Rescued

Rescued

.

The deep stitches that mark my flesh
Are medals from battles worn with pride
The wounds that line her battered heart
Moisten her breath with tears sheโ€™s cried

Me, the lonely beach boy surviving broken love
She, an indigo child tangled, a hand without a glove

It was my role to be the valiant knight
To rescue her from the pain of broken dreams
Bravely fighting off the slings and arrows
I was rescued by the poet in tattered jeans

I normally don’t post on Fridays, but my Poetry Muffin needs to read my words. And her wish is my demand.

Photo credit: Nandita.

186 thoughts on “Rescued

      1. Yes I felt the parallels to my own story which connected me to the underpinning of emotions to the words. I think you and Nandita should publish your poetry to each other. Iโ€™d frog leap my grandmother to get to a copy first. ๐Ÿ˜

        Liked by 2 people

        1. I think we should keep your grandmother out of this. Though I have no doubt about your superior leap frogging abilities. Someday we may have to publish our poems to one another. Thanks so much for your kind words and suggestion. On behalf of both of us. thanks.

          Liked by 1 person

  1. Sometimes, just maybe sometimes, it is the damsel under duress who is destined to save the knight…

    This truly is one of your finest, if not your best. Absolutely stunning with amazing metaphors right from the get go…and the symbolism of stitches just left me staring at the screen for a while. Then, there were other things which I now feel stupid to even mention, like the rhyme scheme and word choice..you’ve become such an outstanding poet.

    This was an impeccable example of an ekphrastic poem, besides being nothing short of a poetic jewel. So vivid in description, so spot-on in narration, so praiseworrhy on reflection and so incredible in amplifation and expansion in meaning.

    Bellissimo, mi amor.. take a bow.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Well this is a case where the damsel rescued the knight in shining armor.

      Happy you liked the metaphors. I was happy with the opening stanza myself. Yeah the stitches was a good one. So me.
      You are so kind Amor. We will need to discuss this comment. I hope you are not waiting for a breakdown. lol Thank you Love. So happy you are pleased.

      P.S. I know you want me to take a bow so you can see my butt. I’m onto you. Love you ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ’˜ โค โค โค

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Ah you dared ask the question so many wish to ask. Ally is here with me. We are legally together as she works out immigration issues and I work out legal issues of my own. But for all intents and purposes, I am single. And madly in love. Thank you for the visit. Hope I answered your question.

      Liked by 2 people

            1. Seriously, no woman should be expected to share her man in anyway including in a cyber way. Honestly, your question through me off. Never expected you to ask me that. Really hoped for your blessings. Yeah, I would never ask any woman to be okay with that. So, the answer should have been NO from the beginning. My error.

              Like

  2. Wow, a wonderful poem by a humbly amazing poet. A knight in shinning armor that was rescued, a classic wizard of of love tale of Dorothy saving the tin man and getting him a heart, her heart. One rescue deserves another as I see you two are both each otherโ€™s life line. A beautiful write Drew, I always seen her as a heroine. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Lovely, Drew. I was going to ask about broken love but I read through the comments. You know I always wish you only the best in life and if you are happy, I am happy. Things always have a way of working out the way they were meant. Mwah!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. My old followers have abandoned me. Perhaps, my fault. But I am not one to air dirty laundry here. She is here physically with me. You know how our current administration is treating immigrants. I don’t want to see her deported after the help she has given me. With that said, I am single and in love. Thankfully N is patient. She understands all the legalities that is delaying our union. And I do love her so. Thank you for understanding.
      And that line was one of the reasons I wrote this poem. Thanks Sis.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I won’t say I’m sad things didn’t work out because it’s obviously for the best and you are so happy. I was a little confused as to what was happening but felt it wasn’t my business to ask. Figured you’d share if/when u wanted. You know I cannot be anything but happy for you!

        Liked by 1 person

                1. Well, it was our birthdays. We did celebrate it, but it was more like two really good friends. The following day, I posted a poem titled “Drowning In Thoughts Of You.” About my evening getting semi drunk and thinking of Nandita. This week would mark our 9th wedding anniversary, but we won’t be celebrating that. We still live together while she attains her citizenship and while I settle my legal matters. Really not something I wanted to discuss here in WP. My lawsuit would benefit having a “doting” wife. Her citizenship requires her to still be married TO ME. Nandita is my future. And I am happy.

                  Liked by 1 person

  4. And of coz it is โ€œcuteโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‡
    Third: I saw your comment (was it today? lol Iโ€™m not sure anymore, all my post r scheduled until 3 June so not so easy to be โ€œonโ€). But u said u was confused about the page ๐Ÿ™‚ itโ€™s ok, I guess – normal. I was confused too ๐Ÿ˜‚ in the beginning, but I guess it is such layout: recent/latest post in the BIG window. Then when posts r moving (when Iโ€™m blogging new) – all slowly, step-by-step moves down ๐Ÿ™ƒ. Thatโ€™s all.
    Not sure why โ€œlatestโ€ -> 5,7 days ago…i guess depends on the category Iโ€™m choosing as โ€œfeaturedโ€.
    In 2 words: itโ€™s complicated ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but to check big window is enough ๐Ÿ™‚ otherwise Reader ๐Ÿ‘‹

