Breathe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

You walk up to me
Grinning and ask me how I am
I say I’m great
(I lie)
She walks up to you
Clinging to your arm
(I bite my tongue)
Me and you, we’ve been friends for a long time
(Since fourth grade)
You’ve known her for two months
And you picked her
(But I can’t blame you)
It’s not her fault
I didn’t tell you
You didn’t know
(Stupid me)
Best friends aren’t supposed to go out together
I should be supporting you
(Not hating her)
I have to grin and bear it
Be a friend
(A good friend)
You ask me if something is wrong
I smile and apologize for spacing out
(I need to let it go)
So I keep my grin and say my good-byes
Turning to leave for class
You’re so happy with her
So I won’t break that
No matter how much I want to
I’ll live

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 16 at 11:23 pm
i love this so much!
Lonewolf1213 said...
Jan. 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm
I can identify completely with this poem; one of my best friends had a girlfriend, and I couldn't say a thing....brilliant job.
HatedThenLoved said...
May 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm
I understad what your saying! It sucks but I hope your best friends forever!
AndTheVinesSpin said...
May 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm
I absolutely understand this.... so so well that it brings back awful painful memories. Great job.
Love_Me_Never said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm
I totally understand where you are coming from. It sucks when you fall for your best friend, but then he falls in love with another girl. But you stay there in the end, being a friend and encouraging him. Its the best thing to do. Its better to have loved and lost to have never have loved at all. Keep on writing girl! Your amazing!!!!
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