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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LilyC said...
on Jan. 29 2010 at 7:28 pm
LilyC, Lexington, Massachusetts
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Hey, this is great! Know that when you become confident in yourself and open up to others, you will find people running to you to be your friend. I know because I've been through it. Awesome poem!

on Jan. 29 2010 at 3:52 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
22 articles 1 photo 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

Wow! Truly amazing! Keep writing this is soo good!

on Jan. 29 2010 at 3:43 pm
AspiringAuthorAnonymous BRONZE, Lititz, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books" - Thomas Jefferson

i love it!! the true friends dont care what you wear but they do care whats in your heart!! definitely an awesome poem and beautifully written!!!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 7:51 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."

and plz plz plz read some of myy work!!!! would LOVE any feedbck you have to offer!!!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 7:50 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."

amazing! I'll be your friend! Keep writing!!!! And i can reall relate, I get relly god grades, am in gifted, wear glasse, hate getting bad grades, do very detailed work...just the overachiever in all my classes. wish it weren't so..but it's who i am!

on Jan. 26 2010 at 9:03 pm
B.R.Nack SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
5 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
“...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
--Stephen King

that was realy good^^ill be your friend if you want

but keep writing that was amazing

on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:30 pm
ambretta BRONZE, Uhrichsville, Ohio
2 articles 12 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
there is never a single moment when you grow up but there is that one moment when you realize you have.

i can so relate to the reading so much.. i get made fun for that too..

on Jan. 26 2010 at 4:08 pm
talia_is_happy GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
18 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who mind- don't matter, and the people who matter- don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss

I know the feeling...

on Jan. 26 2010 at 3:57 pm
hamsa_prophet SILVER, Los Angeles, California
9 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"this is your warning / this
your birthright / do not let
this universe regret you."
- Marty McConnell

Smooth, simple, and loaded with meaning. This is what poetry is supposed to be like. Good job, man!

on Jan. 26 2010 at 3:01 pm
whisperingofdawn GOLD, Colorado City, Arizona
17 articles 12 photos 87 comments
i'll be your friend :)

haha, with writing like this, you'll make it to the top!

keep up the awesome rythme and the symbols full of emotion. love it!

keep on doing what you do!

Lenaaa said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 12:25 am
Lenaaa, Elk Grove, California
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This is greatt<3

on Jan. 25 2010 at 6:38 pm
flushedmermaid, Cooper City, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
He who angers me, conquers me.

Sweet words dude. A shame for those kids. They're missing out a pretty cool kid :)

mpaul12 said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 3:35 pm
mpaul12, Malden, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Don't say the old lady screamed,bring her on and let her scream." Mark Twain

i like this poem

BlueFoot GOLD said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 4:08 pm
BlueFoot GOLD, Reston, Virginia
18 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it,"

PS its 1800 dollars

BlueFoot GOLD said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 3:19 pm
BlueFoot GOLD, Reston, Virginia
18 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it,"

I love how you don't fumble in symbolism and vagueness. The pureness and rawness undeniablely hits a nerve, at least with me, and the honesty in the subject matter. Cheer up you're a bad boy writer.

on Jan. 22 2010 at 2:45 pm
family_includes_I GOLD, Sciliy, Other
14 articles 12 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can only be young once, but you can always be immature"

tht wuz reely good!_! u should write more i kinda found it a little sad:c but it wuz gooooooooooood

on Jan. 21 2010 at 9:41 am
MayaElyashiv PLATINUM, Ramat Hasharon, Other
37 articles 4 photos 196 comments
I really like how although it is a free verse poem, it isn't awkward and it reads like a story.

on Jan. 18 2010 at 3:57 pm
hello.beautiful PLATINUM, New York, New York
35 articles 29 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. -Habakkuk 1:5

I love this(:

on Jan. 17 2010 at 11:55 pm
ShakingChandeliers SILVER, N.Highlands, California
9 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A thin layer of trust had formed in my mind, like a scab."

"I preferred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear."
-Augusten Burroughs

I could too! :D

on Jan. 15 2010 at 4:51 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
47 articles 1 photo 133 comments
I love this its really good.!

Check out my work.. tell me how u like it :)


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