of Sweetness

L. B. Mek


‘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.

    • 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!

      • 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

              • 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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