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This poem is for one of my good friends. I love him to death and wanted more from our friendship, but he would not see to that. I haven't seen him in a couple of months, than just this month, I ran into him at a carnival. As he gave me a hug, I looked back on the good times we shared, and this is what I got.

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This poem said exactly what I wanted to say, but for a different reason than why the poet wrote it. Me and my "friend" attempted to get things off the ground, but now I see there are some things that make us not as compatable as I thought. He has strong beliefs about certain things based on what he went through in a previous relationship and it's affecteing what he could possibly have with me. Although he has a lot of qualities I desire in a mate, we just can't get past this one thing. I don't think we ever will.
it reminds of me somebody and the last stanza is right I guess God don't answer all prayers I know I pray enough but my prayers weren't answered.
I think your poem is very cool keep up the good work.
simply. BEAUTIFUL.

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Better Untouched

I look at him,
And a smile grows in my face.
Just to remember the times,
When he could've been mine.

As he gives me a hug,
While he puts his arms around me.
I remember what I would've gave
To only have a chance with him.

But now I see him,
In a different light.
Yes, he still means the world to me,
But now its a different way.

His friendship means a lot to me,
Although we never had much anything else.
Now I see why God doesn't answer all prayers,
Because some things are left better untouched.

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This poem reminds me of alot of things cause someone who i used to love is now one of my best friends and i wouldnt chage that for the world!
This poem is so great! it reminds me of me and my ex-boyfriend cause i want him back but we are just friends now. which is good because to me he is my best friend! Very good poem!
This poem totally reminds me of High school friends. I used tot like someone and then he kind of changed, but we are still friends, but i see him in a different way.
This is just what I needed to remind me where my Heart really should be.
this poem touches me the same way, cause one of my friends had it and i was near crying after i read it, cause thers this boy i have liked and wanted for years i would pray to god to give me a chance, and i never knew why god wouldn't give me one and we have been threw alot so i was always upset to see him with other girls and when he would give me hugs i wish that the feeling never went away, now we are working on becoming friends we hung out at the western idaho fair and now i relize i would rather be his friend then nothing at all,and after reading this poem it answered alot that no one eles could, now it makes a little more sence and i thank you alot for that Cole.
I think you have made such a valid point. sometimes it is better to savour the friendship than to complicate it with a physical relationship. there are different forms of love and some people are only ever meant to be friends. don't be sad about it- rejoice the fact that you have such a wonderful friend.
Oh my god! Beautiful It was one of the best poems i have ever read in my life.
i love this poem it touched me deep and brought back wonderful memories
3 stars. The way it must be.
This is such an amazing poem and explains EXACTLY how I feel about my best friend.
i feel this way right now! my bestfriend and i. well i love him soooooooooooooooooooo much thank u for always being there. i give the poem a 10000
this poem is really touching u know. Well, especially because I've also experienced it once before (but with a girl of course). And by reading this poem, it really brings back memories for me. It sure is hard to fall in love with your own friend, you must make a choices, and if you chose the wrong choice, you'll ruin everything. I really like this poem, two thumbs up for the poem and also for the writer.
This poem describes a friend that i have and I thought I would take a moment to let the author know this is a great poem
I like the way they express what teenager have gone through, like me. I love their poems.
The way, it describe the times that went passed by, really great. Especially the positive attitude, and elaboraion of meaning of Friendship ,more precisely Love ( that Sacrifice is the real Love) is great.
hey wats up this thing rocks. i have a frined who i at one time widhed was more than a friend but it never happened and now he is going with my friend. so yah some things truley are better off ledt untouched
This poem is sooo sad! Because I understand what you wrote, its lovely. But I have a friend that I want alot more then friendship with. and im so afraid.
i love this poem it totally reminds me of my best friend alex
