My Friend Daniel


Almost a decade has gone by

In the past 7 years so many things have changed.

The air, the color of my hair;

Maybe even your name.

I don’t know what you think,

Nor do I know how you’d feel

About everything that’s happened.

You deserve some explanation;

Nothing comes to mind.

There is none deserving of your empathy

Except for maybe life is tough.


There was that opportunity

To get to know someone amazing,

Someone intelligent,

Someone sensitive,

Someone unique.

I’m sorry I let you down.

I’m sorry I let me down.


I no longer have your number,

Maybe I’d be afraid to call anyways.

I suppose you deserve something,

I know I deserve something

But of course things never seem to happen that way.


You were my friend

And I remember you.

Maybe I don’t know who you are.

You probably don’t even know who I am.

You had a kind voice.

Somewhat messy black hair;

You were older than me.

I think I had tie dye pants on the day I met you...

I bleached them myself.

"You're not from around here- dressed like that."

“No I’m not from around here.”

“Well neither am I.”


I want you to know I’m sorry

I know I let you down.

I let a lot of people down, every day.

I don’t know what I’d say to you

Even if I could say anything at all.

Memories escape and I catch my breath

In remembrance of what little about you I once knew,

 Now I don’t know anything at all.

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"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
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Dedicated to my friend who I've known since I was 16 who put up with my childhood ambitions, and put up with taking my parents on outings for about 2 1/2 years lol. My New Year's resolution is to contact some of my dearest friends I lost when my life got rough and often times misunderstood.
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He was the only person who ever really was willing to stick by me no matter what. I have a few friends now who are willing to do the same and I am so grateful to have them! But I know he deserves something. If anything to know that I'm all right now, and things are better than they were when we parted ways, and for me to know that he's happy.