Death of a Friend Poem

The time that you spend with a friend is never lost for it forever lives on in you.

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My best friend was on flight MH17 when it was shot down. I really miss him and I just can't get over it. I cycled home with him the day before he flew. His body hasn't been identified. I really …

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© Staci J. Selke

Published: Oct 2007

My Best Friend Natalie

I sit around and wonder,
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures,
and ask, why did you have to die?

You've always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.

But now it's time to let you go,
your spirit now is free.
Even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.

So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.

This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won't weep anymore,
because now you're in better place
then you ever were before.

Even though that I will miss you,
and I'll think about you everyday
you'll always be my best friend,
and that's all I have to say.

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  • by Matthijs Van Wees, The Netherlands
  • 9/22/2014

My best friend was on flight MH17 when it was shot down. I really miss him and I just can't get over it. I cycled home with him the day before he flew. His body hasn't been identified. I really miss him. This is my final year at school, but I just can't get my work done. Some of my teachers just don't understand what I'm going through, and expect me to ''just move on'', but I can't. Robin, I really miss you. There hasn't been a day where I don't think about you. RIP my friend.

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  • by Madison Begay, Arizona
  • 8/26/2014

My story. Well my story begins when I started fifth grade. I had been shy and only had a few friends. That's when I met Cj. Cj had Down syndrome so school was a little tough for him. He completely changed my life around. He was always so happy and full of life. Then in March of 2014 he drowned. It broke my heart and I cry everyday. I miss him more than anything. Now I realize he's in a better place now and he'll always have a place in my heart.

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  • by Chloe Louise, UK
  • 8/5/2014

I lost my best friend Georgia to cancer in 2011, we had been best friends ever since I can remember. Unfortunately she lost her fight at the age of 13, on the 14th of December. I had this poem for her funeral and I think it is beautiful. Thank you, Chloe.

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  • by Katy, Iom
  • Sep 2012

I lost my best friend to cancer in March 2008. He had been fighting it for almost 4 years and over his last few months deteriorated rapidly. He got to his 13th birthday, when he met his idol Zac Efron, then died 19 days later. As he got worse I saw him less, because I was young and didn't know what to say to him. Now another of my best friends has cancer (she's been ill for around 5 years) and now has stopped treatment and we don't know how long it'll be. I'm spending a lot of time with her because I realize how important it is. This poem is beautiful, it made me cry x

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  • by Pleasant View, TN
  • Mar 2012

I lost a very close friend in a car crash. I am sorry about y'all loses. They are in a better place. They're waiting at the golden gates for all of us.

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  • by Adriane,Reo,Indiana
  • Mar 2012

This poem touched me really deep. I lost my bestfriend to a car wreck. It wasn't her fault but her and her boyfriend got hit by a drunk driver her boyfriend and the driver lived, but unfortunately Miranda died.): This was just last year 6/5/11. <3 a day before my birthday. During summer when I had to wakeup to ''Adriane'' I have bad news, I don't want to be the one to tell you but, Miranda's gone. I cried my eyes out for weeks and months. I still cry until this day. We did everything together. She was my other half/ my sister/ my friend. Until you lose someone so close, you don't know how it feels. So in this saying , I love you beautiful be the beautiful angel you are! I love you <3 /:

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  • by Yasmin Blackpool
  • Jan 2012

Well, 1 year ago a beautiful princess called Carly Notton passed away in a horrible accident, I was very close to Carly and so was my family, she was always at my house she planned a holiday with my sister for her birthday, and just before that her life got taken away. I sit and wonder everyday why did she go she didn't deserve it, she was a beautiful young lady, but I tell myself day after day ''GOD TAKES THE BEST'' we all miss you so much Carls your always in my heart and I'll keep you treasured there forever until we meet again, bye-bye princess sleep tight:'(

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  • by Missie, Redcliff Alberta, Canada
  • Jan 2012

This is touching... my bestfriend died when we were in grade seven.. and she changed my life with her smiling face and beautiful eyes. but she's in a better place now.. <3
Rest in Pease Dee<3

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  • by Cheyenne ,Tx
  • Nov 2011

