The Death of a Friendship

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Jul 5, 2016

All ten years of our friendship
--of blood and sweat and tears poured in--
I never thought we'd end it
with no more than a silent, "Fin."

I don't think it's sunk in yet
that never will we talk again,
or share a bedtime secret
or text until the late a.m.

I never did expect it.
You do not build to break things down...
yet here we are: you wrecked it.
It fell apart without a sound.

... and neither of us fought this.
We threw our flags and parted ways.
I still attempt to process
that "us" will never be the same.

Some friends love more than lovers;
no sex or children, just pure love.
It's hard to find with others,
a bond that's not common enough.

That bond is now in pieces,
--its tattered remnants at your feet--
but I will not release these:
The shreds of what we used to be.

So many days behind us,
but not a single one ahead.
These years serve as reminders
that no one is to be trusted.


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  • 3 years ago

    by No one

    I can definitely relate to this piece. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift.

  • 5 years ago

    by Jyoti Rawat

    Wawo great,
    ashes of love.......................

  • 5 years ago

    by Little Silver Pen

    This poem made me cry. I can feel all the emotions, feel all of the pain.

    All the sweat, blood, tears, laughs, talks, and smiles people share... they can end it with a few simple words.

    "I'm not your friend anymore."

    Then I just lose it.

    • 5 years ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      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 :(

      Thanks again, though!

  • 5 years ago

    by Liz

    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.

    • 5 years ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you for taking the time to read, and it's sad that humans have so many different methods of communication yet we're a cluster---- of miscommunication. I wish it were different.

      Again, you're always a light in a dark place, and thank you for everything.

      Much love,

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    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

    • 5 years ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      For the sake of positive thinking, from the ashes of death comes good fertilizer that tends to sprigs of life. Hopefully this will allow me to focus on kindling new friendships.

      Thank you for reading and sorry for the sad write!


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