I’m gone,
To the other side of the world.
I finally did it,
Packed a bag and left.

Left behind friends and family,
The job I was stuck in,
And the job going nowhere,
Now I’m free.

Free to go where I will.
Do what I want
And make new friends
And yet here I am again

Again feeling a little out of place,
Looking for another thankless job,
As a way of something to do,
Stuck and not wanting to be bored.

Bored leads to dark thoughts,
And feeling useless all over again.
I need to do something productive.
To do something meaningful.


So lately I’ve been going through a lot of changes what with moving house and starting a new job. So, obviously I wrote a poem about it, or rather quite a few. What came out of these poems overall, was the thoughts of the friends I would be leaving. This is one that I started thinking it would go in one direction and as I was writing it, it went in a completely different one; one that was actually more emotional and gushy than I had originally meant. When editing it, I could have easily re-worded it, to go back to the stand-offish overview that it kind of begins with, but I decided to keep the depth in it, as it makes it much more personal. So, please enjoy and, of course, tell me what you think. 🙂

Close-up of human hands clasped together in unity against white backdrop

Times are changing,

People leave,

Only this time it’s me.


This is not goodbye,

We didn’t talk that much,

Just to leave it all behind.


You know me so well,

Better than most others,

And I won’t forget that.


Friends aren’t easy to create,

Not least friends like you,

Chatting til all hours.


We three will stick together,

Like I never left,

I’ll make sure of that.


Because I need you,

More than I’ll ever admit,

And it’s kind of scary.


Change sometimes means loss,

But that won’t be the case here,

I refuse to give up on us.


They say great friends creep up on you,

Well, you certainly did,

And just when I needed it the most.


So you may never know how much it means,

To be able to call you a friend,

But I know I’ll always be here for you.