This poem hits me really hard. My best friend of 11 years died in a head on collision car wreck on August 31, 2011. My best friend Alex , 14 and her boyfriend Jorge, 16 were on the way home when a dodge truck swerved into their lane and hit them head on and by the time the paramedics got there it was too late because they were trapped in the car and it set fire and exploded and it kills me to know that I could've had the chance to stop her from going with him that day.. I never had thought to expect to lose a friend at my age. It's so hard walking to my classes or my locker because we had the same schedule and are lockers were next to each other. It just hurts and everyone's been telling me it will get better over time.. I think that's the biggest lie ever and its been 2 months and I'm still hurting... I just wish I could take back that day I wish it was me instead of her <3 I miss you Alex
R.I.P Alexandra and Jorge<3 8.31.11

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  • by Tara, Mississippi
  • Oct 2011

Leah was my best friend. She was also my husband's aunt. We became fast friends since we met. We were at her house the day she died. She was in bed and wasn't feeling well. We went home and just as we got there her husband called and said he couldn't wake her. We rushed over and found her son doing chest compressions on her while his girlfriend was on the phone with 911. That was the worse day of my life, I've never felt so useless. All I could do was pray that she would be ok. She had had a heart attack. She was rushed to the hospital and was on life support for about a month. I stayed with her on the weekends. I was with her the night she died. She died January 30, 2011. I miss her every single day.
"There are no goodbyes for us, where ever you are you are always in my heart"

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  • by Valerie, CA
  • Sep 2011

I have been looking at many of poems and anything to help with the grief and heartache. This poem really spoke to me and gave me words of encouragement. My friend died when he was only 12. I am a year older and things have never been the same without him. It seems everyday is a struggle with him always on my mind. Everyone is shocked and is always talking about him. It seems as if this nightmare is never ending. Being so young it kills to think of all the possibilities and more memories there could have been. And although I know I was blessed to have him in my life once my greed gets the best of me and wishes that there could have been more. This whole experience has had such an impact in my life. Knowing that I'm not alone and am not the only one going through this makes me feel a bit stronger. Reading strong encouraging poems like this puts me in another state of mind which helps a lot.

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I've been fortunate enough to have some of the greatest friends on earth. my sister in law did not like me at first, but we eventually became extremely close and spent a lot of time together. my best friend ever, who has been there for me countless times through high school and my college years, would have done anything in the world for me and my happiness. We had a friendship people couldn't understand. In march 2008, my sister in law was shot a killed by her boyfriend who then committed suicide. She was only 17. In January of 2010, I lost the only other person I knew I could always count on to a blood clot that moved from his lung to his heart. He was only 26. both so young. both so unexpected. I've learned to take the time to appreciate the things I have in my life. but even after all these years, it is painful. I miss them both so greatly. I still feel lost with no where to go... this poem helps put things into perspective. C: thank you!

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  • by Aj Stringer
  • Aug 2011

My best friend recently died. Nobody expected it. She has had juvenile diabetes since she was 14. This past year her sugar levels have been getting so low. And she has passed out on several occasions. I received a phone call from her mom Wed August 24 saying that Cindy was found dead that morning in her bed with un opened pop tarts beside her. She was trying to boost her sugar back up and we believe she slipped into a sugar coma. We were best friends for over 16 yrs. I haven't been the same since the news. It is so hard. These poems and stories help, but when you lose someone who is so close to you, you'll never get over the pain. Tomorrow night is her viewing and I am gonna be a complete mess. I don't know how I'm gonna get through this. She was 26 yrs old. She never got the chance to get married and have kids like she wanted. My heart is still breaking....shattering really. :(

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  • by Irma, Tx
  • Aug 2011

My best friend recently past away July 15 2011 due to a car accident. The person she was with was drunk and lost control, it's so hard for me to accept the fact that she's gone cause I've known her for eight years and we spoke with each other just about every night and to not hear her voice now hurts me so much, I Miss And Love You Soo Much Elaine<3 R.I.P. Ma :'(
Thanks for the poem I like it a lot

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  • by Alyssa ,Regina
  • Aug 2011

My best friend Shanice was killed on highway 1 when a drunk driver hit her family in a van and she was dead. I didn't know it was her until she wasn't at school the next day. My principal announced that she had past away. School hasn't been the same after she past away and there isn't a day that does not go by that I don't think of her. She was my everything. She was like my sister, And being at her funeral was really hard.. I love you baby girl. Always and forever.

