of Wisdom #2

L. B. Mek

Notice of absence from L. B. Mek
'fare ye well' kind friends



The most troublesome person

To deal with in life

Is that individual, who after reading

a Single book

Chapter and verse, first syllable

to last Punctuation!



All the answers to existence, can

be found

In that Single book and all its depthless



Meanwhile, those of us

Who have read a few books


Books offering contrasting

Perspectives and opinions

On the same subject


Quickly, grasp

That all the libraries

in the world

Private and public


Barely, begin to scratch


At the tapestry of life’s complexities

let alone

The wondrous, minutia of existence’s




© L. B. Mek

September 2023

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 25th, 2023 01:58
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, LIZ, Poetic Dan.
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  • Teddy.15

    Your first stanza gave me a chuckle, there's always someone who knows best in every scenario. Love your last lines so true and I read very rarely simply because I like to make my own ideas. ❤️ happy Monday dearest Mek.

    • Lorenz

      Every day I read the same sentence in the meditation's book and every day this sentence takes on a new meaning .

      • Teddy.15

        That's amazing 😍

      • 2781

        "And further, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."

        • L. B. Mek

          'Universe, grant me the serenity
          to accept the things I cannot change,
          the courage to change the things I can,
          and the wisdom to know the difference.'

        • LIZ

          Because...."every mind is a world"--a lot of people have "knowledge"-but WISDOM--gives the individual the ability to USE that knowledge to actually understand and have insight...common sense. Doesn't matter how much knowledge we have if we can't grasp diversity. We're fools if we think we'll find all the answers in a single book...or a single experience for that matter.
          Love this live performance....so beautiful!

          • L. B. Mek

            'Every mind is a world
            Every heart a universe
            Every soul
            A treasure when first born'
            (who then, can judge
            a superiority
            when faced with such
            ubiquitous commonalities)
            How I admire your beautiful mind, dear Poet
            you inspire me to greater heights, every time
            with my little poetic replies
            humbly I, Thank you! oh most cherished Queen

          • Goldfinch60

            The value in reading many books is always awe inspiring Mek.


            • L. B. Mek

              I know my wise friend
              I complete a book convinced I've made progress
              That I'm a little less ignorant
              Then a chapter into the next book, I feel so clueless
              A wonderful journey.
              Thank you! Andy
              so glad you could relate

            • sorenbarrett

              There is always one, I know because I have been there. I was the one who in insecurity knew everything and was never wrong. Now I know nothing and not even sure of my own existence. So true L.B. Everything changes and can be seen from so many different perspectives. Most of what I was taught in school is now considered wrong and what is right today will probably be wrong tomorrow.

              • L. B. Mek

                ('Progressive retrograde'
                What we once knew
                Is now, our New...)
                But hey, who cares
                I'm convinced
                Wisdom is a journey
                not a destination
                A manifestation of our capacity
                for Humble open mindedness
                '"I know that I know nothing"
                we're all just experiencing/battling
                with our own Socrate's Paradox
                and trying to enjoy the ride...
                Thank you!
                for letting us journey together
                my wise friend

              • Neville

                Just say it like it is why dont'cha 👍

                • L. B. Mek

                  I learned from the BEST, Hyung! 🍻😎
                  Cheque's in da post

                • Firefall

                  There is so much truth in your writing. I am an avid reader and love learning about all points of view. Dealing with those that are intellectually incurious are very frustrating and the book banners are the worse.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    Well, I find it better to adopt
                    an 'each to their own' mentality
                    in life
                    so I don't mind, how
                    people accrue their knowledge
                    insta posts, tic toc or whatever they want
                    my only issue
                    is when they CHOOSE to remain ignorant
                    then blame you, for acquiring
                    a little knowledge in life
                    like adults, with that schoolroom mindset
                    where whoever puts their hand up
                    to answer the teacher's question
                    is demeaned and ridiculed..
                    I don't know
                    intelligence has so little to do with it
                    it's just engaging with reality
                    with our natural inquisitive nature
                    and having an interest in life
                    in nature's wondrous gifts
                    I can't fathom, how anyone
                    can just look at all of the living
                    happening all around them
                    and just CHOOSE to ignore it all
                    I really don't know?
                    (and book banners
                    are those who drive off cliffs
                    following SAT NAV instructions
                    I never give them a second's thought..)

                  • Introverted Sage

                    The music is so fulfilling reading this!
                    A forever learner!
                    ..and all the knowledge you can try to consume this life, you still wouldn't know half of it!
                    Love this!

                    • L. B. Mek

                      Exactly dear Poet
                      'we forever learner's have to stick together'
                      Yes, music from culture's now sadly lost
                      to Modernity's historical
                      ignorance/cancellation campaigns..?!

                      • Introverted Sage

                        We really do!

                        It's so tragic.. I'd say a bit of both..
                        Music like that has purpose.. most don't realize.. but those that know, know.. and that's all we need.

                      • Bella Shepard

                        Golden words my friend! The wonderful journey of life should be one of learning and exploring, for there is no one way of anything. The inquisitive mind is flexible, where the rigid mind can easily break. I love the last stanza, in encapsulates our very existence.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          'The inquisitive mind is flexible,
                          where the rigid mind can easily break.'
                          (I heartily drink from your wisdom of ink
                          dear cherished Poet, Perfectly summarised)
                          I read and learn, my wise friend
                          thank you!

                          • Bella Shepard

                            And I continualy learn from the wisdom of your words, dear friend. I just love symbosis!

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