Unrequited Love

1 Mar

Who amongst us have not experienced it? Boy meets girl, girl likes boy, but boy likes another girl or vice versa. Many films have immortalised it, with Gone with the Wind being the most popular, but scores of songs have also been written revolving around it, The Man that Got Away being one of my favorites.

I have been victimised by unrequited love so many times in my adolescent years, I have cried bitter tears, suffered from sleepless nights, pitied myself, what is it about me that is just unlovable? Then I was told, if this same person cannot see any of your wonderful qualities the way that we do, there’s something wrong with him not you. And you actually believe that, you then give yourself hope that one day somebody will actually accept you for who you are, flaws and all. You wait, there seems to be no one. You wait some more, but nothing. Well I have stopped waiting, I will not stop loving anybody and whether they love me back or not, I don’t care anymore. My mantra, it may just be too much of a cliché now, its better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

This is for all those who loved selflessly, and may we find the right ones soon.

The Man That Got Away


The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter;
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you’re older –
And all because of the man that got away.


No more his eager call,
The writing’s on the wall;
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray.


The man that won you
Has gone off and undone you.
That great beginning
Has seen the final inning.
Don’t know what happened. It’s all a crazy game!


No more that all-time thrill,
For you’ve been through the mill –
And never a new love will
Be the same.


Good riddance, good-bye!
Ev’ry trick of his you’re on to.
But, fools will be fools –
And where’s he gone to?


The road gets rougher,
It’s lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up –
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There’s just no letup the live-long night and day!


Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman looking for
The man that got away….
The man that got away.

4 Responses to “Unrequited Love”

  1. Sheila March 6, 2006 at 8:59 pm #

    this entry is so freaky!!! and now that i got my heart broken by sg, this song has taken on a more ominous tone. my heart bleeds.

  2. Richard March 7, 2006 at 5:49 pm #

    The most terrifying aspect of love is just how much it’s beyond our control. We can’t make someone love us, and they can’t make us love them.

    With unrequited love however, it does demonstrate how deep our heart goes-the fact that even in the face of rejection it can still go on. In a loveless World, many people don’t seem to even have the ability to feel such things, so even if it’s not returned, the power behind it, that keeps it burning and stops it from being extinguished, is something to be proud of. 🙂

  3. Monette March 12, 2006 at 12:49 pm #

    Hey Richard, I really liked what you just said there.

    “We can’t make someone love us, and they can’t make us love them.” I learned this lesson the hard way so many times too.–>

  4. N!cE July 23, 2007 at 8:43 am #

    i got a bit teary-eyed reading this Simone. **sniff**

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