Goodbye Friend Poem

Poem About Missing Friend's Presence

When a cherished friend moves away, her presence will be sorely missed. Dedicated to my good friend, Stephanie Orphanacos, who moved away.

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A dear friend of mine passed last year. I unfortunately missed her last days due to being in hospital myself. Her then ex-partner lived with her to bathe, feed, help with toilet needs, and...

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You Will Be Missed


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007 with permission of the Author.

Saying goodbye
Was the hardest thing to do.
I never thought I would,
Especially not to you.

You always listened
And knew what to say,
Knew when to give a hug
When I was having a bad day.

No one will ever take your place.
I can always promise you this.
It's hard to find someone like you,
So know you'll always be missed.


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  • Emma Dawson by Emma Dawson
  • 4 years ago

A dear friend of mine passed last year. I unfortunately missed her last days due to being in hospital myself. Her then ex-partner lived with her to bathe, feed, help with toilet needs, and they both let onto family and friends they were still an item for the kids. It got too much, and the last days in hospital, my friend knew I still had a thing for her ex as we were together before. Her passing hit him hard. We're making a go of things slowly, and we talk and keep her memory alive. She told him to please be happy. Unfortunately, the kids have just started to threaten us we both. Love and miss her dearly, and I know she'd be happy for us.

  • Camm by Camm
  • 8 years ago

I got the news from my best friend that she was moving and I cried. We spent each and everyday hanging out until it was time for her to move so we basically spent four days together. The fifth day we couldn't hang but once she sent me a text saying she was on a plane ready to leave I locked myself in the bathroom and started crying my eyes out for an hour. Today's a new day and it's Christmas and I'm listening to the radio and the song 'Like I'm going to loose you ' comes on and I cry my eyes out. I can't stop crying it's like the other half if me is gone for good. I can't risk the thought of her not being by my side through everything and I don't want any new friends because no one can fill her one.

  • Mary Webster by Mary Webster
  • 8 years ago

I know exactly how you feel. I left the only friend that I have ever known and it felt like my whole world was ending. Once I had moved, there was a part of me missing, one that I haven't been able to find even after being here for a year. I'm sorry that your friend is gone and that I couldn't help much, but all I have to say is that it's times like these that make me realize what I've always taken for granted.

  • Valentina Rojas by Valentina Rojas
  • 9 years ago

My best friend's parents had a violent break up and her dad took her away. I feel as if I lost my sister, and she has been gone for three years now, I have problems with keeping myself together when I think about her. People talk about her like if she died, there is so much I want to tell her. but I fear the thought of never seeing her again

  • ShyAnne by ShyAnne
  • 8 years ago

Just this past year my best friend was taken away from her family by cps, when she left I never saw her, never said goodbye, and I never will. I'm so sorry that you lost your best friend. I know how hard it is.

  • Hawa by Hawa
  • 10 years ago

I lost my best friend 5 years ago I cried so much but I still remember her. Now my English teacher became my best friend but now she's leaving too so can't bear the sadness:(

  • Ana by Ana
  • 10 years ago

My best friend moved away when we were going to 4th grade. We used to do everything together. I cried...I prayed. I guess prayers aren't meant to be answered for me.

  • Kate by Kate
  • 10 years ago

I am going to year 7 and need a poem for a friend
this really touched my heart and made me cry :'(
It is true to me and is really hard to say goodbye
why do we have to leave schools I hate it and like it the way my life is :)

  • Sierra by Sierra, Nevada
  • 10 years ago

My best friend just moved to Texas unexpectedly because her parents were being "irresponsible" and took her to San Antonio..... This is a new school and she was the only person I knew. I feel like I am going to die without her...

  • Nina by Nina, Nevada
  • 10 years ago

My best friend since 5th grade (I'm in 7th now) is moving away to Texas next week. She was exactly like me. We always made funny faces in our school photos and went to frozen yogurt every week together. My friends and I thought to put together a collection of photos on a big poster board of all of us and her. Then I thought of making a CD for her. I covered the front with pictures of all the things she loved and the songs were songs about friendships. I used one of these poems on this website and put it on the back of the cover. I've only known her for 3 years and all of her other friends had known her for a lot more, but I feel like I will miss her the most because she completed me!

