L. B. Mek


Maybe, it’ll be ok this time

write freely

emote without first, taking note

of what best, sounds right

to ears, already ‘lent’ to Shakespeare’s deeds

share, my pulsing need

to submerge reality, in poetic ink.


I’m trying to force myself to not mention that word

there must be something more I can come up with

than archaic relics of Byzantine references

I know no one will understand, will care about


I want to write about life’s mesmeric colours, instead

show that I too know, about transcendent stratospheres

of Art’s decadent hues and kaleidoscopic, insights

I’m trying to word my purposed creativity, transparent.


There’s a thread I can pull at

wires, have such great utility as metaphors

let’s see, I can mention Nietzsche’s Zarathustra

that first parable was all about a balancing act, right?

I’m trying, too hard - too, farfetched

lines, doomed to fall flat upon greeting weary minds


plus, does anyone care

about philosophy as reference, in modernity

isn’t it all

cobwebbed together with ’cancelled’ history?


Freedom in words, Poesy’s sincerity

no longer yearning, chasing, awaiting

that red thread of Fate, to decide

whether our life’s fortunes: tilt

on a 2008 whim of decimation.


I’ll just word my frustration,

Without mentioning, Desperat - - -


Maybe then, I too can escape

From being shoved in that pigeonhole

Deemed irrelevant, abandoned


A - - - - - - tint of capricious existence.



© L. B. Mek

October 2021

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 20th, 2023 03:42
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 44
  • Users favorite of this poem: Mela, Bella Shepard.


  • crypticbard

    Indeed that is a valid and needed journey of poetry, a healthy jaunt into a vast expanse of articulate expression. And a journey worth sharing in.

    • L. B. Mek

      (it is truly a treasure to discover
      we can gift ourselves, an escape
      in but a line read or inked, sincere)
      what a wonderfully poetic comment
      thank you! dear Poet

    • sorenbarrett

      L.B. how to transmit one's thughts through symbols,. Words are weak transmitters to convey actual feelings and even thoughts. Searching for the proper word that doesn't seem trite but is understood by the reader. Common feelings so often expressed by others have formed beaten highways taken for granted and now unnoticed. How to strike a new path when there is nothing new under the sun. Your words strike deep in the heart of what it is to be a poet. Your poems and review are deeply valued and looked forward to.

      • L. B. Mek

        (here is kinship, brethren
        here is a synchronicity of spirit
        in the name of wise Poesy
        we 'truth scribblers, few'
        inherit such a vast and rewarding
        with each syllable, we dare
        to ink sincere...)
        thank you kind Poet
        what encouraging words you gift
        may karma reward you tenfolds

      • Mela

        The time that I regret the most is when I start a journey toward self expression but I end up seeking perfection....and I lose myself along the way

        • L. B. Mek

          so, so very true
          thank you, dear poet
          (I read and will try to heed)

        • Neville

          its just never gonna happen is it .. we wont let it .. will we ..

          remember folks ..
          those that live by the word, shall invariably die by the word ..

          just you mark mine and this here geezer's ..

          • L. B. Mek

            Never! dear cherished friend
            I shall help carry your weighty dreams
            as you ease my troubles
            with each encouraging word
            you gift, this humble geezer
            and all those many
            who witness your poetic genius
            in every read
            thank you! Hyung

          • Joan Peters

            You continue to be an inspiration. The way your words are true to you and you alone, painting your thoughts and fears is incredible. I am consistently impressed with the talent and skill you have acquired, I hope to someday take after you and write poems half as beautfiul.

            • L. B. Mek

              aspire higher, wise soul
              I'm but a humble scribbler
              surpass my feeble efforts
              you, dear youth
              paint the world transparent
              with your brave syllables..
              ink your wings and sail, ever high
              I wish you all the best!
              but remember, most of all
              to enjoy the ride, dear poet
              (thank you for your beautiful words
              I shall treasure them)

            • Fay Slimm.

              You weave words so well around this ever-beguiling search for expression dear Mek - - we as constant writers have the problem in common of rusting if we leave our canvas too long for ideas when inspired are capricious and soon disappear. You have an authentic talent for scribing which is far from irrelevant my friend.

              • L. B. Mek

                ahh dear cherished Fay, how to reciprocate
                such immeasurably treasured encouragement
                as always, I'll strive to live up to your kind words
                I thank you! wholeheartedly

              • Bella Shepard

                I think back to prehistoric man's need to express what he thought, saw, felt and I know the drive has always been there for self expression. No matter what the form, the images, the words, humankind will find a way. Your very contemplation of this mystical observation is truly beautiful, and I know that you will always find the words, they come when you least expect it. This is such a fav dear friend!

                • L. B. Mek

                  I'm ever energised by your comments
                  and their zeal for language
                  and the sharing of experienced life..
                  I too, agree
                  even those finger paintings in caves
                  testify, to humanity's timeless need
                  for self expression
                  thank you! kind Poet and cherished friend
                  for your unfailingly enthusiastic support

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