I’m With You

There was a time I loved dark kohl. I did’nt know too much about makeup and I certainly hadn’t heard of makeup remover. I washed my face with regular bath soap and water and that was my entire skincare routine. So, I’d wear jet black kajal and it would stick to my eyes for at least two whole days. I did’nt need to reapply for a good two days. By the second day, it’d begin to smudge and I’d look like a raccoon’s relative. But, that was my thing – dark, dark ebony eyes. I’d wake up and I was already all made up with smudgy black eyes. Those were the days. And Avril Lavigne’s dark eyes and her music was my thing! Ah, the path to self-love and self-discovery!

I’m With You – Poem by Ruelha

I was alone on the bridge.
With nothing but a smidge.
Looked around through the crowd.
Everything was so damn loud.
Yet, alone I was.
And that was because.
I was sitting in the corner, dark
So lonely was the crowded park.

Walking in the rain.
Attempting to wash the pain.
No footsteps on the ground.
Just me, myself, my own sound.
Kept looking at my phone.
Until I realized I was alone.
I thought you'd come and find.
But that was just in my mind.

The nights have been so cold and lonely.
But I've learned to enjoy my own company.
Because there's nobody who's trying to find me.
It's been me, myself and nobody.
There's nobody to come take me home.
So I've been walking aimlessly alone.
This life was trying to figure out.
Until I finally just blacked out.

Everything was so confusing.
All of me, it was consuming.
My mind was afraid to move.
Paralyzed, I did'nt approve.
Logic or cogent analyzing
Spirit and soul polarizing.
This life was trying to figure out.
Until I finally just blacked out.

In the crowd, I searched and searched.
But no known face, none to quench my thirst.
Daggers and snakes.
Everyone was fake.
Alone I was.
And that was because.
The noises had me confused.
And to listen, I had refused.

But now I know.
I am my own shadow.
Wherever I go, it follows.
Even if I take it to the gallows.
Nobody came to take me home.
So I learned to be happy just on my own.
I take myself some place new.
And that place, that lost rue.

I discovered myself.
Cleared out my bookshelf.
Took myself some place new.
Found better things to do.
Peace and happiness followed too.
Changed my perception and view.
I came out of my mind.
And figured out what had kept me blind.

Took myself somewhere new.
Now, I'm with you.
This you can't be seen in the mirror.
Yet with every bit of me, it is familiar.
Don't completely fathom this you.
But it's already made all things new.
I'm with you; and you is in me.
And ever since, I've been breathing free.

I'm with you.
I don't know you; but you know me.
I'm with you.
And since that discovery, I've been carefree.
I'm with you.
You is me; and me is the key!
I'm with you.
You is in me; and finally me is happy.
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. It is inspired by Avril Lavigne’s song ‘I’m with you.’ Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. I have always written from my heart …about topics that I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a way it was not intended. That is just my humble request. Please note, some of my writings may contain material unsuitable for children.

I’m with you – Lyrics {Avril Lavigne}

I'm standing on a bridge
I'm waitin' in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
There's nothing but the rain
No footsteps on the ground
I'm listening but there's no sound
Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home?
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm looking for a place
I'm searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
'Cause nothing's going right
And everything's a mess
And no one likes to be alone
Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home?
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you, yeah, yeah
Oh, why is everything so confusing?
Maybe I'm just out of my mind
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you
Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you
Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm with you

21 Comments

  1. My my Dear Rue You Sound Like A 17 Year-Old Girl

    In this Fictional Poem Reminds me of “I’m in You” At 17 Years-Old
    too in 1977… Peter Frampton Celebrating Emotions Kind of Rare Where

    i am From Then to Hear that From A Dude And True Greatest Live

    Album Till An Album By Garth Brooks Surpassed it in 1998.. i had
    no Idea Garth Brooks is the Second Highest Selling Album Artist
    Behind the Beatles Until Just Now Anyway Back to Emotions

    How All i Longed For Then is Love From A Girl

    In A Sea of Straight A’s

    A Love Deep Inside

    of me Never to

    Go Away

    i guess as ‘they’ Dance
    And Sing ‘Soul Mate’

    Yet True What i See
    Now is Love is Enough to
    Breathe Beside Us And The

    Soul Mate is the Breath of Love
    Most That Gives Shares Cares Freely
    To All A Soul Sees as FRiEnD of Love

    Indeed Breathing the Peace of the Universe
    And Exhaling That Peace As Stars of LoVE iN LiGHT For All…

    It’s Kinda

    Nice as

    No Matter
    What One is Never

    Alone And NO MATTER
    WHAT Love is Always All Forgiving
    And Merciful For All Love Meets and Greets in Life…

    My Gosh Truly A Myth Read in Stories That Becomes Reality of Breath…
    As Love Typically Evolves This Way From Stories to Reality of HuMaN Soul

    When

    It Can
    And Will

    And Just Does
    All Naturally As
    Dead Seeds Become
    Colorful FLoWeRS to Be i AM..:)

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      1. My, My, Rue Around Half my Age And Truly it Would Be A Nightmare

        To Have to Evolve Soul ALL A Way From That Point Again

        And Oh my Goodness to Go Past Half Your Age

        Again in Youth Oh my All Colors of Soul

        Less Such A Lost Boy

        i AM iN

        School Then

        TRue Rue Don’t Wanna

        Be Any Age Yet Evolving Real
        Soul Even More Now And Besides

        If i Was Your Age Who Would i Meet in the

        Entire World Yet Less than a Handful More

        Freely Responding Poetically in Interaction

        Tween Souls online Far Beyond Any

        Time, Distance, Space or Matter

        of Age online.. Do Souls

        Age Surely Not

        As Long

        As They Continue

        To Evolve The Weight of
        Gravity in Balance of Peace
        Inhaling Exhaling Love my FRiEnD

        That’s One of my Favorite Sayings

        From Dear FRiEnD Rue Can’t Go Back

        to Any Age Now Without Inhaling Peace

        And Exhaling Love Now With Wonderful

        Souls Particularly From India Globe-Wide NoW Evolving Souls…

        Since the Pandemic i’ve Met So Many Lovely Souls From India it’s Truly Magic…

        And of Course

        my Eyes Always

        Lighten Up With
        Soul When Rue Writes Another Poem..
        Hehe, You Don’t Even Need a 17 Year-Old
        Outside to Be All the Inside of You Now WiTH SMiLes of SoUL..

        Honestly, it Wouldn’t Matter if You Were 40 or 50 or 60 or even

        Older than me HAha…

        i Seriously Doubt
        The Bright of
        Your Eyes
        And Smile

        Would Dim A Bit
        Even Brighter as that
        Is What Golden Ages of Soul Truly
        BRinG TRue Just iMaGiNE Being
        My Age 61 And Never Wanting

        To Go Back Perhaps Not Hard
        if You Try With Your Creativity On…:)

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          1. Hehe Every Instance
            Katrina Goes to
            The Beach

            She Returns
            To Teenager
            With Bikini

            At 51

            That’s How
            Ya Do It Dear
            Rue Bet Ya

            Can

            And

            Will
            Too With Smiles
            Of Half Katrina’s
            Age And Less too
            Any As Always i
            Took Pics

            To Prove

            It All Around
            The World This
            Florida Woman
            Loving MaGiC NoW

            Honestly All Around
            Prettiest Girl Still On

            The Whole Beach NoW🏝😜

            Like

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