L. B. Mek

Y @ Play


come my way - dear memory

let’s rewind - to a sweet melody

when alcohol - still caressed, deliciously 


and laughter’s keys, 

                                drowned our fears:

                                                              into melancholy 


we danced 

                 each beat, all night:

                                                so greedily


like we knew 

                     this dream, would never end:

                                                                   in mere fantasy, 


drum-base-crescendo please, then repeat


till we’ve sang regret’s tears - bone dry

feeling feather free, like Spring’s leaves

cherishing - each lived bite, of life’s ephemeral plate

exhaling mint-fresh hope, in each - treasured breath

escaped, from chasing hindsight’s tails

in stagnant love’s: drainage sails


and We, say


come our way - serendipity 

bring that smile that fits our style

where we believe happy-ending’s - into realty

sliding - into custom-fit arms, gracelessly

as it was meant-to-be: imperfectly

humming, our gratitude - ever gently


jazz-smooth snare, as we declare – our sincerity: devotedly



© L. B. Mek

December 2020


  • Fay Slimm.

    Loud applause for some wonderful word-paintings in this impressive reflection on remembered togetherness. A super read L.B.

    • L. B. Mek

      good to just have some fun, remind ourselves why we started writing all those lonely blank pages ago, lol (me, dramatic.. never! ahem..)
      thanks again dear Fay, if you thought it worthy enough to praise, then I must have got some of the fun elements across, nothing more I can as for

    • dusk arising

      Those younger days of untainted hope driven by enthusiasm testosterone made wholesome devotion. To the undying accompanyment of the rhythm of life with it's cresendos, crashes, grace notes of joy and glissando banana skins.

      • L. B. Mek

        'with it's cresendos, crashes, grace notes of joy and glissando banana skins.'
        now that dear poet, is one memorable comment!
        glad you liked this one Dusk, thanks for taking time to comment and support

      • Trenz Pruca

        I was listening to Kieth Jarrett when I read your poem -- a jazz-smooth snare...

        • L. B. Mek

          timing eh? lol
          still, appreciate you taking time to comment and share this antidote with me, very kind of you dear poet

        • FredPeyer

          Beautifully written and great presentation!

          • L. B. Mek

            glad you liked it Fred, hope you had some fun reading it
            thanks for the supportive comment dear poet

          • Jerry Reynolds

            Very nice, L.B. Enjoyable read.

            • L. B. Mek

              thanks Jerry, yeah just a little fun and something different

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful lovelorn words Mek.


              • L. B. Mek

                indeed, insightful comment Andy
                thanks for supporting and commenting my friend

              • yellowrose

                Beautiful poem ! Very nicely expressed and very engaging read 🙂 I enjoyed

                • L. B. Mek

                  wonderful! what more can anyone ask for in a comment
                  thank you for taking time to support dear poet, I'm humbled

                • Olivia.

                  Wow so intrigued by this! Its amazing. I also love the presentation, really unique. X

                  • L. B. Mek

                    'unique' is such a kind word I think, lol
                    thank you for your supportive comment, so glad you enjoyed the read dear poet

                    • Olivia.

                      If we can be anything “unique” is always the best and most fun! It was definitely meant to be kind xxxx

                    • Neville

                      you do know the rhythm of these words is gonna be with me for the rest of the day dont'cha ... and know this .. I dont mind a single bit .... made me think and tap both feet at the same time .... mind you, I have been sitting down the whole time .....


                      • L. B. Mek

                        lol, have at it
                        glad I could convey the fun element within the right, as always appreciate your kind support my friend

                      • MendedFences27

                        From fond memories to their crescendo in life followed by the slowing of the beat to the pace of existence in the real world. A musical journey through life and onward to wisdom and acceptance. - Phil A.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          perfectly summarised!
                          appreciate you taking the time to write such a meaningful comment dear poet

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