See link below for the Fontella Bass, 1965 original song that so often runs through my head.

Rescue me

Quiet loneliness
sits ’round the corner
. . . ever lurking in the Dark.
Oh, Silence,
sometimes healing,
sometimes scary.
Are you friend or foe
Silence burst
by jagged noise.
A calling
from another world.
Lover, is that you?
Are you there?
Yes!  Friend tonight.
You’re the blessed ringing
in my ear.

By Marilyn Paluszak

Reprinted from a poem first drafted in 1986 and revised in 2011 … I cannot resist tweaking.

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