25+ Best Poems About Broken Friendship

A poem about broken friendship may serve to channel your emotions or help you relive the beautiful moments spent together. Friendship makes our lives worthwhile as you can share anything and everything only with your friends. Sufferings become bearable, and you feel intense pleasure when your friend is by your side. Unfortunately, you may feel like the world is crumbling around you when you face rejection from a friend or when the friendship ends. When circumstances cause estrangement from friends, causing them to drift away from one another, it can be a void in their lives. The best way to deal with this state of anguish is to accept the pain, keep no hard feelings, and move on from the dispute. May these poems help you overcome the pain of a broken friendship.

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26 Poems About Broken Friendship

When you feel disconsolate about breaking up with your friend, read these heart-warming poems to lift your spirits and handle the bitterness of a broken friendship.

1. When We Were Friends

Such a good time we had

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Such a good time we had,
Then what was the need to fight,
Why did we indulge in blame game?
Was it really important to prove who was right?
I had hopes that you would let go,
But, I really didn’t know,
That I had to do with this,
Yes you are missed,
The friendship I had!

Anonymous

2. A Broken Friendship

If this be friendship–that one broken hour
(O fragile link in all the loving years!)
Can cast our hearts asunder, Time appears
Frightful indeed, since all our vaunted power,
Wherewith we built high hope, like some strong tower,
Crumbles to dust, where earthly passion leers.
What of our laughter? Aye, what of our tears
That should have only watered Friendship’s flower?
If this be friendship, I can never know
Again the magic faith I boasted of;
One deed of mine has crushed the house of love,
And every stone to its old place must go.
Shame be to our endurance if we killed
The sinews that can help us to rebuild!

By Charles Hanson Towne

3. Friends No More

This boy I used to call my friend
Isn’t so friendly anymore
We see each other different places
But I don’t even get a simple hello
I had my first kiss with him
Apparently that’s all he wanted from me
Cuz he would still be calling
But no, not anymore
We were the best of friends
We both liked each other
And even thought about going out
But now I’m glad we didn’t
Now I’ve put him on the shelf
With all the other boys I don’t want anymore
One day he’ll call and ask me to come over
And my reply would be no
But now he’s just a boy
That I once liked
And the friendship became no more.

By Shantell A Huricks

4. A Broken Friendship

Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth;
And constancy lives in realms above;
And life is thorny; and youth is vain;
And to be wroth with one we love,
Doth work like madness in the brain.
And thus is chanced, as I divine,
With Roland and Sir Leoline.
Each spake words of high disdain
And insult to his heart’s best brother:
They parted – ne’er to meet again!
But never either found another
To free the hollow heart from painting –
They stood aloof, the scars remaining,
Like cliffs which had been rent asunder;
A dreary see now flows between; –
But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder
Shall wholly do away, I ween,
The marks of that which once hath been

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

5. A Loss Of Meanings

It hurts to endure another betrayal.

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I’m observing the actions,
so much is taking place,
the friend I knew a time before
is somehow lost behind the face.
The friend I once held so close inside
has faded like light into dark,
Although I’ve been replaced with naive love,
It’s obvious, he’s still hidden in my heart.
It hurts to endure another betrayal
but to see a beautiful person lose himself
hits a place deeper than friendship….
to watch it all go in the unworthiness of someone else.

By Heather M Craig

6. Walk Away

I watch you walk away from me,
And the tears start to fall.
I ask myself a million times,

How did we lose it all?
For the first time, I had no words
That to you, I could say.

I cling to old memories.
And I watch you walk away.
I just don’t want to let you go,

But inside, I know I must.
My heart’s whimpering with pain,
But it’s my mind, I trust.

There’s confusion around me,
There’s numbness in my heart,
But looking at you walk away

My world just fell apart.
If only I could handle it
And bear to just say,

I’d use my breath and say the words:
Don’t Walk Away!

By Mili Jain

7. Please Go, Let Me Be

I’m getting rather frustrated
with the way you’ve been to me,
I’m getting pushed further away
from the person you’re meant to be.
You have been distant for a week or so
It’s playing on my mind
I think I still like you, but I’m quickly changing my mind.
You used to make me smile
but that is going now
I really don’t know where I stand
am I losing you?
I don’t want it to come to this
but it’s changing all the time
Shall we go our separate ways
and put the past behind?
What ever you choose please let me know,
I don’t want to be mucked around
by someone who doesn’t know
we both have feelings and this isn’t really fair.
I want you to be happy
that’s clearly not here
I’m going to make this easy for you and leave, let me be
but remember it was true the way I felt for you.
I’m going to leave you now and leave this message with you.
You are a great person who is better without me.
Goodbye, see you, we are history.

By Anna

8. Changes

Friends forever; you promised
together till the end.
We did everything with each other.
You were my best friend.

When I said I need someone,
you were there 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 all right.

But somewhere along the line,
we slowly came apart.
I was here, you were there.
It tore a hole in my heart.

