In each neglected minute

L. B. Mek


A snide smile warps empathy’s humaneness 

A blank cheque soils innocence to subservience 

A sharp blade offers escape to a despairing pulse




A mother with child 

guides a partner’s calloused palm

to experience aliveness 

in vitality’s kicking magnificence




A blank page of fate begins anew, with

Hope enough to scribble yet another’s 

Life of ephemeral gaiety, Promising 

Ingredients aplenty, to ink yet more

Tear stained, Poetry 



© L. B. Mek

September 2022


  • sorenbarrett

    So well expressed this theme of the circle of life and its extension in each new birth. Your first stanza so pregnant with meaning. Your balance of the old and new is marvelous. The last stanza ties all together with the knowledge that with new life comes new pain as well as beauty. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • L. B. Mek

      What a comprehensive review dear Poet
      Thank you!
      glad you could connect with my words
      so meaningfully

    • Rocky Lagou

      "Tear stained, Poetry" πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
      And with that I've said it all.
      Glorious and so introspective.

      • L. B. Mek

        love your enthusiasm dear Poet
        you humble me, thank you!

      • Neville

        given the fact that we are not in a competition, I'm going to agree with sorenbarrett & Rocky Lagou .. Now some might say that's a cop out, but having considered both of their entries .. I would be more than happy to settle for a draw .... oops ............................ N πŸ™‚

        • L. B. Mek

          yes, 'agree to degree'
          and 'a close draw'
          has always found my cup half-full, as well
          we'll let the rest reach life's Olympic heights
          someone has to path those calmer rivers...
          (and thank you! Hyung)

        • Bella Shepard

          For me, your first stanza seems a statement on the incongruence of our human condition. The last two filled with the hope of new beginnings, at life given another opportunity. A very powerful write my friend, and a fav.

          • L. B. Mek

            indeed, how very astute
            (a poetic perspective on that butterfly, aspect
            of life's seemingly burdensome experience;
            for, even the worst of books we pick up
            has the potential to get better with each new page
            and if not, we already know
            there's an end to it all, guaranteed
            we just need to keep on flipping pages
            one possibility-enriched morning, after another...
            (thank you! kind poet)

          • spilleronsheet

            With deeper meaning shedding light upon the philosophy of life….another jewel of yours tagged priceless dear Mek…

            • L. B. Mek

              how very kind dear Poet
              thank you

            • Jerry Wayne Lawrence

              Well Put, Brother L.B. Keep It Moving, My Friend.

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you!
                glad you liked it, dear Poet
                'onwards then
                see what twists and turns await
                to fuel our poetic muses
                one scribble at a time..' 🍻

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