    Liked by 2 people

  5. You know, love is not always straightforward and easy. It is never a ‘bed of roses’ – maybe that is why it has inspired countless poets and novelists throughout centuries! What a sad and beautiful little piece – I wish you all the best.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. I believe you are right. Love is never easy. But when you find that special someone, you can conquer anything. As you say, love is the only thing that has inspired all artists writers and poets. Thank you so much for your comments and kind wishes. It is appreciated.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. For some reason, the “poet in tattered jeans” line really struck a cord with me. Maybe because it felt so descriptive, even without the picture, I could see a poet, in tattered jeans. And maybe the tattered jeans were part of the story. I don’t know. It just had the most feeling for me for some reason.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Your words make me happy. Since I opened describing the broken couple, I thought it was fitting to end this piece mentioning something broken, (tattered jeans) again, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are always appreciated.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Awww. This is too sweet. Oh my. You are like the prince charming, the knight in shining armor, cliche. But I love it. I mean, you are the proof that although a girl’s heart has been broken and beaten, someone can still love her, all of her. This is what love is. So sweet.

    Can you please try to follow my blog page, if you don’t mind. I would love to connect with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Hi Ragazza, its so wonderful to see you here on my darling’s site. He is an amazing poet and it gives me great pleasure to see my readers finding him. You’ll often find me here, responding on his behalf. We fill in for each other. I’m sure you must have seen him all over my blog. Well, truth be told, my entire blog is about him. *Blush blush*

      Guess what? He responded to your wonderful comment but he responded it without hitting “reply to comment”. Lol. I love his clumsiness too. So I thought I’ll thank you on his behalf and let you know he has followed you back. Oh and you might want to read his response to you by scrolling down the comments. Sorry for the trouble and welcome to my main home. โค๏ธ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ha ha ha ha! I knew it, I didn’t mention that I know you, but when I saw your name, along with the credit in the photo, I knew, you two knew each other. That’s awesome! Another great writer added to my list. Thank you so much for the reply.

        Ha ha. I knew it, all those posts about love, Nandita, you are truly inspired!

        I would definitely love to see his reply, going over there now. Ha ha.

        Liked by 1 person

                    1. I don’t like to intrude but am quite mystified by what I real about you, Allie and N. I hope Allie is alright. I am happy about you, that should go without saying.

                      Liked by 1 person

                    2. Yes, thanks. Sounds good to me.
                      N is fantastic (though half the times I don’t know what she is talking about, quite a high brow, โ˜บ) you two make a really nice pair.

                      Liked by 1 person

                    3. Nandita is a wonderful. woman and I hope to make her my wife. As for her writing it is very eloquent. She is a true poet in every form if the word. She can her adjust her writing to fit any format. Can’t think of another poet her in WP that has her uncanny writing talent. Lucky for me I have become a student of poetry so I can usually catch the themes and motifs. I on the other hand write for the common man so it may be easier to understand, but do let comments or the size of my blog fool you. She is the great poet. And hopefully someday her name will be mentioned with the greats. Thanks for your kind words. Hopefully I relieved your doubts. One day she and I will be man and wife.

                      Liked by 1 person

                    4. Wow, here are best wishes for you. So long you understand her, we mere mortal stand a chance at translation. I have seen you interpreting her writing at times. It does throw some light. Happy for you.

                      Liked by 2 people

                    5. Thank you Ismail for investing your time in knowing more about us. Clearly, you must be fascinated by us. Lol.

                      Oh and your words for me (high brow), ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m choosing to take that as a compliment. You see, I speak heavily in metaphors which only Andrew gets with precision and rightly so since everything I write is for him, even if a particular piece is not about him.

                      Hope you have a happy Sunday

                      Liked by 1 person

                    6. Yes I did mean the heavy on metaphor stuff. How can one not be fascinated by you? I can identify with quite a lot you say. Hope to soon see a picture of the man and wife. ๐Ÿ’•

                      Liked by 2 people

  8. Thank you for your kind words. Don’t know about the Prince Charming stuff. I am more like the frog that was kissed by my Princess Nandita. Yes, a good woman that has had her heart broken can still find love. I love everything about my darling’s fragile heart and soul. She is and will always be the only one for me.

    Yes, I have followed your page. Looking forward to reading your posts. Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. This was a beautiful piece.
    Expressing feelings very well.
    And a special delivery before the weekend.
    A thoughtful man.
    It is good to see heart-felt writing like this with a message and purpose behind it.
    Have a great weekend Andrew and Nandita. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much Forrest. Nandita is a wonderful woman deserving of what I have and don’t have. Right now I have to make her happy with my words. Thanks for reading and for your good wishes. Nandita and I wish you a wonderful remainder to the weekend and all the best.

      Like

    1. I am flattered and honored that you included me on your list. I appreciate tour kind gesture. Please know, I am grateful. However, I don’t participate in the tags or awards thing. If, I accepted yours, so many others who I rejected before would be offended. Thank you for understanding. It is a pleasure following your blog. Thanks for thinking of me.

      Like

              1. Lovely to see your love Nandita!
                Haan haan kabhi kabhj sasural itna accha hota hai ki mayke se zyaada accha lag jaata hai๐Ÿ˜โค… No offenseโค

                Hugs๐Ÿ’ž

                Liked by 1 person

                    1. Managed sounds like a deal. Lol.

                      I’d say “love destined” or even better “love living” since it is a never-ending saga.

                      You’ll probably think I’m behaving like a teenager. ๐Ÿ˜ But I guess our love is evergreen.

                      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.