Poems About Missing A Friend

Published: December 23, 2022

Poems Of Longing: Expressing The Pain Of Missing A Friend

When friends are forced to be apart from each other for whatever length of time, it will be a difficult period for the two of them. They will be forced to go through their normal routines apart from each other. Each one may miss the qualities that the other contributed to the friendship. There is a saying that, "absence makes the heart grow fond". This may be an opportunity for each of them to realize how important each one is to the other's life. They will miss each other, and long for the time when they can be together again.

Find solace and connection through our collection of poems about missing a friend. These poems explore the emotions and feelings of longing for a friend who is no longer present in our lives and the enduring power of friendship

10 Poems Of Longing: Expressing The Pain Of Missing A Friend

  1. 1. My Best Friend Died

    • By Alice Edwards
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    My best friend died on my first day of school my sophomore year. It was very traumatic for me and my classmates. Our parents didn't seem to understand. I wrote this poem to help process the emotions I felt when my friend was torn from me so suddenly.

    in Death Poems by Teens

    My best friend has gone away.
    No more will we laugh and play,
    No more games and whispered secrets shared.
    No more comfort knowing she cared.

    My best friend is dead and gone,
    Never again to tag along
    With me to the park or mall
    Or have a sleepover or do anything at all.

    I wish that I could have said goodbye,
    Told her I would miss her; somehow I must try.
    I have so much left to say.
    I know! I will write my goodbye and send it her way.

    In a note written down, then sent by fire and flame,
    In a bottle on the sea, or a gift by her grave,
    Or perhaps I will whisper it, and send it on a prayer
    And imagine her reading it and knowing I care.

    My best friend has died, nothing that can change.
    But at least now I have said goodbye.
    Farewell, dear friend; I will hold your memory in my heart
    So as long as I live, we are never truly apart.

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  2. 2. Summer Vacation

    • By Olivia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem for my best friend over summer vacation. I wanted her to know that she is always in the back of my mind and I will always be there for her no matter what.

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    I hope you really know
    How much I truly care
    Because when I'm away from you
    It's like something isn't there

    Like on this great vacation
    Where I'm having so much fun
    It feels like part of me is missing
    I wish that I could share this sun

    I've been wishing I could be with you
    Each and every day
    Because I trust that with you by my side
    Everything will always be okay

    I want to share this awesome experience
    With you and only you
    If I could, I'd capture every moment
    So you could live this, too

    In a box with sandy beaches
    I'd put the perfect skies of blue
    And I'd bottle up the endless ocean
    To bring it back for you

    I love you like a sister
    I hope that's something you'll never forget
    And I'll say I'm sorry now
    If I ever do something we'll regret

    You don't know how much I missed you
    And for that, I'm glad to be back
    Now I know for certain
    Forever our friendship will stay intact.

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  4. 3. Friends

    • By Liz Beran
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007 with permission of the Author.

    When friends are separated through no fault of their own it is a great source of sadness.

    in School Poems

    We are going to different high schools
    I know it will be hard
    we were best friends
    and now we are ripped apart

    I remember the good days we had
    throughout these three long years
    you were there when I was sad
    even when I was in tears

    But now it's all changed
    we can't be together anymore
    no more notebooks to exchange
    or laughter to adore

    No more inside jokes to hear
    or gossip in the hall
    now we have high school to fear
    and that's the worst of them all

    I will never forget that smile of yours
    and how it made me glad
    just remember you'll always be
    the bestest friend I've ever had

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  5. 4. Missing A Friend When I'm Locked Up

    • By Shannon
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2012 with permission of the Author.

    For my best friend, Wynona. I'm missing her very much. Love from Shannon.

    in Prison Poems

    Another month has come,
    But you're still so far away.
    You're always in my heart
    Each and every day.

    I'm sorry I couldn't be here
    For when you needed me most.
    I wish time would hurry,
    But it goes so slow.

    Phone calls aren't enough.
    I need the real you,
    The one who supports me,
    My sister, my glue.

    We've been through so much together
    In so little time we've shared,
    I will never forget all the moments
    That you've shown me you cared.

    I know it's hard, but my time will come soon.
    Keep smiling, beautiful, 'cause it looks good on you!
    So until I see you when my time comes to an end,
    Stay strong bub, love your best friend.

    I miss you so much.

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  7. 5. Apart

    • By Nyhc
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008 with permission of the Author.

    To my best friend whom I miss even though I always see her. It's like there's a wall that's keeping us apart. So near yet so far...

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    We've always been together,
    we did everything with laughter.
    We thought it was forever.

    When I was in danger
    you knew how to ease my fear.
    You were always there to be my savior.

    At first we were strangers,
    until we became closer,
    and now we are together.

    But time flows like a river.
    it became complicated and faster,
    until we realized that we're older.

    And that is what is keeping us apart.
    I was here,
    and you were there.

    I know we still care,
    but our friendship slowly fades in the air.
    how can it be so unfair?

