All I Need Is a Friend | Teen Ink

All I Need Is a Friend MAG

January 28, 2009
By Ryan Moran BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Ryan Moran BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

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.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1525 comments.


on Apr. 21 2009 at 3:07 am
EmoMusicSoul BRONZE, Maricopa, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment
i can be ur friend

Vanessa123 said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 2:49 pm
I know how you feel. I would totally be your friend if I knew you.

on Apr. 18 2009 at 4:47 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
4 articles 1 photo 211 comments
WOW!!! really good. the first line is so true to me!!!

on Apr. 17 2009 at 11:02 pm
TrustyJoe SILVER, Russellville, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments
I can relate to this poem. Until recently, I didn't have friends. Don't insult your parents, you'll regret it when they're gone. And 50 times 36=180.

on Apr. 16 2009 at 10:50 pm
Nice poem

I liked it

It was funny and serious

Nice!

Carol BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 4:03 pm
Carol BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
3 articles 1 photo 33 comments
I love your poem. Being a bookworm myself, i can kinda relate. Though, :),thankfully, i've got some pretty good friends.

Carol BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 4:01 pm
Carol BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
3 articles 1 photo 33 comments
Wow. You're poem is absolutely beautiful. I don't know why but it almost brought tears to my eyes :) Beautiful.

And I don't know if you'd be interested but can you look at my poem? it's called First Love Lost/Is It Really?. I've written others, so if you have the time take a look.

on Apr. 14 2009 at 9:59 pm
Nicole Casperson BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
I know what you're saying about needing friends...

too bad i don't have you're smarts though :/

XZSilverZX said...
on Apr. 14 2009 at 9:18 pm
wow...good poem! believe me alot of people feel the way you feel but believe me you'll find a cool friend soon, or at least someone you can call a friend.

kumiko BRONZE said...
on Apr. 12 2009 at 5:12 am
kumiko BRONZE, Moreno Valley, California
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments
having a friend is great keep looking, out there is someone who'll like u for who u are, not wat u wear! i loved this poem!

DoLL_F@C3 said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 11:23 pm
DoLL_F@C3, Memphis, Tennessee
0 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"FORGIVING YESTERDAY, LIVING FOR TODAY, NOT WORRIED BOUT TOMORROW." Doll

this is a great poem. Having a good friend to stick by you thru the thick and da thin makes life easier

on Apr. 7 2009 at 12:33 am
I can relate to the emotion in this poem. That's saying something because I've been to the deepest parts of hell and back. Your words flow smoothly, it seems. They aren't sharp and broken like writing seems to be these days. Keep writing from your heart.

on Apr. 5 2009 at 11:08 pm
writingis4ever PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
26 articles 0 photos 21 comments
this is an amazing poem :]

bubbles137 said...
on Apr. 5 2009 at 9:47 pm
bubbles137, Cheyenne, Wyoming
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Books Fill my room too. And friends arent really all that great. all you really need is one friend. One that will like/love you for you and not what you wear or how much money you have. YOu are a great writer. Keep writing. =)

yrmom222 said...
on Apr. 2 2009 at 10:21 pm
I really think that this poem would have maybe been more effective if you didnt use so many stereotypes. And "stupid parents"

you should be happy to have that $50 a week for lunch. WE'RE IN A RECESSION!!

on Apr. 2 2009 at 12:15 am
Katie Duke BRONZE, Mesa, Arizona
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Wow, I totally relate to you. Such a true poem.

YouAsInMe? said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 10:13 pm
I loved this poem. Really made me think. Remember, those people that are jerks to you are so stupid. Don't let them get you down. And clothing shows nothing about a person. end of story.

KaylaAnne GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 1:29 am
KaylaAnne GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
16 articles 0 photos 42 comments
That was very discreptive. Very touching too! Tell me what you think of my work ... please!

on Mar. 29 2009 at 1:23 am
CloudedCrystal SILVER, Florissant, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 23 comments
Woa. Dude, this is awesome. I can TOTALY understand what this guy feels...y'know, aside from bein rich and all! lol. When your writing can relate to ppl, u know its good!

silence said...
on Mar. 28 2009 at 11:10 pm
wow ..this touched me ...and i would be your friend ..in many ways ..i can relate to this ..yet in others i cant ..but keep writng ..you will

inspire other ppl too ..telling

them their not alone ....their not the only ones with problems and perhaps they will begin to see the world diffent