L. B. Mek

We too, were Romeo’s - once

 

Beneath that windowsill of adoration 

we waited with that zealotry of youth

and yearned, for just one more glimpse

that would lead, to one more: everything…

 

Assured, by our ears pulsating drumbeat

that our feelings were more trustworthy 

than any vaulted currency of prideful, restraint

and eventually when our reward, beamed 

from what we deemed, as our lighthouse of hope

oh - what fervent joy we tasted of life, leaping

to declare proud our loves, blinkered certainty 

draped, in that vehemence of a starlit night.

 

Once, when stars winked at us mischievously

and smiles, knew no border lines

we too, were foolhardy Romeo’s

for those cherished Rosaline’s: in our lives…

 

 

© L. B. Mek

August 2021

Comments9

  • Teddy.15

    romeo romeo where for ought thou romeo, whata thoughtful peice of poetry L.B i love your last stanza kudos dear friend. xxxxx

    • L. B. Mek

      lol, always fun to mess with the classics
      because you know, half your work
      in trying to infuse 'ease of relatability'
      into your words
      has been done for you, already..
      I was hoping you would like this one
      btw
      how far 'is sweet' verona from florence?
      as always thank you, for your
      far too generous support, my friend

      • Teddy.15

        Verona is about 2 hours from Florence, all dipends on traffic. Actually dear L.B I've never been yet, even after 20 years, but on Friday o shall be with the ghost of shakespeare in Venice for my 10 year wedding anniversary (how cool) I waited all my life for a special occasion and it's almost arrived. I hope to get some delightful poetry and some amazing photos 🤩

      • 2 more comments

      • yellowrose

        Lovely words , good poem ‘ lighthouse of hope ‘ ‘ windowsill of adoration ‘ , ‘ stars winked at us ‘

        Good choice of words ... I especially liked those ones

        • L. B. Mek

          oh, how very kind of you
          thank you for taking the time
          to highlight the lines you liked
          and providing me with such a detailed comment

        • Thekkinkkattil

          A trip to the past is always joyful especially those adolescent days. Thank you Mek. Enjoyed it

          • L. B. Mek

            yeah, I agree
            although there always will be skeletons
            we don't want to go anywhere near
            in our regret cupboard
            there are also, one or two memories
            we cherish revisiting
            from time to time..
            thanks for understanding the core theme
            of my scribble
            and interpreting it so succinctly

          • dusk arising

            Oh so well you embroider the tapestry of a young hearts romantic desire and you bring to my old bones such memories. The stumbles along a clumsy path of endeavours to achieve those early kisses of reward. The warm glow of success and voicing that famous "yes" to oneself as you do a leaping heel click heading home.

            Fun filled joyous memories eh LBM? If only we knew then what we learned later on, we would have been Cassanovas.

            One for my favourites.

            • L. B. Mek

              what an honour! thank you Dusk
              'voicing that famous "yes" to oneself
              as you do a leaping heel click
              heading home.'
              (your words, so acutely - vividly: capture
              the mood I was trying to convey, perfectly)
              you've got me grinning ear-to-ear 😁

            • Neville


              You sure know how to rub it in don't cha ................................................ if I may be allowed to cut and paste these words to myself as a constant reminder that I once was there etc etc .. I would for ever be in your debt ........................ maybe .. N

              • L. B. Mek

                lol
                its your fault, for letting me latch-on
                to your coattails
                and follow your trailblazing footprints,
                I won't apologize
                for striving, to become
                a worthy apprentice..
                but I will humbly, Thank you!

              • aDarkerMind

                a work of art for the world to read, savour, and love!

                • L. B. Mek

                  oh, y'all are just too kind
                  but still, I will cherish your goodwill
                  thank you!
                  for choosing to encourage and support
                  my humble scribbles
                  dear, Supremely Talented Poet
                  and friend

                • John Prophet

                  Once again the sophistication of your writing is amazing!

                  • L. B. Mek

                    lol
                    oh Yes, indeed
                    reading my scribbles is often
                    a black tie and shoes, affair..
                    writing them
                    well that's more, flip-flops with socks
                    and overnight coffee in me wellies
                    kinda ting.. 🤓🤡🤠
                    forgive my early morning goofiness
                    thank you for the kind words, dear poet
                    sincerely!

                  • beano

                    Ah, young love. Nothing hits the same. A fine poetic reminiscence, dear Poet.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      how very kind, and I cant agree more
                      ignorance is truly bliss
                      when it comes to love
                      or at that age,
                      probably best categorised as mutual infatuation. lol
                      thank you! glad you liked the read, dear poet

                    • mish kanafani

                      Love this...the wonderful imagery of anticipation beneath the windowsill...the promise...the dreams...the want...that moment captured holds all the magic.

                      • L. B. Mek

                        glad you enjoyed the read, dear poet
                        thank you for taking the time
                        to outline the points you liked
                        what a kind and encouraging comment!



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