Broken Friendship Poem

Platonic Relationship Don't Work

This poem expresses what happens when a guy and girl friendship has to come to an end and proves that old saying "guys and girls can't be just friends."

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I guess I know how my old best friend feels now. He and I were best friends from the time I moved to his school 8th-grade year. He became my life support. He chastised me when I started to...

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Published: May 2008

Who would have thought we'd be best friends?
Who would have known on you I could depend?
Who could have seen it would end so fast?
Now our strong bond remains in the past.
You were there for me as long as it worked for you.
I never realized how much I depended on you.
You've gotten lost in someone who is not worth your time.
I guess along the way I forgot you weren't "mine."
Now the person I thought you were has left my sight...
I swear, I tried so hard to keep us strong, I held with all my might.
When I finally got the nerve to tell you how it made me feel,
you tried to keep your heart from seeing it was real.
You let me walk out of your life and you didn't even know.
I think inside you had convinced yourself I'd never go.
Everyone always says guys and girls can't be just friends anymore.
We always used to laugh it off; I guess in our hearts we thought we were so sure...
Yet here I am, saying goodbye.
I gave it my all, I had to try,
and though I'm still around and you see me every now and again,
soon you'll see... you've lost your best friend.



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  • Heather N. Barrows by Heather N. Barrows, Paducah, KY
  • 2 years ago

I guess I know how my old best friend feels now. He and I were best friends from the time I moved to his school 8th-grade year. He became my life support. He chastised me when I started to cut. I stopped. He saw me cry and he held me. I fell for him too late. Last year, in 9th-grade, we were in gym class and he told me he loved me. I froze and said I didn't want to lose him as a friend if it didn't work out. I rejected him. I broke our friendship by saying that. He stopped talking to me and said it was so he didn't hurt himself anymore. Over the summer he changed schools and didn't tell me and refused to message me on Facebook. He wouldn't answer my calls, and he refused to look at my texts. I miss him.

  • Aayesha by Aayesha
  • 2 years ago

My best friend and I met two years ago. One year she was my bestie, but after that, new people came into her life. She started to ignore me because I had gone through an episode of severe depression and even tried to kill myself. She used me in various moments. That one year after her emotional torture I am not able to trust anyone. If anyone has suggestions, please do suggest.

  • Sre by Sre, Malaysia
  • 5 years ago

I met this girl she was 12 when I met her. I knew her by my brother and now she is my best friend in high school she is a year younger than me but she is braver than me .. we have been having misunderstanding lately, I told her sorry and begged her to talk to me and now I ignore her because she didn't care about me. Now she hates that I ignore her, she's arguing with me .. :(

  • Busi by Busi, London
  • 5 years ago

My BFF and I just got back from London. Our moms are best friends. When we where in the plane he told me he will give me a gold necklace and a bracelet. When we got back to America he called me an idiot in front of my mum. That was very humiliating. We broke up and I am still in pain and he also told he was also in pain.

  • Yvonne by Yvonne
  • 7 years ago

Hi Dianne, our stories are very similar. I am 59 and my male friend is 63. I am a widow and he has never been married and has no kids. We are both professionals and still working. He lives a distance away and we are just getting to know each other and communicate by phone only. He calls sometimes 2-3 times a week and sometimes once a week only. He has not made any effort to arrange a date or anything. He says he is very busy most of the time. I feel that we are very close and talk at least an hour when he does call. I am really thinking about letting the ???relationship go, I am sad all the time and have grown very fond of him and he says he is very fond of me. I don't know what to do, I feel like he is not really interested in me. I really am thinking of letting it go and dating some of the other guys who seem to be really interested. Oh well, what we will put up with!!!

  • Dianne by Dianne
  • 7 years ago

Been going out with a man aged 64 (I'm 62) for nearly 9 months now. This man has never been married or had children...he is a good man, kind and caring towards me, but talks a lot about his female friends. I've spoken to him regarding the fact that I don't need to hear about his female friends anymore, as we have strong feelings for one another. This made him angry as he said there is nothing wrong with having friends of the opposite sex. We are not teenagers and I feel its undermining what could be a permanent relationship. I know this man wants me in his life for keeps also, but won't say he loves me, just dances around the subject. It's not about insecurity or jealousy, I just feel at this stage of his life and mine when we both have a chance of happiness, its time to let his single life go. I used to have a couple of male friends but don't feel comfortable going out for a meal or some other place for a chat anymore.

  • Mori by Mori
  • 7 years ago

This poem really struck me! :( I had a friend whom I thought will be with me forever.. it was just a thought. Now, I agree that guys-girls friendship can't never really exist. If it does it will soon fade away :(

  • Sheryl by Sheryl, Philippines
  • 8 years ago

omg! this is exactly how I feel nowadays.. I didn't know they were so many of us who got into this kind of situation.. it's a hopeless one and I know it could never be.. :(

  • Stardust Dragon by Stardust Dragon
  • 8 years ago

OMG I LOVED IT. I printed it out and gave it to, whom I thought, was my friend. It tells a story that describes us exactly to the dot. Then she realized and now I'm not there for her.

