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 May. 27 2013 at 9:28 pm
biancaasare BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

love your writing style! xx

on May. 22 2013 at 6:18 pm
naivemelody2012 BRONZE, Weston, Florida
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When reading Fiction, the characters' experiences, emotions, and thoughts are laid out for the reader to consume. They are just as real as the people around me, I find.

on May. 22 2013 at 12:32 pm
revelationsmirrored GOLD, Joliet, Illinois
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Ay but those friends don't understand you as people do. For quite often we see characters in books as perfect people, how could they understand the imperfections, even the good ones?

on May. 20 2013 at 5:37 pm
writingriver05 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Reach for the moon, even if you miss you'll land amongst the stars."

Ya me to i know whats like to be friendless for me it felt like a vast dark pit that i couldnt get out of if you ever need to someone to talk to well you know ...

on May. 17 2013 at 12:57 am
frommusicwithlove SILVER, Syracuse, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." By Dr. Seuss

That is really, keep bringing yourself into the work you can never go wrong, If you ever need someone I'm always here to help, take care c:

Robby19 said...
on May. 16 2013 at 7:48 am
Robby19, Kannapolis, North Carolina
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This was a really good poem ~ I'm new and will be getting new poems up ... Check out mine ?

Mikky BRONZE said...
on May. 5 2013 at 10:25 am
Mikky BRONZE, Omaha, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"You can't get a rainbow, without a little rain."
"I have the substance of things to be hoped for. I have the anticipation of things unseen." -Leif Enger

Wow, never knew how it feels to be so alone. I mean I experienced it, but never acted upon it. I'm here for you, even if its just here

on May. 2 2013 at 10:42 pm
DoNotRegretThyFall SILVER, Wayzata, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.

Hey guys, I have one new poem, and one that should be up soon. If you could check them out and rate them, that'd be great. Thanks!

on May. 2 2013 at 10:29 pm
naivemelody2012 BRONZE, Weston, Florida
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But you have all the friends you need in your books!

ACC326 SILVER said...
on May. 2 2013 at 7:40 pm
ACC326 SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Very interesting poem. It is a bit depressing, but very true. Keep writing.

on May. 2 2013 at 11:49 am
NoMercy666 BRONZE, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It aint no sin to be glad you're alive." -Springsteen

I hope you're all kidding.

on Apr. 30 2013 at 5:24 pm
SimoneSimon SILVER, Porter Corners, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"A daily Pearly is the key to a happy life"
explanation: Pearly is a cartoon pearl I drew on my friend's notebook

" 'You can't repeat the past'....'Can't repeat the past? Of course you can!' "
- Jay Gatsby

wow everyone's commenting!  but i wanna say this is wonderful (youve probs had that 1346 times now) but it was really sad.

on Apr. 26 2013 at 11:26 pm
GreenEyesAndPaleSkin SILVER, Carroll, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
If my love were an ocean,
there would be no land.
If my love were a dessert,
you'd see only sand,
If my love was a star-
at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I'd be soaring in flight.
-Hannah Baker, Thirteen Reasons Why

just keep looking :)

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 25 2013 at 6:03 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

that's pretty sad....BTW i'm new here and would love for anyone to check out my poems. Comment, rate, whtevs, i appreciate feedback!!

I_Be_Keyla said...
on Apr. 24 2013 at 4:39 pm
I_Be_Keyla, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
The people who matter won't care and the people who care don't matter -Dr.Seuss

Nice job! This was very good!

Micky said...
on Apr. 23 2013 at 6:29 pm
this is GREAT

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:40 am
twentysixscribbles PLATINUM, Ithaca, New York
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This is a fantastically written poem, and, to me personally, very relatable. Excellent job.

on Apr. 18 2013 at 9:53 am
seanturlan SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality" -Plutarch

This is a great poem and you create line speeds unlike anyone I have ever seen. However, I get this feeling of a fictitious persona or a sense of bragging almost. It is like you almost slipped it in there.

HAILO BRONZE said...
on Apr. 15 2013 at 10:33 pm
HAILO BRONZE, Chehalis, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I will now share my political veiws with you."

My teacher printed this and had us discuss it... we all agreed it was beautiful! :) Keep up the good work!!

on Apr. 15 2013 at 6:09 pm
saracouturier SILVER, Sault Ste Marie, Other
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Very good poem!! I am new on here and would appreciate it if you could look at my poemss, thanks if you do!


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