An Open Letter To The One Who Got Away

The only constant thing in this world is change. People come in and out of our lives and we are continually faced with the challenge of holding on or letting go. I used to think that in order for love to be genuine, it has to stay regardless of the circumstances. As I began to see more of the world, I have learned that the love that takes your breath away today can be the exact love you give wings to fly away tomorrow.

This is for the one that got away:ย 

It has been quite sometime but you still cross my mind. In fact, it happens more often than I want to. I write this with the biggest hope that you are happy wherever you are and who ever you are with. I look back to our days now with no regrets. If I could turn back time, I would still do it all over again with you. From the midnight drives to random kisses to ย endless conversations about the places we have been, the crazy things we have done and the out of this world goals we have set for ourselves. Despite the confusion and the pain, everything was worth it! When I recall the memories we made, I no longer wonder why a certain piece of my heart still belongs you and why no one ever seems close to fill the gap that you have left.

You have moved to a new city. I have returned home. We have both found something special in someone new. Although losing you was hard, it was an empowering experience.ย It took a long time but I finally understood why things had to unfold the way it did. I didn’t realize the value of what we had until we ran out of time and we both had to fly. I didn’t realize that other people’s wildest dreams were once our realities. I didn’t realize that being young, naive and in love don’t come that easy. If there is one great lesson I have learned from this, it would be knowing that ourย true strength lies in our ability to let go of someone you badly want to hold and keep.

You might be the one who got away but I will always take comfort in what you told me that one day, we will meet again. I do not know when, where and how but I believe that if fate will be kind to us, you will find your way back to me no matter how far away you have wandered.


Lots of love,

the one you allowed to get away




4 Replies to “An Open Letter To The One Who Got Away”

  1. Makes me cry ๐Ÿ˜ข

    1. Thank you for reading but don’t cry! =)

      1. Kathleen Honey Bondaug says:

        Awwwwww ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ so passionately written shai! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š always a fan of ur writing. Merry Christmas

        1. Aww that’s so sweet of you! More to come this 2017! Happy New Year gwapa!

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