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When I first wrote this, I wrote the title and then thought of a way to make the poem turn out controversial with the title. It's ironic how when you find a friend, this friend treats you as a really good friend at first because you are new, but then starts to fall away.

This happened to me several times on occasion, and when the friend falls away, the mask is removed.

A Few Visitor Comments

This poem should be a 5 star poem! Its AWESOME! i love it
I really like this poem because it makes me think of all my family and friends that I lost expecially Pamela
i love this poem because i lost my best friend in a house fire. and i did,nt get to say good-bye so who ever wrote this poem out of 1-100 i give it 100 good job
love it! makes my heart cry coz it also hppened to me. a lost friendship.

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The Forever Friend

On my own, but mostly the savannah,
Where the tumbleweeds fade away and die,
Before the glassy sun burns a summer of crystals,
The glistering waters of the high seas
Of which was so far a place as of where vultures roam.
I looked around but you weren't anywhere...
You used to say that you would never die,
But I took the wrong meaning into my heart.
Now the sea is wild with despair,
Deep blue like a prairie of flowers blue,
Where all children of God rest in eternal peace.
I saw you at the end,
You and I, brother and sister of nature,
Brother and sister of heaven and earth,
Your usually calm and heavenly eyes full of tears,
Bitterly falling one after one into a river,
Then the river of life turned red in blood.
My eyes watched in horror.
Slowly and deadly your heart became poisoned,
You disappeared without saying good-bye,
Not a word came out of your mouth.
You became like desolation in its grave.
When once the skies were a realm of stars
And the sun shone brightly in summer skies,
You were there to share the calmness;
But now I stand here in midst of the tall grass
And only the savannah remains.

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this poem was really sad ist like when he died you also died with him because it was a really really best friend to you. this poem really touched my heart.
the poem was so true and was a wonderful thing to read as i have just moved because of family reasons and i lost a lot of friends but the poem made me feel better
the reason that this touched me is because just a month ago i lost my best friend she was there when i was down she alwas took the blame for stuff she never did i loved her and then one day i get this phone call my friend saying that she had past
i love this poem. it reminds me of how i lost 3 amazing people in my life: chelsea chappell, my brother paul whitlow, and my uncle llyod perry. chelsea died from a car accident. my brother was shot in the head 2 years ago at age 21. and my uncle llyod died almost 5 months ago from cancer at age 42.
i loved this poem it reminds me of a friend who just passed away.
this poem was soooo beautiful. keep up the good work.
This poem has touched my heart. so deepin my heart I can fell the love I have for this poem.
This is really good, i want to cry. because i feel like this now . i love my friend stephain. but i feel were driffting apart and we dont know why . anyway. great poem!
it was good
love your poem
i really liked this poem. i remember the time 1 of my friends ran away because her parents split up and she didn't want 2 choose who 2 go with so she ran away 2 live 1 of her friends. but that was 3 years ago but her mom found her at her friends house and took her home and her dad got remarried and now lives in New York. this poem made me cry and 2 this day that girl is still my friend.
i love this poem. it reminds me of my lost friend. he didnt deserve to die! but i always remember him in everything that i do. i love him so much. RIP Gerald
this is deticated to javier sanchez hey was a cool guy and recognized every where we will miss u javi !
it's a very good thing and most af the time i feel the same way
This poem is so tuching and people can realy realate even if they haven't lost a friend it just took my breath away.
Your poem reminded me so much of my friend Leon. Its true having a friendship unanswered truly pains us. Even now, I still think fondly of my lost friends.
this is a great poem.
i was looking for a love poem to write for the guy who was my friend, n whom i love. Its nearly 2yrz now and this poem suits well the feelings i wanted to xpress but cudnt know where to start. thnks lots sometimes mere words cudnt b found coz z pain is too deep, but you found the right way!
this is a lovely poem i wish i was that taltented xx
i really like this
This poem touched me cause i had lost one of my clost friends. He past away in his sleep but it was like he knew he was cause that night before the had chilled with all of us and told us he love us.
this was great and you should do another one
Well I just lost my brother at the end of last year due to his suicide and this poem really touched me with tears.
I lost my best friend a month ago. She died from injuries from a car wreck. This poem touched me because that's what I'm going through. I was with her when she passed away and she wasn't able to talk to me because she was unconcious the whole time. She always said she must have 9 lives like a cat. I believed her too. Now that she's gone I can't seem to move on. My heart feels empty with out her in my life. I don't know how to move on.
when i read this poem i almost cryed
I really liked your poem its real nice it touched my heart cause i lost my two favorite cousins not so long ago
I like this poem,because i can relate to it. i write poems myself, i have a whole book of them, but i come to this websight to get inspiration from poets my age. this poem made me realize that im not the only one going through this kind of stuff, and that really helps!
this was really touching cuz i lost a friend named kayla becauseshe got shot!
it very good you did a good job will i hope you can do more poems cause i like reading poems when i sad i read the poems so here is a letter
This is a good poem because it touched me and I think it is good for a friend.
I really like your poem. It really touched my heart. When I was 15 years old i lost a real good friend he got shot when he was 16 or 17. And i lost another real good friend not due to death but she got with this guy and things changed real quick like. She want even talk to me and we have been friends sent kindergarten and i am 19 years old. This just happened about 4 or 5 months ago.
I love this poem, it really speaks to me, I have a forever friend. And it was really great. Well i would love to get a email if you have any other poems that are like this or related this one. Talk to you later Bye!
I feel the same way! Sarah
ireally liked it cause it made me think back on my little sister shay sahy she died also and i reallyreally loved her
I love this poem sooooooo much man
Your poem was so cool because it was so awsome
i liked this peom it was really cool. it reminded me of someone i had lost. she was my besties friend ! =) sierra
When I heard about this poem I had to see it for myself and so I did and so I read it and it made me cry because I lost my best friend 4 years ago and I can't stop thinking about her because she has been my best friend seens she as been born and I amm 3 years older than her she died of cancer I love you cuz
This poem moved me so much i am so glad i found it you have helped me to realize what a best friend really is and i hope that my best friend never leaves sry to you all that have lost a best friend
that poem was so good it made me cry plz make more ur so good
i liked this poem i thoght that it was really good becasue people can feel like that when they loose a freind even some-one they loved
This poem really hits close to home. See this summer,I just watched one of my closest friends die in my arms. I just set there and watch with tears running down my face with nothing I could do. Then with her last words she said "I love you and I always have. I wanted to be with you the rest of my life. " Then she couldn't finish and her heart stopped beating. I heard help in the back ground but I knew it was to late. Now on my morning runs before I have class I go see her grave and just set there for over an hour and thinking of that day and asking god why did she have to jump out of that tree into the cool summer water of the local river. And ask why did it happen to me?
hi i lost ma real best friend name matilda ! she die of a brain tumeer. rest in peace matilda
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