L. B. Mek

gifted Secrets



that advert you hate

but watch till the end

then get annoyed-at

all over again


I pause - rewind, till the commercial just before

acting nonchalant

as you return and press play

your eyes, glued to that dreadful advert

mine, immersed in your scowling smile:

my most treasured secret,


you hate to cook but feeding people is your passion

cutting corners - like it’s a hobby

I drop by your battlefield kitchen 

just to watch you squirm - fidget and stash

your latest - supposed shortcut

your back, pushing against that accomplice drawer


I can’t help but tease - leaning closer 

to return your blockading bear hug

as tight as I can:

my only addiction in life,


you hurt, eyelid rainfalls from watching a romcom 

but refuse to surrender your vulnerability’s - easily

scampering away, you run that tap water

as loud: as a waterfall blanket

and with each nuance of yourself you gift me, I tumble

with an avalanche’s certainty, squeezing my identity

to align within your ideal partner’s ski-skates, despairingly

until you notice me – hopefully, and I’m freed - permanently

from this shadowed existence, upon friendship’s Arctic isles

a reality so far from ideal: daydreaming, whilst by your side



© L. B. Mek

June 2019


  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    A good poem , Mek πŸ™‚ sometimes we love those who we may not even understand . I guess you can’t help who you love ...

    • L. B. Mek

      very true, but its those options
      we seemingly have little power over
      that reward us with those
      profound memento's, of our lives..
      thanks for the supportive comment

    • PrEm Ji

      There is no need to differentiate, since love is your very existence!

      • L. B. Mek

        how dull
        existence would be without love
        how obscene
        to try and carve a monopoly
        from what
        Nature: gifts for free;
        as bad
        as trying to charge each other
        for water...
        maybe even Air, someday soon
        sound's, absurd?
        let's hope I'm just being dramatic

      • Teddy.15

        i cannot help but just say wow. and an addiction to bear hugs what a wonderful thought. i actually hugged my friend today after 18 months. i see the message in here is- live and let live- and- judge not i for who i be, i shall not judge thee-.

        • L. B. Mek

          but, gifted Poetess - always, feel free to judge my feeble poetry
          and gift me, my stepping stones: for poetic growth... 😎
          (18 months worth, of a hug
          all in one go?!)
          "oh the inhumanity!" won't anyone care
          for the plight of our innocent, vertebrae... 😁
          forgive me, I'm a simpleton at heart
          I see bright sunshine, dancing in my eyes
          and all I want to do, is have some fun..
          thanks for the encouraging comment
          and very kind show of support, dear poet
          as ever, I'm humbled by your generous spirit

        • Neville

          ... Tis such a joy to read ya when you got the bit between ya teeth sir ...

          • L. B. Mek

            ooops, best tiptoe my way out...

          • Trenz Pruca

            A good one. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

            • L. B. Mek

              so glad you enjoyed it, dear poet
              thanks for taking the time to comment and support

            • Goldfinch60

              Good words Mek.


              • L. B. Mek

                thank you, my friend

              • tmjackson1968

                Really well written. I enjoyed this.

                • L. B. Mek

                  really appreciate you taking the time
                  to comment and support, how very kind
                  thank you!

                • SureshG

                  A poignant read, exceptionally expressed

                  • L. B. Mek

                    oooooooh, how new
                    ain't 'exceptionally expressed'
                    just one of the most delicious wordings, of praise..
                    humbly, I thank you

                  • Saxon Crow

                    A very well written and thought out piece. I love that our own personal perception shapes this poem. Brilliant

                    • L. B. Mek

                      'our own personal perception shapes this poem.'
                      what a wonderful observation, dear poet
                      thank you!

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