    Can "our past" be also called "our future"?
    because I don't want to surrender
    the memories we've shared together.

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  8. 6. Farewell, My Last Goodbye

    • By Micheal Kenneth
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    The last goodbye to a departed friend. For Miss Regina

    in Loss of a Friend Poems

    I cherished the times when we were together
    I hoped that it would last forever
    but now there's nothing I can do
    today I'll say my goodbye to you

    Though it'll be long before I see you again
    I know you're happy there, safe in heaven
    and though I'll miss you and love you that much
    I know God's love for you, I cannot match

    Time will pass, it would lessen the pain
    but my feelings for you, they will stay the same
    I know you're watching there, up above
    I wished you'll read this poem, signed with all my love...

    I'll say my farewell
    not to cry, I will not swear
    I will miss you...

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    Good-bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart's the memory, and there you'll always be.

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  9. 7. Missing You So Much

    • By Sami Johnson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

    This poem is dedicated to: Chris my ex-boyfriend that I would do absolutely anything for...
    Lawrence an ex-boyfriend that has turned out to be a great friend to me...

    in I Miss You Poems

    As I lay here on my bed listening to everybody talking
    my head is spinning with thoughts of you.
    I hear your voice throughout the day
    telling me you love me and that I'm the one for you.

    Over and over again I hear your voice
    and feel your arms wrapped around me
    but when I look around you're not here.
    I'm wishing you will realize soon that I do care.
    Wishing and hoping that someday soon we will be together again.

    I love you so much
    and I miss seeing you every day
    and being next to you at night.
    You never come to see me anymore
    so I lay here in my bed crying
    because I miss you so much and I love you too.

    I wish I could see you like I used to
    but you won't let that happen and neither will she.
    I try to talk to you but you walk away.
    Tears form in my eyes and I start to cry.
    They say to forget about you but I don't know how.

    I miss hearing you say that you love me.
    I miss spending time with you every day.
    I can't seem to get you out of my head.
    I love you baby and I miss you too.

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    I lost my bestfriend and my soulmate to drinking and drugs I didn't have to be there for him but I loved him so much that I couldn't walk away. I watched him take his last breath and that was...

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  10. 8. Every Time I See You

    • By Samantha
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012 with permission of the Author.

    My name is Samantha. This poem is about me and my best friend, Hannah, who moved away. Hannah and I used to do everything together. Not a moment was spent apart. We were just like sisters. We loved all the same things and had such great times together. But Hannah moved very far away, and we haven't been able to keep in touch, and now my heart is broken. I never had a friend as great as her. I love you, Hannah!

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    Every time I see you,
    my heart melts with happiness.
    You make me laugh.
    You make my heart sing.

    Every time you talk to me,
    I feel speechless.
    Your voice is soft and sweet to me.
    It calms me in the worst of times.

    Every time you smile at me,
    I want to smile too.
    You brighten a dark day.
    You make the sun come out from behind the clouds in my heart.

    Now, you're gone.

    My heart is broken.
    Everything is crashing down on me.
    I need someone to take this weight off my shoulders.
    I need someone to dry my tears.

    Why did you have to go?
    I need you.
    I need your love.
    Life seems impossible without you.

    You are my sunshine.
    Now, the rain is pouring down.
    The clouds are black.
    A storm is approaching.

    Without you I am nothing.
    I need you to tell me that you love me.
    To hold me in your arms again.
    I need your comfort.

    Even though you are gone.
    Even though you have moved on,
    I will always love you.
    You will stay forever in my heart.

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    This is how I feel right now. My best friend and I were suppose to go to the same highschool but she got accepted to a magnet school and her parents are making her go. I have always been a...

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  11. 9. My Friend, I Miss You

    • By Nikki
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I go to a small school and there are not many people there. I used to have a friend who would laugh with me and hang out with me. He was my first friend at that school. He graduated last year, and I don't see him anymore and very rarely hear from him.

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    My friend, I miss you.
    I miss hearing your voice and seeing you smile,
    Just being with you and hanging out a while.

    I miss getting your texts
    your e-mails, phone calls and letters.
    I always pray to God that things get better
    and you come back.

    I miss you.

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    I really miss my three best friends. I've know them for 10 years. Now I am 13. We were in the same school till grade 7. I was forced to move my school in grade 8 and I went through the...

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  12. 10. The Bars Between Us

    • By Cindy Francis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016 with permission of the Author.

    This poem is for my boyfriend who is in prison for a while. Some people thinks it's crazy holding onto someone you can't see, but it makes our love stronger, and I know one day he will be free. Until then, I will sit here and cry on my knees. It feels like no one knows what it's like to be in deep love with someone who you don't really see. It's hard to get through.

    in Prison Poems

    The bars between us keep us apart.
    The bars between us can't keep you out of my heart.
    The bars between us create hugs we have to keep.
    The bars between us make me weak.

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