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 Sep. 17 2012 at 9:44 pm
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

This is an amazing poem! And Ryan I don't think you'll ever find simply a friend YOU HAVE FOUND 1,277! ..make that 1,278!

on Sep. 15 2012 at 10:02 pm
Colichemarde BRONZE, Marble Hill, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
War is not in human nature. That's why people rely on insanity.

Many people go through this, and it is a harrowing experience. Especially if you go through it multiple times. But the really good thing about not being normal, and being away from everyone else is that there are other people who are too. And they are the ones worth waiting for:) Great poem

on Sep. 7 2012 at 4:31 pm
simplyme13 BRONZE, Medina, Ohio
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I really love the way you wrote this! I know how hard it can be to turn your emotions into words, but you did it beautifully! Please continue to write! And also, keep smiling :)

on Sep. 7 2012 at 3:31 pm
ZombiePanda1224 BRONZE, North Webster, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
If you're feeling alone, know that the world can be a lonely place but it would be lonelier without you in it. ~Hayley Williams

You really are a great poet! :) There's a lot of people who could relate to this. I know what it feels like when it seems you're all alone. Anyways I loved it! :) It'd be great if you could check out some of my poetry sometime. :) Great job and cya! ^-^

on Aug. 31 2012 at 10:58 am
alexisdm61 SILVER, Trent, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"You can tell by the way she drinks her soda pop that she's a good dancer" -- cool foriegn dude (Oscar Nuñez/ Ramone) in the Proposal :)

"In Soviet Russia drum bangs you" ----MEEE :)

I really like this poem. There have been times when I felt alone and all I needed was a friend. If this is true for you, keep your chin up and a smile on your face. Always smile. You never know whos falling in love with it.   :)

on Aug. 30 2012 at 11:38 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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This is amazing- very relatable to fellow poets. I love the pale body comparison- very clever! The numbers add a very interesting twist. The poem is very persoanl and pulls the heartstrings. Nice job- I would love to hear your feedback on my own poetry sometime. Thanks for sharing:)

on Aug. 20 2012 at 10:02 pm
Awizaleftyap GOLD, Jones Chapel, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
your weird is my normal my normal is your weird

don't be afraid to be yourself easier said than done

on Aug. 19 2012 at 8:02 pm
PoemPrincess1 BRONZE, McMinnville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Never say never.

Awesome poem I am lonely all the time I really relate

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on Aug. 16 2012 at 7:00 pm
Boj95 SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"She doesn't even go here!"
-Damion from Mean Girls

I think this is a poem about everyone. We have all been lonely at one time or another, and I know I've felt this way before. This is a great poem!

on Aug. 14 2012 at 10:28 am
WebDave123 BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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This is a test comment. Please ignore it.

abbadoo said...
on Aug. 7 2012 at 10:38 pm
abbadoo, Clinton, South Carolina
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Fabulous poem, by the way!

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on Aug. 7 2012 at 10:36 pm
abbadoo, Clinton, South Carolina
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Reading is a treasure. It can double as an escape route for some people as well. I have been in that boat. It's a rocky sea, my friend. Don't make reading or writing a mere outlet for your loneliness. It should be an enchanting endeavor... turned to out of passion or stimulation! Love it wildly, but look to it wisely.

on Aug. 7 2012 at 10:07 pm
DemonAngel GOLD, Maricopa, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
You are either dead or alive.Your heart either pumps blood or life.Our hearts pump words love life and understanding.Into our sub-conscience body for we use the hands of that body to write. -Best friend :'( RIP

I love this so much :)

KylieK GOLD said...
on Jul. 18 2012 at 4:42 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

I really relate with you. Being lonely gets exhausting after a while. You start to wonder what's wrong with you.


And that's why I give it five stars! I don't know if you'll even read this, but I think you're fantastic.

on Jul. 16 2012 at 10:32 pm
Turtle_Princess GOLD, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"write from your heart, write from your soul, make the best of your talent and never let go. not for anything"

I'll be your friend XD

 I can understand the loniness you feel. Its a good poem i really like it. keep up the good work :)

on Jul. 9 2012 at 3:01 am
pratyasha BRONZE, Kolkata, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Behind every beautiful thing there is some kind of pain."

It's really good. It forces on to think.

I'd like to share my poem . please Give your feedabcks

on Jun. 30 2012 at 5:16 pm
16russos SILVER, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Each time you love, love as if it were forever."

That's powerful....I think that really speeks to teens and  how most of s feel from day to day life. Nice work!

alexxarr said...
on Jun. 24 2012 at 4:07 pm
Not bad! Good emotion is shown

on Jun. 7 2012 at 12:19 am
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a package that you have to sign for. Yes, it's free. No, there's no guarantee as to what it holds. Open with caution, it's 'FRAGILE'." (I made this up.)

This might just be my favorite poem EVER...

on Jun. 4 2012 at 8:26 pm
theadventuresofemma GOLD, Ontario, Other
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Favorite Quote:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
And for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
-Audrey Hepburn

I love this poem. And I like my school because it's so tiny and no one is like alone.


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