As your eyes

L. B. Mek

I am:

as short, as the potential you see in me

as tall, as the depths you find within me

as old, as the memories you have of me

as young, as the laughter you share with me

as wise, as the kind words you hear from me

as lost, as the tears you tolerated for me


I am as happy: 

as the smile, that greets me

as the warmth, instilled in me


I am unhappy: 

when belatedly, realising that disappointment in your gaze

when shivering, at the chilling distance of a cold embrace


I am the sum, of all that your eyes: sculpted of me…



© L. B. Mek

March 2017

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 15th, 2020 01:49
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  • dusk arising

    What more could a man ask than to live up to the image of character in his partners eyes.
    Only a man confident in this way could write so. Although a vivid imagination in a bachelors mind could have a damned good try.

    • L. B. Mek

      thanks for the positivity and encouragement, especially in a write like this one where the voice is a little vulnerable and inevitably the writer is a little more protective/sensitive than usual

      • dusk arising

        Sometimes my posts are 100% about me and sometimes they are me imagining writing from an imagined scenario.... sometimes i make it clear which is which in my response to comments but not always.
        The enigma of the poet author is a good hand to play, in my book. Thereby one can lay one's heart bare and the reader will not know if it's truth or fiction - thereby i am protecting myself - should i feel it necessary. ..... yes sometimes it's necessary.

      • orchidee

        Good write LB.
        Snap! I chose same picture as you, just after you posted. I didn't see the pic on your poem first - honest!
        *Staggers back in amazment*. Great minds think alike. Or - Small things amuse small minds. Or a bit of both! lol.
        With the latter - now when are me 3 brain cells coming back from holiday? heehee.

        • L. B. Mek

          thank you!
          lol, double snap was supposed to post this a day earlier but had internet connection issues: was meant to be I guess

        • Fay Slimm.

          A love-filled description of trying to meet another' s eye-view yet versed with such honesty when early embraces become chilled with cold distance. An engaging read

          • L. B. Mek

            thank you Fay, I hope the honesty is relatable to others: once you go down that road some writes can be very self-centred but maybe that's ok sometimes

          • Dove

            Sometimes I wonder if no embrace is better than a cold distant embrace! A heartfelt poem!
            Thanks for sharing!

            • L. B. Mek

              I know what you mean as well, if we are left with just solitude sooner or later we can get accustomed to it, but the uncertainty of hope tainted by disappointment and regret has a habit of making things more complicated than they need ever be...
              thank you!

            • MelissaJA

              "as young, as the laughter you share with me" is my favorite line from this piece. well written

              • L. B. Mek

                glad you could relate to it and thanks for highlighting my favourite line as well

              • Goldfinch60

                Love and feelings are always there in a loved ones eyes.


                • L. B. Mek

                  I like your positivity, lets hope reality mirrors your sentiments
                  Thanks Andy

                • Neville

                  Okay, so now ya got her undivided attention, whip the ring out and pop da question.... Well bloomin penned my friend 😎👍

                  • L. B. Mek

                    ikr it goes to plan... until of-course inevitably: she stutters her ummm's and ahhh's... then it's back to playing the class joker, with a winked frown of horror's mirror, while that trembling knee lifts a rapidly sinking spirit to exclaim loud a pitiful: 'sike! just practising for the real thing...' haha - ha, hmmmm 😥
                    lmao, sorry that's the pessimist in me, I think it's good to feed it regularly so it doesn't pop-up: unexpectedly 😅
                    thanks, hope you're having a fun break my friend

                  • Quemis

                    I am terrified of this idea.
                    I also can't escape its validity.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      yeah, I agree can be a little daunting if taken too seriously,
                      thank you

                      • Quemis

                        Its true, whatever else it is.

                      • thelmaeze6

                        Thank you for bringing your beautiful creativity to our world; I am personally grateful because your poems speak truth which is the ultimatum of poetry. Thank you.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          what a rewarding read, you've gifted me
                          as for me, sincerity is the anchor thread
                          connecting my eclectic scribbles
                          and so your comments, I shall treasure
                          for a long time indeed
                          thank you for taking the time
                          how very kind, dear poet

                        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

                          Really like your words in this 🙂

                          • L. B. Mek

                            oh how very sweet of you
                            so glad you found this
                            thank you for taking the time, dear poet

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