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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Karma BRONZE said...
on May. 3 2011 at 3:36 pm
Karma BRONZE, Brielle, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
The swallows will always sing around the smoke stacks

Love it! :3 the poem you wrote reallys shows that everyone needs a friend or two around :D

Juaneylin said...
on May. 3 2011 at 1:50 pm
Juaneylin, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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I really loved your poem! you should keep writing and rember friends come and go but your thoughts are permanet!<3

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on May. 3 2011 at 9:47 am
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
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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

thats really mean just saying. i mean i like your honesty but please you should say it nicer next time

PrettyBoy121 said...
on May. 3 2011 at 7:46 am
This Poem is A WASTE OF TIME AND MADE ME SAD...... REALLY NICE... (SIKE)

ashley22 said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 7:18 pm
lollz awww....!!

kkk88 said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 12:01 am
it was really nice poem...

kat27 GOLD said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 4:52 pm
kat27 GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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dude what the heck? Loved it, keep writing.

on Apr. 27 2011 at 3:12 pm
rubysapphire95 BRONZE, Bentonville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a glass of lemonade you never know how sweet it can get.

I love your honesty!

on Apr. 26 2011 at 7:08 pm
Natalie4ya GOLD, Laredo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"To each his own" "Love is being stupid together"

I agree with you completly.... :/

You should read my new poem it kinda talks about why life sucks..."Our Heart"


jayjay8642 said...
on Apr. 26 2011 at 12:40 am
it's not that easy u noe...for some ppl!!! b nice!!! b a value added interaction friend!!!

pinkowl BRONZE said...
on Apr. 25 2011 at 5:00 pm
pinkowl BRONZE, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Jeremiah 29:11

WOW, i relate this this on SO MANY levels. keep writing. i'll the your friend <3 this was very inspirational.

on Apr. 25 2011 at 10:57 am
Untouchable-Summer SILVER, Cranford, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Even the best fall down sometimes

love this! if anyone would rate/comment my poem called Asthma it would be sooo much appreciated :) I'll do the same for you!

on Apr. 24 2011 at 6:21 pm
Thelostandcold SILVER, Norfolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"You really should get a doctor to look at that..."
-Me

ometimes its just not that easy

on Apr. 23 2011 at 9:11 pm
Paige101 BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It was the first time we ever played in Illinois, yet the 50-60 kids there were singing along to our tunes like they’d been fans all their lives." -A Day To Remember

Amazing poem. :) I'm sure everyone feels like they need a friend sometimes, even if they already have a lot. Good job.

chris94 SILVER said...
on Apr. 22 2011 at 1:39 pm
chris94 SILVER, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
tomarrow is today that you worried about yesterday.

and

Greeks: prepare to die!!for our arrows will block out the sun!!
Persians: then we shall battle in the shadows!!

wow! tht poem is like me in a way(without the rich parents,blow-up doll, and straights A's for 12 yrs)

i almost cried readin tht......


on Apr. 19 2011 at 9:51 pm
I really like this poem.... It's so realistic... And I envy you for getting straight A's for 12 straight years....

Annie B said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 4:26 pm
What's up with you, Melody? Ruuuuuude...

simmybeans said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 6:18 pm
simmybeans, Newyork, New York
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Favorite Quote:
none

this a very nice poem n whats up with your parents.

on Apr. 15 2011 at 9:11 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.

Wowwwww...this was so moving. Even though I have friends, I could totally feel the narrator's pain. I would truly hate to be in his shoes. Keep writing! If you have time, please check out my poem, The Girl Inside. THanks!

GraceSanchez said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:33 pm
GraceSanchez, Bronx, New York
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This kid needs a friend asap !


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