1. This is a poem for a friend, for a lost friend… this poem is about a very good friend, jolly, fun, hilarious friend who never tell her friends about her sickness..even her bestfriend. Then one day, she can no longer keep it… she was about to die. She asked her best friend to come over and sit beside her, and hear her whisper… she asked her to close her eyes so her bestfriend won’t see her die…she asked her not to open her eyes until she’s gone…
When A Friend Bids Goodbye
© Kathrine Yee Baraquia
My dear friend,
close your eyes…
hold my hand,
and hear me whisper…
For the times I was lost,
you were there to look for me.
Will you believe me when I say I love you more than you’ll ever know.
Will you trust me when I say …this time you have to let me go.
My dear friend, I must leave.
The world no longer needs me.
It’s my time to be gone, until we meet again someday.
Don’t you cry now, I know I’ll be okay.
Trust that I’ll never forget you.
Don’t be sad now, just close your eyes until it’s through.
Hold my hand, don’t open your eyes yet…
wait when I no longer whisper..
My dear friend, you’ll be fine.
I’ll be up there watching over you.
For the times I’ll be gone, don’t ever forget
the words I whispered to you.
God calls on my name… and I have to let go of your hand now…
Please don’t cry… and smile for me..
because I’m with the one who made us friends.
Remember, I’ll always love you.
so come, wave me goodbye…
It’ll be painful but we have to…
Hug me, hug me tight, feel the words I can no longer say.
My dear friend, I’m going to miss you.
just pray because I’ll always listen.
and one day, when it’s your time,
I’ll be there for you…
Just like the way I used to.
…I love you…
2. Four years since the death of my best friend and it doesn’t get easier. This deals with the pain after several years
Time Is Meant To Heal
© Kim Thompson
Although unheard I thank you
For always being there
Even when you were bedridden
You always seemed to care
You meant so much to all of us
you were special and that’s no lie
you brightened up the darkest day
and even the greyest sky
Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
Cause your no longer in pain.
Four years on I remember you
And what you used to say
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day
They say in time it gets easier
I believe this isn’t true
Because even after all this time
I still don’t have a clue
I was not ready to say goodbye
Your disease just over took
So on this day we remember you
I take a second look
Our friendship is forever
Until death, did we part
Although your away physically
You’re always in my heart
3. I wrote this poem for a friend, ex-boyfriend who was murdered in 2002. In the past 6 weeks, I have lost 2 of my very closest friends. Kathleen and Philip. The both were in their 30’s and both left children behind. Both deaths, although unrelated, were very sudden and unexpected. When I wrote the poem, I thought about “I should have”, “Why didn’t I just…” and “What if…”. I have some of those feelings with the recent deaths of my friends. I want people to realize, don’t wait until it’s too late…
Death Of My Friends
© Cindy Blake
A Blue Jay landed on my fence post today
such a beautiful sight in a world of gray
I couldn’t pull my eyes away, and then I thought of you
and all of the love and all of the things
that you never knew
Then I thought of me and all the things I can never change
my heart fell into pieces
my tears fell down like rain
I never said I love you, I can’t erase that from my mind
I would tell you that again and again
if I could see you one more time
I’m sorry for any pain I caused and for my selfishness
But now you’re gone and it’s too late to say these words I guess
I felt a breeze and at that time the Blue Jay flew away
I heard a whisper in the wind, “don’t worry, everything will be ok”
4. My best friend Josh got into a car accident on June 29, 2006 he was my best friend and I miss him so much here’s a poem just for you Josh I love you buddy
I Will Forever Miss You
© Nicole Kooienga
You Always put a smile on my face
no matter how mad I was
all I had to do was call you and you would make everything better.
The day that I heard that you were taken from us my heart broke.
I Dropped down to my knees and cried and cried.
All I wanted was for one more day with you
As I sit here at your grave looking at your picture.
All I want to do is hug you and laugh with you and play basketball with you.
I miss you so much we all do.
and when you died.
The whole town felt the pain.
You were only 16 years old.
You didn’t deserve to die.
You wanted to get married and go to college
Have babies and have a family.
You’ve been gone for a year now and I miss you like hell
I think about you everyday
It’s getting easier.
But every time I look at your picture or pull out the scrapbook my eyes start to water.
I will never forget you
Joshua Craig Harris
I love you and miss you,
but I know that your in heaven
looking over all of us..
I can’t wait until I get to see you again