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Reaching by Jill Leenderts

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Caitlin
i loved this poem also, my friend is like that, all she wants to be with is her boyfriend and when he breaks her heart she comes crying back to us
Laury
i can't tell you how well that poem was written. i hope i'm not the one that's not reaching out far enough to my friends, too.
KayCee
I definately know what that's like.
Leslie
I really like this poem,In a way it's something that is happening to my best friend
Reba
I really love this poem! It says everything I need to say to my friend. She has a boyfriend and she used to make time for all of us but now she lies and says she can't do stuff but really she is going out with her boyfriend, it really hurts and I am so glad I found this poem. You did an awesome job putting this all into words.
Paulette
This poem reminds me of what happend with me and my best friend. it says everything! What happend was that I had a boyfriend and when i broke up with him my best friend got with him like 2 weeks later and it really hurt me! i really did not care about the boyfriend part. i was just trying to warn her that he was bad. but i guess she likes him, i just hope she doesn't regret it because friends are soppose to be there forever but guys usually come and go! i will never see her as my best friend. again! :(
steph
Your poem is great. I am going threw this right now. One of use to be friends decided she would lie and go out with my ex that i cared about so much. it had not been maybe 1 week and she promised she wouldnt. Very good poem its made my day better.
Lizzy
I really like this poem. I can relate to it, as u prolly already quessed. I had a friend that just wasnt there for me as i was for her and what makes it worse is that she really didnt show that she cared towards the end of the friendship. This poem is one of the best poems i have ever read cuz of the way i can relate to it. keep it up!
juice
this poem is really touching, alot of people can really relate to it
Ashley
I have never related to someone elses poetry as well as i did to this poem.
Cyndi
Hey I love the poem. I was looking for poems to send to a friend i had to let go. She chose her boyfriend over me a friend of 10 yrs. I can relate so much to your poem. Keep up the good work
Donna
:) i love your poem. i'm going through just the same thing right now. just like missa, my best friend is a guy. because of his girlfriend, we have to grow apart. i know what you're going through. it's tough just to know that someone so close can be so far so fast. i really like your poem. how's everything between you guys now?
Kristen
if i said what i feel about this poem, i would just be repeating other people. so all i have to say to the commenters, " i feel the EXACT same way and that your not alone. "
Nina
This is a very good poem. I read alot of poetry but react to few. I especially love the first paragraph. Unfortunately everybody goes through the same experience, I felt pretty jilted my best friend did the same thing. But a good thing to keep in mind is that people come in to your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. And if you've learned something from your knowing this person, you haven't lost a thing. Keep up the good work!
Nena
I LOVED UR POEM! I can relate perfectly to it. My friend (a guy) is all in love w/ his girlfriend, and forgot all about his friends who have always been there for him. I'm going to e-mail this poem to him.
c.j
i'v never read such a good poem keep writing!
crystal
hi, i love tis poem. my friend was like that and now me too
Ale
I like this poem it makes me think about many things and how my life would be if I hadn'ty shown my friend the guy she was with was a lie.
lauren aka bobby
omg im goin thru wit tha same thing. my bf is seein this guy that doesnt deserve her. hes so rude and the argue all the time and hes so jealous. lately i havent talked to her at all. shes my neighbor and i jus now saw her today in weeks. we didnt even speak, thank u so much i love ur poem, u put wat i couldnt say down
Missa
I am goin thru the exact same thing except my best friend happens to be a guy and the girl he is in love with treats him so badly- he used to laugh and joke around all the time now all he does is cry-- that is when she lets him go out. he has lost all his friends and I am the last one to give up on him. . . but I cant take the hurt anymore- I love him like no other. . . but I am drivin myself crazy. so in case he gets OL this is for you my Natural Crackhead-Love ya-ALWAYS
kate
this poem says exactly what me and my best friend are going through. she's got a new boyfriend and doesnt seem to care about me anymore. thanks for your words
LiNz
ThIs PoEm wAs GrEat i really liked it. i can relate to it so much. atually im facin it RIGHT now so i sent it to mah friend-
sam
this poem remindes me of me and my best friend she knows who she is and she knows what shes doing is wrong but he puts stuff in her head and she belives him i just hope she will relize everybody was telling the truth but i think that will only happen after he hurts her
Helen
Thank you for writing this wonderful poem! I've recently been that reaching friend and now she is almost alone. It is kinda sad that friends lose sight of who there friends are.
Kris
This poem describes a perdicament that i am in, and have been in for the last year just perfectly! Its everything ive always wanted to say to her! I love it!
Ashly
This poem touched my heart. I had a friend that descided her man meant the world to her, and she said so simply that she didn't have time for friends. A year has past now and she called the other day to tell me that her man and her had split up. What she doesn't seem to understand is that she doesn't even know me anymore.
keani
this poem is so true. i love this poem. jus the begining of last month my friend got her first real boyfriend. she had many boyfriends before but never a high school 1. at the begining of their relationship they hardly talked. now all they ever do is talk and forgotten the frenz thy left behind. my friend somtimes complains dat her frenz don't hang out wit her ne more but wen were der she doesn't care. all da tings we had in common jus disappeared. I'm lucky if i get a chance 2 jus say hi. I'm glad she has a boyfriend i jus want her 2 no dat she also has friends and were important as well as he is. on a scale to 1-10 i rate dis poem an 12
jello
this poem really got to me. ive been thinking alot about my friends. and i think they feel betrayed. i feel like ive forgotten about them ever since i got my girlfriend. this has really made me think about what is more important. maybe its time to call my friends thank you so much
Cait
This poem really fits things that are happening in my life right now. One of my best friends is engaged to a really possessive girl and she refuses to let him talk to me. I know exactly what you are going through!
