There is a Long Road Ahead

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I’ve lost something very precious today,
I’ve lost something that never ever was,
I have lost the core of my soul today
And I mourn in despair for my sad loss.

I have lost what I once believed was true,
I’ve lost what I once thought would surely be,
I have lost what I have believed in for years
And I cry out in my sorrow – why me!

A lugubrious expression on my face,
I do try in vain to our story retrace.

The memories are hazy, but very strong
And I woefully wonder, “What what went wrong?”

Teary-eyed I remember those parties –
Oh, the fun the joy the laughter – so hearty!

Our school festival -how we danced! How we sang!
And throughout the day and night, our voices rang!

Then, we were all the Children of Innocence,
Then, pride, greed, jealousy were of no essence.

We all believed in living for the moment,
And our time together was very well spent.

We were oblivious to the world outside
And our immaturity, we did not hide.

We walked hand-in-hand without a single care,
Our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions we did share.

Some said that we were more than just childhood friends,
Others said we would stick by each other to the end.

But we did care little to what people said
And with our own lives, we simply went ahead.

‘Friends Forever!’ That’s what we declared to all,
We would stand united, we would never fall.

But Alas! The sands of time have changed us now,
I just don’t see why No I just don’t see how.

You now confess that you’ve just been using me,
And my heart cries out aloud, “How can that be!”

I trusted you! Oh, I confided in you!
Now that you’re gone, what am I supposed to do?
I believed you
When you told me that I was your best friend.
I believed you
When you said our friendship would never end.
My heart would skip a beat
Each and every time you’d give me that smile.
My heart would skip a beat
Every time we would stop and talk a while.

I ask myself, “Why did it have to end now?”
“Is there nothing we can do some way somehow?”

But you give me the answer loud and clear –
You don’t need me close, you don’t need me near.

You now say that you don’t want me any more.
With those words, you kill my heart from the core.

You now say that we were never ever friends,
You just needed me to achieve your own ends.

And now that you are happy, you are content,
You wish to take back the “friendship” you had lent.

You tell me that I must move on in my life,
There is a long road ahead a lot more strife.

I sniff but say, Yes, I will move on, My Love,”
“I shall take wings of hope and fly like a dove.”

Your memory will live on deep in my heart,
But with my faith and hope, my life will re-start,

For we often lose those whom we love, we trust,
But to learn to move on in life is a must.

I’m hurt, but I will be okay, I will be fine.
Between self pity and strength is a thin line.

I sigh as I look back at my so-called friend.
We were wrong, My Dear, our friendship did end.

You have moved on now and so shall I, in time.
To be sad, to be insecure, is no crime.

But I won’t give in to these feelings of mine,
I shall move on in my life, I shall be fine.


9 thoughts on “There is a Long Road Ahead”

    but you must know there is always goiing to be fake freinds, so always keep your eyes wide open, and your secrets well kept. Stay strong, and keep up the good work.

  2. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. I feel that you’ve captured the love of youth, the feelings and the loss when it ends, that most of us have felt sometime within our lives. It certainly took me back & I love the fact that you showed that you will go on, but still acknowledged and addressed the inner pain.

  3. i think this poem is a really great poem my problem these days is my bestest friend who left me in the dust for another girl which killed me to see him not talk to me i feel life is not worth living without him but this poem helps me soo much thank you but i will always love you jonny 4-ever

  4. I really got the feel of what you went through.
    You have a way of describing your feelings
    poetically yet simplistically. It was a pleasure to
    read your poem – it gave me something to take with
    me…and ponder

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