Loss of a Friend Poem

The time that you spend with a friend is never lost for it forever lives on in you.

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I lost a friend about a year ago. She was 13 or 14 years old and like family to me. Some people think it was suicide, but I'm not sure. Even though it's been almost a year, I still have...

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My Best Friend Natalie

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Published: October 2007

I sit around and wonder
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures
and ask, why did you have to die?

You've always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.

But now it's time to let you go.
Your spirit now is free,
even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.

So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.

This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won't weep anymore,
because now you're in better place
than you ever were before.

Even though I will miss you,
and I'll think about you every day,
you'll always be my best friend,
and that's all I have to say.



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  • Summer by Summer
  • 2 years ago

I lost a friend about a year ago. She was 13 or 14 years old and like family to me. Some people think it was suicide, but I'm not sure. Even though it's been almost a year, I still have survivor's guilt. About a week before she passed, she drew a picture of herself holding hands with a skeleton version of herself. I was the only one who noticed the picture, but I didn't say anything. To anyone. A day after she died, my mom told me she had died and at first I didn't register it. I thought of all the people we knew with that name and found 3 others before I realized who she meant. It didn't seem possible. I wrote a song about it and copied it anonymously into her memorial book so people would know that someone would always remember her. I still feel like if I had asked about the drawing or told someone about it she might have lived. Now that her death date nears, the guilt gets heavier every day. If she could see me right now, I would tell her, "I miss you."

  • Ellie by Ellie
  • 3 weeks ago

I lost a friend about 5 years ago. She was 20, and we were friends for 13 years. She was just like a sister for me. Even after these 5 years, I can't believe that I lost her. I don't know why, but your comment reminded me our own friendship. God bless your friend, dear, and wish you peace where ever you are.

  • Angela Jonsi by Angela Jonsi
  • 2 years ago

My truest, greatest, best friend of all time was brutally murdered by my brother's girlfriend. My brother's girlfriend always seemed to be so nice and wonderful until she went crazy for no reason. She didn't even know who my best friend was. It's not fair. My best friend was stabbed 6 times and hit on the head with a rock repeatedly. No one deserves that! Especially not her. No one should have to lose the most important person in their life at the age of 17. The day my beloved best friend was murdered I shared with her a song "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Jasmine Thompson. I shared it with her because I love her and I could never bear her death, and then later that day I get a call saying she died right after I got grounded for sneaking out to a party with her. I don't know what happens after death. We are not religious, but I hope she doesn't have to be alone and watch me and her family grieve. She doesn't do well alone. I miss her so much. We had plans for our life, now it's over.

  • Unkown Guy by Unkown Guy
  • 4 years ago

My story? Well it all started when we I met him when we were in kindergarten, I'm 18 years old now so I've known him for about 15 years now We grew up together, did everything together, but exactly two years ago my best friend met some bad people and they showed him the way to weed and pills and he liked it, I spoke to him about countless time, we literally had over 100 fights about it and so he started doing it behind my back. I got pissed but then he told me that its what he wants and that I cant stop him and so I stopped nagging him about it. Last night he took over 10 pills just to get "high" and it gave him a heart attack, the thing is that the day he died I was with him in the morning (he died at night) we went to this coffee shop and we talked and had some laughs, I swear to god when I remember what we talked about I think he knew his day was close, I write this to the people who smoke weed and like to get high and lie to themselves that its doesn't do any harm, well here you go.

  • Saket Sinha by Saket Sinha, Delhi
  • 4 years ago

I had this friend, Ravi. We met very early days of our graduation. The moment he shared his first joke with me, I knew our frequency matched. We were friends and I don't know how it happened, he was exactly the friend I needed. You like making friends with people who share the same taste but the truth is that your very best friends are those who complete you, who have exactly the qualities you are not having. He was a friend you could spend your life with. He was a good person, a lovable person with a charismatic personality. Girls were mad at her. I was jealous of him for his looks but know what? Does it even matter?

He read through me, he exactly knew what is going in my head and heart which sometimes I disliked because I cannot hide, I cannot lie to such a person. He was unhappy with life. Life is not fair to everyone though he had his faults too but I wished life would have made him happier. He was unemployed for years after we all settled. He continued his struggle to survive and then this disease took over. He had a brain operation which I felt was really not required.

