A lifetime’s vista

L. B. Mek



You, with your back to me

My basketball shorts and office shirt

Hanging all over you

Your hair, wagging its tail rhythmically 

Ponytail comfort

While back of your neck, seduces me

Those small hairs, revealed 

With each sway of your ponytail’s flair

Are making music with my heartstrings

Then that classy touch of pearl droplets

Gleaming sunshine gaiety on a cloudy day


Defenceless, I approach stealthily

Desperate to not disturb

Such a sacred moment 

This be, that evolutionary rarity for a lady

Feeling free to let your guard down brazenly 

Bravely, my stuttering hand’s

Tiptoe around your waist

Knowingly, you fall back into my embrace

Wordlessly, in-sync

As I close my eyes and worship 

Feel of you

Taking breath, upon my chest


Beloved, I think this is what 

All their wars and inflated bank accounts 

Can never triumph over, shall never vanquish 

Simplicity of two heart’s lost in poetic symmetry 

These words I ink, testimony to a love

Insatiably innate

Sanctity of love’s, reciprocated veracity

Impossible to taint


I lay my fingers upon my chest, years later

There it remains, a moment anchored deep 

Within that pivotal essence of my existence 


Beloved, when I reply I love you more

This is why

Together, with everything else about you

That drives me wild

Yet, gifts me serenity in but a quirky smile



© L. B. Mek

January 2023

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 23rd, 2023 03:15
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 62
  • User favorite of this poem: Bella Shepard.


  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful loving words Mek.


    • L. B. Mek

      thank you Andy
      glad you enjoyed it my friend
      as your poetry, is often
      our bastion of love on MPS

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      Beautiful writing Mek )) lovely words

      • L. B. Mek

        thank you! dear Poet
        so glad you enjoyed the read

      • sorenbarrett

        L.B. I dive deeper than the surface of this loving song of praise to love. To me it encompasses love of all that one holds dear that "wars and inflated bank accounts" can never take away from us. A lovely ode.

        • L. B. Mek

          a beautiful interpretation, wise Poet
          indeed, anything inked in the name
          of triumphant love, surpasses
          romance, to encompass
          any n all things, deemed
          'a beloved' to someone..
          (thank you! for adding a valuable
          depth, to my humble words)

        • John Prophet

          So well said. Your usual lovely words.

          • L. B. Mek

            thank you! dear Poet
            that 'usual' I shall treasure
            as a meaningful word of encouragement

          • Jane Frye

            I hope everyone who reads your beautiful words can relate.

            • L. B. Mek

              (I wholeheartedly cherish
              the sheer humanity in your words
              thank you! dear Poet)

            • Zain Khalid


              • L. B. Mek

                (in the face of love, passion
                is absolute
                all else, is a mere impression
                of the real thing...)
                thank you dear poet
                so glad you enjoyed the read

              • Bella Shepard

                Such a beautiful moment you capture in this poem, the power of touch which says it all. I love the image of laying fingers upon your chest to stir a memory so sweet. Thank you dear poet, it is such a fav!

                • L. B. Mek

                  and your comments, similarly
                  'are such a fav!' dear cherished friend
                  thank you! you humble me

                • Neville

                  how well you wield words brother Mek .. be proud .. I know I am for you ..

                  • L. B. Mek

                    Hyung, this thing we do
                    is kinda great
                    when we get it
                    kinda right
                    even if once, in awhile
                    (thank you! dear Poet supreme
                    if you say so
                    then I shall wear my collars up
                    all weekend long)

                  • Parisab

                    Beautiful moment to capture, your words breathed a fresh breath to such lasting moments.

                    • L. B. Mek

                      thank you, dear poet
                      how very kind, glad you enjoyed the read
                      (reliving, is as good as it gets
                      'after the fact'
                      or if we get lucky, we may get a chance
                      at recreating
                      a similar memento, we can but dream)

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