Strawberry Letter 23: or an Open Letter to Her Friends


I know you have to side with her, even if she’s wrong. She was your friend first, so I expect nothing less.

I want to know that things aren’t the way they seemed. I’m not the devil she’s made me out to me. This isn’t the place to point fingers or throw around blame, so I won’t. I just hope you know that I am not that guy.

I know you saw the writing on the wall. I hope that you saw my self destruction and downward spiral for what it was. I hope you remember me for the man I used to be and not the shell writing this letter. I know that I’m not supposed to care what other people thing, but with you I do. You are some of the greatest people I will ever know.

I also want to thank you. We’ve shared so many memories. We’ve laughed and cried. We’ve broken bread and shared drinks. You watched me fall in love with her time and again. You stood up with me and watched her walk down the aisle. You were witnesses to our love.

I know you have to go, but wish it didn’t have to be this way. I hope you are going away in defense of her and not for hatred of me. I wish I got the chance to say goodbye. I’m sorry for all of this. I love you and you will always hold a place in my heart.


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Letters Never Sent: or an Open Letter to My Friend(s)


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