I wished he would have lived to see us grow old together. He was my only friend. I really repent the times I have been rude to him but he always forgave me. He was the one who use to make up after the fights. Where will I find another him.

God, I pray to you to give him a happier, luckier and healthier life next time. Where ever he maybe now, may he be happy. Tell him to forgive a not-so-good, short-tempered, ill-mannered friend who but really loved him.

  • Matthijs Van Wees by Matthijs Van Wees, The Netherlands
  • 4 years ago

My best friend was on flight MH17 when it was shot down. I really miss him and I just can't get over it. I cycled home with him the day before he flew. His body hasn't been identified. I really miss him. This is my final year at school, but I just can't get my work done. Some of my teachers just don't understand what I'm going through, and expect me to 'just move on', but I can't. Robin, I really miss you. There hasn't been a day where I don't think about you. RIP my friend.

  • Madison Begay by Madison Begay, Arizona
  • 5 years ago

My story. Well my story begins when I started fifth grade. I had been shy and only had a few friends. That's when I met Cj. Cj had Down syndrome so school was a little tough for him. He completely changed my life around. He was always so happy and full of life. Then in March of 2014 he drowned. It broke my heart and I cry everyday. I miss him more than anything. Now I realize he's in a better place now and he'll always have a place in my heart.

  • Chloe Louise by Chloe Louise, UK
  • 5 years ago

I lost my best friend Georgia to cancer in 2011, we had been best friends ever since I can remember. Unfortunately she lost her fight at the age of 13, on the 14th of December. I had this poem for her funeral and I think it is beautiful. Thank you, Chloe.

  • Katy by Katy, Iom
  • 6 years ago

I lost my best friend to cancer in March 2008. He had been fighting it for almost 4 years and over his last few months deteriorated rapidly. He got to his 13th birthday, when he met his idol Zac Efron, then died 19 days later. As he got worse I saw him less, because I was young and didn't know what to say to him. Now another of my best friends has cancer (she's been ill for around 5 years) and now has stopped treatment and we don't know how long it'll be. I'm spending a lot of time with her because I realize how important it is. This poem is beautiful, it made me cry x

  • April by April
  • 7 years ago

I lost a very close friend in a car crash. I am sorry about y'all loses. They are in a better place. They're waiting at the golden gates for all of us.

  • Adriane by Adriane, Reo
  • 7 years ago

This poem touched me really deep. I lost my bestfriend to a car wreck. It wasn't her fault but her and her boyfriend got hit by a drunk driver her boyfriend and the driver lived, but unfortunately Miranda died.): This was just last year 6/5/11. <3 a day before my birthday. During summer when I had to wakeup to 'Adriane' I have bad news, I don't want to be the one to tell you but, Miranda's gone. I cried my eyes out for weeks and months. I still cry until this day. We did everything together. She was my other half/ my sister/ my friend. Until you lose someone so close, you don't know how it feels. So in this saying , I love you beautiful be the beautiful angel you are! I love you <3 /:

  • Yasmin Blackpool by Yasmin Blackpool
  • 7 years ago

Well, 1 year ago a beautiful princess called Carly Notton passed away in a horrible accident, I was very close to Carly and so was my family, she was always at my house she planned a holiday with my sister for her birthday, and just before that her life got taken away. I sit and wonder everyday why did she go she didn't deserve it, she was a beautiful young lady, but I tell myself day after day 'GOD TAKES THE BEST' we all miss you so much Carls your always in my heart and I'll keep you treasured there forever until we meet again, bye-bye princess sleep tight:'(

  • Marrissa-Rae by Marrissa-Rae
  • 7 years ago

This is touching... my bestfriend died when we were in grade seven.. and she changed my life with her smiling face and beautiful eyes. but she's in a better place now.. <3
Rest in Pease Dee<3

  • Cheyenne by Cheyenne, Tx
  • 7 years ago

This poem hits me really hard. My best friend of 11 years died in a head on collision car wreck on August 31, 2011. My best friend Alex , 14 and her boyfriend Jorge, 16 were on the way home when a dodge truck swerved into their lane and hit them head on and by the time the paramedics got there it was too late because they were trapped in the car and it set fire and exploded and it kills me to know that I could've had the chance to stop her from going with him that day.. I never had thought to expect to lose a friend at my age. It's so hard walking to my classes or my locker because we had the same schedule and are lockers were next to each other. It just hurts and everyone's been telling me it will get better over time.. I think that's the biggest lie ever and its been 2 months and I'm still hurting... I just wish I could take back that day I wish it was me instead of her <3 I miss you Alex
R.I.P Alexandra and Jorge<3 8.31.11

