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Breaking up a friendship is hard to do. Sometimes it takes very little, but other times, it takes mental illness to kill a friendship and almost a person...

Today it finally sunk in

You are gone, you are really gone.

Today there was no part of you left in your soul.

Today I saw your eyes and they were cold.


Remember when we first met?

When we realized although we were roommates,

We truly loved and respected each other tremendously.

Today, there was only hate for me.


Remember all those days when we sat and drank coffee and talked?

We talked about nothing and yet, everything.

We gossiped about each otherís families.

Today, there was none of the laughter.


Itís sad to say good-bye but for my own sanity

It has to be said.

Iíve hoped against hope to see my friend once more.

But today, I saw nothing of her left.


So I will leave your life soon,

I hope someone will keep in touch

So I know how you are doing.

Today, was my last day with you.


You frighten me and Iíve never been frightened before.

Iíve got silent tears within my soul

Because I was afraid to show them to you.

Today our friendship diedÖ


Good-bye VirginiaÖ


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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/2/2004
Its hard to walk away from a friendship but sometimes you have too. I had to do that in this past year. First time I have ever walked away from a friend .....but sometimes you have to , as you say, for your own sanity.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 7/14/2004
Deep, sad expressions, yet splendid display of words. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 7/8/2004
Dear Claywoman,

This certainly brought tears to my eyes, so painfully sad to see a friend slip away. May she find peace, and sending you love and good wishes.

Beautifully written.
thanks for sharing
Warm Hugs
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/7/2004
Oh my, this is so sad. Sometimes we have to let go for our own good. Sending love and sunshine your way my Dear Lady.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/7/2004
Very powerful and sad write Claywoman!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 7/7/2004
A powerfully emotive well-penned write, Poet!!!Ö So, very sad, yet sometimes it must be done!!!Ö May peace always be with you, and may it find its way back to your friend once more.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 7/7/2004
Sad, very sad ... penned to perfection showing depth and feeling from within.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/23/2004
This is very sad but I think it shows courage on your part. Love and peace to you, Claywoman. Regis
Reviewed by Donni De-Ville 6/20/2004
I am so sorry for this extra hurting, that you are having and though I know you will take it in the way you have all the other pains, you may feel like me, that a living person dying on you, in this way, is far worse, than them dying whilst they still know and love you, giving you a proper chance to say goodbye. When she is finally gone, her spirit will remember the love you once had for each other. xxx
Reviewed by Lisa Cannons 6/17/2004
mucho hugs clay
great write
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 6/4/2004
Sometimes it's like chewing off one's foot to survive a bad friendship.
Nifty neat and oh-so-complete write you'd done.

peace 2 U,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by E. Richardson 5/27/2004
this is both lovely and sad...and I can relate to it only too well. I had two best friends in high school..we were as close as brothers.
We all went into the service...two of us went to Vietnam.
My one buddy lives in Michigan and we still keep in contact. The other, who followed me to Vietnam, came home scarred forever. He does not know us now and try as we may, we no longer know him.
Excellent write, lady poet!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/10/2004
sad but true!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/10/2004
You have penned thoughts many of us have had sometime in our lives when we lose a good friend.

Hope your heart lightens soon, Claywoman, and so nice to see you posting.
Reviewed by jude forese 5/9/2004
painfully well-penned ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/9/2004
Oh, Claywoman, this was so heartshattering! I will be keeping you in my prayers! You need them, dear heart!

Happy Mother's Day to you, sweetie! I love you!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >Tears <
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/9/2004
This was so sad, yet It feels like the right thing, I hope you are okay,

Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 5/9/2004
Close friendships are very hard to break but this makes it only harder with the mental illness,,may she recover and you both find that orginal happiness
thanks for sharing this
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/9/2004
Sad, but yes, sometimes life does that to us and our relationships. I just broke off a friendship myself, and I know all too well what you mean.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 5/9/2004
My heart is heavy for you, Claywoman, as I can feel your pain
and understand the weightiness of this decision. I had to make
a similar one, recently, and the scars will take a long time
God's blessing be with you!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/9/2004
A truly painful piece dear lady...I feel your pain and empathize with you therein...I wish for you peace as I do for your friend, I know truly, no friendship no matter how harsh the ending, never ends altogether...Peace to you Both, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 5/9/2004
As one who lived with a schizophrenic, I can honestly tell you how much pain I feel in this. It brought tears and old pain resurfaced. I'll never forget the painful ending of that relationship.

I'm so very sad - for both of you. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/9/2004
I'm so sorry Claywoman, this is such a sad but well written poem.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/9/2004
Awww how sad is this..Sad for both..
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/9/2004
Friendships are always hard to severe especially close ones and it hurts and scars. This is excellent Clay Woman Happy Mothers Day!

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