(For my best friend)
This you cannot touch,
But it means so much,
Even though we are four years apart
She’ll always have a special place in my heart.
She’s different from the rest,
This you could have guessed
Who says age matters?
When there’s endless chatter.
Smart, loving, and kind,
Her selflessness comes to mind
Funny, caring, and good hearted,
This is where it all started
I met her when I was four;
She’s the best friend I could ever ask for
Since the first time we started playing
She has always been amazing.
It’s because we live so far away
We usually visit on birthdays and holidays.
A year could have passed
But when we’d visit I’d still have a blast.
The time we made heart snow molds,
And taste tested with blindfolds,
We used to draw with chalk
On her burning-hot sidewalk.
From the time we played with toys
To now, when we talk about boys
Time has certainly changed us
But you see, there’s still a lot to discuss
All those times we slept over
Has led me to discover
We are more similar than I thought
Never once have we fought!
Brown eyes, brown hair
Likewise; many compare
It is amazing how alike we are;
It is actually quite bizarre
We went to North Carolina together
And spent time at the beach in the summer.
From playing in her basement at night,
Being with her has always been delight.
I remember all those vacations
Without any complications
Unlike other friends,
Our friendship never ends
What I really fear...
Is the future that is near
Things will be so different
I hope our friendship will be infinite
Soon I’ll be in college,
This I have acknowledged
Soon she’ll be in high school,
Inevitability can be cruel.
She’ll have a lot of work to do
I’ll have that same work, times two
I’ll miss those worriless Saturday’s
Because we will both be busy with essays
I hope that she doesn’t forget
Her Staten Island brunette,
I hope that she remembers
All the memories we’ve made together
She is one of my best friends
When I’m with her I look through a convex lens
She makes me focus on what’s important:
Our friendship, which to me is an accomplishment
She’s someone who I will ALWAYS defend
I love that we do not need to pretend
I have known her for so many years,
Leaving her will bring me to tears
I know that time flies
But will we have to say good-bye?
Hopefully that’ll never happen
She’s too important to be forgotten
This year we have seen each other more
That was all I ever hoped for;
For another adventure to remember,
These are the memories that I treasure
Just like our parents have known each other forever
I hope we’ll always stay close friends, wherever
We’ll make our own memories as grown ups
And be able to see how much adulthood sucks
I know that right now this doesn’t come to her mind
I hope she knows that I’ll never leave her behind
When the time comes she’ll know how I feel
And why I consider our friendship a big deal
All I need is her to know
I will never let our memories go
She truly is my second sister
Which is why I will miss her
We laugh, play, party together
She will always be my best friend, forever
I guess it just took me a while to see
How much she really meant to me
There is no doubt
That this is what I cannot live without
Someone I can call my best friend
Certainly, till the very end