of the Unnoticed and Unspoken

L. B. Mek




I look upon flickering branches and leaves


All the unnoticed life being lived by our side


Just like those fidgetingly, stuttering


Enshrining, all those silent


That none of us choose, to


Remaining as a blatant, but knowingly


Part of our everyday, unspoken


The sirens arrive, to shove


In our obstinately festive, faces  



© L. B. Mek

December 2022

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 19th, 2022 03:43
  • Comment from author about the poem: It's never a Weakness to need Help or a Mistake to offer it, reach out Please! Together, we are stronger: ( https://togetherweare-strong.tumblr.com/helpline )
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Saxon Crow, Fay Slimm., Rocky Lagou, K. K..


  • Saxon Crow

    I love this topic very much. It only takes a deep breath to step outside our comfort zones and say "are you okay?". Faved

    • L. B. Mek

      indeed, so very true
      thank you! kind Poet

    • Fay Slimm.

      Your words L.B. on those screams often unheeded is read with a heart full of shame that even in this special season with its message of giving our species can so easily side-step from aiding those most in need. This piece belongs in my favourites.

      • L. B. Mek

        'a heart full of shame'
        testimony to your empathetic nature, dear Fay
        but it's truly all of us, collectively
        hopefully we can all evolve, to recapture
        that same 'community accountability'
        that allowed civility to become a core anchor
        to humanity's societal evolution..
        thank you! kind friend
        for all the encouraging and supportive words
        you've gifted me this year
        hope you and yours have a peaceful festive season
        and a great New Year!
        stay safe

      • MDStone

        I think of the many both the unknown and the famous whose cries went unheard or unheeded. I am reminded of the words of the great, Theodore Geisel, “We can and we must do better than this.” Thank you for sharing this flickering of nature, this now spoken reminder that caring can make all the difference.

        • L. B. Mek

          wise words kind Poet
          so glad you could connect with my simple words
          it doesn't matter how long it takes
          such subjects need to be voiced, so we never forget

        • Neville

          Reminds me of Erin Pizzey's scream quietly, or the neighbours will hear .. a very important message woven throughout todays gift brother Mek and your authors note is so very apt at any time of year and always, sadly so very true


          • L. B. Mek

            what a humbling comparison, 'if only'
            Erin's words are the fruits of a lifetime of activism
            I'm a mere wannabe poet, dear cherished friend
            but still, I'll accept your encouraging words
            just like all the supportive words, you've gifted me
            all year long, knowing the kindness they stem from
            thank you! Hyung
            hope you and yours have a memorable festive season
            and a fortuitous New Year!
            🍻 cheers

          • sorenbarrett

            Chilling and true. Looking back over my short time I see a withdrawal and isolation that was never there in the past. We have become estranged as humans. What nature has taken hundreds of thousands of years to create we are destroying, our own humanity and place as social beings. A chilling poem, Thanks for sharing it.

            • L. B. Mek

              so very true, but
              it's a universal truth of nature for destruction
              to undo in mere seconds, what evolution
              fought to accomplish in lifetimes...
              still, we must fight the tide
              as best we can
              one gesture or action, at a time..
              so glad you could get behind the message
              kind Poet, thank you
              hope you have a great festive season
              and an even better New Year
              stay safe

            • Rocky Lagou

              Lord, I was not expecting the undercurrent of this piece to be as serious as it was. But this is such a message. As a person who had suicidal thoughts myself I can say that you are truly doing justice to the "unnoticed" and "unspoken" that you're talking about in this poem. Thank you for giving a voice to the ones who feel like they have none.

              • L. B. Mek

                I'm so sorry for your struggles, dear cherished Poet
                thank you for your supportive words
                hope you have a festive season and New Year's
                that grant you a source of solace
                and reward you for all your efforts to survive life's strife
                while still finding strength enough
                to ink words of encouragement for others
                stay strong!

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