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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Kit-Kat SILVER said...
on Jun. 3 2009 at 7:48 pm
Kit-Kat SILVER, Nashua, New Hampshire
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I know there are soo many comments on here you may not see this, but I hope you do. Great job, is all I can say, but still... my gratitude cannot be expressed in one comment! lol. I suffer like that constantly, and it is nice to see AMAZING authors-to-be like you put there skills to use in the right way!

on Jun. 3 2009 at 7:02 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

Love this!!!!! Everyone is mean to me just the same. I understand that if i say "i know wat ure going through", then i'll be just like everyone else. I've been there done that. Kids make fun of me,

Katie[: GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2009 at 6:51 pm
Katie[: GOLD, Columbus, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life to the fullest, and like there won't be a tomorrow."

that was a great poem. I would def. be your friend. Just be like me don't care what people think of you. It's life everyone goes threw good and bad times. and Some people will regret not being your friend one day:]

on May. 31 2009 at 9:18 pm
JasonsBaby GOLD, Spencer, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
when i get mad i tend to tell people to "go suck a fart"

that was great, heres my advice try telling those people that if they dont like the way you look then they shouldnt look at you.if people are your freinds they wont care about the outside,its the inside that counts.

Alyssa said...
on May. 26 2009 at 2:39 pm
wow very good poem!

on May. 25 2009 at 3:44 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
4 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Oh my goodness! How many comments are there? It took a while to scroll down here. Well I love your poem so much! I love it's own personal style and I just really like it! CHEESE!(means hi with my friends and I) :)

jasper's_gf said...
on May. 24 2009 at 2:34 am
i unerstand just what ur going thu

on May. 23 2009 at 9:18 pm
DinosoarJen DIAMOND, Scottsville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Just another casualty.
It's sad but true.
And even dead I'm still ahead
of most of you.

I'll be your friend. :]



Loved this btw. You're better than them.



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on May. 23 2009 at 1:37 am
meggyboo BRONZE, Battle Creek, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You must move on before you can grieve" -anoamys

I'll be friend (LOL)!! But I really do feel the authors pain for many years I was an outsider but I started to fit into my personality !! My friends are so supportive of my choices!! I learned that it is not all about your looks!! Just be you!! You did awsome .... Friend

on May. 21 2009 at 3:52 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
6 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

WOW! you must have lots of fans. I read a lot too. I really enjoyed your poem. I was engulfed. I like the way you write... Kind of expressant, or resemblant in a way. Im amazed... I truly am.

MrB3n3v0l3nt said...
on May. 20 2009 at 2:20 pm
I think some of these responses are kind of funny. I wrote a response to your poem for my English class and I was wondering, why do you think you don't have any friends? There is no reason you shouldn't have any.

on May. 19 2009 at 6:56 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

You are brave for expressing yourself on such a subject. I admire you as a person and a poet...

snc947 GOLD said...
on May. 18 2009 at 7:28 pm
snc947 GOLD, Swansboro, North Carolina
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Yeah, I know how you feel. I read ALOT. As much as you. I've never met or written a person who has read as much as me. 600 pages a day sounds like a lot. I guess it is. I totally get your perspective.

on May. 17 2009 at 7:39 pm
Eyesmin Yunus BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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As i finished reading your poem, I happen to scroll down to see the comments. Who said you don't have friends? Read these comments; I'm sure a smile will appear in your face :)

P.s. Great poem

on May. 17 2009 at 5:11 pm
Meleah17 SILVER, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All the best people are, mad" -Alice in wonderland

WOW,great poem thats how I feel.Your great at writting poems keep up the great work. This meant a lot to me great job!

armas123 said...
on May. 13 2009 at 2:24 pm
This poem is great!! It expresses true feeling and gives a great meaning.

on May. 13 2009 at 1:38 pm
musicministry GOLD, Cedarville, Arkansas
15 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't worry,I've been through this before and even worse and I'm still here aren't I?

so you got a LOT of comments,and you probably won't read this,but that poem ment a lot to me...i am in the same situation as in the poem......(except for the 80 year old librarian)but it really was amazing...tear-filled eyes:)

keep writing

on May. 10 2009 at 11:46 pm
SagaLiSela PLATINUM, Boonsboro, Maryland
27 articles 27 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you."

Simple as that.

Or not that simple.

Very good! It expresses true thoughts and emotions, not cliche at all, which some poems with this topic often end up being. Good!

Jessie4736 said...
on May. 10 2009 at 11:37 pm
this is so cute ^.^ wanna friend talk to me :] zach4736@yahoo.com's teh e-mail

Seth1 BRONZE said...
on May. 10 2009 at 8:50 pm
Seth1 BRONZE, Republic, Missouri
3 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't really have any.

This is pretty good!

I can surely relate to it. I've been there.

Nice work! keep it up.

Also DON'T WORRY IF YOU WANT A FRIEND THEN BE A FRIEND :)


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