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This poem is for those who have fallen in love with their friend and are left with questions about what to do.

I Love You, My Friend

Shall I run or hide
And die inside
Or pretend
That I never knew you, even as a friend?

Can I go back in time,
Before your hand was in mine,
Or erase the kiss,
That I will forever miss,
Or forget your eyes
That seem to hypnotize?

Can my mind erase
The feel of your embrace?
How can I forget all of this
And pretend it doesn't exist?

I want you to know one thing that will never end -
my love for you. I love you, my friend
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82 Visitor Comments

kc
the poem is very beautiful my friend likes it very much!
sarah
boss and suits me
klare
OMG this is HOTT! im in love hahaha. its great can u make one for me hhah 1000000 over 1000000 cx
Georgina
I truly enjoyed this peom that you wrote. It explain a lot of how I feel about someone in my life. Thank for this peom. I hope that you contuine on writing some more, and if you do to please let me know. From, Heart Broken
mbanje
this poem put into words what i could never say but always felt! Excellent
md
Thanks alot for this one i like very much very g8 poem
tia
THIS WAS VERY DEEP AND IT HIT THE CORE OF MY BEING. THANK-YOU FOR EXPRESSING HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY FRIEND. IT AMAZES ME, WE ARE A WORLD OF MANY DIFFRENT TYPES OF PEOPLE,BUT YET WE ALL RELATE TO THE SAME SITUATION. TIME AND TIME AGAIN
Jacky
It was great i liked it!
Jacky
This poem was really great and it seems to me like i really do love my friend and i always will
ignacio
i love ur poem it touched me in so many ways i am gone do my girl know
Kaili
Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love it! :)
BETSY
THIS POEM IS ON OF A KIND ,IT SAYS JUST WHAT I WANTED TO SAY TO MY EXBROYFRIEND . When i sent this poem to him, his reply was man that is so true. He is living in the Islands and when ever we talk this poem is what we always end our conversation with . We are so married to other people ,but we are still madly in love with each other.
Alyse
this poem is sooo sweet even though its short it is very sweet just to give to a friend
Maggie
This is a great poem I added it to my favorites
Ayesha
Such a beautiful poem,and so true! Thank you.
karlos
this was off the chain
Angel
Wow ! these words are so touching and yet so real and thus too far for us at this very momemt. but because of these words, it will makes want us more then to embrace on a journey of time and faith. I await your touch day and nite, the fingers are not enough anymore, yes the hours we spend on it , has brought us together-now we wait for that finale moment of our eyes to melt. Thank you and you know who you are. love to you
Marty
All I can say is: Thank you for sharing this poem with the world, i respect you for it.
Jill
this is exactly how i feel about this guy. we are best friends but and i cant help but be in love with him anf it was just really great to know that im not alone with these feelings!
zel
Why do some friends, walk away from you when you finally disclose your feelings that you have been bottled for so long? Do they deserve our braveness and love? Did they ever realized how much it cost us?
jasmine
I LOVED THE POEM IT REMINDED ME OF MYSELF. I WILL TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THIS POEM BECAUSE BEFORE I READ IT I WAS SAD BUT NOW I'M HAPPY. I WILL VISIT THIS WEBSITE MORE OFTEN AND I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT POEM. THANKS FOR BEING IN MY PLACE TO AND THANKS FOR HAVING THAT POEM.
Paul
I love poetry and the way it describes feelings. This poem does that for me. Thank You
rachelle
all i can say is woooow it mad me want to cry lovelyyyyyyyyy
britany
i really loved your poem it was really nice!
Meilli
You are so right Lynn. Nothing we see, hear, feel or experience can ever be eraced. It will become part of us forever. Your poem is very touching.
Ashley
I really appreciated this poem! I have read them all and this one was by far the best. It is exactly the words I was looking for but couldn't find a way to put them. You are a good writer, please keep writing your poems
raven
i love this poem. it really sanked deep inside me. i love, love poems and this one i will never forget. thanks for putting it up on the internet to share.
laura
this poem remmns me of my guy friend who i liked
jon
simply a great poem. touched my heart the first time i reda it. so realistic and applicable to my life this current moment
Secret Keeper
Hello. i truly loved your poem. Cuz I can also say I love a friend. And to feel that is not only painful but never ending. I love a friend, and we too have crossed the line, though we r still good friend, ill forever remember our special times together. This poem was very good. thanks for writing it in this site. bye!
Shannon
That was so beautiful. My friend and I are going through rough times right now she has a boyfriend and she is always with him, and we used to tlak all the time and now he is in her life and i like her and now its like i dont matter and I love her so much and all i do is freak her out. That poem makes me think of her.
Sara
This poem made me cry. How much it describes how I feel at this very moment.
Jim
Wow so true!
Vee
This poem is magnificent,it is deep and sad, just like life is sometimes. Thank you so much !
Kali
This poem is awesome. It explains a lot of the same feelings that have just come up in my mind about a dear friend of mine. Great Job!
TONYA
THIS POEM WAS VERY REAL AND SAID EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO SAY TO MY FRIEND THAT I NOW LOVE VERY MUCH
Amanda
I know the feeling! Been there done. Well written poem!
