Broken Friendship Poem

Sad Poem About A Friendship Lost

We don't always know the reason why friendships are severed, but one thing is for sure, it leaves a void in those who were part of it.

A Friendship Lost

© Brenda J. Metz
I remember the time not long ago
When we laughed and shared it all
We were the very best of friends
Or at least that’s what I thought.
I often wonder why friendships end
What happens to sever that tie
How can someone once so close
Just wave you off with a goodbye
I must have been lacking
I must have been wrong
I wasn’t the friend to you
That you were to me all along.
I thought I was loyal
I know I was true
But something went wrong
Now there’s nothing to do
A friendship lost
Is a very sad thing
The angels weep instead of sing.


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Published: Jun 2007

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  • Wow! That one is so true to me! My friend and I were the best of friends and now I can't even get a hold of him. I am a bit over the friendship (that's how badly I hurt) but all I want is closure...WHY did I have to lose my best friend? He's not dead, but I know nothing of him now. Its sad.

    Albert Submitted Sep 2009
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  • Wow. This reminds me of me and my ex-bestfriend. We were friends for almost 8 yrs, then she quit talking to me and im not sure what went wrong.

    Mary Submitted Nov 2009
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  • I couldn't have found anything more exact to the way I am feeling currently. My best friend transferred schools two years ago, promising our friendship wouldn't change, but really it did. We hardly saw each other or talked, and its just gotten worse as time has gone by.
    I have tried to get us to do things together but it seems like her "new" friends at the other school filled my shoes and our friendship is pretty much over now. It's very hard for me to accept...

    Ashley Johnson Submitted Jan 2010
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  • This guy I called my friend, my bestfriend, the one I loved, so much, hurt me so much, lied to me, deleted me, killed me out off his life, now I want him back but I don't know what to do?

    Yasmin..England Submitted Jul 2010
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  • I have a friend that I used to love but now I don't feel it. I don't know what went wrong but she changed as we went to different schools and now boys always comes first for her not me.

    Jennie Submitted Sep 2010
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  • Friendships take care, but they are worth it.
    It's hard to keep friends when you go your separate ways, but friendship is too valuable to lose.
    I am having a friend over who I haven't seen in over six months, and I am going to stress to her that her friendship is meaningful to me even though I can't see her much.
    Friends need to feel that they are important to you, and that you won't ignore them in favor of another friend. Friends need to feel that you care about their opinion and what they are doing in their lives. They may have told you the same story more than once, or have gone on and on about the same thing, but sometimes you are the only one they can trust enough to listen. Sometimes they can draw away from you just to see if you will care enough to ask them why they are unhappy.
    Things happen, and friends can be lost, but there should be no guilt if you really tried to keep the friendship.

    Ophelia F., Mi Age 15 Submitted Nov 2010
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  • This just happened to me and my best friend. That's how I came upon this website. I didn't know there was lots of other people like me. Now in middle school its very hard. She doesn't even look at me. She will barely even talk to me. It hurts inside. I hate this it just keeps happening to me. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone.

    Tori Wilson Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I had a group of best friends at my old school, but now at my new school, every time I get close to a person, it lasts but 2 months and then they always move on. In a way, it helps me to remain friends with the people at my old school. Friends we can love like family when the friendship lasts. A broken friendship is very hard to except. I felt a connection when I read this poem. I've known one of my best friends since we were six (we're 12 now) so it's been nearly six years of growing up together. However, I've known my BEST friend only since I was nine. We have our ups and downs but I can state with confidence that I--as well as many with clinging friendships--am going through one of life's toughest situations to face. And even if you believe there isn't one simple key to happiness, friendships must be close enough. Even someone not very social needs someone to talk to and agree with, get in trouble with! If you put some thought into it, why are hermits considered abnormal?

