S, this is a very well written piece but it's so sad. I had a friendship like this once I'd known her since nursery school and all the way through schools and then something changed that stooped our friendship (not a clue what) and she just didn't bother returning my calls or messages anyhow I'm sorry after 10 years this has happened because you're right true friends love each other like lovers just without kids etc.
You're always so good at keeping up with the newest poems, I am envious of that ability and your motivation, and endlessly appreciative of it.
Some aspects of humanity I really will never understand, and I'm sorry you've had your own experience with this. I wish people holding the scissors, breaking the bonds, would at least tell me what went wrong so I knew how to fix it or avoid replicating it.
Some people are simply embattled with their own struggles and need their past to go away... and so there we go, to ever-stay in their past.
Stephen, this is so beautifully sad. It's so difficult to end a relationship, even if it's a mutual decision. You will always have that mourning because this person you knew better than yourself is no longer breathing your air. I can't say you won't always wish things were different but over time it does get a bit easier to swallow back the hurt of this relationship that is no longer. Take care-Brenda
This is sad, but I appreciate it. I can't remember the last time I read about a broken friendship. It's something we have all experienced at one point or other and it's never easy. I can tell this is personal, so thank you for sharing.
Thank you for reading, and most especially for commenting. It was a friendship I held dear, and it is true ... sometimes friendships end with those words, and sometimes they end with none. I honestly don't even know what happened, just that she blocked me on Facebook after she moved out. Sad :(