Death of a Friend Poem

This is a poem for a friend, for a lost friend... this poem is about a very good friend, jolly, fun, hilarious friend who never tell her friends about her sickness..even her bestfriend. Then one day, she can no longer keep it... she was about to die. She asked her best friend to come over and sit beside her, and hear her whisper... she asked her to close her eyes so her bestfriend won't see her die...she asked her not to open her eyes until she's gone...

When A Friend Bids Goodbye

© Kathrine Yee Baraquia
My dear friend,
close your eyes...
hold my hand,
and hear me whisper...

For the times I was lost,
you were there to look for me.
Will you believe me when I say I love you more than you'll ever know.
Will you trust me when I say ...this time you have to let me go.

My dear friend, I must leave.
The world no longer needs me.
It's my time to be gone, until we meet again someday.
Don't you cry now, I know I'll be okay.
Trust that I'll never forget you.
Don't be sad now, just close your eyes until it's through.
Hold my hand, don't open your eyes yet...
wait when I no longer whisper..

My dear friend, you'll be fine.
I'll be up there watching over you.
For the times I'll be gone, don't ever forget
the words I whispered to you.

God calls on my name... and I have to let go of your hand now...
Please don't cry... and smile for me..
because I'm with the one who made us friends.

Remember, I'll always love you.
so come, wave me goodbye...
It'll be painful but we have to...
Hug me, hug me tight, feel the words I can no longer say.

My dear friend, I'm going to miss you.
just pray because I'll always listen.
and one day, when it's your time,
I'll be there for you...
Just like the way I used to.
...I love you...

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Published: Aug 2008

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  • Just wanting to say I have a best friend who only has a short time left and this touched my heart ...Thanks for writing this

    GEORGIA MCCOY Submitted Aug 2008
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  • A dear friend of mine has just died in a car crash a few days ago. The hole in my heart is raw and bleeding but this poem has both healed and tugged at it. She was a beautiful, charismatic, open-minded, selfless, gorgeous and hilarious young woman. At the age of 20 she was too young to die but she lives on in the people who loved her. We all miss her dearly. Beck Lynn Blackburn, may you rest in peace <3

    Mckaela, Michigan Submitted Feb 2010
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  • This is a beautiful poem. My best friend for 11 years jumped out of my bedroom window two floors high, and died the next morning. I feel guilty because I should never have let go of her hand, I should have held on even more tightly than I was but I couldn't. We all miss her dearly and she was only 14 at the time .. Katie, I love you x

    Sonya Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I lost an amazing friend who was a great friend to me when I thought I really didn't have any. Her name was Ally. She died of brain cancer at only 14. It tore through my heart the day I found out. I know exactly how the person who wrote this poem is feeling. But it just reminds me that the loved ones who pass always watch over you in heaven.
    R.I.P Ally

    Juliette Submitted May 2010
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  • This reminds me of my best friend who died of cancer and a disease that made his body older then him he was only 12 when he died it was a couple of weeks before Christmas and I miss him so much this poem made me open my eyes

    Samantha, PA Submitted May 2010
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  • My close friend passed away 3 weeks ago. She suffered from a aneurysm. It was so sudden. she was about to graduate a day after and tie the knot with her soulmate 3 months later. We barely talked for 3 years because we have this certain issue that hindered our friendship for quite some time. I let my pride get in the way, though she wanted to make amends. We buried the hatchet two months before her death. I have this insane sadness and guilt feeling that doesn't go away. I regret not spending time with her talking to her. this poem I feel like she's talking to me. I just wish I can take it all back and turn back the time for her and me. I just miss her.

    Mae Submitted Jun 2010
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  • My dear friend Rudy was at this place called the Broken Bridge, he drowned when he was tryin to save someone else's life yesterday, July 9,2010 )=

    Kelky Yan, Ptown Submitted Jul 2010
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  • This really helped me. Thank you so much for writing this. My friend committed suicide the other day and it has been hard. this helped a lil thanks!

    Sami, Littleton Submitted Feb 2011
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  • On the 6 month anniversary of my boyfriend's suicide I found out another one of my friends died in a car accident.