    Whitney Crawford Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I thought I was friends with someone as well... I guess people grow tired of each other. I do not. I thought we were the very best of friends. We were inseparable for two years. And now, we barely talk. I always randomly call or text her, and tell her things that have happened to me in the day or so. To be honest, I think she probably find me annoying now and does not want to hear a thing from me, not that she has demonstrated such thing. She is a year older than me and started going to college when I was a senior in high school. That didn't change things at all, and she had many boyfriends so that isn't the problem either. We were still best friends, and now... nothing. I go to college as well, and I'm really busy studying and all... and so is she with work and school. But she still has time for her boyfriend, and new friends. And never have told me to hang out, nor call me just to talk... It is literally like a lost friendship. Just thought I could share this here.

    Manela Garcia Submitted Feb 2011
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  • Wow, this poem really struck me. I am in my 40's and had the best friend I could imagine. We were so close. She went through a divorce and I was there every step of the way. There was nothing I wouldn't do for her. We laughed, talked endlessly, cried and bonded in a way I never thought possible. Then she met a man. Forgot about me and all we had as friend. How does that happen? How do you turn your back on a true friend?

    Annie, Rolling Meadows, IL Submitted Mar 2011
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  • What a wonderful poem. I really can relate to it. :( I used to have a best friend ( I don't know if we are REALLY bff).. when we went to college, everything seems so complicated. the communication was lost. I am always reaching out. but nothing happens. He's already forgotten me, I think so. I don't even have his number. I treasured him so much, and until now, everything was unclear. :(

    Kath, Philippines Submitted May 2011
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  • I can relate to this . :'( , my bestfriend and me got into a fight because she was hanging out with my worst enemy , and then she cut me off for her , and I was left empty handed..

    Giovanna, Massachusetts Submitted Jun 2011
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  • This is so true! I used to have a best mate of 5 years but now he has cut me off and ditched me for a munter (Briticism for ugly girl) that he has only known for a few days! Grrrrrrrr! I feel like hurting people! Oh, that's why I play rugby! :)

    Dylan, England. Submitted Sep 2011
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  • I can relate to this so much! My friend used to hate this girl in my school and now their best friends. She's replaced me and it's the worst feeling ever! She keeps telling me that there's still room for me but when I make an effort she just dismisses me like I'm nothing... Now I'm losing my best guy friend... I don't know how to get them back...

    Lauren Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I had a friend named Nicole and we were really close but then she started dating someone. We went to prom together and it was the best thing that ever happened to me but 2 days ago almost 1 year after prom I had to end the friendship because her boyfriend was getting jealous about how close we were. I had a picture of us on a social network as my profile pic and he got really mad and instead of him asking me to take it off my profile he decided to take it out at her and yell and throw a fit toward her. Instead of me taking it out on this guy I decided to end the friendship because I have a high respect for this girl and I didn't want to cause problems between the two of them. I feel I did the right thing but I feel really bad about it.

    Jacob, New York U.S.A. Submitted Mar 2012
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  • Marc and I have been friends for 29 years. Now it's over. People change and so does life. I never ever thought anything like this could happen. I tell people I could care less. But deep down I wish I had my friend back. The only reason why I post this? Because I can't talk to anyone else. I have other friends. Many to tell you the truth. But none like Marc. God please forgive me for not making this right.

    Jim, Tampa Florida Submitted Mar 2012
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  • I loved this poem! It is exactly how I feel. My friend and I got into a fight earlier in the school year. She told me that I need to stop alienating others and stop excluding them from things we do. I tried to tell her that I hadn't left her or anyone else out of things. She must not have remembered that I asked her if she wanted to do the same things that I ask the rest of my friends if they wanted to do. She told me NO each time. Its almost the end of the school year and we haven't said four words to each other since the beginning of the school year. Its really sad because I really do miss her.):

    Angela, West Virginia Submitted Mar 2012
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  • I had a great friend for 12-13 years. Growing up, riding, dogs, I was her bridesmaid. We had so much in common. I never for an instant thought we would never be friends. I haven't heard from her for nearly 30 years. What went wrong? How did we go from friends to strangers? I have no idea. The last time we spoke she told me she wasn't very good at staying in touch and didn't have anything else to say. We have gone our different ways now, but I miss my old friend. I have never had closure about why she did what she did. I would love to write to her or hear from her but am too frightened to take the step. Hindsight and getting older give us perspective but damn, I still have no idea why she just cut me off completely. So sad