Jessy
This poem is so great. I have a friend that is choseing a boy over her girls. This guy is worth less.
Archer
You speak the pain, the heart, of many. Be encouraged.
PiFF
Ilove this poem.. i can really relate to this poem. My best friends for 5 years had a boyfriend who really turned her life around to bad. And i really hope that she opens her eyes soon becuz this guy doesn't deserve her, she deserves better.
Marie
i luv this poem! its like wut im going through ive done everything 2 help her with her boyfriend but i know hes just using her and she does 2 and im trying 2 talk 2 her about it but she wont listen 2 me and when shes with him she acts like im invisible this poem is exactly how i feel about it
Stephanie
Your poem was so touching that I actually cried! This is exactly how I felt with my best friend,Kim,last year!
Shannon
I really liked this poem. I am going through the same thing right now. My best friend since me and her were in cribs has found a boyfriend and is now getting married. She never talks to me or even seems to care about me anymore. thanks that poem is really good.
Shawn
I really like this poem because my best friend, an ex-girlfriend of mine likes this kid and I try to tell her the chances of it working out are very slim and I refuse to support her because I don't want her to fall even further when she sees it can't work. And her other friends too, tell her that she doesn't show care for us, but she shrugs it off and blames us, and she truly is on her own now. And I refuse to talk to her until she forgives me for the mistakes I made.
erica
I LOVE YOUR POEM. WHEN IREAD IT IT REMINDED ME OFF MY FRIEND IN SENSE I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME WITH HER AND IT'S FUNNY THEY JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH IT HURTS US!
nikia
this poem relates to what i am going through.right know my friend her in hayti met this guy over the internet and she changed all because of him.see she stopped talking to me so like your poem says know that he is gone she is all alone.and know noone is really there for her.and i gave her this poem.
Cynthia
I really enjoyed reading this poem, It goes with my current situation except it's a girlfriend who controls her and won't let her have any friends. I try really hard to shine the light on her of what really is going on, and now I give up, as this happened more than once.
Adrienne
I enjoyed the poem. It expressed the feelings I have towards a girl I was very close to.
Gabby
this poem fits everything that i am going through. i hope everything works out for you!
Becky
It describes everything that my best friend and I are going through. Thanks for writing it.
Lynne
I wanted to tell you that this is what i am goin threw with one of my really close friends it really hurts me. If you ever need someone to talk to e-mail me at Lynne2474@yahoo.com Thanks again Lynne
courtney
I was going through this exact situation with friends and this poem related very well.
Antonietta
I love this poem. Me and my best friend just got n a fight and this poem made me feel good. I am so happy that there are good poets
Laura
Jill I loved your poem,I have a friend who i dearly love and she also has a boyfriend.She also ignores,us, her friends but i also have to admit when she does leave him and come to us for a while I love it.She knows she is with him alot she says she is going to try to stay with us more, but i know she loves him too much and i just want her and my friendship to turn out like the one you have wrote about.So I just have to say sorry that it happened to you and I hope you find someone else as good as your other friend.
Caitlin
This poem delt with the exact thing i wanted to get through to my friend. THANK YOU!
Brandi
Thats a great poem and very true.
sonya
This was great I have a friend just like yours but she learned that we were the only one here for her.
Renee
Jill, I really enjoyed this poem. I've felt this way many times before, funny how our friends don't see what they are doing.
Tina-Marie
This poem really says it like it is...I too am goin through a very similar situation with the person I considered to be my best friend in the world.. After patiently waiting for 4 months for her to realize her error, I sent her this poem in a final good-bye.
Sherry
I really know how it feels. My best friend and I use to do everything together. There wouldn't be one weekend that you couldn't find us together. She's been dating someone since Christmas and Christmas was the last time we spent time together. Thanks for sharing your poems with us.
Emily
I really like this poem because I can realte to it. My best friend, that I've known before I was born has been seeing this dating this one guy and that's her number one prioritie in her life, she doesn't even care about me anymore and it hurts really bad. I really apptreciated this poem, it was really good.
Shaimaa
i once had a frnd that i wished i had this poem to make him know how we felt for him too
Melanie
You're poem was so good, it pertains so much to what is going on in my life right now. Well, sort of. My friends think that I am deserting them for my Boyfriend. Because we never really talk anymore. But I'm grounded, so it's not like I really actually could talk to them if I didn't have a boyfriend anyway. I don't know, but your poem kind of made me understand. Thank you.
Jewly
it is a really good poem it reminds me of my best friend
Nikki
This poem is so easy to relate to and understand. It flows so good ang you want it to just keep going.
Kelly
I love this poem . Right now I am oging through this wit my best friend who has a new boyfriend and i tried to talk to her about it but she does not care
Deb
This was truly superb, held me riveted from beginning to end. beautiful. Thank you Jill :-)
john
your poem really represents my sad situation.