The One That Got Away

she went away

you were left

you never told her
that she was the tomorrow
you always
wished for;
the what-if and
could’ve been you have
lived with
every day

you never told her
that for a moment,
she was
the flicker of sunlight
against your
indigo sky;
that for a time,
it felt as if
you have held stars
on the palm of
her hand
perhaps she was
the bullet you dodged,
but she’ll always be
the one that got away

until then


In response to Sadje’s What do you See challenge


Sending more love guys amidst the current crisis. May this bring us all closer together❤❤❤

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

55 thoughts on “The One That Got Away

  1. This one hits, a bit closer to home. Especially, when you found out that the one that got away is getting hitched anytime soon…
    It’s sad when you know to can’t compete.


    1. Oh ….i am speechless but know that all is fair in love and war, they say you dont need to compete…the best is yet to come for time..😊😊


      1. Maybe, but the funniest thing of all is being painted as the antagonist when all you did was loving the way you knew how. But anyway, it was a long time ago.


      2. I understand what you are saying..sometimes the kind of love we have is the kind that doesnt compliment to what the other half expected to be loved and then it becomes a complicated scenario especially when the other one has in mind how she or he is to be loved. I wish we could just appreciate love as love as it is and never to ask for more.

        I sincerely wish you find the one who will appreciate the kind of love you are capable of giving.

        Kaya mo yan😊


  2. Sometimes, especially with love…we should speak up bravely, even risking rejection and heartbreak…speak up and share how we feel, because no one can read our minds. 🙂
    Poignant and powerful poem, SweetMich! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) and ❤


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