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A Friend of Mine

I just found out a friend of mine
Tried to kill himself today
I always knew that he was sad
But I didn’t think to say
“It’s alright I promise”
Or a simple “it’s okay”
I didn’t think to tell him
“I really want you to stay”
We really weren’t all that close
But I would still call him my friend
I should have known, I should’ve guessed
He wanted things to end
Last night when we were talking
He asked me for a hug
I shied away and didn’t
Just waved him off with a shrug
When he wasn’t there in school
I didn’t really worry
Sometimes he doesn’t feel like coming
And I was in too much of a hurry
To stop and think of someone else
Who meant a lot to me
To stop and wonder if that person
Felt like breaking free
I didn’t think about my friend
A single time today
Until I heard from someone else
He tried to end things this way



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