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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 May. 17 2009 at 7:39 pm
Eyesmin Yunus BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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As i finished reading your poem, I happen to scroll down to see the comments. Who said you don't have friends? Read these comments; I'm sure a smile will appear in your face :)

P.s. Great poem

on May. 17 2009 at 5:11 pm
Meleah17 SILVER, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"All the best people are, mad" -Alice in wonderland

WOW,great poem thats how I feel.Your great at writting poems keep up the great work. This meant a lot to me great job!

armas123 said...
on May. 13 2009 at 2:24 pm
This poem is great!! It expresses true feeling and gives a great meaning.

on May. 13 2009 at 1:38 pm
musicministry GOLD, Cedarville, Arkansas
15 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't worry,I've been through this before and even worse and I'm still here aren't I?

so you got a LOT of comments,and you probably won't read this,but that poem ment a lot to me...i am in the same situation as in the poem......(except for the 80 year old librarian)but it really was amazing...tear-filled eyes:)

keep writing

on May. 10 2009 at 11:46 pm
SagaLiSela PLATINUM, Boonsboro, Maryland
27 articles 27 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you."

Simple as that.

Or not that simple.

Very good! It expresses true thoughts and emotions, not cliche at all, which some poems with this topic often end up being. Good!

Jessie4736 said...
on May. 10 2009 at 11:37 pm
this is so cute ^.^ wanna friend talk to me :] zach4736@yahoo.com's teh e-mail

Seth1 BRONZE said...
on May. 10 2009 at 8:50 pm
Seth1 BRONZE, Republic, Missouri
3 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't really have any.

This is pretty good!

I can surely relate to it. I've been there.

Nice work! keep it up.

Also DON'T WORRY IF YOU WANT A FRIEND THEN BE A FRIEND :)

Megaleg__ said...
on May. 10 2009 at 1:02 pm
Simply beautiful! and heart-wrenching =[

jo-jo GOLD said...
on May. 9 2009 at 8:10 pm
jo-jo GOLD, Hammond, Indiana
11 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
They cant scare me if i scare them first

I feel ur pain _i feel like an outcast 2_ u need a friend im here 4 u dude

TJ_Louis said...
on May. 7 2009 at 5:25 pm
TJ_Louis, Lindsay, Nebraska
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It's Beautiful. If you want a friend i'll listen.

cazyshell said...
on May. 7 2009 at 8:37 am
wow u put into words what people think, I can relate to this poem as I read alot to and hardly have friends and u mange to put down in words how it feels well done dont stop wrting.

buggy BRONZE said...
on May. 6 2009 at 10:07 pm
buggy BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
4 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you were sensible, when I told you that the stars flash signals, each one dreadful. you would not turn to me and say "the night is wonderful"

I know exactly how you feel. I have been an outcast because I move so much. Untill grade four I was moving around the state and out of it too. I was always the new kid. Keep writing. It helps.In the mean time please read mineTeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/101723/the-many-ways-that-you-hurt-me/

rabid4u said...
on May. 6 2009 at 12:15 pm
Omg that was so good :) i feel bad for you i have almost no friends either. everyone makes fun of me and's i'm in high school! GAH i'll be your friend plz

Abreika GOLD said...
on May. 2 2009 at 3:10 am
Abreika GOLD, Suffolk, Virginia
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I really like this poem don't stop writing.

ilove______ said...
on May. 1 2009 at 10:00 pm
This poem is very cooooooool:)

Sonny. SILVER said...
on Apr. 29 2009 at 12:42 pm
Sonny. SILVER, Canberra, A.C.T, Other
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Wow that was very good!

on Apr. 27 2009 at 10:30 pm
shellie_bellie_22 BRONZE, River Vale, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments
keep writing, you're great.

i like your writing style a lot- it's different in a good way.

on Apr. 26 2009 at 4:13 am
josh_is_da_man_96 BRONZE, Houston, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"I think therefor I am"

that was grate!!!;) could I be your frind?:):(

on Apr. 23 2009 at 7:54 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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i also need a friend that i can talk to bout mi life can i be your frend check out my poems please thnx

on Apr. 23 2009 at 2:40 pm
hey dont be down a lot of people dont have friends and to everyone who doesnt i will be you friend and always remember you do have a firend and hes with you every day (God). i love you all from my heart to yours