  • Tara by Tara, Mississippi
  • 7 years ago

Leah was my best friend. She was also my husband's aunt. We became fast friends since we met. We were at her house the day she died. She was in bed and wasn't feeling well. We went home and just as we got there her husband called and said he couldn't wake her. We rushed over and found her son doing chest compressions on her while his girlfriend was on the phone with 911. That was the worse day of my life, I've never felt so useless. All I could do was pray that she would be ok. She had had a heart attack. She was rushed to the hospital and was on life support for about a month. I stayed with her on the weekends. I was with her the night she died. She died January 30, 2011. I miss her every single day.
"There are no goodbyes for us, where ever you are you are always in my heart"

  • Valerie by Valerie, CA
  • 7 years ago

I have been looking at many of poems and anything to help with the grief and heartache. This poem really spoke to me and gave me words of encouragement. My friend died when he was only 12. I am a year older and things have never been the same without him. It seems everyday is a struggle with him always on my mind. Everyone is shocked and is always talking about him. It seems as if this nightmare is never ending. Being so young it kills to think of all the possibilities and more memories there could have been. And although I know I was blessed to have him in my life once my greed gets the best of me and wishes that there could have been more. This whole experience has had such an impact in my life. Knowing that I'm not alone and am not the only one going through this makes me feel a bit stronger. Reading strong encouraging poems like this puts me in another state of mind which helps a lot.

  • Katie by Katie, Pa
  • 8 years ago

I've been fortunate enough to have some of the greatest friends on earth. my sister in law did not like me at first, but we eventually became extremely close and spent a lot of time together. my best friend ever, who has been there for me countless times through high school and my college years, would have done anything in the world for me and my happiness. We had a friendship people couldn't understand. In march 2008, my sister in law was shot a killed by her boyfriend who then committed suicide. She was only 17. In January of 2010, I lost the only other person I knew I could always count on to a blood clot that moved from his lung to his heart. He was only 26. both so young. both so unexpected. I've learned to take the time to appreciate the things I have in my life. but even after all these years, it is painful. I miss them both so greatly. I still feel lost with no where to go... this poem helps put things into perspective. C: thank you!

  • Aj Stringer by Aj Stringer
  • 8 years ago

My best friend recently died. Nobody expected it. She has had juvenile diabetes since she was 14. This past year her sugar levels have been getting so low. And she has passed out on several occasions. I received a phone call from her mom Wed August 24 saying that Cindy was found dead that morning in her bed with un opened pop tarts beside her. She was trying to boost her sugar back up and we believe she slipped into a sugar coma. We were best friends for over 16 yrs. I haven't been the same since the news. It is so hard. These poems and stories help, but when you lose someone who is so close to you, you'll never get over the pain. Tomorrow night is her viewing and I am gonna be a complete mess. I don't know how I'm gonna get through this. She was 26 yrs old. She never got the chance to get married and have kids like she wanted. My heart is still breaking....shattering really. :(

  • Irma by Irma, Tx
  • 8 years ago

My best friend recently past away July 15 2011 due to a car accident. The person she was with was drunk and lost control, it's so hard for me to accept the fact that she's gone cause I've known her for eight years and we spoke with each other just about every night and to not hear her voice now hurts me so much, I Miss And Love You Soo Much Elaine<3 R.I.P. Ma :'(
Thanks for the poem I like it a lot

  • Alyssa by Alyssa, Regina
  • 8 years ago

My best friend Shanice was killed on highway 1 when a drunk driver hit her family in a van and she was dead. I didn't know it was her until she wasn't at school the next day. My principal announced that she had past away. School hasn't been the same after she past away and there isn't a day that does not go by that I don't think of her. She was my everything. She was like my sister, And being at her funeral was really hard.. I love you baby girl. Always and forever.

  • Zac by Zac
  • 8 years ago

I loved this story. My friend died about a month ago because of suicide, and I miss her every single day and this poem touched me. I liked it a lot.

