Dear sweet youth,

L. B. Mek




Beneath light’s refracted illusions 

Dying stars adorning clearest of sky

Traversing a universe’s, ephemerality 

Witnessing, stainless hopes n dreams


Once, when smiles never felt precious 

and Love, was as abundant as Time

When moonlight coveted our laughter

and we pulsed in-step with nature’s 





© L. B. Mek

March 2023


  • sorenbarrett

    A most beautiful and distant view of eternity and its changes. Nothing is forever, but memories last as long as life and focusing on the wonderful brings nostalgia and peace.

  • Bella Shepard

    So many times in my life, I have heard an aged person relate a story beginning with the word "once". We are priviliged to have all of those once's in our lives. This is beautifully and so lovingly written dear friend!

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you dear Poet, so glad you enjoyed the read
      (privileged are we, who have our 'once'
      to call on, in those twilight scenes
      where breath and blink, wearily stutter
      yet our heart's and mind's
      choose, to so fervently remember...)

    • Fay Slimm.

      Oh for that time so expertly described in this perceptive write to be resurrected when "smiles never felt precious" - one your best my friend and into my list of faves this flies.

      • L. B. Mek

        thank you dear Fay
        so glad you're feeling better
        and as always I'm humbled by your generous support
        thank you!

      • charles69

        I read this work several times times and was very impressed and inspired by it. I think you used some great imagery. Good work.

        • L. B. Mek

          thank you, dear Poet
          glad you could relate

        • Neville

          they just don't get much better than perfect, do they folks .. well not that often anyway .. I'm just gonna say this one's very good for now .. but we all know the first day back leaves a lot to be desired ..

          • L. B. Mek

            I'm typing these words, desperate
            to read what you've posted
            thank you for the kind words, Hyung

          • heartbones20

            MASTERPIECE!! absolutely love this!

            • L. B. Mek

              You've made my day, kind friend
              thank you

            • PoetVids - I am WriteBeLight only in Video Version :)

              You have a beautiful mind that creates beautiful visions though poetry!

            • Goldfinch60

              Being in step with Nature is surely the way to go Mek.


              • L. B. Mek

                indeed, my friend
                I'm already look forward
                to your summertime, nature walk poems
                by your treasured lake..
                glad you enjoyed the read

              • NafisaSB


                • L. B. Mek

                  glad you enjoyed the read, dear poet
                  appreciate you taking the time
                  to scroll through my past scribbles
                  how very kind

                  • NafisaSB

                    you have a good style of writing, and am impressed by your compositions. Congratulations..
                    actually, we have relocated into a large gated complex just before Covid, so i really have to allocate time to reading, and reading is suffering, but trying to keep up, or at least publish poems written earlier

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