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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2221450
Romantic poem about unrequited love.
One That Got Away

Though I never said a word,
you must have known,
from the yearning in my eyes,
how your presence sparked a fire in me,
devouring my being, all except
my last defence, the fear of you.
Did you ever wonder what held me back,
or was it that you knew too well
how terrible would be the hurt
we could do each other?
No matter now, a lifetime
has taught me that it’s for the best,
and what we felt was better known
as mutually assured destruction,
MAD indeed the clash between
rebels of different causes,
you, the eternal activist,
and I, a camouflaged guerilla.
In the end it was I, not you,
to be the one that got away.



Line Count: 20
For Write From The Heart Contest
Free Verse

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