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Rescue Me

Filtered through the mists of dream,
sound broke my reverie.
“Hello” he slurred “I’m drunk I am,
will you please come for me”
In semi-dark, and close to sleep,
I’d dress to do the run
to rescue back my loved one,
now he’d had his night of fun.

So vulnerable & childlike,
his form came into view.
I’d watch him, swaying as he walked,
my love for him just grew.
Bruised from the game, kebab in hand,
he’d climb into my car,
with drunken gaze he’d look across
and say “you’re ace you are!”

As I look back with fondness,
I feel now as I felt then.
How I wish, with all my heart,
it could all begin again.
But those times are gone, those calls have ceased,
how unfair life can be;
having given all my love to him,
he’s not there to rescue me. 

February 2008 - one of the first poems I wrote when emotions were still raw from a broken

Copyright © Sharon Tideswell

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 1:04:00 PM
    I know and feel this poem. Some of my best poetry has come from heartbreak, funny how that works. thank you for sharing

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 9:42:00 AM
    and way back then you were able to capture such raw emotion in your write and you've only gotten better and better-- this pulled at my heartstrings Sharon-- can't help but feel sad especially when I read you last line -- I am so happy for you though with your new job :)! I wish you all the best & you start tomorrow -- hugs to you & you are so right, I am sure that Auntie Jen had something to do with it :) --thank you for passing by through my poems & your heartwarming comments :) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 2:14:00 PM
    I have misty eyes now,heartfelt dear friend. .love can be painful,sweet and sad!im sure yot deserve better.

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 6:24:00 AM
    I dare say a few of us on the Soup needing rescuing in ones past, and yes the hurt can last quite a time >> James

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 10:45:00 PM
    I love this , the way you remember him in a vulnerable very human state like this, Sharon. Makes for excellent free verse. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 2:21:00 PM
    wow! I can feel the raw emotion, Sharon. And thanks for the lovely comment. I told Nikko I would make one and i accomplished one.. It made me proud. My favorite line was the one you picked as well.. Thanks a lot.,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 10:49:00 AM
    An emotion filled write Sharon. The emotions so evident even reading it today. We have all been there, memories seem to linger. ;) Love Wilma

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 6:42:00 AM
    ~Oh Happy Day~ I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, and lots of inspiration Sharon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 3:41:00 PM
    So much feelings shared where the reader can feel the hurt.. well written

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 3:13:00 PM
    Very creative and emotional write on a broken relationship enjoyed it, Sharon

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 2:20:00 PM
    deep, when he needed you, you were there and now that you need him, he's not there, nice one, enjoyed your write...P.D.