By Yanill Rodriguez

9. Losing A Best Friend

As I sit and think about me and you
and about the things we used to do
We used to talk on and on everyday
never used to bother what the others say.
We spent hours talking on the phone
whenever we felt we were alone
We did favors and helped each other
now it seems you’ve chosen another.
You said our friendship is never ending
But it seems it needs some mending.
Never thought of losing a best friend
I hate to know that it is the end.
Thought you would be with me here
by my side through all the years.
Now you have left me torn apart
with tears in my eyes and a broken heart.
Once looked like our friendship would last
but now it looks like a thing of the past.
You hate me and I don’t know why
I just don’t wanna say goodbye.
Maybe it’s because you think I’m bad
or thoughts of me make you mad.
You an leave me or you can lie
but I will never say goodbye.
You walk close to me
but u pass me by
and you pretend that
our friendship was a lie.
I wipe the tears of my eyes
and try to forget all your lies
Never knew this is how it would end
losing my best friend!

By Vishakh

10. In Blackwater Woods

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

By Mary Oliver

11. You Caused My Tears To Fall

You meant the world to me.

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The tears roll down my cheek
My eyes they start to swell
I’m missing every part of you
Your laugh, your smile, your smell.
You were my second half
You knew me inside out
I can not comprehend it all
What this is all about.
I thought I meant something to you
You meant the world to me
Now I see it wasn’t real
But how could this all be?
You’ll never know the pain you caused
You aren’t there to see it all
My heart continues to ache
You caused my tears to fall.

By Adriana Mason

12. The Aftermath

I thought I’d lost you
To harsh words and lies

Each day was a mess
With no one to talk to
No shoulder for my head to rest

We pass each other by
Wondering when our war would end

Not a war of fire
But of cold, cold ice

By Lyda M. Sourne, hellopoetry.com

13. I Tried My Best

I tried my level best,
To keep the bond alive,
I tried my level best,
To keep my emotions at bay and strive,
But, I still remember you in time,
I will always regret this one,
Coz for me this relationship was number one!

Anonymous

14. No Turning Back

I am falling out of it,
You cannot get my soul back.
It is too late,
A door that cannot be opened again,
Shut tightly,
I can never return back,
To the time,
Where we both were in,
No more,
Everything is gone,
Surrounding looks ghastly,
All empty,
There is no more direction.
No turning back.

By Nissa, hellopoetry.com

15. The Times We Had

Joyful times that we have had,
All the sweet memories so true,
What went wrong in one moment
That everything became so blue?
The discord doesn’t seem to end,
The pain doesn’t descend,
There’s an emptiness in my heart,
Now that we’re apart
My friend who was!

Anonymous

16. Just Like

Just like a glass
my heart is broken
Just like a star
you light up my life
Just like a rose
that blooms it’s beauty
Just like the rain
that never stops crying
Just like another human being
you let go of me
Just like others
you broke my heart
Just like clouds
you are soft
Just like bullets
that you shot into my heart.

By Katherine Ayala

17. Some Things Are Deep

Why did it all go wrong?

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Some sorrows are too deep,
Some wounds don’t seep,
The friendship I had with you,
Was the best I’ve ever had,
Then why did it all go wrong?
Why were we not strong,
Enough to turn the tide?
Why did we part
When you are still in my heart?
Miss you my friend!

Anonymous

18. Bitter Sweet Memories

How could I have been so close
Yet so far away
The gap in the distance is more intense than I’d actually like to say
It feels like almost yesterday, where the smiles or frowns that came around
Never settling in the crest we call a “face”
It wasn’t as fake as it was now
The warmth of your smile turned the mood around
Even if it was disappointing I couldn’t help but try a bit harder for the sake of being friends
Cause that’s what they do, staying true, yes true
Not saying I’ve caught them in a lie
It just feels a little blue, on the other side
I wish I could hold your hand, just to adore
This, space that we once had
It’s not the same years later and I know things have changed.

By Keyan R, hellopoetry.com

19. My Friend You Were Wrong

My friendship with you was strong
We knew that we belonged
But when the tide turned the other way
I didn’t know the words to say.
Our friendship was strong, you know
So many emotions were there to show
The value of a true friend cannot be overstated
This turn of events has left me so frustrated!

Anonymous

20. Poem

I loved my friend.
He went away from me.
There’s nothing more to say.
The poem ends,
Soft as it began,—
I loved my friend.

By Langston Hughes, poets.org

21. It Was True That I Know

My friendship was so true
It was an emotion so very pure
We were connected from heart
There was love and there was allure
You played with my feelings making me numb
Things left undone to succumb
You cheated on me and my friendship
I won’t trust any other relationship
As my heart is broken for sure!

Anonymous

22. The Leal

The friends I made have slipped and strayed,
And who’s the one that cares?
A trifling lot and best forgot—
And that’s my tale, and theirs.

Then if my friendships break and bend,
There’s little need to cry
The while I know that every foe
Is faithful till I die.

By Dorothy Parker, poets.org

23. I Could Not See You

Things will never be the same.

