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Famous One That Got Away Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous One That Got Away poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous one that got away poems. These examples illustrate what a famous one that got away poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Parker, Dorothy

The man she had was kind and clean
And well enough for every day,
But, oh, dear friends, you should have seen
The one that got away!

V. The Crusader

Arrived in Heaven, when his sands were run,
He seized a quill, and sat him down to tell
The local press that something should be done
About that noisy nuisance, Gabriel.

VI. The Actress

Her name, cut clear upon this marble cross,
Shines, as it shone when she was still on earth;
While tenderly the mild, agr...Read More

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