Day 119: The Ex

Today’s task is to write a letter to an ex. I was very excited about this because I saw this as an opportunity to channel my inner Adele. No one writes about their ex like Adele. She has hits after hits of pure genius, from Hello to Rolling in the Deep, to Set Fire to the Rain to Someone like You. The list goes on.

So here goes.


Dear First Love,

That’s what you were, that’s what you are and that’s what you’ll always be.

I remember summers on the beach, we were so young, barely 18 when I first loved you. It was always there, at the back of my mind, but I never noticed until she wanted you too. It seems like forever ago, to be so young, so passionate, so jealous.

You remember how competitive I got? I always had to win, at sports, arguments, maths, and life. I hated losing, until I lost you. Well not really lost, more like let go, said my goodbye.

You remember how easy that was for you? Not so much for me, saying goodbye to 2 years of my life. I remember how angry I was, absolutely livid. I cried for days, weeks and months. I remember the day I finally stopped crying, March 3rd, forever my favourite day. It felt so good to finally be done with it all.

I remember the first time I saw you again. After everything, all the feelings came rushing by. I was blindsided, I didn’t know what I was suppose to do. All I knew was that I wanted us to be happy, apart.

I remember time went by and I saw you, standing by the bus stop as I drove by. I remember feeling so happy to see an old memory come to life. I remember driving by and hoping you didn’t see me.

I remember us as the beautiful memory that we were. Safely tucked away in the past, where it’s suppose to be. I remember wishing you a good life, love and happiness, as I do now.


Thank you for reading.

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