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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,
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,
pale body.
Although it resembles mine.

The kids at school laugh.
Is it the way I dress?
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?
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 Mar. 26 2009 at 8:19 pm
Phoenix22 PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
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That is an awesome topic for a poem. I feel that way to sometimes.

on Mar. 25 2009 at 9:25 pm
Sheebs PLATINUM, Oxford, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
You can look for love all you want but in the end love will always be right beside you.

This is probably the best poem I have ever read. I use to feel like this until I stopped letting people's words get into my head. Now I stand tall and nobody says anything but good things about me now. Keep writing you've got a great talent! :)

Miaoru said...
on Mar. 22 2009 at 5:30 pm
Miaoru, Sunnyside, New York
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lovedjny said...
on Mar. 20 2009 at 10:08 pm
God, this is exactly how I feel... Glad someone understands :)

on Mar. 19 2009 at 11:34 pm
That was sooooo beautiful.

on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:35 pm
ElizabethS. PLATINUM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Your poem was really great, and it made me think a lot of my own life. (I guess that's not very original, but it's true.) My parents aren't rich, and I only barely make straight A's, but I am a huge bookworm, and even though I have a few friends, I always feel like a fifth wheel around them, that they don't really want me. Anyhow, it's disheartening. How can we fix it?

Iz77 said...
on Mar. 18 2009 at 11:34 pm
Wow I really like this poem it's good and it just expresses feeling

on Mar. 17 2009 at 1:18 am
This piece definitly relatets to me. Not fitting in definitly hurts and poetry is a great way to let out things that are on your mind. Keep up the good work!

on Mar. 16 2009 at 10:52 pm
Son`ador SILVER, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"We all mess up sometimes,but if we make a conscious effort to do good more times than not, we'll be doing life right."
Stephanie Perry Moore

Life sucks, and then you die!!

OMG this poem is Amazing i sooo have to print this in my skewl i am in the 'in crowd' but smetimes i feel lyke none of them really no who i am

on Mar. 15 2009 at 7:16 pm
project827 GOLD, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Real Revolution Starts At Learning, If You're Not Angry, Then You Are Not Paying Attention" - Tim McIlrath

holy crap, man. I'm going to print this, frame it, and hang it up in my room. I love it, absolutely love it.

silver said...
on Mar. 14 2009 at 8:31 pm
im not exactly in the "in" crowd either,and im a strait a student too, but somehow i always get friends(honest i dont know how i get them)if any of the poets want to email with somebody im open

getit69 said...
on Mar. 13 2009 at 5:47 pm
This poem is the opposite of me and i can see exactly where your coming from, i understand because i have a friend who is the same way so this is really nice to see someone is speaking out.

on Mar. 12 2009 at 8:47 pm
Mika_Lestat PLATINUM, Shinnston, West Virginia
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I loved this poem! And I was touched by it I'm always here if you need a friend! -Mika Lestat- p.s. check out my poems!

on Mar. 9 2009 at 3:19 pm
LusciousKitten SILVER, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Writing is my LIFE, Life is my INSPIRATION

This poem is amazing itz almost the way i feel itz to your heart and i love that great poem.And remember that your better than anyone so if u dont love u how will u ever love some1 else

on Mar. 8 2009 at 1:18 am
Ivonna Reda BRONZE, Floral Park, New York
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WOW. I really really like this. I love the way you write. Im gonna try to write like that too.

I truly do cherish friends and the people you can spend timw with. becuase without that theres really nothing else that truly matters.

but maybe you could join some clubs or teams if you really want to meet people! dont be afriad to speak up and join the conversation!

good work!

marebear8626 said...
on Mar. 6 2009 at 3:20 pm
marebear8626, -, Maine
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this is an awesome poem. i can tell that the person in this poem, be it you or another, is looking for friendship, but is this person truly unhappy with their life?

on Mar. 6 2009 at 3:35 am
Heylola2 SILVER, Waterford, Michigan
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Thatz really good!!


on Mar. 4 2009 at 10:59 pm
billy bob billy, Lebanon, Ohio
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sometimes i feel like you but i dont get straight a's i would be your friend if you will be mine.

on Mar. 4 2009 at 12:37 pm
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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Aw, this has good feeling. I'm sad for you, which means that this is a good poem.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 11:59 pm
aidenfantastic BRONZE, Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Awsome Poem dewd!