Loss of a Friend Poem

Death Of Best Friend Poem

My best friend Josh got into a car accident on June 29, 2006. He was my best friend, and I miss him so much. Here's a poem just for you, Josh. I love you buddy.

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My son lost his best friend Annie in May 2018. Michael was in his first year at University and Annie was in her second year at a different school. They were friends for 5 years through high...

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I Will Forever Miss You


Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the author.

You always put a smile on my face,
no matter how mad I was.
All I had to do was call you and you would make everything better.
The day that I heard that you were taken from us, my heart broke.
I dropped down to my knees and cried and cried.
All I wanted was for one more day with you.
As I sit here at your grave looking at your picture.,
All I want to do is hug you and laugh with you and play basketball with you.
I miss you so much; we all do,
and when you died,
the whole town felt the pain.
You were only 16 years old.
You didn't deserve to die.
You wanted to get married and go to college,
Have babies and have a family.
You've been gone for a year now, and I miss you like hell.
I think about you every day.
It's getting easier,
but every time I look at your picture or pull out the scrapbook, my eyes start to water.
I will never forget you,
Joshua Craig Harris.
I love you and miss you,
but I know that you're in heaven
looking over all of us.
I can't wait until I get to see you again.

In Loving Memory of Joshua Craig Harris
11-21-89 to 6-29-06 forever young


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  • Remmsiami by Remmsiami
  • 3 years ago

I lost my best friend 2 years ago. Tomorrow is her birthday. I don't know what to say, but I've never cried this much before. I really miss her.

  • Nina Sotello by Nina Sotello
  • 3 years ago

My name is Nina, and I lost my best friend, my brother-in-law to cancer. He didn't deserve it. Seeing him at the viewing hurt more because it didn't look like him. I'm so lost without him, and I lost my brother, my best friend. Fly high, brother. We miss you. Keep us safe.

  • Paula Price by Paula Price
  • 3 years ago

My son lost his best friend Annie in May 2018. Michael was in his first year at University and Annie was in her second year at a different school. They were friends for 5 years through high school. This is where their friendship grew into a caring relationship that was growing. He accompanied her to the Senior Prom and she to his Senior Prom one year later. While he was finishing high school and she was beginning her new life as a college student, they would stay up through the night every night keeping each other company through FaceTime and would help each other with homework. Michael was always a comfort to her and she to him. So many cared and loved her, hundreds. Nothing will erase her memory, her beautiful heart, her beautiful smile and comforting effortless care for others. He has only spoken about what he might be feeling/experiencing 3 times over the past year. Thank you to all that share about their loss. You are a lighthouse. With unending Love - To Michael and Annie

  • Chelsea by Chelsea
  • 4 years ago

I lost my best friend on 9/11/2010. She and I met while attending university together. I miss her every day. She was a true friend. As time goes by, I miss her more.

  • Kylie by Kylie
  • 4 years ago

Deserii Austin was my best friend. She was 15 years old when she was caught in a drive by. She died in my arms. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't cry. The worst part was that she wasn't involved in gangs, but her boyfriend was. I told her that she didn't know what she was getting herself into and she could get hurt. But being stubborn like always, she didn't care. She was head over heels for this kid. Her boyfriend and I have the same birthday. We were walking him home when someone drives by and shot at us. I got shot in the leg and arm. But I didn't care. I looked at my best friend. My best friend was lifeless on the ground. I crawled over to her. Her last words were, "I love you...don't forget mmme..." her eyes rolled to the back of her head and her heart stopped beating. I didn't leave my room for 3 months. She was in my dreams and told me she was okay. But deep down I knew it was a trick of the mind. I love you Desi Bear.

  • Suzie Keith by Suzie Keith
  • 3 years ago

Sometimes bad things happen to good people and there's nothing that you could have done to prevent this from happening. I believe that we are all allotted our time here so some are shorter than others, but as long as you keep her alive in your heart she will always be with you.

  • ShaDonna by ShaDonna
  • 5 years ago

My BFF committed suicide on August 15, 2017. I'm so hurt and lost for words. Should I be happy she is not suffering anymore, or should I be mad and selfish she's gone?

  • Jennifer Connell by Jennifer Connell
  • 5 years ago

Hi I'm so sorry for your loss. I can relate very well to you. I lost my bestie on 1.11.17 through suicide. It was only two weeks prior that I was at her place helping her get the help she needed. This time I had no idea. My grief is like a roller coaster ride and I never know how I'm going to be from one minute to the next. I feel that you should find peace that your friend is no longer suffering.

