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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 Sep. 6 at 6:06 pm
calliewrites BRONZE, Bellingham, Washington
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This is a well written poem. I really apreciate your transperancy. Kepp writng.
Also if u need a friend im her :)

on Jul. 23 at 5:31 pm
MiaLola27 SILVER, Chelmsford, Other
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This poem is so meaningful and it’s truly brilliant.

on Jul. 3 at 6:31 pm
StarNightGirl GOLD, Boyds, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we want."

This amazing. I think we all feel alone sometimes.

on May. 27 at 1:58 pm
PlatypusMeadows, Sacramento, California
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@Ryan Moran Yeah. I can relate to this. Not the rich parents part, but the lonely part. It's easier to be lonely when you're in the middle of a crowd, but when you're physically alone, it hurts more. Just do what you love, and you might not be as lonely anymore.

on May. 23 at 7:35 pm
TheJesusFreak33 BRONZE, Littleton, New Hampshire
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I can relate :/

iloveme1011 said...
on Apr. 2 at 6:13 pm
iloveme1011, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Wow, you relate to me so well. Love this poem is so touching.

kaylinmae said...
on Apr. 2 at 12:30 pm
kaylinmae, Jay, Maine
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This is great you are a really good poet and great job!

on Jan. 17 at 9:36 am
ILoveFortniteSoMuch, Sana'a, Other
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i love fortnite its better than anime adn Naruto

Lclen said...
on Nov. 29 2018 at 1:45 pm
Lclen, Warwick, Rhode Island
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this is beyond beautiful . well done !

kmagic BRONZE said...
on Oct. 31 2018 at 11:08 am
kmagic BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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While I may not be able to relate on a whole level, this really hit my heart, because it was as if you were simply talking, which is the best way to express yourself. Please do keep writing! This was beautiful.

ginger said...
on Sep. 20 2018 at 12:00 pm
ginger, Springboro, Pennsylvania
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wow thats really good keep up the goodd work

on Sep. 20 2018 at 10:44 am
rachelorozco13, Houston, Texas
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Thanks for sharing. :)

on Feb. 21 2018 at 12:03 pm
Funderburk BRONZE, Apex, North Carolina
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that's some gucci Naruto fan art my dude good work on the poem too

on Feb. 8 2018 at 7:33 pm
caleigh911117 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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I really relate to this and I hope you continue to right it could take you places and you can meet people like us

on Jan. 15 2018 at 3:55 pm
Sofia_Gonz07 GOLD, San Marcos, CA, California
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I loved this. Thank you for sharing :)

on Jan. 3 2018 at 2:47 pm
Elizabeth2001 BRONZE, Durand, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”

This shows that money can't buy everything and even if you have money you don't have everything. Really great job.

K.B... said...
on Dec. 14 2017 at 11:55 am
K.B..., Lynn, Massachusetts
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nice job love it.

Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

Fantastic poem,very nice

on Oct. 19 2017 at 3:17 pm
lanarockss BRONZE, Monticello, Illinois
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and i just realized this was almost ten years ago, wow


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