Dear Kelly

Dear Kelly, By Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

I know
You were
Just a character

But I needed you
When I was much younger
I was hiding under

Anything I could
On the playground
Hoping you would

Rescue me
Like you did
The boy

At the amusement
Park, or save me
From my abusive

Dad, Kelly
Kelly, Kelly
Help me, help me

Kelly, you were
The hero I needed
The angel I’d believe in

I watched you

Back in the 70s
Wanting you

To jump through
The TV screen
And rescue me

I could only dream
Wished you’d hear

My screams
Help me, help me

I’m an old
Man now

It’s ok Kelly
I survived
I’m still alive

You’ll always be
My hero.

This is an ode poem to Jacklyn Smith as Kelly Garrett. There are two specific episodes even today, when I watch them, I cry. The one where she saves the kid at the amusement park. And then the other episode where she confronts an abusive father who is a cop.

I was bullied as a kid. But I would escape into Charlie’s Angels and wish Kelly could jump through the TV screen and rescue me.


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