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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Sage.Lu said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 10:24 am
Nothing is impossible.I believe that I can fly !!

dreamerz said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 10:50 am

Very very relatable. =) Nice job.

For some reason my comments don't go through under my screen name ElleNicole and my computer is acting up, but could you check out my poem that was just put on the website? Thanks so much.


on Jul. 5 2011 at 10:38 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

Wow. Blown away. Literally. I saved this poem up in my folder of favourite poems by talented writers.

Never dare to stop writing.


on Jul. 3 2011 at 4:20 pm
TashaTyrantthnx GOLD, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595

I love this poem!

I can really see your personality.

Anyone and everyone check out my poem, "Run, Girl, Run"?

TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/341858/Run-Girl-Run/

(:



Pooja11 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 2 2011 at 11:09 am
Pooja11 BRONZE, Montego Bay, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

It's always intriguing to hear the story from the other side. You brought out the persona very well.

What makes a person like this poem is if he/she can relate to it..

*thumbs up


on Jul. 2 2011 at 9:43 am
David.DZE BRONZE, Paramus, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
Lou Holtz

"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
Groucho Marx

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
Yogi Berra

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

I really liked it.

on Jun. 29 2011 at 12:58 pm
Reader101 PLATINUM, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it." -Andrew Clark(The Breakfast Club)

"Lack of format? Not possible in my opinion. Writing is an art, therefore you do you what you want." -b_gomez114

A man afterr my own heart!!! I LOVE this poem! my new favorite! Its very powerful and i love the way you brought it together. absolutley AMAZING!:)))

on Jun. 26 2011 at 7:18 pm
SuperPanda409 SILVER, State College, Pennsylvania
9 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
If this is love I don't wanna be loved.- Get Scared

‎We are made of love and all the beauty stemming from it. We are made of love and every fracture caused by the lack of it.- Sleeping At Last

thank you so much!

on Jun. 24 2011 at 8:56 pm
tarynpie BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Ryan, very nice poem! I am personally right there with you. I personally think we need more people like you in this world. Your words make me think...I like that.

on Jun. 24 2011 at 8:54 pm
tarynpie BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
2 articles 1 photo 28 comments
Wow, this was very nice. Just what I needed as well <3 We need more people like you in the world!

on Jun. 20 2011 at 10:31 pm
Awesome! I totally agree! it's like really people every one isa human being with feelings! I really like this poem because it totally and completely captures hearts as well asmakes people understand the perspective of the boy... Really Good!

on Jun. 16 2011 at 9:46 pm
DonnieLeroy BRONZE, Big Lake, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can fly don't stop at the sky [when] there are footprints on the moon." - Adam Young

The art is actually by Mariana O., Tecate, CA.

on Jun. 16 2011 at 6:36 pm
JessJess96 BRONZE, Town Creek, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people see the world in black and white, but never see the shades of gray. Those shades of gray are the ones that would give me hope, because they open my eyes to so much more." -Me

oops.. i meant to put that on another comment. blonde moment. :P

on Jun. 16 2011 at 6:34 pm
JessJess96 BRONZE, Town Creek, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people see the world in black and white, but never see the shades of gray. Those shades of gray are the ones that would give me hope, because they open my eyes to so much more." -Me

I agreee! Rude much!? hahaha :) but it was a really nice poem :) I liked it

on Jun. 16 2011 at 2:44 pm
Kiba-fan123 BRONZE, Worcester, Mass, Massachusetts
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i love your poem it is really powerful with emotion and you art is amazing love it!

 


on Jun. 16 2011 at 2:28 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Wowww...this is another one of those poems that give you that sudden urge to rip out a pack of tissues and cry uncontrollobly at the cruelty in the world. :) Beautiful. Really really really nice...

Btw, if anyone has time, please check out my poem The Girl Inside, and others. Thanks!!!


on Jun. 15 2011 at 3:57 pm
SuperPanda409 SILVER, State College, Pennsylvania
9 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
If this is love I don't wanna be loved.- Get Scared

‎We are made of love and all the beauty stemming from it. We are made of love and every fracture caused by the lack of it.- Sleeping At Last

Dear Ryan, 

There are so many wonderful people out there who would love to be your friend. I know I would. Don't let those mean comments put you down. They just can't quite see the beauty of what you write. Here I'll leave you with this:

The simmered whisper

Of his poem in my ears

Almost brings my heart to tears

It rips apart what I once wore

A mask of friendship

Nothing more

Today I swear will be the day

I talk to somebody 

I would usually disregard

His poem showed me and open heart

 

Did you like it? 

If you'd like to talk more reply to this. I loved your work.

Much Heart,

Madison


renni SILVER said...
on Jun. 15 2011 at 9:08 am
renni SILVER, Crete, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes, that girl who seems so strong, who never lets what people say bother her, who smiles and laughs with her friends all the time, is really the girl who, deep down, is falling to pieces.

this was so great i absolutly love it =D

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Jun. 14 2011 at 1:50 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
17 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

ok you guys don't know good poetry. ur mean rude and have know life. so stop

on Jun. 13 2011 at 5:21 pm
Plethora BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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I can totally relate! I love the structure of your stanzas.


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