an Elizabeth, for a Kin

L. B. Mek

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


her regal height 

forever crouched

stumbling, over 

invisible pavement spikes


my favourite 

conversationalist wonder

hours, travelling every tropic 

with varied topics


unyielding backbone, scaffolding 

unshakable, survival instincts

layered over a sponged, compassionate core 

busily absorbing her life’s storms; 


routines comforts, her delights

lifelong stable friendships as treasures

her purpled heart’s tattered covers

forced to survive, behind distances - curtains


memories aplenty 

of bright laughter’s energy

bloodline loyalty

forging, ever-sweet melancholy


warmth, gift wrapped 

within spirited boldness

anointed, an African princess

by her deeds: of intuitive kindness 



© L. B. Mek

August 2018

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 9th, 2021 02:32
  • Comment from author about the poem: Happy Birthday, beautiful stay safe our NHS, warrior Princess
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  • Lorna

    Now we are all routing for Elizabeth who is so dear to you.........

    • L. B. Mek

      she must be hiccupping aplenty today,
      how very kind you all are, thank you!

    • Neville

      Hail Elizabeth and long may she reign

      bows low in the presence of one very regal post .. fit for a king I'd say .....

      • L. B. Mek

        loved this, what a creative take
        regal commentary: at its finest!
        lol, such poetic fun
        thank you, my friend

      • aDarkerMind

        i would say
        ''no amount of praise will be enough for these treasured people''

        you have proved me wrong!


        • L. B. Mek

          took me a second to grasp
          but as-ever, I'm so very humbled
          every time a poet of your calibre
          generously offers me, such encouraging words
          thank you,
          oh: visionary wordsmith supreme

        • Michael Edwards

          There's a small handful of great masters at of word association on this site and you're one of them - always a pleasure to read your work.

          • L. B. Mek

            feels delightfully nostalgic
            just to see your name, my friend
            humbly, I thank you!

          • Jerry Reynolds

            A fine tribute, L.B.
            On the world stage one of my favorite ladies.

            • L. B. Mek

              it's certainly a name, for a Great Queen
              that steadfast resolve,
              will be much missed, when she's no longer
              with us, I'm certain of that...
              thank you Jerry, very kind of you

            • John Prophet

              Women can be a blessing they can be a curse. Sounds like you found a gift.
              Great write!

              • L. B. Mek

                like all things really, including us men
                its all a coin toss, of blessings and curses
                we just cherish the one
                and try to shed the other
                life goes-on, regardless of either..
                thanks for taking the time to support, dear poet

              • Coyote

                And a very happy birthday to dear Elizabeth my friend. You do her proud with this gem🙂

                • L. B. Mek

                  what a kind gesture, really appreciated
                  and thanks for the encouragement, dear poet

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