So lost was I

In a dark realm

Of despondency

Where love

Was only imagined

And ever fleeting


So lost was I

In a place

Where dreams

Were destroyed

The very instant

They were born


So lost was I

In a world

Of temporary pleasures

Where words

Became everything

And then nothing


So lost was I

In an empty hope

Seeking acceptance

From others

Who only sought

To steal my soul


So lost was I

In a game

Where rules

Were optional

And the players

Took advantage


So lost was I

In complete desperation

Yearning to find

Someone to fill

The void

In my broken heart


So lost was I

In the emptiness

Which I felt

Causing my mind

To lose faith

In all that mattered


So lost was I

In utter darkness

And then light

Fell upon

My tear streaked face

And I was rescued



Written By, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: October 30, 2016

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10 responses to “Rescued

  1. Amen! This was well said. Thanks, I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

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  2. Thanks IB. 🙂


  3. Very heart wrenching. Such a deep look into your soul. Such sadness but a joy a light at the end. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. So powerful, Michelle. Thank you for sharing this ❤️

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  5. You’re welcome Dorinda. ❤

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  6. Beautiful, Michelle. The turn-around of the last stanza is stunning. 🙂

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  7. Thank you D. 😉

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  8. Thank you 😊