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 Dec. 3 2013 at 1:28 pm
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on Dec. 3 2013 at 10:40 am
Lullabymidnight BRONZE, Ailey, Georgia
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I'LL BE EVERYONE'S FRIEND :D

on Dec. 3 2013 at 10:39 am
Lullabymidnight BRONZE, Ailey, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Life's not about waiting out the storm, But learning how to dance in the rain.

You just described how everyone feels atleast one time in there life. Thank you.

on Dec. 2 2013 at 12:47 pm
Amanda24 DIAMOND, Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
" Move on. It's just a chapter in the past. But dont close the book, just turn the page.

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on Dec. 1 2013 at 1:19 pm
feychild21 BRONZE, Kalispell, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"What you do makes a difference, and it's up to you to decide what kind of difference you're going to make" - Jane Goodall

The pent-up frustration in this poem really comes out through your descriptions. Great job!

on Nov. 18 2013 at 11:44 am
Dr.FeelGood GOLD, Allemen, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"is oxygen a gas?" brought to us by my friend the blonde.

I'll bew your friend. read my stuff if you want you might laugh

on Nov. 16 2013 at 3:32 pm
Mr._Poetry GOLD, Brownsville, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.
Steve Prefontaine

I am exactly in the same situation the way you discribe it and go with how we feel or opposite.  

on Nov. 12 2013 at 10:39 am
MichealMulkey SILVER, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The thing about music is that, when it hits you, you feel no pain"
-Bob Marley

Most of these simple poems that may or may not be low quality recieve so many comments because they are highly controversial topics world wide. weather or not you believe this poem was produced with proper "craftmanship" or "creativity" and "originality", this writer's objective was to reach readers and others that have either felt this pain and conflict or can relate to this type of situation. simply put, I believe this was very succesful. Good job kid.

on Nov. 10 2013 at 1:40 pm
gowiththefl0 SILVER, Passau, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves"
-William Shakespeare

Is that Naruto in the picture <3?

on Nov. 10 2013 at 10:54 am
poohbearpoelala, Scar, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live everyday like it is your last

This is a beautifully written poem:)

kris urbin said...
on Nov. 8 2013 at 12:31 pm
You keep your head up buddy ol pal

on Nov. 5 2013 at 5:58 pm
where.words.fail.music.speaks, Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ~ C. S. Lewis

Wow. There are so many things to say about this poem, I don't know where to begin.  Obviously a lot of people can relate to being the straight A, social outcast, missing out on one of the greatest things to have in life.  Something that cannot be bought or sold, True Friendship. Great job on this poem! Excellent perception of emotion!

quoter said...
on Oct. 13 2013 at 1:17 pm
quoter, Glenview, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"If who I am is what I have and what I have is lost, then who am I?"

OMG!! Your poems are amazing!!!! Keep on writing! I even added your poems to my favorites! :)

on Oct. 8 2013 at 3:58 pm
Demoderby PLATINUM, Pontiac, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
All that we see or dream is but a dream within a dream
-Edgar Allen Poe

I'll be your friend too!! I seariously need one, Im so alone :'(

on Oct. 8 2013 at 3:51 pm
Demoderby PLATINUM, Pontiac, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
All that we see or dream is but a dream within a dream
-Edgar Allen Poe

I checked out ur poems and they are really good! :D reply back to me sometime and checkout my poems too.

on Oct. 8 2013 at 3:46 pm
Demoderby PLATINUM, Pontiac, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
All that we see or dream is but a dream within a dream
-Edgar Allen Poe

I felt the true emotion in this story, and I am also another person who needs a friend. I am alone most of the time, with only a few books with me... So I know how it feels to be alone sometimes, but yet I will push myself out there and try and make some friends, so I have a few good people, but Im not much of a person liker... ...

Mark said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 9:59 pm
I love this peom so much! So heart touching and moving. We all just need a friend.

quoter said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 7:32 pm
quoter, Glenview, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"If who I am is what I have and what I have is lost, then who am I?"

This is AMAZING! and it's true.. I sometimes just need a friend.. anyways please check out my poems too!!!! <3

on Sep. 29 2013 at 1:48 pm
AngelaAxelson GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”


― Dalai Lama XIV

This is great, it resembles me, I'm the straight A bookworm social outcast. I know what it feels like, but to deal with not having friends nature has been my life. You're not ever alone there. Sound weird maybe, but hey, maybe it could help you.

on Sep. 14 2013 at 5:37 pm
Jay-Wolf PLATINUM, Cedar Hills, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"The man who takes offense when offence is not intended is a fool
However the man who takes offence when it is intended is an even greater fool"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dude it's crazy how many comments you have, I hope you get the respect you deserve good luck  ( *)>


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