You will be missed Avery!!!! :(

  • Katie by Katie, Nebraska
  • 10 years ago

Long ago I had a friend who I loved and she loved me. We were like sisters and you would never find us apart for she had a health problem and I was always there for her. But she had to move away and felt like our bond was broken and we were in so much pain. I haven't talked to her in a year but we are still best friends. I will always miss her and remember her. Oh and I also used a little bit of this poem in a book I am writing if you guys don't mind.

  • Megan by Megan, Kansas
  • 10 years ago

My best friend moved to Washington State from Kansas. I am at college now and we are 26 hours apart (1518.2 miles). I have not known him long, but he is one of the best things that has happened to me. I do not understand why I miss him more and more everyday. I just wished he never had to leave, but he had no choice. It has been almost 3 months since he left, and I no idea what I am going to do with out him. I have went 3 months, but it is killing me. We talk every night, but it is not the same. I just really hope someday we will be able to see each other again.

  • Chelsea Melbourne by Chelsea Melbourne
  • 10 years ago

My bestest friend in the world, Jaye is moving to a different school at the end of the year and I don't think that I will survive! He has always been there for me when I need someone and we have had such good times. I just can't say good bye to him.

  • Jessi267 by Jessi267
  • 10 years ago

Last year in 8th grade I met someone so special to me and honest to god I miss her like crazy. I know it's summer and usually kids my age think a little different. More about things they will do the rest of the summer well not me. There is not a night where I don't think of her and it hurts to know that she is really gone, she's in Washington. I miss her soo much only god knows. I wish I had her here just for at least one more year :/ nobody will ever replace her. Ever!

  • Megan by Megan, Kansas
  • 11 years ago

My best friend Kevin moved last month first to California to visit family then permanently to Washington state. I have only known him for 10 months, but he is the only guy I can trust with anything and everything. He has only been gone for 14 days, but if feels like forever. I didn't go to the same school and never saw him that often, so it shouldn't seem like things would change, but now that he is gone it feels like a piece of me is missing. It would have been the same when I left for college in August and he stayed here to go to high school, but it's different at least then we would have been in the same state. It is so hard trying to stay in contact with the 2 hour time difference. This poem means so much to me because I never thought we would have to say goodbye. He sent me this poem yesterday morning. The worst part was I never got to say goodbye in person. I miss you so much Kevin!

  • Helani by Helani
  • 11 years ago

My best friend is about to leave me. She had stayed with me only for a year, but that one year was great with her and now I'm gonna miss her. Goodbye my dear friend... I will always miss you forever.......Love you loadzz..

  • Helani by Helani
  • 11 years ago

This poem touched me. My best friend leaves me to Australia this Friday and it is gonna be heart- breaking for me to leave her. What will I do???? It is her destiny...........

  • Minisotta by Minisotta
  • 11 years ago

My teacher is going away to live in her home state in Minnesota and she and 10 other people are going with her to teach and she has been with me since kindergarten and her last day with me is tomorrow and she will always remember that I love her like a sister

  • Anna by Anna
  • 11 years ago

My best friend is moving away. I'm gonna miss her so much and the sad part it I was living with her for 5 years and her last year here. I love her sooo much its killing me to think about it. Her leaving will cause a lot of harm to my friend's group, we won't ever be the same. She's a person who can make me smile when I give up on myself. Only if prayers worked... I hope she doesn't leave... I, myself will go down without her. She's my sister and a person who I wish lives with me forever. I'll miss you Delaney :(

  • Jack by Jack, Hawaii
  • 11 years ago

I am a military brat meaning I move almost every 1-2 years to some random state. I have left behind countless friends but I just left my closest friend in Pennsylvania... So I can live on a rock in the middle of the pacific.

  • Noelle by Noelle, California
  • 11 years ago

I can relate well to this my best friend is moving away to Hawaii. This poem now means a lot to me.

  • Kayla by Kayla, Nebraska
  • 11 years ago

My friend, whom I think of as a sister, just moved to Wyoming. Through out the school day Friday, I was trying not to cry. I went to her going away party and almost cried then. I finally cried when I got home. Tonight I cried for an hour because she had officially left. I hate that she moved and wish that He (God) would have kept her here. She doesn't deserve this. She's leaving behind so many friends, all of which love her. I'm only a Freshmen, along with her and most of her friends, so this is hard on everyone. I wish she would've stayed.

  • Sophie by Sophie, Scotland
  • 11 years ago

My Best friend Bethany is moving away at around Christmas time. We are in second year at the moment. We have been best friends since primary one. She had always been there for me, always known how to cheer me up, helped me grow as a person and I am going to miss her so much. <3 you Bethany.

