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It's a scary thought, when you think of how in four little years you're going to be forced to say good bye to your closest friends, the one you've known since you were 4, the one you told everything to, and the one you fell in love with, the one who shared your hopes of making a movie with, the one you wished you could be more like, and the one you ran and cried to.

To: Patrick, Marc, Jessica, Traci, Su'ann, Eric, Andy, Tino, and Steven.

It's Not Long Now

To hold you all close is one of the
few times I feel at ease. To look at your
faces and know you'll forget me in time
makes my eyes water.

When I'm an adult I'll see your faces
in my child's eyes, and hear your voices
echoing in their laughter.

When I'm old I'll sit on my front porch
and sip freshly made lemonade, while
watching my grandchildren frolic in my
front yard, under the sweet smelling
Willow. Tears will fall from my green
eyes, and softly hit my faded dress, as I
think of all the times we were
together. I'll smile.

When I die I'll think of my children
and grandchildren. I'll know how lucky
I've been to have such love and joy in
my life. I'll wonder which of my dearest
friends are awaiting my arrival, or if
I'm the first. And just as I take my
last breath I'll see us as we were when
we were teenagers, our golden skin, our
eyes wide with hope, our hearts full of
love, and our minds full of larger than
life dreams - it's not long now.
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53 Visitor Comments

