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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  • 1 year ago

    by Gargonzola

    oops. double post

  • 1 year ago

    by Gargonzola

    literally had a friendship (best friend of over 15 years) end like this in january of this year. very relatable.

  • 4 years ago

    by No one

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

  • 7 years ago

    by Jyoti Rawat

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

  • 7 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.

    • 7 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!

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