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Friendship is a thread which is based
On love and trust in life
There is a special connect
This keeps friends so united
But the day you ditched me
You also broke my heart for sure
And I just want you tell
I just want you to know
That things will never be the same
There is no one to blame!

Anonymous

24. A Friendship Lost

I remember the time not long ago
When we laughed and shared it all.
We were the very best of friends,
Or at least that’s what I thought.
I often wonder why friendships end.
What happens to sever that tie?
How can someone once so close
Just wave you off with a goodbye?
I must have been lacking.
I must have been wrong.
I wasn’t the friend to you
That you were to me all along.
I thought I was loyal.
I know I was true,
But something went wrong.
Now there’s nothing to do.
A friendship lost Is a very sad thing.
The angels weep instead of sing.

By Brenda J. Metz

25. Leave Me And Go Forever

I didn’t wanted to leave you and go
But you surely have to know
That friendship works on the trust
And mutual love is a must
And right from the very start
You cheated and played with my heart
So naive, I had no clue
That your friendship was so untrue
Now what is there left to do
Except saying goodbye to you!

Anonymous

26. Losing You

I remember how happy we use to be,
Every minute, hour, and day we spent together,
Young and little innocent girls were we,
It seemed like our friendship would last forever.

But one day our walls came crashing down,
We started to drift apart,
Falling from the sky, inching closer to the ground,
Tearing in pieces was my ungrateful heart.

But the years have passed by,
Our friendship seemed to go by so fast,
And to this day I still wonder why,
What has happened to our loving past?

I held you up when you were weak,
I was there for you through thick and thin,
I helped you find what you would seek,
But now I have lost my best friend.

I was always there when you would cry,
I caught all of your tears,
Helping you through when the tide was high,
And loving you through all of these years.

Silence is now what our conversations consist of,
The pain you possess always shows,
What has happened to our friendship that was filled with love?
That will remain a mystery, for no one knows.

By Allison

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the purpose of creating a poem about a broken friendship?

Writing a poem about a broken friendship aims to express one’s hurt emotions and feelings of distress and despair. Instead of uttering bitter words in the rage of the feud, it can also help you to communicate your feelings to your former friend or help you analyze the red flags of friendship to make you more careful in the future.

2. How can a poem about a broken friendship be used to bring closure to the relationship?

Writing, reading, or sharing a poem about a broken friendship can help you release all your pent-up feelings for your friend and the feelings of alienation. Also, it will help you to understand what went wrong, making it easier to accept the end of your friendship.

3. How do I make peace with a broken friendship?

Reflect on your emotions to gain clarity on the situation. Evaluate what led to the breakdown of the friendship. Consider your role in the conflict and gain insight into the other person’s perspective. Healing takes time, so be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to process your emotions and come to terms with the situation.

4. How do you write a broken heart poem?

Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can focus on your emotions. Decide the poetic form you want to use and gather your thoughts to write a heartfelt poem. Begin the poem with a powerful opening line that sets the tone. Then, pay attention to the rhythm and flow of your poem using vivid imagery and conclude your broken heart poem with a poignant and memorable ending.

5. Why do broken friendships hurt so much?

Broken friendships can be incredibly painful, often involving losing a significant connection and support system. When a friendship breaks, it can feel like a betrayal or a loss of that emotional connection. The depth of the bond you share with your friend can directly influence the intensity of the pain you experience.

6. What is the broken friendship poem about?

The broken friendship poem typically reflects on the pain, sadness, and disappointment that can arise when a once-close bond between friends is damaged or severed. In addition, the poem often delves into the emotions experienced by the narrator as they grapple with the aftermath of the friendship’s breakdown.

7. What is a friendship heartbreak?

A friendship heartbreak is a feeling of loss, sadness, and disappointment that can arise when a deep bond with a friend is broken or damaged. It may result from various factors, such as a major disagreement, growing apart, or breach of trust. When a friendship breaks down, the individuals involved may experience a sense of grief and mourn the loss of the bond they once shared.

Friendship is an integral part of one’s life. Hence, letting go of a friend can be a heartbreaking experience. Just like blogger Mona expresses her pain after separation from a dear friend. She writes, “I miss you when I visit home and realize that I don’t have a single friend there. I miss you but I don’t know why, I get so weak in the knees just by the thought of meeting you. I just don’t fit in your lifestyle anymore, or that’s what I think (i).” However, with the help of these poems about broken friendships, we hope you will be able to share your feelings and put them into words. Losing a friend and the loneliness that comes with it is not an easy experience to get over. However, there is nothing time cannot heal. Thus, give yourself time to recover from your loss and sadness. In the end, you will become a much stronger person with a new perspective.

Infographic: What You Can Do About A Broken Friendship?

A fallout with a friend is like losing an essential part of your life. But although you may stay mad at each other, deep down, you wish to give one more try to get your friend back. So if you are in such a situation and looking for someone to tell you what to do, this infographic will help you get a perspective and ways to approach a broken friendship.

how to mend a broken friendship (infographic)

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