This post is inspired by the song of Katy Perry called "The One that Got Away." I heard its acoustic version and simply fell for it.
In another life, you would still be here. You would have celebrated my Lola's birthday with us, most likely with the kids in tow since tomorrow is a holiday.
In another life, you would have patched things up with me last April 16 and not have said, "I think you already know we're breaking up." on the same day that my Dad let go of me from work and my Mom had an operation.
In another life, you would have sat me down way back January when things started to really fall apart and told me that we had a problem and since you really wanted to spend the future with me, we need to talk and sort things out one issue at a time.
In another life, I would have been able to forget about the lies and broken promises. I would have been able to keep it together and not fallen apart when I worked for my Dad. I would have been what you wanted me to be, that always happy girlfriend you kept envisioning in your head.
In another life, we would have helped each other instead of destroying each other. I would have seen the signs and you would have seen it too. We would have been able to patch the holes and fix things before it truly fell apart.
In another life, we would have kept our promises to each other. There would have been no lies, no broken promises, no hurting, no heartbreak. We would have been true to each other.
In another life, when I believed that you truly loved me, you wouldn't have walked away. You would not have turned your back on me or asked me to stay away from you. You would have held my hand and told me that we will work on things together.
In another life, I wouldn't be writing this post. I wouldn't be shedding tears when I heard this song last night because these lines speak of what I wanted to stay.
In another life, you would be my boy, we'd keep all our promise, be us against the world. In another life, I would make you stay, so I don't have to say you are the one that got away, the one that got away.