Lost Letters

From Blue

Dear You,

It has been a while since we heard from each other. There are moments when your memories hit like an avalanche and my mind is flooded with questions on what could have been.  What if we had given our hearts a chance?  What if we had embraced our storms and surfed on their waves?

Sometimes, I wonder if we would have had a wonderful relationship and the only answer my heart screams is yes. The few times we spent together were forever moments for me. I wear the memories on my sleeves and still remember the smell of your perfume. At times of darkness, they light up my heart and cause my soul to float in ecstasy. Thoughts of you make me feel like I can take on the world.

As rocky as the road of long-distance relationship is, I was ready to share the journey with you. The sacrifices I would have made paled in comparison to the reward of having your heart all to myself.  For a moment, our fire burned bright until Cupid rewrote the pages of our love story. We let the oceans come between us, distance kicked in and we lost touch. 

Months later, I scrolled through my Instagram feed and there you were; glowing beautifully, just like I remembered. But now you were loved up in the arms of another man and my heart sank as I read the caption adorned with love emojis.

Your eyes beamed with happiness and although my heart ached with loss, in that moment, I was content. Your happiness has always been my pledge and even if I cannot hold you in my arms and make your dreams come true, I still choose to love you. My love, I wish you all the joy that life has to offer.

Be happy, for the both of us. 

Yours truly,


21 thoughts on “From Blue”

  1. “For the both of us”

    Wow! Only a hopeless romantic says these kind of things. Things like “I just want you to be happy” even when the happiness you imagine doesn’t have them as figures in its portrait. But isn’t that what genuine love is – giving and giving until you run dry even when your love giving is unrequited. Oh! How about when it becomes unacceptable? Yet, you’re never able to stop giving. And that’s the TRAP. 😔

    Then the Holy Book you consult each day says love is unconditional so the strength of giving without receiving doesn’t fail – even when you fail. That must be the source of such nerve to say “For the both of us”.

    Dear writer, this letter is beautiful and warm. I imagined it handwritten and it felt like the type I’ll preserve as a monument of love in my lifetime. ❤️

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  2. I like how the story unfolds as you read it and how the perspective shifts with every paragraph,not in a jarring way but smoothly like peeling off one layer to reveal another that gives mo really insight.
    Lovely work Favour.
    Keep it up

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