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The one that got away

Last night I saw you again
I breathed in so hard my chest ached

You’re the one that got away

You’re still the most beautiful girl I’ve ever known
Because of your eyes when you laugh

You’re the one that got away

Even now, 
A year after I stopped loving you, 
I’ll catch myself crying at the sad songs, 

Because you will always be the one that got away

And you look so sad when you say it’s been two years since we’ve been friends
I just want to say I’m sorry
But we both know you won’t say it back

You can just be the one that got away

You didn’t treat me right
And I hated how you cared about her
But it’s okay now
We’re on two different paths

You can just be the one that got away

You should know there are the girls that care
And someday I’ll be able to care back
But for now

You’ll be the one that got away

Neither of us wants to be leaving
But we both need to find better ways of surviving

Let’s be the ones that got away

You like your parents now
But mine are still afraid of what you do to me
Part of me wants to go right back to the way we were 
But we can’t agree on what that was

Let’s be the ones that got away

I want to tell myself these feelings were all in my head
But the way you made me feel is in my lines and the people who care all remember
Part of me just wants to go right back
Part of me still wants to win one over you
But most of me wants to be me now

Someday you won’t be the one that got away

The only thing I know for sure
Is that you’ll never know

You’re the one that got away

To you I’m just the friend that disappeared on you
But you should know
I’m the one that escaped, 
Ran fast as I could

I’m the one that got away

You’ve had too much of me already
There was a time I would’ve given all
But hey, that girl didn’t like the real you

I’m the one that got away

Every now and then you stare at me the way you used to
I’ll never know how you felt
Because half the words you said to me were lies
And now I just don’t care

I’ll keep on going

You got my teens, 
You got my love,
You got my tears,
But you’ll never get me

So I’ll be the one that got away

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/30/2018 1:02:00 PM
Lily, welcome to PoetrySoup. I like the way you changed it from "the one, to we are the one, to I am the one." Very nice poem. A great start. Optimistic in the end for sure.
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