The First.

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You were my best friend’s best man
Sweet wonder upon your face.
You had these warm hands and a soft smile,
Bought me a rose on our first date…

We were 18 years old and leaving home
Going to college in different states,
You wrote me a lullaby, 
a beautiful promise that I 
was worth the wait.

You loved me once, 
you loved me the best
You loved me sweeter
Than all the rest
Two teenagers in love
With a world in between
We promised forever 
as we rushed off to our dreams.

The months flew past in a chaotic mess
I got lonely and frustrated by
the compromises, the missed connections
the long distance fights.

I got tired of trains, you got tired of flights
we got tired of waiting online all night,
he was quick with a smile, she was always around
I’m sorry. You tried.

You loved me once,
You loved me the best,
You loved me sweeter
than all the rest.
Two teenagers in love
with a world in between
We fell out of step
While chasing our dreams.

We got busy with life
and life got busy with us
when I ran into you
During a coffee rush…

In a Shanghai cafe,
two continents away,
we got that closure we’d hoped for someday.
You laughed at my jokes
and I smiled at your spark
We said “goodbye” with an overdue hug —

You loved me once, 
You loved me the best
You loved me sweeter
than all the rest.
Two teenagers in love
With a world in between
To adults in transit,
Still figuring out dreams…

I loved you once,
I loved you the first,
I loved you hardest, I…

loved you the worst.

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