My name is Mark, and I live in Northern Virginia near Washington, DC. I am a 44 year-old bachelor who has never married. In fact, Chole, I found your poem only today and was deeply moved. It reminded me of a girl I knew nearly 35 years ago, the first girl I'd ever met. After she and her family left, I thought I'd never see, or hear, from her again. In August 2005, I was wrong. She still remembered me, after a life of upheval, remembered having a huge crush on me, and wondered if her feelings for me had gone unrequited. The note I sent, via her father, told her that her feelings had not gone unrequited. Which thrilled me enormously. But her life has been quite rough; as Chole's poem sagely says, I would much rather treasure her as a friend, rather than needlessly complicate her life by crossing the line. Strange as that may seem. But Chole's poem spoke volumes to me in this case, and she is right. I hope that she contacts this site at some point. Again, if you get this message, Chole, thank you so very much for touching my heart and putting into words how I feel about this extremely special person.
i loved the poem! it was really wonderful. the way u hav expressed ur feelings and the last line especially. that is the whole beauty of the poem. it was really, really nice! keep up the good work!
This is the best poem.
I have a friend who I have seen three times in six years. I love him so much and we have both gone on to marry other people, but he holds a special place in my heart. This describes it well.
it definitely portraits the unexplain emotion one has at the deepest of our hearts
chelsea beth
totally great poem. i'm going through just that now. i really like a guy at school and we're great friends. i want to be more than friends with him. i planned on asking him out this week. now i'm not because i've realized that he's "better un touched. "
your poem realy touched my heart,because i feel the same way for this one guy friend i know. GREAT JOB!
This poem said exactly wat i have been wantin to say 2 my lost love 4 a long time, he broke up wit me without givin me a reason but i cudnt stop lovin him. but deep inside i knew it woz jus a love of friendship but wen the relationship ended our friendship also ended. now we r gud friendz again, but we both know that nothin else cud eva happen as i am now happily married. i cherish the moments alwayz-x
Wow. it really touched me because i like my good friend. and i pray all the time about it and i try everything. but he just doesnt feel the same. thank you for writing this, it is really gonna help me with getting over him.
I really like this. it's summed up in a few lines what I've been feeling for months now.
I just love it. Thank you for putting all my feelings into words!
your poem is very nice it touch me in a way that poetry never did. so there's my little comment so keep up the good work!
thank you i can really relate to your poem it reminds me of this girl i really like but are probably better off friends so we last longer
I love the poem because i have the same problem i had a best friend and i loved hhim lotz he was that special person for me and he will always will be thanks for this poems now i know i am not the only one passing thru this that there is hope that i day i will see him just as my best friend
Thank you for that poem. you are not alone.
liza mae
hi. i like the poem very much. i have a friend whom i really learned to love. he's so ideal for me. if ever i hve the cgnce to choose for someone i can b with for the rest of my life, it would definitely him. , but as what u'v written there are things that better untouched. he told me that he value our friendship so much and he wont allow anythng to break it. i thnk he's afraid of losing each other. again, as u'v written, there are things that better left untouched.
i can really realate to this poem. because until me and a friend almost started to date i didnt relize how much i could be risking.
this is beautiful writting keep it up! this is exactly what is happening to me except i still love him but i noe that he wouldnt do me any good!
This is a best poem. i liked very much. from Bangalore India
This poem hit me so hard becuase it described everything I had been through with two guys that are now just like big brothers to me. Thank you for writing this
This is an amazingly mind-blowing piece of work. very true too.
It's a wonderful poem that describes my situation at this very moment!
Mary Jane
Just like the author of this poem i have fallen for my best friend, i know i will never have the courage to tell him what i feel but no matter what we will always be friends. Sometimes when you look at someone you realize just how much they mean to you, but you also realize that friends are friends and nothing else.
okay. wow i loved this poem it is exactly what i was going through. it took me such a long time to realize how when you think it would just be so right for these two people to be together, and it would be so awewsome if he or she were yours. and when you look at him or her you used to get jealous. but over time those feelings fade, and what is left is a bond so deep that you are so happy in the end that god did leave it untouched! thank you so much for writing such a fantastic poem
I really love this poems. It expresses exactly how I feel right now! It's like it took the words right out of my thoughts.
Some prayers are not meant to be answered. I have been in that position twice in my life. One time I really wished it wouldnt have been. This time,I couldnt have been happier. I have found the love of my life! Thank You, a lot of people neededit.
Well this poem reminds me of a friend who i loved more than a friend he always had a smile on his face and gave me his loving everyday hugs. Well i live in Corcoran,Ca. He lives in Coalinga and i met him before i moved here.
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