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All I Need Is a Friend MAG

January 28, 2009
By Ryan Moran BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Ryan Moran BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
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Books fill up my room.
Not baseball cards,
or pictures of girls,
or basketballs.
Maybe a blown up picture of …
… Pam Anderson might help.

Black-framed glasses
and a white,
pale,
lanky
body.
I should start working out.

At least I can read.
I read four books a day last summer.
The librarian,
80-year-old Mrs. Woodsworth,
she knows my middle name.
If only I had a real friend.
I am sick of seeing her old,
bony,
pale body.
Although it resembles mine.

The kids at school laugh.
Is it the way I dress?
Lacoste,
Ralph Lauren,
La Tigre.
I’ve tried every designer out there.
Staying in the house really saves me money.
My stupid rich parents give me $50 a week for lunch.
$50 times 36 weeks …
what is that?
$1,000,
$2,000,
$10,000?
I should probably know.
Straight A’s 12 years in a row
and counting.

With all of this,
or none of this –
it depends how you look at it –
all I need is a friend.



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on Nov. 6 2009 at 1:42 pm
oddballinthegroup GOLD, Wausau, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
pinaple is my favorite vegitable

i will be your friend all my friends are leaving me out and i love reading alot too

benny b said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 12:28 pm
I like this poem because it shows that sometimes is hard to find a friend

on Nov. 5 2009 at 2:25 pm
Hawgs*Baby*Girl PLATINUM, Morrison, Tennessee
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i love this poem it really touched me it maid me cry is all i need is a friend 2 my friend wants us 2 talk 2 a counsler and she ont tell me why

Devan said...
on Nov. 5 2009 at 2:20 pm
Devan, Cumming, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Romans 5:8

I know what you mean! Great poem :<)

on Oct. 31 2009 at 9:56 am
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
37 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore


See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

I know how you feel. I can be amidst a huge corwd, and feel more alone than I thought I could.

on Oct. 31 2009 at 9:54 am
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
37 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore


See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

I love this. You are an amazing writer

on Oct. 30 2009 at 10:05 pm
87291082bz993842, Millstone Twp, New Jersey
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Look I know how you feel. And you're lucky. Think of this. I had so many friiends and I lost them all. You have no pain yet because u don t know what it's like.

You have an oppurunity. Take it. Act like another kid for a day. Get a conversation started. You can even buy one of those cheap hallmark ones. But take ur chance. and don't lose it all.

I like RL

on Oct. 30 2009 at 5:52 pm
writingrox BRONZE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." (Albus Dumbledore)

Tell 'em, Hinata112. Everyone's poetry is good in their own way.

on Oct. 30 2009 at 5:12 pm
emo_nina BRONZE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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ill totally be ur freind as well and believe that you yourself can make a difference whether it be someway with those book and by the way i can relate although i cant read nearly that fast (keep your head up) :)

on Oct. 30 2009 at 2:37 pm
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
51 articles 0 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Hey, trust me, there are thousands of people who feel the same way you do! Just look at the comments! Also, be thankful for your money, atleast your not homeless or on the verdge of being evicted. Great piece, I loved it. Nevert stop writing <3

yoyoyo... said...
on Oct. 30 2009 at 1:03 pm
your piece was awesomly awesome

Wordgasm GOLD said...
on Oct. 30 2009 at 6:47 am
Wordgasm GOLD, Kingfield, Maine
12 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it was a unicorn it would have gored you.

great poem, i can really relate. there are librarians that know my name in five towns spread across Tennessee, Maine, and Massachusetts (sp?)

on Oct. 27 2009 at 6:30 pm
i can relate... it was good

Hinata112 said...
on Oct. 25 2009 at 11:34 am
if itz really that easy, dun you think everyone would just do it? anyway, dun judge the subject of anyone else's poetry. poetry is someone's own feelings. you have no right to ridicule that.

Hinata112 said...
on Oct. 25 2009 at 11:32 am
I'll be ur friend. :]

NickE SILVER said...
on Oct. 23 2009 at 11:34 am
NickE SILVER, Woodland Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”

Is this really the state of poetry?<br />
what happened to the brutal thoughts and frames of life by those who changed life. <br />
You could be something just live a little

on Oct. 19 2009 at 7:57 pm
dancerpoet92 BRONZE, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"are you suggesting coconuts migrate!?" ~monty python and the holy grail

i really appreciate this poem i feel like it really expresses the emotion really well:) and i've totally felt the same way

Twilightnme said...
on Oct. 9 2009 at 11:26 pm
Oh my goodness. I really like this story. Its like life in written form...its pleasing...

on Oct. 8 2009 at 8:53 pm
JenniferB. SILVER, Harvey, Louisiana
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I really like this poem !!!

on Oct. 8 2009 at 8:41 pm
Kitten111 SILVER, Watanobbi, Other
6 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit ..... wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad :P

*hug* my new best friend :P great work