A Tragic Love Affair
By Alexandra Goh
You knew me, and I knew you
So young were we that it simply felt
That anything was possible
And it was just you and me against the world
No one to stop us, no one telling us what to do
So what went wrong?
It’s funny isn’t it
How every little detail still seems to remind me of you
Even after all these years
I can still feel the warmth of your arms around me
Your soft eyes gazing into my very soul
Making all my worries and doubts melt away.
I love you
Those three little words
That carry so much weight
When exchanged to each other
Everything made sense at that time
And I truly meant all of what I said.
Why did you leave without saying a word of goodbye?
Why did you cut me off without a reason?
And you knew that it hurt me, yet you still did it.
But a tiny flicker of hope still lingers within me,
That you would come back into my life somehow
Even if just for one more day.
And as time goes by,
The unbearable pain that I once felt
From a deep gash edged in my heart
To a hollow numbing ache
But yet it still stays,
Never really going away.
There are those who tell me,
“You deserve better.”
And there are those who say,
“You’ll move on eventually.”
I know their words are true, that I’ll find someone else someday
But that someone will never be you.
Who we’re meant to be with,
Will not be the one
Who we first give our hearts to
And when you told me that I was your first love,
I just wanted you to know that you were mine too.