of Inclusivity

L. B. Mek


We do not, have to

Support or encourage

Every and each person’s 

Way of life


Our very nature of innate

Diverse Individuality


It is impossible for all of us

To be of one mindset, or

View reality from a shared

Singular, perspective 


What we must, accept

Is that fundamentally, and


Not a single one of us, can deny

Another individual’s basic, right

To choose how they live their lives

If it does not cause:

Tangible, verifiable, actual 

Harm to others


It is not a betrayal of our chosen 

Ethos, belief, mantra, heritage

If, we

Simply, choose

To agree, that we disagree

On some

Points or topics of our anchoring

Core metaphysics 


If we but acknowledge

Surviving, life

Is hard enough for most of us

Without, becoming obstacles 

To each other


We do not, have to


Everyone and anyone 

We simply need to realise 

We are, all


That oneness of species, demands


It will be us, against 

Everything and anything, else

That may threaten

Our very existence 


In this one, underlying 


Is that answer, to why

We must, promote

Tolerance of our differences, and


Inclusivity, at every and any

Level of our society


If anyone witnesses a defenceless 


Being attacked by a rabid animal

Would it be natural, to first verify


That individual’s:

Race or political affiliation

Pronoun or sexual preference, or 

Perspective on faith 



Deciding to offer aid?

How absurd, right?


Well aren’t we all, to a certain extent 

Defenceless, against life’s incessant strife

In our everyday 

Why then, would we allow this very same

Aesthetic labels, to segregate us further

Making it that much harder to survive life


Together we are stronger

Our different shades, allowing 

Us to paint

A much more meaningfully diverse 

Transcendently humane, legacy


There is room enough, for all of us!



© L. B. Mek

June 2023

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 5th, 2023 00:37
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Bella Shepard, Poetic Dan.


  • 2781

    True. We ultimately hurt ourselves.

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you! dear poet

    • LIZ

      This one hits hard! RESPECT-"there is room enough for all of us"- Being respectful doesn't cost a thing! "Our different shades, allowing us to paint" I love this! Thank you for sharing!

      • L. B. Mek

        they say common sense, isn't so common
        I think, we all get so distracted, we forget
        we can logically reason fact from divisive
        (so glad you emphasised that key word
        'RESPECT', as Aretha Franklin said best
        thank you! kind Poet)

      • sorenbarrett

        'twould be a better world indeed should we all feel this way. Stuck in a survivalist privative stage of our development we lash out with violence, greed, prejudice, need for power and hate. In our ignorance and blind arrogance we crush the very humanity that we profess. I am with you all the way my friend.

        • L. B. Mek

          'In our ignorance and blind arrogance
          we crush
          the very humanity, that we profess.'

        • Goldfinch60

          Fine words Mek and so true.


          • L. B. Mek

            thanks Andy, I knew you would understand

          • John Prophet

            It’s when some tell others to take a knee is when pushback ensues.
            Wonderful ✍️

            • L. B. Mek

              subservience, a choice
              plagued by fear's grip on resolve
              we adhere to mob rule, to hide
              'that genius of the herd' as Bukowski
              said best
              revolution's, aspire to overturn society's
              yet only achieve to intensify the disparity
              in our segregated, social dynamics
              diaspora inheritance as our commonality
              yet we despair those refugees
              dreaming of a better for themselves
              our duality
              that ever present in our existential universality
              adherence, to our nature of indifference
              till it's our windows being smashed
              then, we're all for 'unity'
              of joining that perceived stronger, 'side'
              to survive
              and we call this, 'a life'.......
              generational cyclicality till our very end
              what a waste

            • Bella Shepard

              My dearest friend as I read I cannot stop the tears of gratitude rolling down my face, nor do I want to. I feel such a sense of relief in the words that have poured out of your loving and generous heart, they speak the truth of human existence, we are one.
              "If we but acknowledge
              Surviving, life
              Is hard enough for most of us
              Without, becoming obstacles
              To each other". This should be our mantra, repeated dozens of times each day, passed from generation to generation. Dear poet your compassion and generosity of spirit is all encompasing, would that it could be an elixer for all the world. How many fav's can I give you, 100 wouldn't be enough.

              • L. B. Mek

                indeed, wise Poet
                compassion, such a diminishing aspect
                of humanity
                one syllable at a time, whilst we have hope
                enough, to dream
                to aspire, we need to try and keep that message
                alive, so it may
                pass from generation to generation, a reminder
                that there is a different way
                betray before being betrayed
                kill or be killed, destroy or be destroyed ..etc
                aren't the only choices available to us
                empathy, consideration and kindness
                may seem idealistic luxuries, to some
                but, they're also
                what keeps us human!
                (so glad you could relate
                thank you! my kind friend
                you've made my week)

              • tommytoons

                Indeed, our differences, no matter what they may be makes us who we are. It is what people love about each other.

                • L. B. Mek

                  so true, let's hope your words are realised
                  by more of us
                  thank you! dear poet

                • jarcher54

                  So strange that some US states are outlawing "diversity, equality. and inclusivity" efforts in colleges, schools, government agencies, even private businesses. Thanks for reminding us. Tolerance is a beautiful idea, and a beautiful word.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all.
                    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
                    John Keats
                    Tolerance, a Truth we all deserve
                    to champion
                    the very core of our democratic ideal..
                    (so glad you could relate dear poet
                    thank you!)

                  • Poetic Dan

                    We all laugh, bleed and cry! The rest as you say, is our shade to paint! All with the same goal to live without fear and pain! Life is definitely hard enough without getting in each others way....

                    May your words of wisdom blow on to keep this slow rhythm of change, until we all find that place where music and art are the only expressions needed to capture or release the human spirit we try so hard to contain!

                    Inspirational as ever
                    Write on dear brother

                    • L. B. Mek

                      'shoulder to shoulder', brother
                      thank you! for your unwavering support
                      you humble me, wise Poet
                      indeed, may we all
                      'keep this slow rhythm of change, until
                      we all find that place
                      where music and art are the only expressions
                      needed to capture
                      or release the human spirit'

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