Once upon a time I couldn’t see me without you-
No one could’ve told me that our love wouldn’t stand the test of time… or two-
We went through the worst of the worst, but we always found each other-
No matter how many times we’d fall, but we’d bounce back like rubber.
I found out that the worst, really wasn’t that bad-
because after the worst, that’s when things were all bad.
We had good times in between; our best was THE BEST-
but the lack of trust was crippling, like a noose around our necks.
Apologizes became rehearsed words without meaning-love was something that kept us holding on; though we said it, we didn’t always mean it.
It became a four letter word in which we walked a thin line-
although you were once my world, you became out of sight, out of mind.
Sometimes my life feels as if it’s divided into two parts-
With you, and after you, and somewhere between, two broken hearts.
It feels like what we had, was a lifetime ago-
Now we’re like two strangers; we’re not the people we used to know.
The dreams we once shared, the plans we once made-
the laughs we once shared, the love we once made-
all seems like a dream, if it wasn’t for the time it took me to move on-
I’d swear it wasn’t real, but hey, life… it goes on.
Had I never lost myself in you, I would’ve never found myself-
or learned to love who I am, or give God what was left.
Thank God for the lessons, they taught me wisdom with no regrets-
I learned from both of our mistakes, now I’m looking forward to what’s next.
Things happen for a reason, and some people come into our lives for a season- You were what I needed at a time, when I needed something to believe in.
But purpose was birthed out of the pain, I’m a witness to the quotes-
“There’s purpose in your pain,” and “Life ain’t no joke.”
I’m in a happy place now-
a peaceful place now-
sometimes my blessings seems surreal, I thank God anyhow.
I learned to be good to myself, and manifested good love too-
finding love again is scary, but he’s a dream come true.
You also seem happy, congratulations to you and your boo-
I see a lot of me in her, and I ain’t mad at you.
It may seem crazy, but I genuinely wish you the best-
Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve has finally been put to rest.
Although we’re better apart than we ever were together-
I wish you all the best in love, in life, and your endeavors.
The one that got away.
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