Essay by bob132132High School, 12th gradeA+, January 2009

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I've lost something very precious today,I've lost something that never ever was;I have lost the core of my soul todayAnd I mourn in despair for my sad loss.

I have lost what I once believed was true,I've lost what I once thought would surely be;I have lost what I have believed in for yearsAnd I cry out in my sorrow-why me!A lugubrious expression on my face,I do try in vain to our story retrace…The memories are hazy, but very strongAnd I woefully wonder, "What…what went wrong?"Teary-eyed I remember those parties-Oh, the fun…the joy…the laughter-so hearty!Our school festival-how we danced! How we sang!And throughout the day and night, our voices rang!Then, we were all the Children of Innocence,Then, pride, greed, jealousy were of no essence.

We all believed in living for the moment,And our time together was very well spent.

We were oblivious to the world outsideAnd our immaturity, we did not hide.

We walked hand-in-hand without a single care,Our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions we did share.

Some said that we were more than just childhood friends,Others said we would stick by each other to the end.

But we did care little to what people saidAnd with our own lives, we simply went ahead.

'Friends Forever!' That's what we declared to all;We would stand united, we would never fall.

But Alas! The sands of time have changed us now;I just don't see why…No…I just don't see how.

You now confess that you've just been using me,And my heart cries out aloud, "How can that be!"I trusted you! Oh, I confided in you!Now that you're gone, what am I supposed to do?I believed you…When you told me that I was your best friend.

I believed you…When you said our friendship would never end.

My heart would skip a beatEach and every...