I buried what we had

via Daily Prompt: Bury

Over life’s journey we meet people, some become friends, some remain strangers , some friends become strangers and some strangers become friends. Some take the journey with us, others leave somewhere in between. This poem is dedicated to all those who once had a friend but now feel like “strangers with memories”.

The poem is based on the daily prompt “Bury”. I have used the past tense of the word.


I buried what we had,

The love, the friendship, the good and the bad,

Twenty years of togetherness, in a jolt flash by,

Through light and darkness, I think; without a sigh,

The laughter, the tears, the secrets we shared,

The dreams, the fears, our souls we bared…


A beautiful wreath I laid,

And a tearless farewell to you, my friend, I bade,

Not an ounce of regret or remorse-

For the path we once did traverse,

I had not seen it coming, I shall be honest; this travesty of fate,

I wonder if it was my love, I had been too naive to anticipate…


Maybe the time had come for our journey to end,

For trust, once gone, is hard to mend,

So all the memories, I lock it away,

Every moment entwined with you, to rest I lay,

I will not forget you, I promise; you are my past,

Had gotten ripe, a little too fast…


Without a goodbye, you moved on my dear,

I wish you well, have no fear,

If our paths do cross, as strangers, it shall be,

For the pages that were, have been turned, by me,

I buried what we had,

And you’ll be happy to know, it doesn’t make me sad…



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13 responses to “I buried what we had”

  1. Second Chance – When its worth your life – What Life said to Me Avatar

    […] blog post. 2 years ago, I felt betrayed by a very close friend of mine and I wrote I buried what we had . But at the end of two years, I let go of the hurt and held on to all that we once had because […]


  2. Bhavana Avatar

    Very well expressed!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you my dear😊


  3. viewsofpreethib Avatar

    Beautiful write Smitha….. So true “For trust, once gone, is hard to mend,”…. This is somthing that i am going through now.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh! At your age, it can be difficult to let go and move on. But you just have to. Thanks for commenting and tc😘. Don’t let it hold you back.xoxo

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Nessa for sharing how you felt.😊

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    2. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks for the follow too!😘

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  4. willowbentleysmama Avatar

    Yes this is exactly how I am feeling today. Thank you for putting into words.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I am glad it resonated with you Terri and happy the timing was apt. Xoxo


  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Very intriguing Smitha, there are so many different feelings expressed here and I like the thought of a poem to express that feeling of someone being part of your past but no longer your friend.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s like a chapter closed but it’s very much a part of your life. Like you said its strange how there are so many feelings and yet none at the end of it. Thank you so much Andrea, for commenting. It means a lot.xoxo

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