You’ve been one hell of a friend you know….
In a few hours, you’ll be gone, and there’ll be nothing left but memories of the time we had together…
I must say quite frankly that I learnt a lot from you….

There were times when I wanted you to slow down, so we could spend some more time together, but many other times, I was truly really sick of you….

You had your way of hovering around when I wanted you gone, and flying far away when I really needed you….

You taught me many lessons, I must say… your crazy highs, your lows, your break-ups, and your many break downs….

The tears and the depression…
The laughter and elation…
You showed me all!

That period of time when you taught me what real loneliness was…..
It wasn’t that I was alone, for I was constantly in the midst of many…

Yet I was alone.

I learnt from you what it felt like to cry deep inside you, and smile, and laugh heartily on the surface, so no one knew!

Even God felt far away….

So many times, I had to fill my days with activities…
Meetings, Classes, Dance, Music, Foolery… You know….

That way, there wasn’t much time to think and wonder the why’s and what for’s

Did you ever wonder if I’d give up? Or did you know I’d make it through?
I know you came to teach me… For I wouldn’t know so much if you hadn’t come along.

I’ll forever have bitter-sweet  memories of you… But I’m glad you’re leaving….

Our last days together though, were the most amazing… You managed to leave on an incredible note, and I’m very grateful…

I have this new friend…..
He seems more promising than you ever were… So I’m going to run along with him, and see how it goes….

I’m sure it’ll be great…
I’ll miss you… Of course, especially our very last days together…

So here’s to you, my new friend….
We will surely have the down times, but hey, those are only going to make us stronger!
We won’t give up…
We’ll make it!


When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit.

Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is weird with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out:

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you never can tell how close you are.

It may be near when it seems so far:

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

–  C. W. Longernecker

Comments (15)

  1. This is a lovely piece Elise! Truly the year has been full of suprises but the new year promises bigger things! We’ll stick it out to the end….Here’s to the new year!! Three happy Cheers😊

  2. This is really beautiful….it almost (almost oo) brought tears in my eyes. U really deserve an award! God bless u

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