Loss Poem

Best Friend's Death Poem

This poem was written a few days after my best friend died. It has now been 7 months and the guy stays on my mind all day. I love you Bobby!!!

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I loved your poem but would also ask WHO WOULD I BE TODAY without my high school friend, Clozzel. I miss the nights of chatting on the phone and laughing about nothing at all. So much to share …

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Published: May 2008

Who Would You Be Today?

Could you imagine a pain so deep down inside
That it can not be summarized in words you simply can write
A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling
You can't eat, you can't sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling
But my father raised a boy that can stand on his own
But these different circumstances has got me feeling alone
All the doctors and the nurses say you're dead and you're gone
But it still feels like I could talk to you if I picked up the phone
You can't fix a broken window you just replace the pane.
But there is no pain great enough to replace your face
With my eyes matted shut from the tears that I slept on
I thank God for the pictures and your voice on my cell phone.
But please, while you are awed in the mist of the Lord
Don't forget all your friends and time spent on this world.
I will never have a friend like you ever again.
My heart is a vault now, I'm scared to let people in.
No matter how many oceans or rivers I cry
My heart will never let you go, I'll never say good bye.
A lot of my hours are now spent in the place where you lay
As I sit crying, wondering, who would you be today.


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  • by Linda, New Jersey
  • 7/21/2014

I loved your poem but would also ask WHO WOULD I BE TODAY without my high school friend, Clozzel. I miss the nights of chatting on the phone and laughing about nothing at all. So much to share and only the sound of silence now. Thank you so much for your love and support and encouragement over the years. I was blessed to share a friendship with you. Rest in peace, my Special Angel.


  • by Jeremy, Philippines
  • 5/17/2014

One night I was playing a computer games and I take look at my phone if there was a notification of Facebook and I saw my name was tag to my friend. At first, I thought my friend remembered me until I read along a description and I saw RIP Dave. I was shocked though couldn't move from my seat to get a fresh air outside. He is a good and loving friend of mine but all of that had gone cause of a motor accident. If I could visit his funeral to see him, but I can't we're apart from each other. Farewell my loving friend we'll meet soon.


  • by Kaky , Saudi Arabia
  • 12/11/2013

I lost someone I was in love with him. I didn't tell him about my feelings for a year and he didn't even know me. He died in a car accident 3 weeks ago and till this day I'm crying because I did not tell him I love you and I want to live rest my life with you , .. (j.a) R.I.P


  • by Andrew Hudak, North Carolina
  • Jul 2013

My best friend of 5 1/2 years was murdered this past January. One week after her 31st. Birthday. She was my whole world, It just seems so empty now. I miss her more each day, the pain seems to be getting worse. Thanks for the poem it made me cry remembering all the good times we shared.


  • by Jesse Hutchison
  • Jan 2013

I recently lost several of my friends over the past year through tragic accidents and a murder. This poem has helped me so much and for that I will be forever grateful to you. Thank you


  • by Kaylynn, United States
  • Dec 2012

Thank you so much for this poem I know exactly how you feel when I was in fourth grade ( I hated that year) my dad and my best friend died in a car accident two months apart from each other. Now every time I read this poem it makes me cry so bad. Again thank you.


  • by Christina Lauter
  • Oct 2012

I lost a friend 7 months ago, this poem is a touching poem, I'm sorry to hear about your friend :(


  • by Marie, New Braunfels Tx
  • Jun 2012

I grew up in a little town called Seguin Texas with a girl I would come to love as a sister and even though we were apart for 20 years physically we stayed in touch. She moved home three years ago and 1 month ago I lost her to God. You would think it would not hurt so much but right now I am still trying to feel anything other than pain. Does it ever hurt less?


  • by Tiah
  • May 2012

I lost my father in a car accident when I was 5. My mother died of a heart failure 2 days ago. I also lost my neighbor that I'd known since I was about 1 1/2 years ago (he died of bow cancer) and then I lost my step mother a year after that. and my best friend died one day after I turned 14. These are most of the deaths I have witnessed in my life. The thing that annoys me most though is that you don't know how lucky you are until you lose something very dear to you, and if I had know that this would happen to all these people I would have definitely spent more time with them and cherish every second I looked into their eyes and saw them looking back at me. This poem touched my heart so much and I cry ever time I read the first line.


  • by Dalya, Kuwait
  • May 2012

My friend passed away on April 22,2012, she was more than a friend to me she was my sister, and she was only 14 years. She had heart problems, that caused her death. This poem had really touched me I love it! I actually cried when I read it! thank you!


  • by Joey Migliorini, Derwood, Md
  • Feb 2012

My best friend of about 12 years or longer, Haeley McGuire, died in a terrible drunk driving accident on May 15, 2011. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever gone through, but I cant tell you how many times I have read this poem but I can tell you that it has touched me deeper than any other on this website. I have even quoted the whole thing and posted it on her Facebook profile. thanks for writing such a beautiful poem, I don't think you knew how much you were helping others when you wrote this but I'm here to tell you that this poem gets me out of the darkest places on days that I can't get her off of my mind. Thanks again I can't say it enough.


  • by Larry Owens. Indianapolis, In.
  • Oct 2011

My best friend of 23 years passed away 06/29/11. My life has stopped he was more then a friend he was my family. I just don't know how to deal with this and go on. My friend Don was the only person I could talk to cause he would always understand and find a way to make things right for me. When he went home to God he left a hole in my heart.


  • by Kiara Fields,Atlanta GA
  • May 2011

Hey I know how you feel even though it wasn't my bf it was my granddaddy he was the only person I could talk to about all the stuff my mom put me and my sibling through and now that I have lost him I don't know what to do. I am always upset this situation has really ruined my life.


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