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The One That Got Away

You were my life’s foundation,
There won’t ever be another one, no,
Horrified with my transformation,
I remember you as the light in the snow.

These times we had; we kissed, we cuddled, we had a blast.
The world seemed ever so vast,
For when you were with me,
The days would eternally last.

As shining stars you shined so bright,
More than willing to take up the fight,
Ever so close to feeling the light,
But for you I’ll never be the mounted knight.

Because one day you shared your love with me,
The next; you could nothing but flee,
And with my world at your knees,
My life got turned to agony.

The blink of an eye made your love a rash,
Did you live a lie, which turned me to trash?
Where will I remain, forever in the past?
Who will know before my last.

Why did I myself mindlessly threw?
Hoping that in the end, there would be just you,
But I was the one among few,
Who truly felt how high you flew.

I could’ve been the lion or the hawk,
Everyone kept saying it was my own call,
Perhaps I was just too haunted by the thought,
That in the end; destiny suits us all.

The world’s most beautiful princess,
Wondering if you even miss me by inches?
Feeling nothing but distress,
I’ll never find one with qualities you possess.

And so here I sit with my heart of clay,
Trying to hide my now dearest gaze,
And I’ll be forever living, the rest of my days,
Knowing that this was the one, the one that got away.


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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:31:00 AM

    Wow! painful and yet so beautiful...hope you find your true love once again..take care:)
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:04:00 AM

    hello from BULGARIA. HELLO FROM YAMBOL.
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 9:03:00 PM

    Welcome, Mads! Does this piece have a Denmark's flavour, yes, and I love the construction and stanza. Good playful!
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:53:00 AM

    A belated welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Mads. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:08:00 PM

    Hi Mads welcome to the soup, thanks for sharing these deep thoughts, look forward to reading more in the future, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:29:00 AM

    Hello Denmark ... Welcome to P-Soup! Hope to see more of your poems here, and hope you will get much pleasure to share your poems here with us. - You're good, like your poem very much Mads. Have a nice weekend. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:02:00 AM

    baring of the soul.... reads like midnight great write!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 7:20:00 PM

    Mads, wow your emotions are deep, thank you for sharing your poem, always :-) PD

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