Broken Friendship Poem

Poem About Moving Past Broken Friendship

I wrote this for a friend who hasn't been much of a friend.

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I can totally relate to this. I had finally found my group of friends my freshman year of high school. Everything was going great and we couldn't have been happier. There was a...

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First And Last


Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010 with permission of the Author.

Today will be my last and today will be my first.
The last time I get walked on by you,
The first time I've moved so far from you.
The last time I will wait for you to arrive,
The first time I know for sure I can survive.
The last time you apologize for your mislead ways,
The first time my feet are at home in the sand and the waves.
The last time I will worry if you are all right,
The first time I can watch the sea all night.
Today is the last day our friendship will survive.
Tomorrow I'll spare a thought and regret this day arrived.

I wish you well and I hope you're happy,
But I can't carry on with you being so dappy.

If your heart should change at all,
Just be sure to give me a call.
I will always be here hoping for you
To be the person you know you're supposed to.
Life is hard with many changes,
But it does get easier through the ages.

So every time you look at a twinkling star,
Just remember that's me smiling from afar.


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  • Samuel C Abraham by Samuel C Abraham
  • 4 years ago

She was always happy being with me. She would tell me how her day went and all that stuff. With time, we started acting in comedy skits together. It was really awesome. However, three months down the line, she traveled out of town without telling me. No calls, no texts. When she got back, she just gave me flimsy excuses. I overlooked it and forgave her. But just yesterday, she dropped the bomb. She was like, "We should stop talking to each other. Whenever you see me, just pretend like you've never seen me before." I am so sad right now. Did I do something wrong?

  • Maggie H by Maggie H
  • 5 years ago

I can totally relate to this. I had finally found my group of friends my freshman year of high school. Everything was going great and we couldn't have been happier. There was a miscommunication/misunderstanding amongst all four of us. My group got mad at me and didn't even tell me they were mad. They completely shut me out and never told me why. I was really hurt because I thought these people were my friends, but they really weren't. I was hurt, and coming back to school on the Monday after the disagreement was really hard because I just wanted to go and talk to them, but I couldn't. Reading this poem helped me realize that we have to eliminate toxic people from our lives, even if it hurts. Letting go of my three friends really hurt me, and it still does, but after reading this poem I remembered that life continues and that I have to move on regardless of the pain. I will always have a scar on my heart from the emotional pain they have caused me.

  • Olivia Ann by Olivia Ann
  • 7 years ago

I met my best friend in fifth grade. Over the years, we've gotten really close. We went to each other's house every day. People thought we were twins. We made ourselves a nickname, the whole school knew. Then she got a boyfriend. He was mean and rude. They ignored me and pushed me away. I began to feel depressed. I lived in darkness. I got into gothic horror and I never talked. She thought it was okay. She was a different person every time she turned her back. I tried to let her realize it was a mistake, but she was too wrapped up in her man. They are still together, and I haven't moved on. I don't know whether to go or stay strong. She was my everything. Apparently I wasn't hers.

  • Micinda T. by Micinda T., USA
  • 8 years ago

I had a group of friends for a while. There were four of us. Two years went by and everything was great. We had fun every time we were together. Then things started to change. It was one of our birthday's which just so happened to be on Halloween. Of course we went trick or treating as part of the party. Two of the girls (Not me or the one whose birthday it was) decided it would be fun to have another girl come with us. Of course this girl happened to be someone who had done a lot of harm to the birthday girl. There was a small disagreement. The next day, everything went crazy. The two girls cut us out of their lives. It hurt. And then a year or two later, the other friend I had decided she wanted to be with them, and not me who had stuck by her this whole time. So here I am, left alone. The emotional scars aren't going to be fading anytime soon. And I think my mentality was affected by the first split. I became depressed. But now I'm finally figuring out who I am without them.

  • Jacob by Jacob, CA
  • 9 years ago

I can totally relate. I moved to a new school district freshman year of high school and I only knew about 2 or 3 people. Soon some guys asked if I could hang out with them, and I was on board, along with my brother (who's in the same grade). I thought nothing could happen to me, until a few months later, a kid from Germany moved to my school and he was really mean. He would call me names all the time and I didn't even do anything to him. This kept going until after winter break. Soon my friends started to say to me to stay right there because they were going to do something. That 'something' was to ditch me and never come back. They kept on ditching me every day until one day they just left me all alone. As we walked separate ways they were cheering like it's New Year's Day and the ball just dropped. I thought they were my true friends. I almost took my life away, when I had a knife in my backpack, and I cut myself in a place where there was absolutely no one to see me. It's been a year since then but I feel as if it were yesterday. Even though my life has gotten so much better since then, they still haven't apologized for what they did to me.

