|Greetings! I found your poem on Shadows and Light Poetry Contest and enjoyed reading it. Here are my thoughts, I hope you find them helpful.
Overall Impression/Emotional Impact:
Readers get the immediate sense of longing and regret, which deepens when in the 3rd stanza we learn it was the speaker that walked away from the friendship they long for. Strong emotional impact, there's no ambiguity about what the speaker feels and why, but there is depth and nuance as you realize it's not only loss, loneliness, and regret, but an awareness that it's the speaker's own poor choice that caused their pain.
Form and Format:
Although it's a free form poem, it's neatly organized in short stanzas which makes it visually appealing.
Voice and Imagery:
The voice is a direct and familiar, as if you're listening to a friend tell a story; very relatable.
Nuts and Bolts:
I didn't notice any errors in this poem.
No suggestions, it's an enjoyable read
Thank you for sharing your poem. Write On!