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The One Who Got Away

February 17, 2014
By Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
-There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

Thank you for leading us on.
Me, her, and them.
She always thought I was a threat
to your relationship.
And she was right,
but I was wrong...
...about you.

Thank you for showing me
I'm the one who's innocent.
Maybe I fell in love
with just the thought of love,
but it looks like you did, too.
Even while we all fell in love with
the thought of you.

Thank you for helping me realize
that a book is not its cover.
That you have a side I hadn't seen.
That you aren't ready for reality.
And now I know, now I see,
that I will be the one who got away
because of what you failed to believe.

You're welcome, by the way.
I know I made you laugh,
and I know that things were happy.
So when you've broken off things with this next girl,
and again they all expect you and me,
I will always be cheering for you
from the arms of someone else.

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on Apr. 11 2014 at 8:30 pm
SmexiLexi BRONZE, Stanton, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"When one door closes, don't just stand there trying to pry it open. Move on to the next open door and get on with your life. It sure beats bloody, cracked fingernails and broken desperation."-me

I can really relate to this. I had an ex that I was with on and off for four years. Everyone thought we were perfect for each other, that we would end up marrying one day. He had so many issues. He thought staying with me made him weak. We'd break up, he'd get with another girl, and still keep up connections with me. He'd lose interest in the the other girl and come back to me. Eventually I got tired of it and forced myself to find someone new...