Beyond, our pigeonholing chains

L. B. Mek



They, can never own me

Barely, can they comprehend 

Aesthetic surface of my

Oceanic lines and metaphors 


Don’t get it twisted my ego’s in-check

Living life with my mirror meditations

Humility as my chosen guru, supreme


So trust me, when I advise you

We, sincerity’s soldiers levitate

Too far from their stunted, reach

For them to grasp, let alone entrap.


I wear my mistakes like Chinchilla blood

In our inherited, state

Funny, everyone assuming ‘hunter gatherer’

As an archaic mindset

Yet, miniskirts discombobulate awareness 

Like scoped Antelopes 


Fakery as our knew, new industrial evolution 

Pseudo iridologist neurotic cages, clowning

Search engine egomaniacs, warping our binary

Realities, and here I am confusing you all

With my scribbling gymnastics 

Poetics as art’s hollow, elitism


Unfurled, these words lament our discontent 

Shuffling through life fearing our disconnect 


Surprise me, feed me lies as life’s butterflies. 


Yet, become mercy

Foretell fate of our misery

Pilfer hope from death’s inevitable 

Glean us a collective path to shared smiles 


Syllables as my witness, I implore you all

Explore your horizons, carefully 

Grasp your opportunities, boldly 

May your life’s story, affirm your choices


Liberate thy self, know thy self: to be worthy!



© L. B. Mek

February 2023

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 20th, 2023 02:44
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  • Neville

    I never realised until I had read and then re-read these words through in their entirety .. three times .. and following the link you left in your authors rectangle and visiting Youtube .. that you had also placed Jessie J in a perfect square just above or before .. They, can never own me ..
    If, after having listened to the Youtube version I confess to reading your 'Beyond, our pigeonholing chains' a further twice .. I sincerely hope you get the measure of my appreciation for the whole bloomin page all the above rests easy on .... Neville

    • L. B. Mek

      isn't that a beautiful message she put out into our world
      life saving wisdom, unfurled accessible
      'it's okay, to not be ok...!'
      so glad you liked her song, Hyung
      she's such an underrated writer and singer,
      'big white room', 'nobody's perfect', 'masterpiece'
      and so much more
      she's a national treasure, I tell ya
      thank you Hyung, hope you and yours
      have a lovely week
      as-ever, your kind words humble me

    • Sakwa Franc

      Liberate thyself , know thyself , to be worthy
      Great piece ... I love it

      • L. B. Mek

        so glad, the younger we are when we realise
        this simple truth's of life
        the easier our jagged paths become to navigate..
        thank you, kind Poet

      • sorenbarrett

        L.B. "Surprise me, feed me lies as life's butterflies" what a wonderful line so pregnant with metaphor and vivid imagery. This whole piece reads as a soliloquy and the end so Shakespearean and "Liberate thy self, know thy self: to be worthy!" So many great lines in this work. Very nice and I liked the musical piece, it is ok to not be ok

        • L. B. Mek

          (right? it's that simple
          that impossible, to grasp
          we've been bruised by life..)
          as-ever I appreciate how deep you dig
          to find worth
          in my hapless scribbles, my friend
          humbly, I thank you!

        • Fay Slimm.

          Stunning verse on the vital need for scribes to find self-liberation and thus feel worthy to write from the heart and not only the mind. A wise choice indeed of an singer-song writer on Who You Are. Your title too speaks volumes to those who can hear

          • L. B. Mek

            I cherish the day my poetic path
            aligned with yours, dear Fay
            what a gift!
            as-ever you humble me
            with your generous support
            thank you!

          • evenwheniLie

            The title says it all, because we are tethered by nature, but it’s also in us to break or go against our nature at times, a simple moment of clarity can be the catalyst for great things

            • L. B. Mek

              You worded your wisdom so succinctly Profound!
              I read and learn, kind Poet
              Thank you!

            • NewWolf

              Your talent to paint is Beautiful.

              • L. B. Mek

                What kind words, you humble me dear Poet
                thank you!

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