Broken Friendship Poem

This was written for two of my best friends.

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I lived with my best friend, her husband, and their adorable daughter. I was there when she was pregnant and had the baby. I helped her with the baby, and everything seemed to be going well....

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Walk Away

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Published: August 2010

I watch you walk away from me,
And the tears start to fall.
I ask myself a million times,
How did we lose it all?
For the first time I had no words
That to you I could say.
I cling to old memories
And I watch you walk away.
I just don't want to let you go,
But inside I know I must.
My heart's whimpering with pain,
But it's my mind I trust.
There's confusion around me,
There's numbness in my heart,
But looking at you walk away
My world just fell apart.
If only I could handle it
And bear to just say,
I'd use my breath and say the words:
Don't Walk Away!



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  • Rachel B Ryan by Rachel B Ryan, la
  • 4 months ago

I love this poem. It really means a lot to me and I am reading this out loud for a poetry group and the reason I picked this poem is because when I was 5 years old I lived in South Carolina and I was walking with my closest friend (who was 6) and her older sister (who was 16). We were walking home and when we were turning the corner, she did not follow us. We looked back to see her lying dead on the ground. And I wanted to let all of the sad feelings out of my system. So I think that this poem will be great for me and my lost friend! Thank you so much for writing and posting this poem.

  • Robin1212 by Robin1212
  • 7 months ago

My best friend and I were together till the end. Nobody could break us apart. I had a very bad time and still do with depression. I made a lot of very bad choices. I decided to start to smoke pot and cigarettes. It got so bad that I thought it would be fun to create a page on Instagram with inappropriate pictures of myself on it. She saw all of this happening, and I tried to stop and to be a better friend for her. I really really did try. I started to see a therapist and started to go to group therapy so I could get better. I even got put on pills. But it was never enough for her. One day she took me into a room at school and told me that she doesn't want to be friends with me anymore because all I am is trouble and she can't have that in her life. Even though I was trying hard to get better, for her she gave up on me. Every day I still hope that she'll come back, but she never does. I see her in the hall all the time, and I just think of all the old memories. It hurts.

  • Izzy by Izzy
  • 10 months ago

My friend Winter and I were BFF's. We played together every single recess. We had lots of ups and downs, but that never tore us apart, until two years ago we had a HUGE fight. We aren't friends anymore. :(

  • Jacqueline by Jacqueline
  • 1 year ago

I lived with my best friend, her husband, and their adorable daughter. I was there when she was pregnant and had the baby. I helped her with the baby, and everything seemed to be going well. Then she got lazy. I understood. She was a mother, and I still helped her. A year later I practically became the mother as she ignored her child and her husband and even me. She would play online games with a group of guys instead of spending time with us. We had to ask her to give us love. Her husband needed her love. When we asked her to leave her game and be with us she got cross like we were not her boss and we annoyed her. She chose her rapist brother over her own child and husband and threw me away. Now I’m full-time mommy. The 3 of us are healing our broken hearts. She seems happy posting photos on Facebook. I don’t mind. Let her be. I’m done trying. She obviously never cared for us. Yet my heart is still hurting. Why do this to your child? Why leave her? Because it was too much work?

  • Leena Qistina by Leena Qistina
  • 1 year ago

This poem makes me remember my ex BFF. I love her like I love myself, but one day there was a new girl. My BFF, Aina, likes her, and I thought that the girl could be my BFF too, but I was wrong. She took Aina from me. Now Aina and Eryin (the new girl) are together. Me? I’m alone. Every time I see them together, my tears fall. I try to talk to Aina, but she ignores me. It hurts. She doesn’t know how it feels. She makes me feel like I don’t exist. Nobody knows about this. I want Aina and Eryin to be happy even if I’m dying.

  • Yashika Bhandari by Yashika Bhandari
  • 1 year ago

The day I fought with my best friend we both felt the regret. She came to me and said sorry, but it was last time I saw her. I want to my village for holiday. When I came back I found out that she moved.