  • Ayesha by Ayesha
  • 6 years ago

I had a best friend. We spent 7 years together. He died in front of me in an accident when he was just 16. I miss him.

  • Nevaeh Cruz by Nevaeh Cruz
  • 6 years ago

My friend was murdered August 27,2016. She was only 15 years old. She was at a party/sleepover in Stamping Ground. She was shot around 4:00 am. She was shot in the head and neck. I do not know the true story. The man who shot her was 27 years old.

  • JaneSmith1505 by JaneSmith1505
  • 6 years ago

I am eleven years old. My friend named Violet was also eleven years old and she LOVED to hug a lot, but I did not. She got struck by lightning at her house during a sleepover. I was sleeping next to her, and I heard a crash and I woke up looking at a hole in her roof. I quickly looked at her to see if she was still alive. She was already awake. She was only going to be alive for 1 more minute. Her final words were, "I'm dying. Please give me one last hug before I go. Please." She started crying, and then I started crying. I hugged her and she hugged me until I heard her final breath. Her final heartbeat. She died in my arms that night. I will never forget her. She changed my life. Now she's gone. Good bye, Violet. I miss you already. I'll see you someday.

  • Shannon Mcbride by Shannon Mcbride
  • 6 years ago

This poem really did touch me. I have lost someone who was my best friend. He was only 16, he really meant the whole world to me. We used to ring each other every single night and it is horrible knowing all them phone calls I was always looking forward to, I will never get to hear his voice again. My tears will never stop, I just want to say this poem was lovely and it is perfect.

  • Aoife by Aoife, Dublin
  • 9 years ago

This poem really touch my heart, I lost my best friend on the 10th March 2007. She died in her sleep age 16 years old. We were more like sisters, did everything together and share the same birthday, same school! I remember her funeral, it was very upsetting still am today! She was the one person I could tell secrets too and trust! She's gone but never forgotten in! I miss her hugs and hanging out <3 x

  • Jay Jay by Jay Jay
  • 10 years ago

This poem was amazing. I really felt the pain you went through, I suffered basically the same thing, my bestfriend she was just beautiful. Then one day out of nowhere, she hung herself, she wasn't like this, until I found out that she was sexually abused . Just remember if you ever lost someone, to be strong & remember they're in a better place. <3

  • Marie T. by Marie T.
  • 12 years ago

this poem is very good:) I love it.. on February 18, 2010 my best friend at age 16 years old died :( I knew him since preschool and ever since then we became best friends:) it's been a year and I haven't gotten over his death.. you see he was born with a disease and he couldn't talk or walk he had to be in a wheelchair with the computer that can talk to us.. he always got picked on and I always protected him.. when I found out he died I never talked to anyone, I felt like my heart was torn.. I never knew how much it hurt until he left me, I still think about him and I will never forget him. people are telling me to remember the good things I did with him:) and smile and they said Ryan wants you to be happy not sad! but how can I? how can I be happy? when I think of him all the time... he was tooo young to die.. I don't understand why god would take him away from me. I still don't know why but I hope he's happy:) he always made me smile I just cry everyday

  • Preston Battle Creek Michigan by Preston Battle Creek Michigan
  • 12 years ago

This poem has touched me because I lost a friend in a similar way. Her car got wrapped around a tree side-ways, killing her upon impact. It was raining like hell and she was hydroplaning. The day I found out is the day I was actually going to ask her out, but then I get to school and she was gone. I swore every class I thought I saw her beautiful face but I didn't. I just broke down crying...

  • Amanda G by Amanda G
  • 12 years ago

Omg I loved this poem I saw my boyfriend die and he died in my arms as I hopelessly watched him cry and tell me loved me and this just took me back to that day it was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

  • Amanda R. by Amanda R.
  • 12 years ago

This poem really touched me when I read it. My best friend died at the age 13 an it's been 6 years. We were more like sisters we did everything together an I wasn't able to tell her goodbye. Till the day of the funeral. She is gone and I can't call her to get her to make me smile any more. I loved this poem it really touched my heart and I hope that it does the same for someone else that reads it

  • Kayla C. by Kayla C.
  • 14 years ago

I was looking for a poem to read at my best friends memorial service. He was hit by a pickup at the age of 13, and died on the scene. We were in the same middle school, and were each others best friend. The whole school cried that day. When I came across this poem, I cried like I cried the night I found out that he died. This poem is perfect.

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