You can only love your friends,
but cannot make them stay.
The tighter you hold on
to those you cherish,
the faster and further they slip away.
You cannot - can never - make anyone stay.
You will only ever drive people away.
You might try not to get attached at all,
not to care too deeply -
and yet, you end up caring, anyway.
Ultimately, all you can do
is to remain true
and live in hope
that sometimes -
friends may even be genuine,
and actually want to stay.