After spending the last few years
building a friendship closer than sisters
that as I find myself overwhelmed and staring into the abyss
I had always assumed you would be right there with me
so when I reached over to take your hand to get me through
I was surprised to find I am alone.
Perhaps it was naive of me to expect
to find my forever friend
in a bubble where beliefs, opinions and convictions
are fiercely guarded, fought over and able to divide.
But it did come as a shock that the bond we build
was as bitterly fragile as it proved to be
and I am standing here alone….very surprised
I am not angry, disappointed or mad
I have so many fond memories of all the times we’ve had.
I love you still, nothing with change that part
And God will heal my hurting heart
But next time, lesson learned
I won’t be surprised.