Friendship | Teen Ink


August 20, 2009
By Abbyy GOLD, Shanghai, Other
Abbyy GOLD, Shanghai, Other
12 articles 1 photo 22 comments

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." - Elbert Hubard

"I have a hand, and you have another; put them together and we have each other." - Anonymous

"Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend. Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." - Artistotle

These quotes speak for more than I can say,
for two of my friends are moving away,
It's so hard to not beg them to stay,
but I know it'll only lead them astray.

Yes, I know, its good for them to go,
A better education, a better school, all this I know,
But selfish me, all I can say is "no",
my thinking is so narrow.

I'll never forget them, 'till I'm old and gray,
the times we spent, in work and play,
Saying this is so cliche,
But it's true, thats why it is okay.

They'll always have a place in my heart,
so we'll never truly be apart.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 30 2009 at 11:36 am
soinlove SILVER, Parish, New York
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments
i know how it is to be the one to move away.. ive moved around soo much being in fostercare ... i have been afraid to get close to somone becaouse i didnt want them to hurt the last time i moved was the hardest and i no its hard seeing them go but its hard on them to have to go and i no how they feel. it sucks ...... im sorry .... but on the up side i really like this poem alot and i like that it is up and ot down....check out my work when u have a chance

on Aug. 21 2009 at 7:09 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

great job! i think a lot of people have experienced a friend moving away. great job on capturing everything going on. it's a tender piece. i liked how you included quotes...that was creative! check out some of my work and comment, i love the feedback. and keep writing :)