23 Heart Touching Goodbye Poems For Friends

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Friends are like lifelines. But bidding goodbye to them is the hardest part that one has to confront. During such junctures, this post on goodbye poems for friends can come in handy for you and help you express your feelings and gratitude towards them. Such close friends might belong from our school days, colleges, or neighborhood. And, one day or the other, you might have to bid farewell to them.

However, that does not mean that the friendship you share is ending. It is just apprehension of meeting them again. So, read on for our curated collection of poems on goodbye and share them with your friends.

23 Goodbye Poems For Friends

These heart-warming goodbye poems for friends will let you know that friends can be friends, irrespective of the distance.

1. Dear Friend

Dear friend, ’tis hard to say farewell,
And harder yet it is to tell,
In parting words, how strong the tie
We sever now in this good-bye.

We all shall miss thy gentle grace.
Thy willing hand and cheerful face;
No other friend thy place can fill.
Though absent we shall claim thee still;

God bless the work thou hast begun,
And guard thee in the years to come.
And when thy heart is weary, or alone.

—Grinnell Willis

2. Moving Day

I come to say goodbye poem

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Today I come to say goodbye
I will miss you, I can’t deny
But as I move to another town
Leaving you makes me frown.

I will stay in touch, I promise that
I will call you often and we will chat.
It won’t be the same I know
But we can call and say hello.

So I won’t say goodbye, I’ll say so long
You’re a friend indeed, one who is lifelong
The bonds we share will never break
We will keep in touch, there is no mistake.

—Catherine Pulsifer

3. Adieu!

I will not say farewell

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Reader, “Adieu!” — I will not say “farewell!”
That word, full-fraught with sorrow as a knell,
Breathes forth a strain of sadness to mine ear,
And is too often mother to a tear!
“Adieu!” speaks hopeful that we yet may meet
And with each other hold communion sweet.
I thought that I have said doth give thee cheer
I’ve made a friend of thee — and friends are dear!
In this stern world of ours each friend we gain
Makes life sweeter, and helps to soothe life’s pain!
Remember, then, dear friend, before we part,
These simple strains are from a glowing heart
That seeks to find an echo to its voice
In the heart of thine — and, finding that, rejoice!

—John Imrie

4. Happy Be

Ever mayst thou happy be,
Life holds precious gifts for thee;
E’en if now a shadow lay
Around thy heart – ‘would pass away.
Ne’er forget the friend you leave
On Huron’s shore, and believe
Regretfully I part from thee.

—Eloise A. Skimings

5. My Friend

My friend poem

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We’re parting
Our ways,
But I’ll never
Forget you,
Remembering
The day
When I had
First met you.
Over the years
We’ve been through thick and thin,
But I’ll never forget you,
My friend.
I love you,
Held you so close to my heart.
None above you
Drawn to you from the start.
I can’t believe
I’m leaving you,
But the love I’ve found
Was oh so true.
And I hope
It will never end.
I’ll miss you,
My friend.
We’re not on the
Same road,
But it doesn’t mean I’ll
Forget you.
I’ll still help
Carry the load
The only thing
I don’t regret is you.
Holding onto
What we have,
Just can’t
Let it go.
It’s just too special,
What we had,
And I just want
To let you know
That just because
We’re parting ways
Doesn’t mean
I’ll ever forget you.
Remembering
The day
When I had first
Met you,
My friend.

—Shaquria Mckoy

6. Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is never easy
Actually, it makes me queasy
So let’s just say see ya later
Keep in touch by email or notepaper.
Goodbyes seem like the end
But we will always be friends
We may be separated by miles
Just say keep in touch and smile!

—Catherine Pulsifer

7. Goodluck, Friend

It’s sad to see you leave
But I wish you luck in wherever
you may be
I hope you remember our fond
memories of this town
Don’t forget to keep in touch
But I know you will anyway
Here’s a goodbye for now, friend.

—Unknown

8. Always Call You Friend

Though we have to say farewell
This won’t be the end.
I’ll think about you all the time
And always call you friend.
We’ll write, we’ll call, we’ll remember
and it won’t be so bad.
Our memories will help us smile
and we won’t feel so sad.

