Thank You, Mariah

March 22, 2010
Thank you, Mariah, for being there when
I never thought I’d be able to face love again
Thank you, Mariah, for being so kind
But really, did you have to leave him behind?
I’m sorry, Mariah, that you had to set him free
How sad you must feel when you see him with me
I’m sorry, Mariah, that this made you cry
I know it was hard for you to tell him goodbye
Thank you, Mariah, for being so brave
I know a broken heart was a big price to pay
I’m sorry, Mariah, that I kissed him first
Behind your acclaim, I can tell you are hurt
But thank you, Mariah, for being there again
Your sacrifice proved that you are a true friend

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pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 5:39 am
wow your so lucky to have a best friend like that...thats like guys must really be close...stay best friends forever!
WritingLoverForever replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm
Oh, we will. I'm never letting her go. <3
MercedesXO said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm
This is a very nice poem. The personal piece is nicely written, and the bigger story behind it is even more amazing. I can't imagine anyone that would willingly give their first love for a best friend. That is honestly extrordinary. Hold onto the best friend and never let go! I see you guys are very close:) nice work.
WritingLoverForever replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 1:24 am
Yes, Mariah is an amazing best friend. I'll never be able to thank her for what she did for me. I am still with the boy she gave up for me and yesterday was our 11-month anniversary.
MercedesXO replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Awww, congrats:) I'm glad to hear it. And you're soooo lucky to have a best friend like that.
baby_girla said...
May 22, 2010 at 2:39 am
this is really heart touching, that is a weird coinceidence be cause my real name is Mariah paukan and I am from Alaska, you should keep writing this is really good.
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