With you I had no cause to feel worried –
Pain of my history may be released.
With you I could be honest and naive –
Fear of abusive men was soon decreased.
When I revealed the truth of who I am,
You didn’t react like a wallowing fool.
You understood age dictated a past;
I lived a dark life before I met you.
Despite my numerous complexities,
You proved brave enough to dare to love me.
Where lesser mortals quit on me too soon,
You chose to see the beauty within me.
When our brutal world kicked me to the ground,
I could be both poisonous and cruel.
Pretentious, dogmatic, intolerant,
But these faults didn’t ever matter to you.
When my temper manipulated me,
You weren’t afraid to ease my angry soul.
When my heart’s passions inflamed my body,
You possessed the courage to take control.
To you I was more unique than a freak;
You saw the beauty flow within my soul.
With you I could be selfish and heartless;
No fear you couldn’t handle my lost control.
When you released me from my misery,
I saw a world full of bright mystery.
You opened the heart I relished to hide –
You didn’t judge me for my dark history.
Despite my often resentful nature,
You never harmed the fragile me inside.
Unlike spineless men who feared my spirit,
You were someone with whom I could confide.
When our world drove me to despise myself,
I could be both indignant and bitter.
Self-conscious, self-obsessed and demanding,
But I knew you were no feeble quitter.
Rescued me was exactly what you did –
You rescued me from the pain in my life.
Men were demanding – no understanding –
You rescued me from a lifetime of strife.
Cruel men tried to take control of me –
You came to heal my mutilated soul.
Rescued me was exactly what you did;
Thank God you rescued me and made me whole.