ARI
This poem just had my name written all over it. Nothing ever happened between my best friend and I. However it never will because I can never tell him how much in love with him I am.
Sue
EXCELLENT!
viri
I love it because those are the same questions I ask myself adn to my ex-boyfriend and ex best friend, because it seems that he doesn't want to talk to me anymore and I ask myself this question, Pretend that nothing happen!
Abbigale
Lynn~ You poem is so beautiful an it totally relates to all these emotions I've been concelling inside for so long for a friend so thank you for be brave enough to share something so beautiful
Frank
I've just realized that i'm in love with a dear frind of mine.this poem fits my situation perfectly. Great Job.
priscilla
i really love your beauitful poem.
Tanya
just a perfect peice of work. really it hit the point. I'm now in the similar situation; we seemed to be just friends, but soon I came to realise how much I love him. but no exact words have come to my mind to express myself to him. now I feel like sending this poem, it's sure to be the right choice. THANX
dotun
While I'm wary of saying I still love you my friend. I understand and .. Suddenly I'm left without words. thank you
melissa
This is a very good story for people to read and I enjoyed it. good job!
Michael
Beautifully said!
Jamine
Terrific poem enjoyed it greatly! Hope to have the pleasure of reading another one of your poems.
Tahnee
I loved the choice of words. I can almost feel what the wrighter was talking about because it was written so well. I give it a 9/10
sb
it is a very good and it says exactly what i am feeling now.
Kacey
I loved this poem. It was perfect on how I feel about my ex-boyfriend, that was before I really close friend.
sharina
really love the poem..such a wonderful one
STAR
BEAUTIFUL POEM, IT PONDERED ON ME LIKE A NAIL.
sundus
it is so wonderful
barbara
This poem is so awesome. It just touched me so deeply. I never thought a poen written by someone else can capture everything I felt and even more. It was just great.
naomi
this poems hits close to home. it is a lovely poems about falling in love with a freind
Philip
This poem reminds me deeply about the situation that I believe everyone encounters in their life.
Bryon
Holds a very special meaning as my best friend delivered this to me.
Richard
I like this poem because it rhymed and it express the feeling of love.
Ginger
This poem has hit me. It's exactly where I am today. I've been looking for the words to say to my "friend" and now I've found them. Thank you.
Corey
This poem really got to me. It explains everything that I am going through with a friend that I just realized I love. Its hard to tell him but I think with this poem he will see how much he means...Great Job :)
A.N.
I was kind of looking for a poem to tell a friend that I fell in love with (emotionally and physically) in high school but over the years it died away simply because we lost communication. Well, we've gotten back in touch with one another and I've come to realize that I still love him, regardless of how upset or even angry he made me in the past, present, and will in the future. We're both young adults now and have learned how to love and respect others more deeply. I revealed my past love for him and that I kept these feelings to myself but I don't know how to tell him that I love him again and probably will for a while because I don't want to lose him again and have revealing my feelings be the reason. I would rather keep them to myself again than tell him. I will probably write my own poem but this will give me some inspiration. Thank you.
Elena
absolutly a great poem!
Colette
I really liked this poem b/c it tells the way if feel about someone special in my life.
peter
this says alot about how love is felt. i was thinking about forgeting and now i cant.
Louis
this poem go me into a relationship with someone i love. thank you
Dennis
This has to be one of the most true to life poems I have ever read.
CHRISTINE
i loved this pome ,i have a friend that this was perect for thank you:)
Nadia
heart-warming & touching
jenny
this poem reminds me of someone. I felt that way about him, but we are not freinds anymore.
Crystal
I have been readiong poems for the past month and I just couldnt find one that really touched me and that fit my position. This poem means alot to me every word and phrase is touching and I would just like to say who ever wrote this Thankyou!!
stacey
loved this poem..i fell in love with a friend and this was exactly how i felt...very scarey and i wasnt sure what to say!!
Emilee
This poem hit the spot that I was looking for. My best friend/neighboor and I found ourselves in a rather sticky situation...
luis
i really liked this poem it reminded of what just happend a few days ago. my x broke up with me and i would like it if i would be able to send this poem to her if i may this really came from the heart and i knew she would like this as well thanks luisjr6@hotmail.com
Daniel
A very good poem, touched me in some way. I have a close friend...
Theresa
This poem is a great description of my "friend". I really enjoyed it and it hurts sometimes to know that a friend is all it is. Thank you so much for writing this you are a great writer!
Mary
truly a beautiful piece of poetry.
Hana
This poem touched my heart
Diana
I have a friend.this fits things that have happened between us.almost exactly..thank you
Amanda
I loved this poem!I know exactly how this feels cause I going through this right now.
Paul
I chanced upon this poem, and it stood out, like was written just for me.
Stan
How very sweet. i know this is from experience.

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