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Friendship is a Prize

December 9, 2009
By Becks4 SILVER, Canaan, Vermont
Becks4 SILVER, Canaan, Vermont
9 articles 5 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"LIfe moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around every once in a while, you might miss it."

Friendship is a prize
That I have given you
I expected you to cherish it
To guard it as though it were new

Yet you have let it slip
And now it lays shattered upon the floor
I am broken and hurt
Yet, you don’t care anymore

I entrusted you with this prize
For more than sixteen years
And now you are getting rid of it
You are ignorant to my tears

You step over the broken pieces
And hold the girl you love
And yet, I still lay here
I wonder why I’m not enough

I’m tired of chasing after you
And making everything better
You only scoff and blow me off
Saying that it does not matter

You seem to have lost the game
I am ready to take my prize back
There are people who deserve it more
Friends that I don’t want to smack

You cheat, you lie, and you sneak
You just don’t understand
That friendship is a prize
I love you, but I must make a stand

I’m taking back the accolade
The love that I have given you
Friendship is a prize
And for now I must say adieu

The author's comments:
This is about me and my best friend. We got in an enormous argument earlier this year and we are just getting to be friends again.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jan. 16 2010 at 9:31 am
Bimzaars BRONZE, Greenfield, Indiana
1 article 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't spend your time doing things you love, but do things you are obliged with love".

In other words, don't run away from duty, but try to love duty and it'll be easier for you.

You know, I had a row with my best friend too. And I wrote him a poem, too :) Its incredible, we feel bout the same.. I guess thats why were humans. Its great written :) Good Job. Did you ever show it to your friend? Because I did show mine to him. He actually wrote one back :) So if you're still in a fight, well.. maybe by showing it to him it'll make him think. ;)

Brehlie SILVER said...
on Dec. 31 2009 at 10:44 pm
Brehlie SILVER, Lafayette, Oregon
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Inside us all, patiently waiting, is a tiny little adventurous bird"

This is an amazing poem(:

i admire your way with words.

on Dec. 29 2009 at 8:22 pm
LonWolfzHowl BRONZE, Mt.morris, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never say the world owes you anything. It was here First!!

you have me crying not minutes ago i was hit with the reality of the poem and my friendship

on Dec. 29 2009 at 4:06 am
LoveBam14 BRONZE, Bakersfield, California
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything.

Wooooooooooow, This Is Like Identical To What Happen To Me! GREAT JOB

*Check My Stuff Out(:

on Dec. 28 2009 at 1:38 pm
xoxokelseyxoxo GOLD, South Plainfiled, New Jersey
17 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live, Laugh,love thats all there is to it <3

Such an amazing poem and i can totally relate