L. B. Mek

of Sweetness


‘Inflation Precipice’, fearmongering headlines. 

‘Death, be not proud’, poetry.

‘Love island TV’, pixelated zoo’s

‘COVID here to stay’, reality.

‘Zhengzhou & New York flooding’, nature’s frustrations



my ultra-HD blinkered VPN

can only identify: clear skies - obstinately

in each, bleak horizon

they’re trying to bludgeon us with.


Divisive warmongering, polarising politics 

as all-consuming lead story, tannoy vomit 

yet, all me and you care about

are scrolling footnotes

of tomorrow’s, weather forecasts.


‘No rain!’ We text – in sync

let’s head to that spot, we talked about

we’ll break out, to break-in

those new matching t-shirts, we dyed ourselves

last weekend;


excitement, in every notification 

‘no you, hang-up’

as our daily nightcaps 

grinning wide, at 6am

like, it’s a mandatory requirement. 


Sweetness of life, in each ‘Woosah’

of attraction’s meditative, tingly skin  

and these are just, preview highlights 


we’re back, at each other’s side.


I see you, waiting

by your doorstep 


smiling, I park

far too close to the kerb, and wave 

even before you close the car door, we hug

because, we’ve

got our priorities: right;


I let my eyes, serenade you

with a million love poems

‘stop it’, you blush: ‘never!’ I promise. 


We begin

as passing sirens, accompany 

blaring obscenely, alarmingly 


we still hear every syllable, shared

in our engrossing conversation

about, work stresses and lunch breaks;


you’re laughing

all-teeth brimming

hair - like personality, let-loose

flowing free

we’re vibing, gliding

with no need for music’s

mood setting.


Later, as I hold you tight

you ask about: Time

I whisper a lover’s, reply


one more minute, just

one more blink

one more, synchronised 



Let’s cherish - us

my Truth, my Escape, my Love

in these moments of sweetness; 

no words - just lips

and nourishing warmth, seeping deep

blossoming love





© L. B. Mek

August 2021


  • dusk arising

    mmmm living - loving it! Who needs some remote newswriters agenda when important stuff like life is on hand.

    Love the way you've framed this with it's great intro.

    • L. B. Mek

      'mmmm living - loving it!'
      what a perfect wording, and
      'important stuff like life: is on hand!'
      Indeed, dear Poet
      so very true, thank you! Dusk
      for such a considered and emotive comment
      perfectly magnifying what I was trying to convey.

    • Teddy.15

      Dear L.B your poetic heart has once again showered us with a glorious thought about just loving life as it is our greatest gift, i cannot help but think this is for a particular lady in your life it's got a romantic tone so elegant.

      I let my eyes, serenade you

      with a million love poems

      ‘stop it’, you blush: ‘never!’ I promise.

      We begin

      as passing sirens, accompany

      blaring obscenely, alarmingly


      we still hear every syllable, shared

      in our engrossing conversation

      about, work stresses and lunch breaks;

      love these lines, but i just enjoy all your writes, filled with positivity and wisdom. kudos from me my dear poet friend.

      • L. B. Mek

        now please excuse me, while I put ice on my cheeks..
        thank you! you sweet generous soul of a poetess
        I think your write yesterday 'A chance meeting with luck'
        and this one, reflect that same ambition
        to mine worthwhile, meaning out of life
        whatever our current circumstances may be
        and that's a truism we need to keep alive
        in this ever challenging, 'age of anxiety'
        we're traversing

        • Teddy.15

          sending my heart over to you dear Mek, dreams can't be trodden on unless we move our own protective foot out the way!

        • Neil Higgins

          "my ultra-HD blinkered VPN"
          I need one of these LB.
          What an amazing write you have posted here.I will need to reread several times,but wow.

          • L. B. Mek

            yeah, that line was fun to write
            but the reality is, we're kinda forced
            to block out so much
            if we want to maintain some measure
            of happiness, in our lives..
            so glad you liked this one, dear poet
            thank you! for your unwavering support
            how very kind you are

          • Neville

            Promise me .. nah, promise us you will never tinker, jiggle or revise a single word ......................................21st century poetry has just come of age damn it ..

            • L. B. Mek

              all ultar vpn DH,
              that's search engine optimisation lingo
              if you will 🤣
              21st century poetry? is exotic surnames
              utilised to sale a book of character limited
              'sharing, of soulfully abound worded orifices'
              with titles like honey in it...
              sale millions of copies, and not have a single line
              worth quoting in it... 🤐
              but hey, if its garnered popularity - its a class act!
              ah, now I see
              so that's where, modernity's democracy evolved from
              as always, Blame it all on the poetry!
              (sorry for that unexpected rant
              must have been wanting to unleash that
              for a while,
              forgive me, my friend)
              but in all seriousness
              with heartfelt sincerity, I thank you!

            • Robert Haigh

              A beautifully written piece, brimming with poetic imagery and inventive narrative! Bravo!

              • L. B. Mek

                wow, have you thought about writing blurbs
                your comment would make me buy any
                film, music, book or art lol
                thank you for the kind support
                and for highlighting my tepid attempt at a narrative..
                (in shallow waters, I deep a toe in first) lol

              • Fay Slimm.

                This write is so special I want it to read every time I need a dose of tonic as it brims with right attitude on life my friend. Agree too with Neville this is 21st century poetry at its very best.

                • L. B. Mek

                  what a delight, a romantic write
                  that's got your approval!
                  you've given me the confidence
                  to try and share a few more now
                  thank you! dear Fay
                  our resident: nature and love poet, supreme

                • Goldfinch60

                  Wonderful words Mek bringing that sweetness to us all.


                  • L. B. Mek

                    luckily you're all sweet toothed
                    admittedly, I borrowed some of your positivity
                    and let my cynical side, rest for a bit.. lol
                    thanks Andy

                  • John Prophet

                    Great write LBM

                    • L. B. Mek

                      thank you! dear poet
                      glad you enjoyed the read

                    • myself and me

                      The sweetness of love conquered all the bitterness in life. A unique piece to enjoy.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        perfectly summarised!
                        that's the wondrous nature of love, I think
                        its capacity to overcome, anything...
                        thank you! for investing the time
                        to engage with my humble write, so meaningfully

                      • Lucy Reid

                        Wow, incredible... thank you so much for this 🙂

                        • L. B. Mek

                          thank you! for such an encouraging comment
                          how very kind

                        • aDarkerMind

                        • aDarkerMind

                          has the applause for this finished yet L B ?

                          i doubt it!

                          • L. B. Mek

                            if a talent of your calibre adds
                            even a single handed, clap
                            then we all gain a bit more credibility I think, dear Poet
                            I'm humbled and so grateful

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