The One That Got Away

she went away
unnoticed
unannounced
unceremoniously

you were left
bleeding
longing
asking

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

 

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In response to Sadje’s What do you See challenge  https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/

 

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

55 Comments

  1. Rupali says:

    Sad but beautiful.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, dear thank you..

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  2. So poignantly beautiful, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Punam..😊😊😊

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      1. You are so welcome, dear. 🤗

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  3. Mr. A says:

    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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      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 you..in time..😊😊

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      1. Mr. A says:

        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.

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      2. michnavs says:

        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😊

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      3. Mr. A says:

        Nah, its ok. Ill keep my piece, not that it matters. Besides hindi n po ako ganun ngaun. 🤣🤣🤣

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      4. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊that’s wonderful..🤗😇

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  4. So poignantly beautiful, Mich! Lovely verses flowing from your pen…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Really thank you Punam.

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      1. The earlier one got posted before I could complete it! 🤦😂
        Such a pleasure to read your poems. ❤️

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      2. michnavs says:

        Lol…that happend to me too

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    This is lovely. Beautifully written.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you…😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome. 🙂

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  6. ivor20 says:

    A beautiful, but heart wrenching response to the prompt Mich… xx

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Ivor 😊😊😊

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  7. calmkate says:

    sad but endearing, well written Mich 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks kate😊😊😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Mich 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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  8. There are a lot of people who have that “one that got away.” Beautiful poem, Mich. ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes Di..thank you.😊

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  9. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week in response to the prompt, What do you see;
    From Michnavs. Enjoy

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Saje..😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  10. Sadje says:

    Poignant! It always haunts us, the memory of lost love. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for the prompt Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure 💖

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  11. mrswrangler says:

    Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it is gone.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree….thank you😊

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  12. Jade M. Wong says:

    Oooh melancholy and bittersweet, but definitely with a bleeding heart at its center. This poem is wonderful, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you dear

      Be safe in there..

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  13. 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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    1. michnavs says:

      That is true Carolyn..people are so afraid of rejection that they dont speak up..

      Keep safe in there

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  14. I love this. Sad and lovely.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you….keep safe
      .

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  15. judeitakali says:

    I love this ❤️, it’s so beautifully written 🌷

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much😊

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  16. Wow! Another masterpiece, My Friend!! Really loved this!! We’ve all gone through those feelings and thought processes!! Bellissimo!!
    xoxo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck

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  17. Gina says:

    can be interpreted in so many ways, you really have a way of touching my heart with your words.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I love it that you view this poem in many different ways..🤗🤗🤗

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  18. Jules says:

    I had a few of those… 😉
    But I’m ever so happy with my one that didn’t get away now 😀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…that’s wonderful Jule…

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