Best Friend

September 22, 2010
She can hold you tight
I can hold you tighter
But the touch of my arms
Would burn you like a sin
Because what is a best friend
But a best friend and no more?

She’d have let you cry
And my shirt would be soaked
But the tears would sting
Like acid on my skin
For if I couldn’t have you
What’s the use of friendship?

She would stroke your hair
I’d already have my fingers knotted
But the hair would fall
From my fingers like rain
Because these fingers aren’t meant
To be used in that way

She will care for you ‘til she dies
I will love you for the rest of my existence
But you’ll never know, you’ll never know
You’ll never know what I would do
Because what am I but a best friend?





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BrokenHallow said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm
I think this is so deep. It makes me think this friend is giving up so much. Excellent detail too.
 
kmarie14 said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm
Great job i really like it:)
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:13 am
Thanks:)   
 
A.Dreamer said...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm
I like the comparisons between you and the best friend in the story. :D Good job expressing yourself through that person's point of view!
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm
Haha thanks Angie:)
 
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