i really liked this poem
Best poem I've ever came across. It has everything- Perfection, emotions, everything. It brought me to tears and it was so touching. Awesome, fantastic, incredibly wonderful.
I really enjoyed this poem, when I read it i cried because of how much the poem represent me and my friends. Whoever wrote this poem may God bless you and keep up the good work.
this poem is great it really deals with what every one has to go through in life.
omgosh this poems is sooo sweet it actually makes you think of things like that and it made me almost cry i think this poem rocks!
i have to say that i honestly cried after i heard this poem. its beautiful. great job
this was a fantastic poem and and makes u think about if that will realy happen 10/10
i relly liked this poem and i think a lot of the ppl that read this poem will like it to.
Your poem is really touching. It makes me realize how much i love all my friends. i'm going to print out a bunch of copies for all my friends.
This was the best poem i've ever read. I really understand what your saying. It really makes me want to run to my friends and tell them how much they mean to me! Recently my friends told me that they don't want to be close anymore. and the 3 people i always would run to when I was upset, turned their backs on me. I'm going to miss them and i just wish they knew how i felt. But i guess things happen in life and we just have to be happy for the times we had. I was actually thinking about how mad i was at them, so thank you for making me remember how much they truely ment to me and always will.
Omg this was the best poem i have read it is so true and ithink that eryone can relate to it! Keep writing! I practically started to cry!
i think it a great poem
i loveed ur peom it was very good! its a good inspiration to young poem writers!1
me and my best friend just read ur poem and we loved it it brought tears to our eyes we are sitting here right now all teary eyed it made the both of want to run up to our group of friends and hug them all and tell them we love them all even the ones we are mad at right now
Hey nice poem Jen its sad but true where we are now is quite possibly the nicest place in our lives with friends we told everything to and just thinking soon they will just be a faded memory in the world of problems and grown ups and bills and all that but ur poem really touched me so much because thats where I am right now and I reallize that in 3 short years its gonna end
i luv ur poem! it made me cry the first tym that i read it bacause i waz thinkin about the tyms that i had with my best friends~the laughs n the tears the hopes n the fears~. now i have a great poem to send to them wen we graduate high school. thank u sooo much n keep writing~u r great!:)
I have never read a poem that has made me cry, never read one that has touched me in away that words can't describe.
Your poem is one of the best I've read and for once poem that made me cry because it relates so well with my life now.
jen great work. this really made me cry! i love this peom and i think it is beautiful! i rally do love it and it was very heart touching!
man that poem is totally true when i read it it maid me realize that life goes by very fast.
This poem really touched my heart. Being so close to my friend now makes me think the same thing.
This poem reminds me of myself and my friends. You have a talent keep on writing
jen, i have 3 friends, they are all beautiful girls, one a senior, two juniors, and me, a sophomore. i call them my girls cause i love them and realize we will be apart someday, and it does depress me and sometimes makes me cry, i'm not sure if they know i'm sensitive at heart. i just wanted to tell you your poem reminds me of my girls, trang, rhonda, and macy, i love em'. thanks jen
I think that poem was wonderful and really touches the heart!
this poem really touched my heart my best friend and i always talk about when we grow old and how we will tell our grandchildren about one another and all of the good times we had when we were younger. my best friend means more to me than words can express but in a few she means life to me, i love her dearly and i see that the author of this poem must feel the same about her best friends.
Leaving your friends after 4 years (most times even more) is really scary. I'm graduating in 2 weeks! But when you are finally here, you cant wait to leave! You'll realize that if they are your true friends, graduation wont stop you from being friends, and if it does. you werent true friends to start with! But I really liked your poem!
o my gog that was like the best poem i have ever read it completly moved med me and made me cry, it made me think of everything u leave and miss as u get older. I`ve read oceans and its not long now both are simply breath taking keep the poems coming
I never even thought about how much four years will mean to me! But now i think i'll cherish them forever!
I Loved the poem it really touches the heart and opens up the mind, about what real friendship is, i have a friend like that he is wondeful thankyou for sharing this with me.
I loved this poem. It actually brought tears to my eyes and chills up my spine. Jen I admire your writing:)
That was a beautiful poem.
ok, im gonna cry. this poem is very sentimental, and when you think about such as i did, you'll find it emotional and very true. keep up the good work and keep smiling =o)
wow,great great great great great, great. This poem is so touching, it makes me realize how much some of my friends meam to me. I hope u dont stop this great art of poerty that u have cause you inspired my life.
i would just like you to know that your poem brought tears to my eyes. i am not a sensitive person and for you to do this you most definiltly are a qualtiy poet. the first paragraph yo wrote were my exact words to my friends aa week ago
i loved this peom it reminded me of my best-friend and i thank u for writing it
Jenn, This poem was very well written. I loved how you incorporated your older days.
The poem was beautiful. The words are so touching.They made me feel. They made me cry. I shall hope to see you keep up the good work. Thank you. Good-Luck!
Amazingly touching, it brought tears to my eyes, and so very true.
wow that one really touched me! my best friend rights poems and i just love to read them. Yours was so good and so true. I have four years left of high school too and we always talk about how close graduation is every year as we see our older friends and family leave us. but thanx that was a great poem
i loved this poem it really made me relize that life is going to change drastickly since i just graduated from high school and everyone is going to college...i will miss every one but you must move on. i would like to thank jen for helping me relize......
That poem really touched my heart... I'm graduating and I have know my friends since I was three, it made me cry but I love it so much!
This poem really touched me because it expressed how i am feeling right now. I only have a year left in my high school life before i leave evryone and everything that i love and am familiar with. This poem helped me see that it will all be ok and work out for the best.
this was a great poem, very true!
Wow! A friend and I were just talking about how life would be after high school, and then I read this poem! It's a great poem to make a person think.
I really liked the was very touching
I love that poem it made me crie. I totally agree with what it sais.
i like this poem because it remainds me a lot about soemthing that happen to me.Jen must be a very good poet!!!
I love this sounds so much like what i feel!! I have given this poem to my closest made most of us cry..we have lost 2 close close friends in a car accident and it just made us think about them...i am a poet also and i will post my poems soon.
I love you're poem. It really touches the heart.
I loved the poem It told me that friends are important and to never let go of them. I will always remember my best friends!
This poem interests me because it flows so well together and doesn't even rhyme. (which doesn't matter because the words and meanings are so real, deep, and true)
This poem is AWESOME!

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