  • Micaela by Micaela
  • 12 years ago

I have only been in year 7 for two terms and now I have to move away but the worst part is that your friends which I call my family have to say goodbye and we have to go our separate paths. We all face this challenge even if God shows you it in a different way. I will always like to think that friends are forever and they are a VERY special part of my heart and they can never be replaced.

  • Yusra by Yusra, Tanzania
  • 12 years ago

I am moving to America and I have these two friends who I stayed with for 10 years when I was in Tanzania for four and when I was in England I stayed with them for 6 years and it is quiet hard to stay without them but I will try my best to make new friends and have nice teachers.

  • Umlkhair by Umlkhair, Hargeisa
  • 12 years ago

It is very hard to say goodbye to such a kind of person, I have met her before 2 years, we had very great and amazing time together, we had fun together, we had also very tough time, when we were at school she was my best friend, and she will be by the end of this world.

  • Elianna by Elianna, Alaska
  • 12 years ago

My boyfriend is graduating this year. He is my best friend. I met him this year and I spent most of it never even talking to him. Then I started to talk to him and I grew to love him so much. We get closer everyday and he is graduating next week. I have no Idea what I will do without him...

  • Sarine by Sarine, CA
  • 12 years ago

I'm in the 7th grade and my best friend just told me that she's going to skip 8th grade and go straight to high school with all my other friends. At my school she's like my only true friend. I've been picked on once or twice about a guy I like, and she was always there to help me and stand up for me. Now all my friends in the 8th grade are leaving and so is she! I don't know what I'm gonna do without her!

  • Hannah by Hannah, Odessa
  • 12 years ago

I just had a friend tell me she's going to move in two days ...then she told she was going to wait till the end of the school year ... then changed her mind and decided to move...Tuesday the last day she was going to be at school I was holding back tears all day .... finally after school broke down and started crying even thou she only about an hour away nothing is the same without her.

  • Maria by Maria, Michigan
  • 12 years ago

I live in Michigan and I know my best friend since I was in first grade but when we got to high school we really became BEST friends. We did everything together! We were in all the same sports and ALWAYS at each others house. 3 days before school started my junior year she told me that she was going to be moving to Pennsylvania in 3 days...8 hours away. That's probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my entire life!!!!

  • Grace by Grace, Texas
  • 12 years ago

My best friend for ten years died a few days back and I feel as if I'm missing part of myself. Its hard to believe she's gone when I saw her the day she was murdered.

  • Luis A. Leon by Luis A. Leon
  • 12 years ago

My best friend moved away when we were going to 7th grade. We used to do everything together. I cried...I prayed. I guess prayers aren't meant to be answered for me. He left. I was heart-broken. I promised him we would see each other again, then he got in the plane. He came for his school's vacation. I burst into tears when I saw him at the door with his eyes watered. We did our secret handshake from the first grade. Eventually, he left again. With just a little bit of luck...You can see your best friend again. Sad part is, I never saw Giovanie again. But his void remains in my heart.In hopes of seeing again. Please god, I just wanna see him one more time.

  • Lili by Lili, Wales
  • 13 years ago

Well my best friend is moving away to Ireland, it's hard to say goodbye to such a amazing person why is it so hard , she's like my family and I can't spend a day without her!

  • Kt by Kt
  • 13 years ago

I'm a "diplomat brat" and my best friend just moved half way across the world...I love her and I hope that I will see her again. This poem she would love. I love it too. Thank you for this great poem <3

  • Birmingham by Birmingham
  • 14 years ago

I have a Best Friend and this Sunday she is going back to live in Poland. We've known each other since Secondary school, and we have had such fun, we had some good times some bad times but that's going to happen, we are like sisters, but soon we will have to say goodbye. I don't know what I'm going to do without her, I think I'll cry but I've got to be strong and maybe one day we can meet again xxxxxxxx

  • Jeniffer by Jeniffer
  • 14 years ago

One of my dear friends is graduating this year and I'm gonna miss them. This is one of the best poems I have ever read.

  • sarah by sarah
  • 15 years ago

I've been in the same secondary school for 7 years and I've got really really great mates. And we were all leaving and nothing really is going to be the same and I cried like mad and I just don't want to say bye. I just want to stay for a little longer, a bit more time to spend with my mates and have no regrets and rectify any mistakes I've made. and just 1 more day because I cant imagine my life without them.

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