Old Friends

June 2, 2009
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I have this friend,
This friend of mine,
I ask what's wrong,
She's says she's fine,

But I don't believe her,
She's not the same,
Not her old self,
It's such a shame,

She used to be,
Bright, happy and fun,
She would laugh and bounce,
And smile a ton,

But gone is the light,
Of her old happy smile,
And energy that,
Would go on for miles,

Nothing is left,
Of the person I know,
Why aren't they here?
And where did she go?

It's painful for me,
To sit by and watch,
When it's easy to see,
She needs me so much,

But when I reach out,
To answer her call,
She pushes me away,
And builds up a wall,

I cry, I beg, I plead,
Just let me in,
I care about you,
Because you're my friend.

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whateverjuliet said...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

that was sooooooooooo good, i loved how it flowed so beautifully!


WhingsOfAnOutcast said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 10:00 am
This is really good. it reminds me so much of a friend I used to have. wonderful poem! X3
nickykens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm
The poem itself, the words, were average, I think, but it captured the feeling really well.  So many people can relate, including myself.  Overall, I liked it.
delaney95 replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm
Thanks, I never thought the words were anything special, I wrote this in the 6th grade
rockbrook6 said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm
I can completely relate to this poem. I think I am the person the friend is trying to reach in this poem. I struggle with depression, and my friends is always trying to help me. It's tough for both people in that type of situation.
ChasingWildFlowers said...
Nov. 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm
This was really good, I know the feeling..
hope said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm
this is grea, i'm really into sad poetry I think its great, keep writing
MariaMarie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm
This is sad, I've felt this way involving a friend before too. I just always let her know i was there but stopped trying to push through that wall. She's not all the way better now but she is part way better.. It can be hard. You did a good job capturing it in this poem.
Annisah T. said...
Sept. 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm
wow that sad it feels like something is go on beond that wall they made that you need to help them
HB S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm
WOW i totaly relate to that. Im going through the exact same thing
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