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The One That Got Away

I was meeting my girlfriends for dinner on a random Friday night. 

We were waiting to be seated when through the crowd, our eyes met. 

I instantly got that fire deep inside – same one I got the first time we met five years ago. 

I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there you were walking towards me, looking exactly the same since the last time I’d seen you. 

I told my girls excuse me, and I automatically started walking towards you without giving it a second thought. 

You gave me a hug and told me it is such a pleasure to see me. And there I was speechless. 

Why, after all these years, you still had that effect on me?

I felt the butterflies again and flushed in the face as you gave me that look. That same look, you always did many moons ago. 

You noticed the ring on my left hand and said you knew someone wouldn’t be stupid enough to let me go. 

You told me you’ve been busy traveling for work to settle down and was here on a business trip. 

As we exchanged words, the world stood still. 

You gave me a kiss on the cheek before turning to walk away, I felt the spark.

And smelled the very familiar scent that was once my favorite. 

You whispered – I would steal a kiss, but those lips are now forbidden. 


You always see on movies or series that there is that one that got away. And when the ex-lovers are reunited, the fire is still there and like time hasn’t passed. Always something there, especially if the break-up wasn’t a bad one. Which is why it’s hard to believe that exes can remain friends. What do you think? Can ex-lovers still remain friends and be “just friends?” Let me know your thoughts.

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By Heidy De La Cruz

Daughter of God, Wife, Writer, Poet, Mother, and lover of life

5 replies on “The One That Got Away”

Excellent blog Heidy! As always I enjoy reading these. To answer your question, I would say it depends on the relationship. For example I had an ex that had the most beautiful soul however, we decided to break it off because at that time we were looking for different things. We remained good friends. That was a great decision and as of today we respect each other. I also had the one where we tried to stay friends but he Would still try to make a move. I didn’t feel comfortable because I didn’t want to fall back into that cycle. So I guess it depends on the relationship, the other persons intentions and if it’s worth dealing with that.

Thank you for reading and your feedback. You made good points it really does depend on the relationship and also if they respect that you guys are no longer together afterwards. Love it! Thank you.

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