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 Feb. 7 2013 at 1:37 pm
raymondbvbpaul BRONZE, Sanandreas, California
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Favorite Quote:
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any other material posesion could.

~Barbara de Angel

this is a good poem  

on Feb. 4 2013 at 3:41 pm
SHY_GIRL BRONZE, Apopka, Florida
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I liked this! It kind of explains what I feel like sometimes.

on Jan. 30 2013 at 4:40 pm
VeggieLoverForever BRONZE, Tarrytown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
-Mae West

Wow, I wrote something simaller to this just two weeks ago. It's funny, I feel almost spoiled because, like you, I have everything someone less fortunate might desire- a familly, a house, etc. I do so much, and have so much fun in life. But, like you, all I crave is a friend. What  I really want, is a friend, with whom I can make memories, and have fun, and have adventures outside of the classroom. Like you, I am also an avid reader, and all the librarians at my  school and public library know me. 

on Jan. 29 2013 at 11:47 pm
AlmostPublished GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today,because yesterday is gone and tomarrow may never come.

You have such an amazing talent, and so freely expressed, it does not seem that your looking for empathy or advice like others, your just doing what you do so naturally and greatly!

on Jan. 29 2013 at 2:15 pm
KaitlynMarie24 BRONZE, Cairo, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

this poem is quite amazing, I would love if you'd check out my poem and tell me what you think, you have undeniable talent- kaitlyn

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on Jan. 22 2013 at 2:41 pm
ItzStar BRONZE, Waianae, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"Imma Overcome, not be breaking down instead"
-Shirnel Enos

Wow! I can have total empathy for you, I know what its like to not have a friend, if you go to my page, I have a poem on artificial friends... you should check it out i would love to hear your expertise on my work being that you are soooo talented!

on Jan. 20 2013 at 11:46 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

This is a very touching piece of work that I (and alot of people on this site) can relate to. It's not surprising that this is one of the most popular poems on this site :) If you have some extra time, please check out some of my poems and leave a comment :D

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on Jan. 13 2013 at 3:57 pm
nmk1128 SILVER, Fort Myers, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maybe try joining some clubs you may enjoy or getting involved in your community by volunteering or find an online community, may I suggest Nerdfighteria. Nice poem though and best of luck. Please check out my poems and writings I bet you'll enjoy (:

on Jan. 10 2013 at 12:33 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

you're exactly like me!

on Jan. 9 2013 at 12:25 pm
JonathanQ BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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you should just be yourself

on Jan. 9 2013 at 9:34 am
KassandraMichelle263451 SILVER, Charlott, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

I will be you friend and I know how it feels to have no friends

on Jan. 6 2013 at 4:30 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

BTW, I also loved that photo hahaha :)

on Jan. 6 2013 at 4:29 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

very sweet (besides that Pam Anderson comment :( ) but I liked it. Please read, rate, and comment on some of my stories. It really makes my day!

on Jan. 5 2013 at 4:44 pm
DreaminMimi BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
~Nadia Comaneci

This is really good! good job!!(:

on Jan. 1 2013 at 5:30 pm
HPRGSuperFan GOLD, Indian Creek, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

I love it! Really insightful, descriptive, and altogether beautifu:)

on Dec. 30 2012 at 10:12 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

THis honestly reminds me of my friend. (: Great poem, great descriptions, vivid imagery, and everything that makes up a spectacular poem! Great, great job!!

on Dec. 27 2012 at 11:57 am
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Wow! Very unique poem that addresses a common topic in a way that is not cliche at all. It really shows the importance of friendship and opens us up to the life of the narrator.

on Dec. 18 2012 at 11:52 am
gabbydistante123, Rochester, New York
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i love this  

on Dec. 13 2012 at 9:52 pm
Timmmaayyy BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Yes I am a Christian, but I am not perfect.

This was an awesome poem great job!

on Dec. 9 2012 at 2:50 pm
writing-is-write SILVER, Beverly Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Where there's a will there's a way"
"Imagination is more important then knoledge"

I sort of found this a little cleshay but whatever, i truely loved the last lines though, i thought that was a really good perspective and i can tell you really got in the charachter to write those lines :)


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