Lost Friend Poem

Loved And Lost

To a friend...loved and lost.

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I have a friend; her name is Charity. We both finished high school together. She was my very best friend, and I love her so much, but her family was richer than mine and eventually she had to...

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Foolish Friendship


Published: March 2010

Today I stopped trying to be 'someone' for somebody
who never thought of me as anyone appreciated and important to them.

Inside I know the space I had for them is now crushed and broken.

Let the facts be out in the open and the truth be spoken.

In time it will be for the best, although I feel an emptiness
knowing what I considered worthwhile proved shallow and unreal.

I've learned sometimes emotions seem clearer than perception
and eventually can lead to a heartbreaking revelation
that someone cherished proves that their friendship was in fact deception.

I cry tears of realization that once again
I believed the lies that were in disguise and covered up.

Honesty was masked with coy flattery.
Why was I so darn naive?

I can and will move on, but I won't forget
I was forgotten and actually believed a lie.
Not a lie out of the mouth...but of the heart.

That piece of friendship is now torn apart....

I mustn't be sorry for the encouragement and love I shared
because I know what I offered was itself a dare.
A dare to let someone be a part of me...who didn't find a reason to care.

Moments like these are rare,
moments that I feel what I felt to be 'nothing' now and bare.

Thanks for the lesson learned and always remembered.
You were a 'lucky' someone who successfully got a part of the best of me.
Now I'll throw away the scattered and useless pieces and leave you be.


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  • Zechariah Steven by Zechariah Steven
  • 3 years ago

I have a friend; her name is Charity. We both finished high school together. She was my very best friend, and I love her so much, but her family was richer than mine and eventually she had to travel far to complete her education. I tried to convince my family to support me so I could go to America and study too, but there was no money. I only have to cry my eyes out, and my mom sobs too. They are aware of the love I have for her and the love she has for me. She pleaded her people not to travel out, but they wouldn't listen to her. Here I am after 6 years. Well, Charity is back from the United States, and life changed. I can see it in her eyes, her speech, her actions, and her words. She is no longer that friend to me. I think I'm no longer in her list. I'm more like other people to her. I lost my friend, and it pains me so much that my tears may not dry in the days to come. I miss the Charity I used to have.

  • Sudhanshu by Sudhanshu
  • 2 years ago

I, too, know how it feels to lose a friend. I lost a friend of mine because he kept irritating and then ignoring me. At last we defriended and just broke apart.

  • Sanja A by Sanja A
  • 3 years ago

I'm 16 and had a friend named Aarushi. We became close in just one year, but things drifted apart when we changed colleges. Things are worse now that she has blocked me and I've hurt her too. All I know is people never realize what they have until they lose it. So when God says just let go, let go, because if you don't, there will be a point where the other person hurts you so much and you have no choice but to let go

  • Noli by Noli
  • 3 years ago

I had a friend who meant a lot to me – like a family member. I would have died in a fire to save her. After a while she didn’t talk to me like we used to. I talked to her and tried to fix it, but she just stopped talking me to me and said my words hurt her. I told her why I was upset, but she couldn’t help. She thought I wanted to change her. She has new friends and I never mattered to her. I am so lonely, and it hurts so much. How can I forget?

  • Cogligug by Cogligug
  • 3 years ago

I think it is time for you to move on. I started losing the only one for me too. I loved her so much. I thought of her as my sister. I just moved on. It is not good for you to try to be good with someone who isn't worthy of your love. I hope you will meet someone who truly is worthy of your love.

  • Mia Lanzione by Mia Lanzione
  • 4 years ago

I'm only nine. My best friend and I were separated last year. I moved to Florida, and she is in New York. I really miss her. Her name is Lyric, and she meant the world to me. I don't know how I actually survived without her. I want to finish this story, but I can't concentrate with so many tears in my eyes.

  • Stephy by Stephy
  • 5 years ago

Some time ago when I was 9 to 10 I had a really good friend. His name was Andrew. I have never appreciated the love and the help he offered to me. I was too blind to see the true friend I got. And now, after 3 years, I just realized what has happened. I realized what I have lost, and I'm so sorry that I didn't appreciated him as he deserved. I hate myself for being like I was, and I wish I could fix my mistake. Unfortunately, Andrew...well...he doesn't want to see me anymore. I tried to be as I was that time, but he has changed. I don't recognize my true friend anymore. He has forgotten me. But I still love him. He wasn't like others. I am waiting for the moment he will return to me and we will be friends again...

  • Sheela  S. Iyer by Sheela S. Iyer
  • 4 years ago

These lines are so true. Sometimes things are taken for granted and we ignore the right people.

  • Jose Martinez by Jose Martinez, New York
  • 6 years ago

This hits me deep. All my life I've been supporting my friend and in the end he was just a facade. Each day I felt our friendship slip away and as I tried to repair it he didn't. I gave up and now I'm moving on.

  • Jasmine by Jasmine
  • 7 years ago

This poem speaks to me. Just a few weeks ago I realized that I was the only person invested in my 'friendship'. I really tried to stay friends, but she ignored me and said things that really hurt my feelings. I had never really had a friend because I was so different, but with her I felt that I was alone anymore. She only contacted me when she was bored. I felt used, but I stayed. Now, I'm so glad I moved on.

  • Wendy by Wendy
  • 11 years ago

Wow this poem is amazing. I can completely relate. Just Last Night I decided that my friendship with my best friend of 9 almost 10 years was a complete lie! It hurts so much that this is how things came to be but that's just how it is now. I just hope you found a better friend.

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