Losing and Gaining a Best Friend



I feel unhappy,
I feel so sad,
I’ve lost a best friend that I ever had.

We met in the 7th grade and were inseparable ever since. I have so many fond memories of him from studying math together to being introduced to football and classic rock music, from crushing on the most popular girl in school to bonding with each other’s siblings, from our first drink together to going for underground poker tournaments, from always standing up for each other to the eventual fallout.

My father once told me, “Don’t ever let girls, money or business come in the way of friendship” and yet I did. I made the mistake of falling in love with my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. I got romantically involved with her and my best friend from school cut all ties with me. 10 years later, I bumped into him at the movies and there was a plethora of emotions that just came back to the surface, we welcomed each other like two brothers who had been at war for so long. We knew our friendship was restored but there was no way of going down that path of solitude and deep sorrow again. We wished each other well and parted ways.

Everything I want the world to be,
Is now coming true especially for me,
And the reason is clear, it's because you are here.



It was the night of my 22nd birthday and I’d thrown a party on my terrace to celebrate. I met this lanky, over enthusiastic boy and within a span of a few hours, I realized I could trust again, build a friendship again and not regret my wrongdoings because he loved me with all his heart and soul. I’ve known him for 7 years now and despite all our bromance, bollywood, drunk shenanigans and heartbreaks, I know I have a brother from another mother and someone I can depend on when there is no one else around.

I gained a best friend again.

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