The Ones Who Got Away

Aderonke Adelegan

We all started 2017 together
Counting down the seconds to enter a new chapter in our lives
To enter more adventures and experience new things
To make resolutions we were never going to follow through
We planned to do it all over again but you didn’t make it
 
You couldn’t handle the stress this year brought you
You forgot I was here to talk to
You decided you wanted to leave
I wish you were here to talk to
 
We all started 2017 together
Counting down the seconds to enter a new chapter in our lives
To enter more adventures and experience new things
To make resolutions we were never going to follow through
We planned to do it all over again but you didn’t make it
 
They said they’d be your friends and your family when you needed one badly
They lied and instead introduced you to drugs
The drugs introduced you to guns
The gun introduced you to death
 
We all started 2017 together
Counting down the seconds to enter a new chapter in our lives
To enter more adventures and experience new things
To make resolutions we were never going to follow through
We planned to do it all over again but you didn’t make it
 
I can’t believe you got away