About how you can fall in love so unexpectedly with your best friend. How hard it is to deal with seeing the guy you love with all your heart and would trust with your life with the girl he loves so much. Seeing him be hurt at the same time you discover you are truly in love with him.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems - Teenage Love Poems

My Best Friend
The summer we met how could I have known
I saw you that first time standing alone
I was new to the crowd and a little bit scared
I needed a friend who really cared
I never thought it would be you who'd come when I was down
I always felt if my life flooded you'd just let me drown

I don't know how it happened,
you were suddenly my best friend
I sat and listened to you cry
Your broken heart I tried to mend

You told me about the girl you loved
I told you be patient to look up above
I said to trust God to really pray
You said that you had, so I prayed everyday

I asked God to guide you and help you to see
I told you you could always depend on me
You got what you wanted but she doesn't treat you right
You both argue and she always starts a fight

One night we were talking about something she'd done
I had known I liked you but then it hit me all in one
Suddenly I knew I loved you more than life itself
and I broke down and cried all by myself

When I finally told you you didn't seem surprised
I stood in front of you drying my eyes
I love you more than words can say
I think about you everyday

You are my best friend and I hate to see you cry
I try to hide my feelings believe me(name) I try
I know I'll never measure up to what you see in her,
she's the luckiest girl I've ever known
But just know you're never on your own
I love you, my best friend

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  • cupcake
    omg i have this problem but i dont close enough 2 have a relationship w/ him & i am pretty sure he end up going out w/ my best friend and it is very sacry 2 think about telling him cuz i fell 4 1 of my other friends amd it just turned into heartbrake so i dont want tell him
  • sam
    I LOVED THIS POEM. It captured just how i feel about a close friend of mine.
  • allen
    i have the same exact problem right now and this beautiful poem inspired me. thank you
  • Karla
    I FREAKIN LOVE THIS POEM IT LIKE SO TOUCH ME. IM KINDA IN THE SAME SITUATION RIGHT NOW I HAVE THIS BESTFRIEND OF MINE THAT I HAVE FALLIN INLOVE WITH. HE HAS THIS EX HE'S BEEN WITH HER OFF AND ON 3 YEARS BUT HE HASNT GOT BACK WITH HER FOR LIKE 1 YEAR I DONT GET HE GIVES ME SIGNS THAT HE HAS FEELINGS FOR ME BUT THEN HE TWISTES AROUND AND SAYS I LOVE LIKE A FRIEND IM VERY CONFUSE. TILL THIS MOMMENT I STILL HAVENT TOLD HIM HOW I FEEL CUZ I RATHER LOSE THAT DEN 2 LOSE HIM AS MY BESTFRIEND. I THINK IM NEVER GONNA TELL HIM BUT PEOPLE SAY HE LIKES ME SO SHOULD JUX TELL HIM BUT THEY REALLY WELL NEVER KNOW HOW HARD IT IS JUX 2 SAY THEM SIMPLE WORDS. WATERVER HAPPENDS HAPPENDS. LoVe aLwAyZ kArLa aKa LiLo
  • haley
    I LOVE this poem! it reminds me of EXACTLY how i feel. my best friend is a guy and his girlfriend treats him like CRAP! this poem explains how i feel and helped a lot. THANK YOU SUMMER CATES!
  • Emilce
    I love this poem, i have been trying to look for one like this one cause i have the same situation with my best friend and i really like him but he has his girl.
  • diamond
    this poem is seriously good me and my friend ashley we right poems nonstop one after the other and we have read so many poems but this has yet to be most heart touching
  • dawn
    this is one of the best poems that i have ever read! you are really talented at writing. as i was reading your poem i just broke down in tears because the same exact thing has happend to me. just keep your head up and you will get through it!
  • Kim
    I love this poem so much! THis is exactly how I feel for my best guy friend. Mike. You did a great job expressing your feelings.
  • audrey
    this poem is great i hope everything ok between you two bye! audrey
  • Allison
    Every word in this poem describes my situation with my best friend exactly. I can't read it without crying. Maybe one day both of our best friends will realize how much we love them.
  • kim
    this exact thing happened to me. i just found out that i love my best friend, but he has a girlfriend of a year. it hurts so bad seeing him like this but i dont want to do nething to ruin them. so i just wanted to say i understand exactly what your saying and how your feeling in this poem.
  • Angell
    WHAT AN AWESOME POEM! this poem touched me so deep in my heart. this is exactly how I feel about my best friend who became My first love. I love that guy more than life itself!
  • precious
    stop making me cry!
  • Whitney
    I voted for this because it has a certain flow with it. I love poems that rhyme because it gets me to understand the poet and their feelings. This poem I can relate to on one account and I've been the narrator and the person that its being written to.
  • ash
    i loved this poem it tells exactly how i feel except i had my friend and now lost him cause of his new girl. so i feel ya
  • Stephanie
    This is the best poem that I have ever read. I can't believe how much that describes the same exact situation that I am experiencing right now. Everything that you wrote down has happened to me, the same way. Meeting him in the summer, having him like another girl but helping him through it and giving him advice anyways even though you had feelings for him. I swear this poem was written about me! It made me cry just to read that poem and think of everything. You have super amazing talents and should keep writing. Awesome job and keep up the outstanding job. AMAZING!
  • Denise
    wow i loved this poem it made me cry because im in the same situation
  • Monique
    I really loved your poem. I was in that same situation,only he was ready and I backed out. So now we're no longer friends. Thanks I needed that.
  • claire
    This poem is really good coz it tells your friend if she reads it that u r there 4 her.
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