An Open Letter to My Long Lost Love

In response to Day 9, “Reinvent the Letter Format”


Photo credit: GViciano / Foter / CC BY-SA


I almost feel like a teenager writing to you today.

I never would have opened up to you like this all those years ago.

You see, back then, I was afraid of how my folks would have reacted towards you, especially since they already disliked you (and deep down, you knew it but said nothing). You weren’t “right” for me, you would have been a “foolish” distraction that would go “nowhere fast” and in the end, you could never have “fit” into the life that was expected of me.

If I had opened up and explained what I was going through to you, you would have dropped everything to swoop in and carry me away into the sunset like in those romantic movies I used to love so much growing up.

But I didn’t open up and I didn’t explain it all to you.

I slowly and quietly backed away, keeping it all inside like I always did in most situations back then. I acted like the immature kid that I was. But those days are long gone.

Who would have known that after almost 18 years, you would unexpectedly reappear into my life in the way that you did.

You crossed my mind a countless number of times over the years. I even fantasized about the passion that would surely be rekindled if we ever reconnected, a fire that hurt to walk away from, a craving that I always secretly longed for.

Now that you are back in my life, I don’t know how I survived all those years without you.

Now that you are back in my life, all I want to do is to be with you all the time.

Now that you are back in my life, you are always in my thoughts and I am obsessed with you.

It’s so much like old times. We wake up early and stay up late together just to squeeze more “together time” out of our day. I write cute little Post-Its and leave them for you shamelessly all over the house and smile every time I see one of them.

We’ve only been back together for 6 months but it feels like its been years and I love it.

I love you.

There, I said it.

And I’ll say it again.

I LOVE you!

M      xoxo

Postscript: This is my love letter to rediscovering my passion for fiction writing through the April 2015 Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Thank you WordPress!!!

©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

20 thoughts on “An Open Letter to My Long Lost Love

  1. I had a feeling it was a letter for a passion or a hobby. I’ve been enjoying your writing so much, I guessed it had to do with writing, but not specifically fiction writing.

    And yes, thank you WordPress, apparently you’ve rekindled so much passion in many people’s hearts. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Turning Back to The Pages I Left Behind | Simply Marquessa

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