    Amy, Michigan Submitted Jun 2011
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  • really it touched me ...every time I read it I remember my friend who died in the last June...we have been raised up together...what was between as is bigger and greater than a friendship....many many things have been changed in my life ....and really sometimes I feel like I have got enough of being alive I wanna be there with him ....thank you again ...

    Abass,Yemen ,Sana'A Submitted Dec 2011
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  • A few months ago I lost a really good friend of mine. His name was Hunter and he was in a wreck. Two more of my friends were in the vehicle with him but they lived. Everyday I wish he was here so I could tell him about what happened this day or that day. I sing and mine and his best friend plays the guitar and I would really love to use this poem as a song for our Hunter. I don't know how to get a hold of the writer but I would love to. Love you forever Hunter. <3

    Georgia Henry, Strong, Ar Submitted Jun 2012
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  • One of my very dear friends passed away way too young, cancer was the culprit. There is a hole in my heart for her, her family, her friends. She suffered and was released from her suffering July 17th at 8 pm. She didn't ask "Why Me". She was brave as she was through all trials in life. My dear friend Ruth, I write this with tears in my eyes, I know I will see you again....I loved you dearly, you were a true friend....God hold you in the palm of His hand. Today is your answer day, you can have all the answers to all the questions we all ponder....I will see you on the other side.

    Shelley Trigger, Las Vegas NV Submitted Jul 2012
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  • A few months ago I lost a really good friend of mine. She name was Devi and she was in a wreck. She was on that time ready to commit suicide before suicide she was call me but I could not save her, because I am very long distance when I was able to reach that location she died. Without her voice to start my day and without her smile to end my day. I miss you friend. Everyday I wish she was here so I could tell her about what happened this day or that day. I sing and mine and her best friend plays the guitar and I would really love to use this poem as a song for our Devi. I don't know how to get a hold of the writer but I would love to. Love you forever Devi......

    Satyam,India,Hyderabad Submitted Aug 2012
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  • 6 years ago which feels like yesterday a friend of mine passed, my best friend ...I never told anyone this before but, about 2 weeks before she died we became a part of "the mean girls" because I was a shy girl the other girls decided that they don't want me to be their friend anymore, and guess who told me this? My friend, my best friend since we were 2 years old she turned her back on me. I was heart broken and I didn't speak to her since. The day before she passed, she came to me when I was sitting in my transport waiting to go home, she showed me pictures and she promised me that she would come by my house later that afternoon she probably wanted to fix things at least I hope she did, when she walked away from me, I did the sign of the cross and I didn't know why. Later when I got home that afternoon I did my homework as quick as I could and I went out to sit on the grass, I waited, and I waited and I waited. She didn't show up. The next day I was determined to tell her exactly how I felt, but she didn't come to school that day, she never missed school. After break when we were in class, before the whole school was called to the school hall the teacher asked who was "my friends" best friend no one picked up their hand, not even the mean girls. I didn't either because I didn't know, I didn't know if we were friends or not. We walked into the hall and the principal told us that she, she was gone. We were 12, I was confused, she was gone, our friendship was ruined. The last time I saw her grave was on the day of her funeral 6 years ago. Days after her funeral she came to me in a dream and we played, and laughed it felt so real. Worst part is, I didn't even say goodbye while she was alive.

    Lee Submitted 8/24/2013
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  • My best friend died from cystic fibrosis 4 weeks ago today, she left this exact poem in a letter for me. I miss her so much.

    Ireland Submitted 8/30/2013
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  • When my best friend Elaine had multi-organ failure I sat next to her in a chair and held her hand and did nothing but cry and she would tell me to stop crying and be happy she is going to see the man that made us friends then she said I will finally be able to see my daughter Tammie "who died some years earlier" I took off as many days as possible. But one night I got a call it was from a friend of me and Elaine she said that Elaine had passed away when I heard that I fell to the floor and cried
    I still miss her everyday
    love you always Elaine

    America Submitted 4/7/2014
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