long

                              • L. B. Mek

                                yeah, sometimes we just need to draw a line
                                and move-on, 'life waits on no one!' lol
                                glad you could connect with these words
                                thanks for the encouraging comment, dear poet

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