—Sheron J. Hendricks

9. See You Later

You have been tough, you’ve been caring, funny, daring, witty, entertaining
You’re a therapist, a trainer, a food and movie critic, partner in crime
You’ve been everything a person could ask for in a friend and more
I hate to see you go
But I know that you must
You’re moving on to a great big unknown
I’m so proud of you
And so glad you have a phone
So I won’t say goodbye
I’ll just say see you later, thanks for the memories!

—Unknown

10. Loved A Little While

At least we loved a little while, goodbye to friend

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And so we part in friendship, yes,
With neither pain nor bitterness,
And, unbewitched, we plainly see
The meaning of our comedy;
Yet this we know — and, knowing, smile,
At least we loved a little while!

The vows we made, the faith we swore
To love — and love forevermore,
Are quite forgot; we turn and go
Certain, that it is better so.
Yet though Romance cannot beguile,
At least we loved a little while.

Because you loved me, I have known
A world I could not find alone,
And from my love did you not gain
A glimpse of palaces in Spain?
What if we missed the Blissful Isle,
At least we loved a little while.

Good-by — upon your brow I press
The kiss of faithful friendliness,
For though we part from sorrow free,
We lived a space in Arcady,
And we can whisper, with a smile,
“At least we loved a Little While!”

—Berton Braley

11. Good-night, Good-bye

Say not good-bye! dear friend, from thee
A word too sad that word would be.
Say not good-bye! Say but good-night,
And say it with thy tender, light,
Caressing voice, that links the bliss
Of yet another day with this.
Say but good-night!

Say not good-bye! say but good-night;
A word that blesses in its flight,
In leaving hope of many a kind,
Sweet day like this we leave behind.
Say but good-night! Oh never say
A word that taketh thee away!
Say but good-night!

—Dora Greenwell

12. Good-bye Means Not Farewell

” Good-bye! good-bye!” what kindly words,
As they fall on the parting ear,
Like the singing of summer birds,
With their wonderful power to cheer;
Their meaning true —
“God-be-with-you!”
With kiss and sigh —
“Good-bye! good-bye!”

“Good-bye! good-bye! ” means not “Farewell!”
But a wish for our Father’s care!
How sweet when hearts their fullness tell
In the words of that loving prayer;
“Good-bye! good-bye!”
May God be nigh;
The meaning true —
“God-be-with-you!”

These words are sometimes idly said,
Like passing sunbeams on the wall,
And on the heart fall cold and dead,
‘Tis then no fervent prayer at all.
But plain — ”Good-bye!” —
A formal cry,
No kiss nor sigh.
Ah, friends! — why? why?

Remember, when you say — ” Good-bye!’
Life is uncertain, short, and fleet;
Then, let the love-light in your eye
Show friendship’s bond is strong and sweet
Thus, hand-in-hand,
Friends understand
The meaning true —
“God-be-with-you!”

—John Imrie

13. No Regrets

Goodbye, farewell, so long, for today,
But we will meet again my friend.
It may be a holiday, or it may be when we’re gray
But one thing is for sure this is not the end.

Together we have been thru so much
Memories of happy and of sad
We must promise to stay in touch
Doing this will make us both glad!

Life will roll along for sure
But our friendship I’ll never forget
Together we have endured
Good times, bad times, but no regrets!

—Catherine Pulsifer

14. Goodbye Buddy

You came into her life like a healer
You travelled a long smooth road like two rulers
You share your good and bad days together
And talked about the future ahead and ways to make it better
Where have all your PROMISES gone to?
She was still there waiting for you
Sitting like a solid rock on a beach waiting to be moved
The waves come and go
Leaving the rock in deep sorrow

Good luck she says with teary eyes
Thank you for the great memories and the lies
The heart you stole will always be by your side
May your beautiful kaiga stay safe
Isaaa !!goodbye !

—Ulamila Tinadrua

15. Goodbye My Dear Friend

We’ve been friends for quite a while
Ups and downs always keeping us on our toes,
You always seemed to think that you could defile
The way I thought about friends and foes.
We always got into fights over and over
And it somehow became a part of our lives,
Slowly hurting me more and more
Until the day I seeked relaxation from knives.
We took a break from our friendship last summer
And somehow I still don’t think I can trust you,
Not being your friend rarely comes as a bummer

But after all that’s happened I know your friendship isn’t true.
You told me that I could trust what you say
But I won’t let you fool me this time,
I won’t let you play me like you did day after day
It’s come time for me to finally cut the line.
I’m sorry.

