L. B. Mek

A conductor: entrusted, A muse: beloved, Fate: melodically entwined


without lyrics to decipher 

or a music sheet to unravel


those ruins of a melodic love’s, dampened passion

armed with your empathy’s orchestra, of compassion  

and your deftly insightful, actions

with sensitivity’s tentative approach, of fractions


gradually – you, resurrected 

what was once neglected;


a lung’s stunted, rasping - sighs

healing, under your enticing - directions

fingers, influencing with a gentle - caress,

soothing - time-hardened bruising  


awakening – a fluttering, tepid beat

rhythmically – drumming each tentative, step

revitalising – a pulsating heart’s steady rise,

synchronising that symphonic Minuet - connection


until eventually, a resurgently euphoric Allegro

declares loud, with a Tenor's blossoming falsetto

this budding romance, as our story’s: Phoenix crescendo!   



© L. B. Mek

December 2019


  • Teddy.15

    In true L.B style you got me on your first two lines, so clever and as ever stunning poetry. X

    • L. B. Mek

      ha! that l. b. style of 'try-it-all till one sticks'... lol
      but, yeah
      I have been working on this for a little while
      and mainly, like you
      I was drawn to the first two lines
      which haven't changed over the years.
      always appreciate your far, too generous support
      dear cherished Poetess,
      never will I ever take it for granted
      and so humbly, sincerely
      I thank you!

    • Marie

      Wow! An amazing write which took my breath away as I read, dear L.B.
      Very skillfully penned, this sublime penning in this basket of delight! Thank you for sharing, dear poet...

      • L. B. Mek

        glad you liked it, dear poet
        what comforting warmth you imbue
        into your comments
        how very kind, thank you

        • Marie

          MOST welcome, always, dear L.B. Wishing you a very blessed and beautiful day to enjoy...

        • aDarkerMind

          here here....
          stunning poetry L B;

          • L. B. Mek

            a little different, swimming in the experimental deep-end
            out of my depth, so it took a while
            but, defo was worth the wait..
            thank you! for your encouraging stamp of approval, my friend

          • Trenz Pruca

            Wow! music for my mind. Thank you.

            • L. B. Mek

              yeah, that's the vibes I was going with
              a lot of saxophone solos, like A. Ayler
              accompanied me while editing this over the years;
              this is the second time you've identified and highlighted
              the musical inspiration behind my scribbles, thank you!

            • Goldfinch60

              Very good write Mek may that crescendo always bring joy and wonder to all.


              • L. B. Mek

                as you're a music aficionado, I was hoping you'd like this one
                I was going to pair this write with
                Pavarotti's 'Nessun Dorma' clip, since those lyrics
                reflect the tone of the write, but
                I changed my mind.. lol

              • Thekkinkkattil

                Revitalizing and rhythmic even without lyrics a good write Mek

                • L. B. Mek

                  nice, glad you found it revitalising
                  that's high praise indeed, thank you!

                • yellowrose

                  An engaging interesting read .., nicely expressed , Mek 🙂

                  • L. B. Mek

                    thank you! I hope you had a little fun reading it,
                    would be nice to return the favour
                    for all the wonderful reads you share, dear poet

                  • MendedFences27

                    Saving a love through music. A plausible event with the right romantic conductor. An interesting tale of resurgent love and musical appreciation. They say that "music is the shorthand of emotion" and that love is the greatest emotion. The power of one is expressed by the other.
                    You have married the two, music and love , in a very unique way. And your poem ends on a crescendo. - Phil A.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      what a comprehensive, and eloquently succinct
                      summarisation, of my humble scribble
                      thank you very much, kind poet

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