Poems About Losing A Friend
Published: December 23, 2022
Someone with all the money in the world but no one to enjoy it with, would be depressed. Admittedly that's an extreme example, but the truth is that all of the enjoyable things in the world get old quickly without a friend to share them with. On the other hand, if a person was experiencing all the hardships in the world, they may go insane without the aid of a friend. People that don't have anyone to socially interact may lose their minds and develop an imaginary friend just to ease the loneliness. Human interaction is necessary. It is simply the way that we are wired.
Discover the power of poetry to connect with and honor the friends we have lost touch with over time. These poems explore the emotions and memories associated with faded friendships and offer a poignant reflection on the connections that endure despite distance and time
6 Poems Reflecting On Friendships That Have Faded With Time
1. Today I Passed You By
today I passed you by
our shoulders almost touched
as your eyes diverted
in intense conversation
your emotion-filled words
floated in the evening air
did you see me?
quickly my feet reached the corner
heart pounding yet turning
to see your form fading
should I say hello?
such intimate friends
I'd seen your tears
you'd felt my heart
should I run?
a lingering glance
heart beating louder
unmovable feet stuck in the past
the silent years forming
a veiled wall between us
one simple hello
could have cascaded
the veil--the wall--
but today I passed you byFeatured Shared Story
I loved this poem. It encouraged me to value my past, present, and future friendships. I felt challenged to reconnect with my past relationships and to treasure those kindled memories.
2. Failed Friendships
Do you know what it feels like to be left behind?
Losing everyone around you in such little time.
I try not to worry since they're left in the past,
But it's hard going through life knowing nothing ever lasts.
It's hard to hide behind this frown,
When on the inside you're on the verge of a breakdown.
I've lost everyone that meant the world to me.
All I have left of them are these memories.
You have no idea how badly I want them back.
But they've left me in the past, which was their plan of attack.
The pain of losing them will never go away.
I'm tired of feeling like this every day.
I feel like I no longer belong.
I fake my happiness to show nothing's wrong.Featured Shared Story
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3. I Didn't Want You To Die
I miss you man; won't you please come back
'Cause you were loved; didn't you know that?
You saved my life; I could talk to you.
I would have saved yours if only I knew.
Was it my fault that you ended your life?
Did I hand you the rope? Did I sharpen the knife?
I can't help but think that the night I OD'd
Was the moment that Death came and planted the seed.
The reruns come often: you sitting so still,
The sounds and the smell and the bone crushing chill,
The note on the table, your hand on the ground...
They haunt all my nightmares yet save me somehow.
So this I am writing to lessen the pain,
And maybe just somehow you'll hear me again.
And if on occasion you notice I cry,
You'll understand I didn't want you to die.Featured Shared Story
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4. A Friend Lost
Making the biggest mistake,
with the promises I make.
You're the one I trust,
With friendship that's a must.
I come to you for advice.
You speak to me with words so nice.
I'm sad to see you go.
That only goes to show,
how much I adore.
Can't handle anymore.
Without you, I feel lost,
to know how much you cost.
The way I will feel,
My heart will never heal.
At the end, to find a friend like you
Is something I cannot do.
Know that you are one of a kind,
No matter where you are, you'll always be in my mind.Featured Shared Story
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5. A Friend Commits Suicide
You were like a brother to me,
My very best friend.
You said you would always be there.
You promised we would never end.
I remember when we were three.
You said you would always be there for me.
I guess what you say and do are two different things,
When it comes to me and you.
I know I can't blame it on you,
What else am I supposed to do?
Why did you do it?
Make yourself die?
We could have talked it over.
Made it all right.
Some people say it's going to be all right.
I pray for you every single night.
Hoping that you'll come back to me,
But it's impossible, don't you see.
I know you'll be with me until I die.
Then we'll be reunited up in the sky.
Even though now we aren't together,
In the heavens we will be reunited forever...Featured Shared Story
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