what if i had stayed

Written by: katie livingston

my best friend
someone who had always been there
you stood by me
and let me hide when i was scared
you knew my thoughts
you knew my heart
you would stand up for me
and i respected you from the start
but somewhere along that line
you stepped down
you changed your mind
and for the first time, i lost hope in you
you said you regret meeting me
and that might have hurt the most
maybe more than you leaving me...
now i walk through the hallway
with my head held high
dreading each time you pass me
each time you look me in the eye
i will go on
soon your memory will fade
and you'll be left with the question 
"what if i had stayed?"