  • Bill by Bill
  • 8 years ago

They never will, just move on bro. They aren't worth your pain. Never let others share rent in your head they aren't paying for. Your the only one paying for them. They don't EVEN want to be there... You're better than them anyway...

  • Steven by Steven, North Carolina
  • 9 years ago

We all feel alone, sometimes. We can feel hurt by those who had been our friends.

But people change. The friends we have had for years can drift away, or even worse, betray our trust.

But we need to turn, however much it hurts, and walk away. No matter how badly it hurts, we should not degrade ourselves by begging. If they are truly intent on walking away or they continue to mistreat us, then they are not our friends regardless of the history. Turn and walk away.

Just look at all of the posts on this board from all over the world. We all hurt inside. We all are fighting battles that no one else can see.

Be strong, and kind. Be courageous.

  • June by June
  • 9 years ago

This poem is so very true.
My best friend since reception, had always ran off with another friend every year since 3rd grade. She had always said she did not like them, and would apologize, saying they bossed her around. I forgave her, as I didn't want to spoil our friendship over it, and she finally started hanging out with me again in 5th grade. But, in 6th grade, she abandoned me again for a girl who was new to the school. The new girl was nice to me, but then my best friend started being horrible towards me. She made mean comments and left me out. When I asked her to stop leaving me out, she said, "No." She was also always against me, not with me.
At Summer, I had had enough of her pushing me around and being weak, so I snapped at her on impulse. I must admit, it felt good. I burst into tears afterwards, but she finally apologized. But then, she continued her horrible ways, so I left her for some better friends.

In 7th grade, she invited me over a few times like old times, and acted as if nothing had happened. This annoyed me, but I was prepared to put it behind me. But then she started blaming the new girl for her actions, and acted like the victim. I questioned her a little, but did not say much about it. We rarely text now, but I am very happy that she has not invited me over ever since.

  • Bill by Bill
  • 8 years ago

It takes a brave personal decision to get away from people who harmed you. That is TRUE LEADER QUALITY.

Oh wow... This poem practically describes my life. Me and another girl were friends until I realized she was lying and using me. It was the last time I would take it, and the first time I was free from her evil grasp. Great poem, you deserve 5 stars.

  • Sam by Sam
  • 12 years ago

So my best friend that I've been friends with for six years, since third grade, is not my friend anymore. She has been hanging out with other girls, popular, slutty girls. She was always making plans with them and never me, her best friend that has stood by her for six years. She did things with them that we dreamed about doing together. Four days ago I found out she was cutting herself, I would have never imagined. But I had to find out from all her slutty, bitchy, snobby friends. She couldn't tell me herself, we are on the same bus and in the same lunch period. So I told her that I'm done with her. She has been drifting off from me and I told her that twice but she did nothing to fix it. So now it's been four days and I've been ignoring her. All her friends have been telling me to talk to her, that I'm only making it worse. She is now starting lies about me. All these bitchy friends she has she even said it herself "they are such bitches". But I'm done with her and it kind of feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

  • Hailey by Hailey, Louisiana
  • 12 years ago

My BFF of 6 years started avoiding me and my other friend, and I just noticed today. She was hanging with girls just days before she told me she hated. When I asked her why, she said because me and my other friend take up all her time and we always do what we want and not what she wants. she never told us anything, she always said okay. she said we wouldn't go to the freak tree with her in the morning, well she never asked. she knows I'm trying to get over my ex, who she hangs out with, but if she just asked, I would get over it for her. but instead she shuts out me and my other friend. she didn't tell us nothing, I had to hear it from someone I never talked to in my life. I'm hurt. idk what to do anymore.

  • Destanie by Destanie, Wisconsin
  • 12 years ago

My best friend and I have been Best Friends since 3rd grade, yesterday was when I found out that I am not good enough for her anymore. The popular girl is more important I cried in front of the class, it hurts to leave her but she is pushing me away and I cant hold on much longer..

  • Jerry by Jerry, California
  • 13 years ago

Very real and comprehensive. Sometimes I feel the same way but a lot of the times it is just in my head. I think that if you have a best friend it will always be forever.

  • Maria by Maria, Ct
  • 13 years ago

My friend kept leaving me out with others, and acting snobby. She didn't care what I thought and how I felt. I would see if she saved a seat for me, but she never did. I figured, why have a friend that doesn't care for you anymore? I stopped talking to her, and my life is just fine without her. I'm making great new friends, and I am totally fine. Good Riddance to her. (:

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