â€œFriends forever,â€ you promised.
â€œTogether till the end.â€
We did everything with each other.
You were my best friend.
When I was sad, you were by my side.
When I was scared, you felt my fear.
You were my best support -
If I needed you, you were there.
You were the greatest friend,
You always knew what to say:
You made everything seem better.
As long as we had each other,
Everything would be okay.
But somewhere along the line,
We slowly came apart.
I was here, you were there,
It tore a hole in my heart.
Things were changing,
Our cheerful music reversed its tune.
It was like having salt without pepper,
A sun without its moon.
Suddenly we were miles apart,
Two different people, with nothing the same.
It was as if we hadnâ€™t been friends;
Although we knew deep in our hearts
Neither one of us was to blame
You had made many new friends
And luckily, so had I
But that didnâ€™t change the hurt -
The loss of our friendship made me cry.
As we grow older, things must change
But they donâ€™t always have to end.
Even though it is different, now,
You will always be my friend.
written by Phyllis Lin