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 Mar. 20 2011 at 5:53 pm
musicprincess PLATINUM, Braselton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
They say that love is forever, your forever is all that I need

This is completely and utterly amazing! Please keep writing :) the world needs more writers like you.

on Mar. 20 2011 at 12:42 pm
xxbrittxx498 BRONZE, Ozone Park, New York
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Brilliantly written.  It sounds so sincere and filled with feeling.  I think a lot of teens can relate to feeling isolated like this.  I know I can. 

on Mar. 20 2011 at 11:43 am
ArtChildCliche, Madison, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I swear I will not die today for any man's persuasion"

I find myself feeling the same way a lot. If it helps, you're not alone. just read your comments :)

on Mar. 20 2011 at 10:39 am
misswindsor BRONZE, Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"What Fresh Hell is this?"

OMG, its like you're talking about me in this poem. Straight A student, love to read books, outcast, and have only 1 or 3 friends, yep thats definitely me! If it helps, you seem really nice and laid-back so I don't know why you don't have friends?Maybe they're just hating on you, but whatever the case is, you shouldn't worry because I'm sure one of these days you'll get the friend(s) that you yearn for.  Nice poem!

on Mar. 20 2011 at 1:37 am
BobTheSpiderTurtle BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm not suffering form insanity, I'm enjoying every minute of it!"

You seem cool to me I'd be your friend :)

on Mar. 15 2011 at 9:53 am
What a great poem! Know that you are not alone.

on Mar. 15 2011 at 8:14 am
silentauthor SILVER, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Yes, I am A crime show nerd.

Style is the focus of most highschooler's its nice to finally read someone's work that saports the out cast like myself.  

jroxx96 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 3:09 pm
jroxx96 BRONZE, Chester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"oh hell no"

i agree totally with you

jroxx96 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 10:36 am
jroxx96 BRONZE, Chester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"oh hell no"

that is sooo true i

 feel ur pain


on Mar. 12 2011 at 6:31 pm
Shogun11 SILVER, Yelm, Washington
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THIS IS WONDERFUL!! I'm a guy and i'd totally hug ya man! hahaha

 

 


on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:07 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

Yes!! exactly what i thought

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:07 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
3 articles 4 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
i love you

pretend i'm hugging you dude! and anyone else who needs a hug can too.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:05 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

that is so true. and plus, most likely the kid is reading this so don't talk about him, talk to him, because the worst thing is to have someone act like you're not there. you guys that are being stupid and saying rude stuff need to chill out. hello? he's probs reading this stuff.

Gryffindor94 said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 4:32 pm
Gryffindor94, Brooklyn, New York
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Aww.... I will be your friend =) I feel like this a lot of the time. People made fun of me for so long, and even now- although a lot less when I came to high school. I always questioned myself too, about what people's reasons are for pokinhg fun. You write really well, never stop- you're excellent. 

on Mar. 10 2011 at 9:53 am
ForgottenSomeHow PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Many Things Are Said,
Many Words Are Meant,
It's The One's That Hurt You The Most,
You Don't Never Forget.

Dude, You Need To Write More. I Love This, And Feel Like This All The Time.

 


elephantanni said...
on Mar. 7 2011 at 2:16 pm
This is truly incredible. I had tears in my eyes. You're an amazing writer. I'll be your friend!

on Mar. 3 2011 at 11:54 am
billlover420 GOLD, Justin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger,The Catcher in the Rye,

good job at wrtting this, keep it up :) your a good writter

on Mar. 1 2011 at 10:18 pm
this was incredible keep up the good work. :)

on Mar. 1 2011 at 3:14 pm
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
15 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

I'll be your friend! :) this poem is relateable and just awesome!

ScrapJack said...
on Mar. 1 2011 at 7:53 am
Great job here!


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