  • Houston by Houston, Tx
  • 8 years ago

I just lost my best friend to cancer. By the time he was diagnosed it was to late. We had one short month. We first thought he could do chemo but all those hopes were gone about 2 weeks after they told us the news. He has been my rock for the last 11 years but we have been friends over 35 years. I feel so lost with out him.

  • Mandy by Mandy, NY
  • 8 years ago

A friend of mine sent me this to make me feel better you see my sister died almost 4 hrs ago. She was 19 and I'm 15 she was more of a mother than a best friend to me but I miss her so much and I am still crying. She had a car accident with someone swerving into her lane and I was told she died on impact. ;~; Thx for the poem <3

  • Haley by Haley, SD
  • 8 years ago

One of my best friends killed himself April 25, 2011. We're from a small town where being gay is the worst thing if you're a guy. Because of his sexuality he had been jumped the last three or so weekends before he decided to end his life. It's been hard trying to accept the fact that there is nothing I could have done to save him...he had been struggling for many years and his own father wouldn't accept him. This poem helped me realize that even though his body is dead, he lives in my heart forever and will always be my best friend.

Thank you so much for that :)

  • Andrew Fluharty by Andrew Fluharty, WV
  • 8 years ago

I've never read a poem that hit me as hard as this one did. My best friend was 17 years old he got hit by a drunk driver in 2006 when he was skateboarding the driver ran away and left his pregnant g/f in the car and till this day he hasn't been seen or caught. My first tattoo was in memory of him Feb. 4th 2011 will be 5 years since his death and no matter what it still gets me. I miss him so much I'd give anything to have him here with me cause I have known him my whole life and he was one of my first friends I ever met

  • Carole by Carole, Michigan
  • 8 years ago

This is a beautiful poem as I watch my son and his friends mourn the loss of a loved one. This poem says all that needs to be said. There is great strength in the sharing of thoughts and prayers.....

  • Tamara O'Fallon by Tamara O'Fallon, IL
  • 8 years ago

This poem has really touched me because I too lost my friend last year 2009 the day after thanksgiving. She was at home and she died of an asthma attack. Me and her went to school together from my freshman year up until she graduated. She had my back on anything she was there for me when I needed her to be she also keep me out of trouble I honestly can say she was my back bone. We were on a dance team together oh how I remember those days just like it was yesterday the way she use to laugh and play around. she had an great personality and everyone was her friend. But just like she had my back I had hers too but now even though its been a year its still hard to let her go but she's in a better place now so I love you Iesha and you'll always in my heart. Gone But never forgotten.

  • Amy by Amy, NY
  • 8 years ago

My best friend pass away, she was really all I had. this poem is beautiful, and was just what I was thinking. And to the person that wrote it I'm sorry for your loss as well.

  • Kimberly by Kimberly
  • 9 years ago

My friend Miguel died on November 16,2009. He was ridding his bike and while going around a corner he ran into a van. I use to see him around at first but became close a few months ago. It hurts so much to know that there was so much I would like him to know but he has passed and it will never come back.
I want to warn people to just do and say whatever you want to with people from now so you won't feel the way I feel. He's gone from my sight but he will always be in my mind, his short but good memories will always live though me. I miss you Miguel.

  • Kevin by Kevin
  • 9 years ago

My bestfriend was killed on October 19, 2009 in a car wreck he had been drinking like he loved to do but wasn't drunk when he lost control of my sisters van at a high rate of speed and it overturned several times killing him. He was like a brother to me there wasn't much that we didn't and wouldn't do together. His brother was killed on July 8, 2008 the same way. And a year and a half before that their mom past and 3 months before their mom past away their grandmother past. It's been really hard the past couple of years but I look at what he left behind. A wife, a son, and 3 beautiful daughters now I look after his family just as I do my own. the poem that I just read helps me remember all the good memories and times that we shared together as friends and as family. but his memory lives thru me and my family now! REST IN PEACE DANNY WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH.

  • Brittany by Brittany
  • 10 years ago

This poem really touched me. It reminds me of my friend that passed away. She & I weren't best friends but I found out the day she passed away and it was horrible. I use to live in Georgia which is where she is and I'm in Florida now and it was horrible. We had lost touch so I haven't really talked to her since I moved and I regret it so much. I miss her smile & her laugh & I won't ever forget her. I love you baby girl. Forever you will be in my heart.

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