    Dando, Uk Submitted Mar 2012
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  • In middle school I had this friend called Chloe. She grow on me and became my best friends! We always used to say ''friends till the end'' but no when we started high school we were still friends then! but as the year went she started to ignore me and she grew closer to an other person! I think to myself right at this moment that she doesn't even know I exist! days go past without a smile from her! not even a hello or goodbye! so I'm guess it is time to move on! but always remember the memories we had! :(

    Cooke Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I have never had a true best friend. I have people that I sometimes follow around and call my "friends" but if anything were to happen they would just go on with their life like nothing has happened. But anyways I feel sad when I move at first because I think I'm loosing my "friends" but then I realize that they never call me or text me back.. It's like I have been deleted from there life. I am pretty used to having people use me and pretend to be my friend... So I'm over it after a day...

    Alex, Usa Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I feel terrible. We used to be so close, we used to hang out all the time, we used to call each other, or text each other...And in the past 5 months, things have changed. We rarely even talk, he spends way more time with people he just met months ago, he acts as if they are closer and way more important than I am. It's not how it used to be just 10 months ago, or before. And it really hurts. I tried to talk to him, more than once, but there are no results. It may sound weird, since we're guys, but friends=family to me. I just want a true friend, someone I can trust to. And I really thought of him like a brother.

    Me,My Home Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I had a best friend but now he left me alone in my pain and emptiness. He was the one who promised me not to leave alone, he was the one who promised me to make me smile for each second he stayed with me and he was the one who really cared for me and he was the one who really understood who I was and he was the one who taught me the meaning of friendship but he left me now and the mistake was mine and I just wish that he comes back...................

    Ravi Dahiya,Haryana Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I feel the same way also , me and my bestfriend had been friends for 5 yrs, and now we barely talk. Just, here and there. And it hurts sooooo much! I miss her, so much., we even call each other sisters. I just don't understand how it came to an end. I guess good things don't last forever.

    Oakland,Ca Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I had a best friend that was tight and close and we shared everything together. But now after 4 years of being friends he has decided to move on and that hurts kind of knowing it is my fault. I've cried knowing he is gone forever. I called him my big brother but now I don't know what to do or what to say to him. BFF gone forever.

    Charlotte Nc Submitted May 2012
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  • I had a bestfriend that I fell in love with.. came back to school this year, we have no classes together.. we're growing apart. Like, I have no idea who he is, just a lost friendship.. I miss him more than anything <3

    Amanda Submitted Aug 2012
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  • Very nice poem..!!!
    One month ago I lost permission to talk to my guy friend...
    My parents first thought he is my boyfriend but now they think if we chat regularly we should be in love one day..
    That's why they restrict me to talk him..;-(

    Ridima, India Submitted Sep 2012
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  • I lost my best friend a few weeks ago because his wife threw a fit over a project we were involved in together. Jealous, needy, selfish woman. He callously cut all ties with me leaving me all alone with a bunch of stuff we initiated together. I never thought he could do something like this to me. My worst enemies never did this much damage to my life like he did with his abrupt departure. I feel used and like an idiot. I would trust that guy with my life. He left without much ado. I'm such an idiot. I sent him a message wishing him all the best things in life so we wouldn't part in anger and so we could get back together again one day but he didn't even care to answer.

    Anna, St. Pete Submitted Sep 2012
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  • Wow, it hurts. We talked through the tough times. I supported her in her career. I guided her & stood by her side. She would tell me I was a father figure to her and for 3 years I treated her like the daughter I never had. Then it was gone. For the last 6 months she couldn't find time to even have a cup of coffee with me. I wonder if she knows how much it hurts to be brushed aside? I feel like a fool saying how much this hurts me, but I don't know if I should tell her? I don't want her to spend time with me out of guilt.

