Betrayed Friend Poem

I have written this after 4 women who I thought were my best friends let me down, and broke my heart, it is my way of coping with the rejection, and learning to live without them.

Friends That Let You Down

© Terrie Wilson
These so called friends who let me down
Who made me feel as though I would drown?
My heart was broken, like a death to grieve,
These friends of mine, set out to deceive.
We had been friends for many years,
With much laughter, fun and tears,
Wed had good times, but that was past,
Like many things they did not last.

They did not invite me,
The hurt they caused,
They did not ring or call,
I think that just about says it all.
In my awful dark despair,
I really thought they would care,
A note, a card, or even some flowers,
But they were too mean to even use these powers.

They left me crying and so upset,
How could they, and yet,
Im alright they probably said,
We dont care, well go ahead,
They carried on it did not matter,
They all went out for chatter,
No doubt to bitch, to stir and moan,
But they had left me, all alone.

When days were darkest, and self esteem so low,
Calls to Samaritans said it all,
They came through with flying colours,
These friends did not, thats all that matters.
The pain they caused will not go away,
It cuts deep and strong to this day,
To put the phone down on me, screaming abuse,
To lie and try to cover up, Oh God, this is so obtuse.

I did not think I needed to explain,
But my questioning why? Fell in vain,
They tried to say I was over reacting,
They were going to invite me, but did not exactly!
How can people be so mean?
When I was always there so keen,
They did not deserve me as a friend,
I finally realized this in the end.

No peace in their lives will they ever find,
They let a friend down badly, not kind!
They bitched and moaned about each other,
This I will not miss, and dont want the bother.
I am better, kinder, they will ever be,
Love, respect, they no longer have for me,
To me they are forever gone,
And in my life they no longer belong.
A dignified silence is all that remains,
Im free now from all the pain,
I realize now they were not real friends,
But used me for their own selfish ends.
I really think they will, miss me,
But Ive left them alone, and let it be,
I miss them not; it turns out in the end,
Be content with yourself, why defend?

Stand tall, be proud, have peace within,
It is only then you can begin
To be content with the way you are,
Have faith in yourself your a shining star,
Do not let friends put you down,
Destroy your love; stamp it into the ground,
Do not put up with their moans and groans,
Settle this knowledge into your bones.

I am happy now and glad of heart,
That these friends and I are apart,
Ive moved on now and left them behind,
To each other they will never be kind.
To the rest of my life new friends have come,
Ones that you can really depend and rely on,
So take heed from my awful quest,
And remember, NEW friends really can be BEST.

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Published: Aug 2010

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  • I have gone through this before, long ago, and I am going through it again. I am really starting to build a serious wall that no girlfriend can climb. I am happy, married (7 years), with two beautiful children, and an extended family that loves me. And most of my former friends are lonely (they all have "baby daddies", and fake "oh hi girl we all missed you, at the bar." So why didn't you invite me? I can not help it that they are bitter, not funny, uptight, and fake. Maybe that's why they can't keep a man. I tried to help them, with their guy problems for countless hours, month after month after they phoned me. No more free counseling sessions, and no more single ladies only outings...I'm through.

    Sarah Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I love your story and know how you felt. I am a 10th grader know but in 9th grade. I had tons a friends. and a awesome boyfriend. It was so hard to realize that my best friend of 6 years would tell you that she well did my boyfriend. Then I lost everybody. I was called a lot of names. even to the point I would come home and try to kill myself. I still see these girls and they still make fun and call names. I had to change schools. I am glad I read your poem it helped me see that I am not the only one.

    Sarah, Springfield Submitted Sep 2011
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