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Runaway Missing in Love a True Story

The story of falling in love as a teen. An early learning experience of growing up and coming of age.

First Love

Poem Introduction to Story

You ran away with my heart

I'm never to possess it again,

I'm trying to find you.

To get my heart back

But you are missing.

November 1994

At 12, the first time I fell in love with a boy. Before then, I only had crushes on musicians, daydreams and wishes as I listened to sweet love songs by Chante' Moore and Celine Dion. In my room, spending my time writing poetry and reading Sonnets from the Portuguese.

Then I fell in love for the first time. I made my first phone call. I was so nervous. My palms were sweating and hands trembling.

He often said I had a sweet voice. He had an accent I adored. I loved to listen to you talk to me

A year later, I was ready for high school. New things. He wasn't moving back, and I did not want a long distance love.

So we broke up. My heart has never been the same.

© 2022 Alexis Kenyatta Ellis

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