    Tsoe, USA Submitted Dec 2012
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  • I had a best friend... I loved him so much but one day just like that wham! he started ignoring me,.. I have no clue what I've done.. I don't know what's happening .. I'm so confused and heartbroken... this poem suits my feelings right... I miss him.. A lot... :(

    Anonymous, Bhutan Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I don't know what's going on b/w me and my one and only best guy friend ever..
    We care for each other too much..
    It is most probably going to on love way..
    We both know that we love each other somewhere in our hearts but no one of us dare to show that to another..
    Due to this we are losing somewhere each other.. We are not in contact since last 5 months..

    Cuty Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I lost my best friend too. I am so lost. I don't know what to do. I don't want to do anything. My best friend didn't die, but we were friends for 7 years. He went to boot camp and I was writing him letters and we texted when possible. One night I got a call from his wife! Not only he did not tell me he was married, but I asked several times if he had anyone and he said he was alone. His wife said not to talk to him anymore. So in one phone call I learned that my best friend had been lying to me and that he was gone. I feel so hurt and there is nothing I can do. I don't even know why he wouldn't tell me he had someone! We were just friends.

    Lynn, USA Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I had the best friend in the world he would move the world for me and I lost him out of my life a week ago and I am lost without him. I let a man control my life and just ran him off and I have done so much to get him back into my life I would do anything but a lot is my fault. I did a lot of bad things in our relationship and it took him to leave for me to see what was going on if I could just read my case to him he was much more to me but I never wanted to show emotion and now when he seeing and hearing what I am saying it's like a joke to him. I hurt him but now he's hurting me. I just want you back I promise will not hurt you.....

    Natashia Submitted 6/10/2013
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  • I had a best friend in my college days, but I lost her. I don't know what happened between us. We used to be in same class, we talked to each other one day. Suddenly, one day, she stopped talking to me. I asked her what was wrong and she said that she was in a relationship and didn't want to me. I miss her and wonder why girls behave differently when love comes to their life. Now I lost my best friend.

    Varun Submitted 6/21/2013
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  • I have (had) a friend, almost 4 years and she is (was) my bestfriend, she moved far to study and we lost contact. I tried keeping it going, I did but I failed. She returned 5 months ago, didn't tell me. I met her in a mall. Excited maybe I'd have my friend back, she has changed so much. Drinking, partying, dressing like some sex worker.
    I tried organizing time so we could sit and catch up, everytime she'd cancel merely 2 hours before our proposed time.
    I've lost her, and it hurts too much but I'll still welcome her when she comes around. I really miss her. Friendship is just as fragile I guess. Beautiful poem.

    Todd, Africa Submitted 8/17/2013
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  • I can't talk to my best friend anymore. She won't tell me what's going on, and I don't know how to ever get her back. I'm not sure if I even want to anymore. She does this periodically. We will have some silly argument, or she will see me doing something that she doesn't like, or I won't do anything wrong at all! But she would ignore me, not talk to me, deliberately look away from me. This time though, she has been going around telling people in my school that we are not friends anymore, and she won't tell them (or me) why. This has been going on for three months now, and I am sick and tired of putting up with it anymore. I just don't know what to do to get her to stop.

    Katie, USA Submitted 12/14/2013
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  • Since my best friend got a boyfriend she has stopped talking to me and doesn't speak to me and I miss her so much. I try to talk to her but she just walks away with her boyfriend and she can't see I miss our friendship!

    Cherokee, USA Submitted 1/10/2014
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  • My husband and I had a very dear friend for many years. His 50th birthday was coming up and we were to spend it in Las Vegas. There were probably 10-12 of us going. My husband and I had our airline tickets and deposit for the hotel all ready to go. We had to cancel because we were about to close on purchasing a house and had to stay home and provide a ton of paper work for the underwriter and loan agent. We only have 12 days left before close of escrow and had to get it done or we would have lost the home. Not to mention driving over 100 miles to also do paper work. ANYWAY he did not understand the circumstances of witch we were undergoing. He has chosen to not understand as a real friend would do and shut us out of his life. And in turn with that I have lost a great girl friend because of this. His wife and I were close as well.

    Jayme , Grass Valley Submitted 1/14/2014
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