An empathetic, Fate

L. B. Mek


I like 

Lemon’s, even vinegar and sour sweets

A taste for all-things bitter


As-if, even Fate felt guilty 

Knowing the flavour of life that awaits



© L. B. Mek

October 2022

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 28th, 2022 03:18
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan.


  • crypticbard

    It still amazes me that sourness and bitterness are so closely related, a very striking metaphor. Can’t wait to drizzle a meal in lemon, lime and a dash of balsamic vinegar…. You have made me hungry Mek!

    • L. B. Mek

      (I'm glad, a good appetite is not something to take for granted
      thank you dear Poet)
      it's funny, a salad without lemon seems out of place
      and yet, a squeeze too much and it becomes too sour
      and so
      we just need fate, to tone it down a little
      allocate us enough, so we appreciate
      those sweeter moments, in our chaotic salad of life

    • Neville

      it seems we have similar tastes and a predilection for honesty, justice and universal truth ............ Neville

      • L. B. Mek

        Thank you Hyung, how kind
        for those be the very same traits
        I appreciate most in your poems
        and of course, your wondrous grasp of subtlety

      • Fay Slimm.

        The taste for life''s tang can be sour at time and has been outlined so well here with imageryr and bitter-sweet meanings - - a fine read L.B.

        • L. B. Mek

          indeed, so glad you picked up on the sweet tones dear Fay
          'melancholic sweet', maybe
          but there is some sweetness in facing our life's realities
          at the very least, a preparedness and acceptance
          that makes those bitter mouthfuls in life
          that much more bearable...
          (or I like to fool myself into thinking
          this is an aspect of practical utility
          in our introspective endeavours)

        • Poetic Dan

          All things are good in a mix, like your words that bring together many poets as I'm a huge lover of everything sweet!
          Lemon cake
          Go on!

          • L. B. Mek

            Lemon Cake, my Fav!
            That lemon curd does it for me all the time, lol
            Thank you, kind Poet
            'let's endeavour to enjoy our lemonade's
            mixing-in a few sweet granules of smiles
            to those plaguing, hurtful flavours of life'
            and we'll all meet
            on those dreamy mojito lanes
            of our inking's poetic journeys
            🍸 cheers

          • hzugman

            Yes, how can you ever know sweet if you're not familiar with sour and bitter? Well done.

            • L. B. Mek

              what encouraging words, thank you dear poet

            • sorenbarrett

              Like art, taste is an individual issue. I to enjoy the bitter and sour but also the salty and sweet. A wonderful metaphor L.B.

              • L. B. Mek

                very much so, I truly agree dear Poet
                'each life is an individually eclectic, experience
                and yet its sum seems to be collectively universal
                more of that juxtaposition, nature loves so much'

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