The One That Got Away


You were my first love
before I even knew what
love looked like.


You showed me how to love

in the quiet way you stared at me
with that crooked smile. 


You gave my naive heart hope
when I thought I would never
know experience firsthand.


You presented me with the best gift
I've ever received and I never
had the chance to thank you.


This right here changed my life;
if it wasn't for poetry,
I would surely have taken my life.


Sometimes I wish you were still mine,
but alas it was not meant to be
and the best things never are.

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