  • Julia by Julia
  • 8 years ago

I feel like this poem just sums up what I feel like today. I got in a fight with my best friend and were no longer friends. I feel like he doesn't appreciate what I do for him, he says he needs me because I'm the only real one in his life. I love him but I think because I'm in love with him we can't be friends. I never knew how much I depended on him until recently, when I needed him the most, he wasn't there for me. I never knew how much I loved him until I saw that he was in a relationship and didn't even tell me...what a friend. I love this guy, but we can't be friends because the closer we get the harder my heart breaks.

  • Ashish by Ashish, Delhi
  • 8 years ago

same thing happened with me .... this poem is really describing today's friendship... it touched my heart... I loved it...

  • Shasha by Shasha, Brunei
  • 8 years ago

Wow, I never thought there'd be a poem that I could even relate to. Honestly, the poem and all the comments other people post made me want to cry but I held it back. It's happened before but because of a certain problem, now it has happened again, and it's NOT because of a girlfriend, more like boyfriend. I want to just forget about him but it's so hard it makes me cry with guilt, because I care too much about him to just let go that easily. I'm hurting, yes, but I'm not gonna have another BFF-turned-just-friends, we don't talk much now but that's because I avoid him, all that matters to me now is that he knows I'm always here for him, even though I doubt that'll happen anytime soon, but I don't give up easily.

  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 9 years ago

I've known my best friend (who is a boy) since I was born. My mum and his mum were so close, so naturally, we were too. I was 15 when he stopped talking to me, for two reasons: 1. his mum made a stupid comment saying that when we are older we'll get married 2. he had a girlfriend who was jealous of our relationship so pulled him away.
I saw him fully again a couple of weeks ago, hell I (accidently) fell on top of him! I got off and he pretended I wasn't there.
I saw him again yesterday at his sisters wedding and as soon as I did, I ran into the bathroom and started pouring my soul out in tears. I've fallen for him so hard that it hurts and the day I see him getting married to someone who isn't me...I don't know what I'll do.
This poems touched me so much that I feel like crying, this is amazing. Well done. :D

  • Kara by Kara, TX
  • 9 years ago

These words fit so perfectly to what I'm feeling. My best guy friend and I had been really close and then he started going out with this girl. The longer they were together the less we talked. He stopped calling me, he changed for her. The thing is, he never knew, he had stolen my heart. Whenever we did talk all he could talk about was her. So finally I stopped calling because it wasn't worth it anymore. Now we hardly talk, and what's really hard is that not only have I lost the guy I care for, but I've lost my best friend. The one I told everything to. You did an amazing job writing this, you found just the right words. Thank You

  • Stuart Palmer by Stuart Palmer
  • 9 years ago

It's hard to explain how right these words are, because everyone has there own story of how these words effect their own lives. So many tales, one summary. I certainly had my heart broken by a female friend and it goes to show that the only person you really ever know for real is yourself. An amazing poem, quality rhythm. A choking final line.

  • Diana by Diana
  • 9 years ago

This poem is exactly what I'm going through now. Hopefully one day, I will be strong enough to stand up alone and face everything on my own. It will be hard I know but life goes on. There is nothing I can do but to keep our fond memories in my heart and move on. :')

  • Airikah by Airikah, Missouri
  • 9 years ago

This poem..explains everything that I've gone through the past two years. My best friend was a guy, and in middle school, we lost our friendship because he started dating this girl..and never had time for me. They broke up, and we tried fixing our friendship...but we've never been the same. I mean, we still hang out...but I guard everything I feel. He knows nothing about me anymore. And now they are going back out...I barely talk to him.

  • Olga by Olga, Texas
  • 9 years ago

This poem tells it like it is. Now I am more at ease with myself about feeling that I couldn't let a friendship end.

  • Orihime by Orihime, Borneo
  • 9 years ago

It truly relates to my state now... But, as I promised him I would be his BFF. I will stick on for as long as it takes.. though it hurts to be around, but I believe time heals!!

  • Lara by Lara, Bangladesh
  • 9 years ago

This is such an amazing poem
I can relate to it so much.
well done :D

  • Elizabeth by Elizabeth
  • 9 years ago

This poem really fits me to the t it really does. I used to be really good friends with these two guys. but something always got in the way and when I thought it would never end it did. I still talk to the guys every now and then but we aint best friends. I admit that I miss hanging out with them and being there friend. the poem explains everything that I went through. I would never thought I would find a poem that would fit how I feel I'm glad I'm not the only one who been through that pain. I guess its true that guys and girls can't be just friends.

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