Gone in a Heartbeat
by Fujita Toji
It hasn't been long since you came here.
Feels like it's only been a heartbeat,
But now it's time for you to leave.
Until recently, I never came to realize
Just how much I need you here with me.
I thought I hung around because I was bored,
But you were actually my only emotional support.
Though I never told you any of my problems,
Your concern was enough to tell me you cared.
I remember when we used to hang out at lunch.
I know I never really spoke that much,
But that's because English class made me sleepy.
Otherwise, I would've had a lot more to say.
I've seen you go through lots of stuff.
It broke my heart to see you in pain,
So I tried to help you the best I could,
But I guess speaking wasn't my best skill.
I appointed myself as your bodyguard instead,
That way I could protect you the only way I know.
But the one day when you really needed me,
I wasn't able to be there for you,
I'm really sorry and hope you'll forgive me.
I wish I could be with you when you need me,
But now that you're leaving, I won't be able to.
I don't know how I can ever make it up to you,
But if there's something that I could do,
Please don't hesitate to let me know.
There's not much left for me to say,
But thank you for being a friend,
Even though you weren't here very long,
You still made a difference in my life.
I don't know how I'll keep from missing you,
But now it's time for me to say goodbye.
Always remember that I love you,
Even though I probably never said it,
And please don't forget about me.