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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Agasaya SILVER said...
on Apr. 19 2012 at 9:16 am
Agasaya SILVER, Puryear, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.\\\" ~ Kingman Brewster

\\\"Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.\\\" ~ Guru Nanak

\\\"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry.\\\" ~William Shakespeare

\\\"Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.\\\" ~Helen Keller

There are many people who go through this sort of thing daily. I see the humor in this, but in my opinion, the main point is how lonely you can get when you are one in a million. If you truely have this sort of life, I empathize with you. For I, too, find it hard to find friends. Again, if this is a true representation of your day-to-day life, you will find a friend worthy of your greatness one day, if you haven't already.

on Apr. 19 2012 at 8:29 am
SexyCobraKiller BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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I liked it. It really emphasizes how easy it is to get so caught up in unnecessary stuff trying to be cool. Also it is funny. I laughed about the librarians because I think librarians are HILARIOUS. It is easy to relate to, too. Everybody in the world needs a friend sometimes. 

niner PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 18 2012 at 3:01 pm
niner PLATINUM, Hartville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Isn't it funny how you broke my heart, but I still love you with all the pieces?"
"It's easy to stand in a crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone"
"What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?"

i really like this :)

on Apr. 15 2012 at 8:30 pm
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
21 articles 1 photo 55 comments

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.)

- Clinks glasses with you - 

on Apr. 15 2012 at 8:29 pm
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
21 articles 1 photo 55 comments

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 is kind of funny. I'll be your friend! LOL :)

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Apr. 15 2012 at 11:57 am
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

I feel like I can relate to what your saying.

ClaireM. ELITE said...
on Apr. 14 2012 at 10:34 pm
ClaireM. ELITE, Albany, New York
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LOVE it. =D

Fitting in is not all it's cracked up to be.  Here's to those who stand out...

on Apr. 10 2012 at 3:16 pm
WonderlandDreams SILVER, Hermastion, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
People once believed that, when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.

Loved ths poem, I understand where your comming from, i dont have tons and tons of friend, like most of my school. And I am labled a freak because of how I dress. Im laughed at tripped down the hall, just like in all those stupied corny movies. Most of my free time and study halls, I spend reading or tpying on my laptop. My books are overflowing unto my floor. I know it sounds strange but if you ever need a friend you can talk to me (that sounds creepy XDD) but rememeber you not alone out there! :D

on Apr. 9 2012 at 6:23 pm
BloglessBlogger GOLD, Somerset, California
10 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep keep you from playing the game."

I have to agree about what you are describing, except for the rich parents... Anyway thank you for letting me know that I have people who can relate to me.

Moee1 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 8 2012 at 1:34 pm
Moee1 BRONZE, Bowie, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
“Hope is a necessity, evaluating the morals of our determination. Love is an opportunity, displaying the occurrence of whom is accepted within you. Intelligence is a desire, it urges ones motives to incline.”-Mohamed Roberts

This is really beautiful 

Es_Maya SILVER said...
on Apr. 1 2012 at 7:26 am
Es_Maya SILVER, London, Other
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So many boys and girls can relate to this poem! <3 

Kathryn123 said...
on Mar. 30 2012 at 9:33 pm

Just a suggestion, but what if you cut the line "although it resembles me" and let the reader make that connection?

Also, in your last stanza, how would it read if you moved the first dash to before "or none of this"?

just some ideas to play around with....

on Mar. 30 2012 at 6:30 pm
ZombieViking SILVER, Streamwood, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
Beware; For I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

I drew a picture based on this poem! Love it!

on Mar. 29 2012 at 8:19 am
i like this poems not a fan rating 9

on Mar. 29 2012 at 8:16 am
well i like it not a fan for poems but i like so tumbs up rating 9

on Mar. 28 2012 at 8:23 pm
JadedHeart GOLD, Somewhere, Georgia
10 articles 0 photos 37 comments
Can I be your friend? That was beautiful! You have such a wonderful talent! Please keep writing!

SElahi BRONZE said...
on Mar. 28 2012 at 8:21 pm
SElahi BRONZE, Burr Ridge, Illinois
4 articles 1 photo 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

So much power packed into so few words; keep up the good work!

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:43 pm
ashleydarling GOLD, Lafayette, California
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Of course this is happening in your head, Harry. But why on earth would that mean it's not real?"

This is powerfully simple and simply powerful. Please know you're not alone. <3

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:02 pm
PeNfReAk10 PLATINUM, Chino Hills, California
22 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life hands you lemons, take the seeds and plant them.

This is a very...INTERESTING poem. I think it's pretty good, but, for me? I'm just not feelin' it, dude. Sorry. But keep writing!

on Mar. 28 2012 at 6:35 pm
everlost PLATINUM, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
34 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix

I'll be your friend! :D


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