My Best Friend

by Juan Paredes


Some days I miss you dearly
On bad days you consoled me
On good days you celebrated with me
When reality gets too much you embrace me
No matter where I’m at, you’ve always been by my side
And when I am lonely, I’d meet you like it was a routine
Ever since I was a teen
I’ve missed you my best friend


Juan Paredes is a student at LaGuardia Comminuty College.

Image credit: “Smoke,”  Paul Bence. Flickr  CC BY-NC 2.0.