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  • by Zac
  • Jul 2011

I loved this story. My friend died about a month ago because of suicide, and I miss her every single day and this poem touched me. I liked it a lot.

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  • by Houston,Tx
  • Jul 2011

I just lost my best friend to cancer. By the time he was diagnosed it was to late. We had one short month. We first thought he could do chemo but all those hopes were gone about 2 weeks after they told us the news. He has been my rock for the last 11 years but we have been friends over 35 years. I feel so lost with out him.

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  • by Mandy, NY
  • Jul 2011

Hello,
A friend of mine sent me this to make me feel better you see my sister died almost 4 hrs ago. She was 19 and I'm 15 she was more of a mother than a best friend to me but I miss her so much and I am still crying. She had a car accident with someone swerving into her lane and I was told she died on impact. ;~; Thx for the poem <3

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  • by Haley, SD
  • Jul 2011

One of my best friends killed himself April 25, 2011. We're from a small town where being gay is the worst thing if you're a guy. Because of his sexuality he had been jumped the last three or so weekends before he decided to end his life. It's been hard trying to accept the fact that there is nothing I could have done to save him...he had been struggling for many years and his own father wouldn't accept him. This poem helped me realize that even though his body is dead, he lives in my heart forever and will always be my best friend.

Thank you so much for that :)

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  • by Andrew Fluharty, WV
  • Jan 2011

I've never read a poem that hit me as hard as this one did. My best friend was 17 years old he got hit by a drunk driver in 2006 when he was skateboarding the driver ran away and left his pregnant g/f in the car and till this day he hasn't been seen or caught. My first tattoo was in memory of him Feb. 4th 2011 will be 5 years since his death and no matter what it still gets me. I miss him so much I'd give anything to have him here with me cause I have known him my whole life and he was one of my first friends I ever met

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  • by Carole, Michigan
  • Jan 2011

This is a beautiful poem as I watch my son and his friends mourn the loss of a loved one. This poem says all that needs to be said. There is great strength in the sharing of thoughts and prayers.....

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  • by Tamara O'Fallon, IL
  • Dec 2010

This poem has really touched me because I too lost my friend last year 2009 the day after thanksgiving. She was at home and she died of an asthma attack. Me and her went to school together from my freshman year up until she graduated. She had my back on anything she was there for me when I needed her to be she also keep me out of trouble I honestly can say she was my back bone. We were on a dance team together oh how I remember those days just like it was yesterday the way she use to laugh and play around. she had an great personality and everyone was her friend. But just like she had my back I had hers too but now even though its been a year its still hard to let her go but she's in a better place now so I love you Iesha and you'll always in my heart. Gone But never forgotten.

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  • by Amy, NY
  • Nov 2010

My best friend pass away, she was really all I had. this poem is beautiful, and was just what I was thinking. And to the person that wrote it I'm sorry for your loss as well.

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  • by Kimberly
  • Nov 2009

My friend Miguel died on November 16,2009. He was ridding his bike and while going around a corner he ran into a van. I use to see him around at first but became close a few months ago. It hurts so much to know that there was so much I would like him to know but he has passed and it will never come back.
I want to warn people to just do and say whatever you want to with people from now so you won't feel the way I feel. He's gone from my sight but he will always be in my mind, his short but good memories will always live though me. I miss you Miguel.

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  • by Kevin
  • Nov 2009

My bestfriend was killed on October 19, 2009 in a car wreck he had been drinking like he loved to do but wasn't drunk when he lost control of my sisters van at a high rate of speed and it overturned several times killing him. He was like a brother to me there wasn't much that we didn't and wouldn't do together. His brother was killed on July 8, 2008 the same way. And a year and a half before that their mom past and 3 months before their mom past away their grandmother past. It's been really hard the past couple of years but I look at what he left behind. A wife, a son, and 3 beautiful daughters now I look after his family just as I do my own. the poem that I just read helps me remember all the good memories and times that we shared together as friends and as family. but his memory lives thru me and my family now! REST IN PEACE DANNY WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH.

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This poem really touched me. It reminds me of my friend that passed away. She & I weren't best friends but I found out the day she passed away and it was horrible. I use to live in Georgia which is where she is and I'm in Florida now and it was horrible. We had lost touch so I haven't really talked to her since I moved and I regret it so much. I miss her smile & her laugh & I won't ever forget her. I love you baby girl. Forever you will be in my heart.

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