Farewell, Old Friend

Still Waters


We were, for a while, close.

For a while we shared the same boat,

Sailed the same social seas.

You were my anchor;

I was your sails.

In you I found rest;

With me you could fly.

We traversed that watery plain

With one heart, watching

For the horizon together and,

For a while, the sailing was good.

Then the waters’ swell;

A storm rolled in.

Violently it smashed our happy boat;

Threw us into icy waters.

We landed on flotsam and drifted ~


Our cries to each other

Lost in tormenting winds

Of change that blew us to

Different shores.

Our help came from

Different sources.

Our loyalties changed.


In time our paths crossed.

I hardly recognized you.

The storm had changed you

As it had me.

Farewell, old friend.


Oh brother, another sad post about lost relationships. This time a dying friendship.

I guess, as I go through this transitional phase of my life, this is bound to happen.

Still, I remember the good times and the fun we had. The sad times and how we were there for one another. But there has been a shift, and we both know it. Now we are like ships that pass in the night. Polite but non-committal.

Reminds me of the saying about friends coming into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

As I move into a new phase of my life I look forward to meeting new people and, perhaps, making new friends.

Thank you for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

5 thoughts on “Farewell, Old Friend

  1. Beautiful combination of words and feelings Dorothy. And how I can relate to them. We find solace in recollection and comfort in knowing there are more friendships to experience out there – you just have to find them – or maybe they will find you?

  2. Reminds me so much of a friend that I was intensely close to for about 6 years. For reasons to complicated to get into, the relationship fell apart. She gave me many gifts and was instrumental in changing my life’s path ( although we both do not know it at the time). For this I am grateful and any pain that she caused me was forgiven a long time ago.

    1. I’m glad this meant something to you and thank you for sharing your experience. Time heals all wounds just as it propels us into new and more appropriate relationships. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven …” … Thanks for stopping by and commenting … Nurture what you love … Dorothy 🙂

  3. It’s all part of the life thing – losing friends – losing people – losing loved ones. We lose them one way or another, but I believe they are meant to fill the different phases of our lives and they leave lasting imprints on our souls.

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