  • Nikala Kalolo by Nikala Kalolo
  • 3 years ago

This poem represents me and my friend. We were inseparable like we were stuck together with glue. Then she started hanging out with other girls and started to leave me behind. I tried to end our friendship but I just couldn't. The she started sending me these heart-breaking messages that I read during class. I started to cry. There was a pain in my chest at that moment. Memories of me and her flashed before me. I knew it was the end for me and her.

  • Torie by Torie
  • 1 year ago

I know how you feel. I've been in the same situation with my friend. It was sad.

  • Puppy-Lover927 by Puppy-Lover927
  • 5 years ago

Well this is happening to me where my best friend is hanging out with this other girl now and last year in school we were inseparable like peanut butter and jelly. We did everything together and now she won't even talk to me. I ask "is everything okay" and she says I'm fine. I think we are slipping apart. We would tell each other everything and now when I see her and say a casual "hi how are you" she just says eh, hi.

  • George Kimberley by George Kimberley, South-Africa
  • 6 years ago

This poem helped me with a problem I had with one of my close friend. We started the weekend of full of joy and smiles she was actually falling for me and I blew it my one and only chance but still this poem helped me to get back my friendship

  • Louisa by Louisa
  • 7 years ago

When I started at high school, I became quick best friends with a girl, and we had an incredibly close bond, we could talk to each other about everything, we were together all the time. She meant a lot to me. Suddenly, after almost two years, she said that it had become too much for her and changed school.. This is only six months ago and it was absolutely terrible for me. I cried every day after school, and sometimes I cry yet when I look at pictures and videos of the of us when we laugh and have a good time. We've been together a little bit after that, but it will never be the same, now we slipped apart. We went from being like sisters to become almost strangers: s I love this poem <3

  • Daira by Daira, Texas
  • 7 years ago

I thought I had found the perfect friend.. we were like sisters we shared everything she decided to end our friendship, This is my first summer with out her. It still hurts when I think about her, I have dreams were we are friends again but then I wake up and feel empty inside. She decided to end our friendship because of the cleavage on my shirt she said I was showing to much and told me I didn't know how to respect myself but I did. I asked everyone what they thought of me and what they said was nothing to what she said. When I look back I can't fight the tears. I miss her but I guess its for the best.

  • Amber by Amber
  • 7 years ago

Mili, I love the poem It reminds of a couple weeks back when I was walking with my friend and she turned to me and said "I don't want to be friends anymore" I stared her in the eyes and asked "You're joking?" She said no but when I asked her why she just looked at me and then walked away! I was heart-broken we had been friends for 6 years!!

  • Kase by Kase
  • 8 years ago

This poem reminds me of when I first started to go to an online school. At my old school I had all kinds of friend. And now that I go to an online school they won't even say hi to me in a store. This poem describes what I felt when my friends decided that they didn't want to be friends anymore.

  • Wendy by Wendy
  • 8 years ago

I agree with Mizzy it hurts a lot when you lose a friend. And it hurts more when you look back and see the laughs and good times you had with them, but then you come back to what really is and they aren't there anymore. I recently lost my best friend of 9 almost 10 years. But she didn't walk away, I did. I did it because I have to let her go. I don't want to because its hurting me so much but us being friends, or how I feel it is now me pretending to be friends just isn't working out anymore and I just have to let go.
Amazing Poem Mili :)

  • Kaz by Kaz, Clontarf
  • 8 years ago

I gave my life to a very special someone. Unfortunately, I am a person that wears my heart on my sleeve and people see that and take advantage of my trust. This time...I know it was unintentional, but I believe that when you give someone your keep it.

  • Melissa by Melissa, Nottinghamshire
  • 8 years ago

When I started my very first day at primary school, I became really close friend's to this girl. Throughout those years up until secondary school we were inseparable. Now it's nothing, not even a word!
This poem is lovely!.
Just like my side x

  • Mizzy by Mizzy
  • 9 years ago

Yes this poem has touched me because I also have had friendship problems in the past and know how it hurts. When you lose a special friend. The pain is in fact hard and sometimes unbearable especially when you look back at your good times and compare them to your bad ones.

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