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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 Jul. 11 at 1:03 am
GirlyGamerForever3, Bakersfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
Love can walk through fire without blinking.

The story feels like thoughts, but more put together. It is how I am feeling a lot recently, how I distance myself from everyone else, but I know I shouldn't, and I know I should do other things.

on May. 5 at 7:57 pm
HuntersOfArt3mis, Joice, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat.
—Becca Fitzpatrick

Good job!

Siriuswhitee said...
on Mar. 2 at 6:44 am
Siriuswhitee, 白城, Other
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i love it!

Robert214 GOLD said...
on Jan. 25 at 8:09 pm
Robert214 GOLD, Guangzhou, Other
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Amazing poem!!!

Robert214 GOLD said...
on Jan. 25 at 8:09 pm
Robert214 GOLD, Guangzhou, Other
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Amazing poem!!!

on Nov. 26 2019 at 1:17 am
sarahshahzad BRONZE, Other, Other
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wow..! beautifull sharing love this so much..

on Nov. 20 2019 at 1:42 pm
EileyCollins BRONZE, Concord, Nc, North Carolina
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wow, this is amazing. I can totally relate.

on Sep. 6 2019 at 6:06 pm
calliewrites BRONZE, Bellingham, Washington
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This is a well written poem. I really apreciate your transperancy. Kepp writng.
Also if u need a friend im her :)

MiaLola27 GOLD said...
on Jul. 23 2019 at 5:31 pm
MiaLola27 GOLD, Chelmsford, Other
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This poem is so meaningful and it’s truly brilliant.

on Jul. 3 2019 at 6:31 pm
StarNightGirl GOLD, Boyds, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we want."

This amazing. I think we all feel alone sometimes.

on May. 27 2019 at 1:58 pm
PlatypusMeadows, Sacramento, California
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@Ryan Moran Yeah. I can relate to this. Not the rich parents part, but the lonely part. It's easier to be lonely when you're in the middle of a crowd, but when you're physically alone, it hurts more. Just do what you love, and you might not be as lonely anymore.

on May. 23 2019 at 7:35 pm
TheJesusFreak33 BRONZE, Littleton, New Hampshire
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I can relate :/

iloveme1011 said...
on Apr. 2 2019 at 6:13 pm
iloveme1011, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Wow, you relate to me so well. Love this poem is so touching.

kaylinmae said...
on Apr. 2 2019 at 12:30 pm
kaylinmae, Jay, Maine
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This is great you are a really good poet and great job!

on Jan. 17 2019 at 9:36 am
ILoveFortniteSoMuch, Sana'a, Other
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i love fortnite its better than anime adn Naruto

Lclen said...
on Nov. 29 2018 at 1:45 pm
Lclen, Warwick, Rhode Island
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this is beyond beautiful . well done !

kmagic BRONZE said...
on Oct. 31 2018 at 11:08 am
kmagic BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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While I may not be able to relate on a whole level, this really hit my heart, because it was as if you were simply talking, which is the best way to express yourself. Please do keep writing! This was beautiful.

ginger said...
on Sep. 20 2018 at 12:00 pm
ginger, Springboro, Pennsylvania
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wow thats really good keep up the goodd work

on Sep. 20 2018 at 10:44 am
rachelorozco13, Houston, Texas
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Thanks for sharing. :)

on Feb. 21 2018 at 12:03 pm
Funderburk BRONZE, Apex, North Carolina
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that's some gucci Naruto fan art my dude good work on the poem too


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