—Trysta Due

16. Goodbye – My Dear Friend

Morning tea today
Wasn’t like any other day
Saw the empty table at which we shared
Jokes, laughter, fears we had

It was only yesterday
We had a cup of tea to start the day

A gift of friendship you gave
A lovely bracelet, my daughter’s fave

You never said anything
To me life was in full swing

But it’s now clear
Goodbye – my friend I hold dear

Never again will I drop-by
For mechado , pancit, or my fave batchoy

I will never forget what you did
For there is nothing you ever hid

*Paalam, you once told me
*Bamahuta, I wish I told you

So this is what I’ll say my friend
You left a legacy that will never end.

—Jun Salvador Pasilabban

17. Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye, poem for friend

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Saying goodbye doesn’t mean you are no more my friend,
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean our relationship is dead.
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean it is forever,
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean that it is the end.
Saying goodbye simply means that I will really miss you,
Till the time comes when the two of us meet up again.

—Unknown

18. Good Luck, Dear

I hate to see you go
But I’m so glad you’re chasing your dreams
I know you will do great things in this new chapter of your life
Your kindness and quick wit,
You charming demeanor
Your infectious laugh and killer smile
Will get you far
And I’m sure you will make many new friends who will love you so much
But never forget, I will always be here
Missing you dearly
Best of luck friend!

—Unknown

19. Goodbye

Many moments in my life,
Both happy times and say,
Have been shared with you my friend,
For that I’m forever glad.
We’ve been there for each other,
Through easy times and rough,
I know one thing for certain,
I’ll miss you very much.
Goodbye My Friend.

—Unknown

20. Farewell

I never would have guessed it
that this day would come
when we would have to separate
and have to end the fun.
But even though it’s ending
and we are both in tears
please know that I will think of you
throughout the future years.
Farewell my friend.

—Unknown

21. Goodbye

All good things must come to an end,
it breaks my heart to see it end.
I must send you, with a goodbye and a hug,
for you are my dearest friend.
I must say goodbye, I shall see you again.
Goodbye.

—Unknown

22. Saying Goodbye

So difficult it is saying goodbye
At times it can make us cry.

Saying goodbye is never easy
At times it makes us feel so queasy.

Saying goodbye rather than “so long”
Can give us the feeling that this is wrong.

Saying goodbye with a tear in my eye
When I say it a lot and it makes me sigh.

Saying goodbye is a phrase that is old
Unlike hello, which at times is bold.

Saying goodbye can be a new beginning
Our memories will always be a blessing.

Saying goodbye can be so sweet
Because we know again we will meet.

Saying goodbye is not the end
Because we will always be friends!

—Catherine Pulsifer

23. Will Miss You

Who will I go out for lunch and stay for hours with?
Whose house will I run to when I have a broken heart?
Whose couch will I crash on when I’m too exhausted to move?
Whose shoulder will I lean on when times are tough?
I don’t know what I will do without you.
But I’m sure you are onto great things in this new journey in which you are about to embark, I’ll survive dear friend, but gosh it will be hard!

—Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I say instead of goodbye?

If you find it difficult to say goodbye, you may try spinning the words and say something sweeter and memorable, such as Looking forward to our next meeting, See you soon, Stay in touch, Let’s catch up again soon, Until next time, or Take care. You may also use some fun slang phrases such as See ya later, alligator or In a while, crocodile!

2. How do I say goodbye to a friend moving abroad?

Wish them good luck, use motivational, inspiring words, and pray for their good health and success. You may also fill the moment with joy and excitement to bring a smile to their face. Some phrases you may use while bidding farewell are – Safe travels; Your dream has finally come true, all the best; or Don’t forget to send me gifts every year.

Parting ways with friends isn’t easy at all. But focusing on all the beautiful memories you shared with them can help you keep going. These sentimental goodbye poems for friends offer a beautiful way to express your adoration. So pick the poems you like the most and share them with your friends. Alternatively, you can write a personalized poem by drawing inspiration from these poems to make your friends feel special. Whatever way you choose, these poems will surely touch your buddies and make them value your friendship more.


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