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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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Duckie430 said...
on Feb. 15 2009 at 3:13 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

this is really good

on Feb. 15 2009 at 2:35 am
ImDumbStruck DIAMOND, Springfield, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"If at first you don't succeed, destroy any evidence."

this is really cool. i have the same problem

tweedle dee said...
on Feb. 15 2009 at 12:08 am
hey yah i agree with luke sadness inspires better poetry than happiness for me. some people write good happy poems. this was great its awesome that you can speak from another persons point of veiw! hope that they find a freind though, been in that situation before and it sucks!

Mrz.Shante16 said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 6:19 pm
I really like your poem.It's interesting to me.Sometimes i feel like that even though i have friends.I just want somebodi my size i guess.I'm big not skinny like u .I want ya size but not that skinny and you want mine but not that big

Love the way you speak your words.

vampgirl1234 said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 5:56 pm
I can so relate to this piece of writing. I read at least 4 books a week and always read read read. haha people dont understand why i read so much.and the other parts of it ''all i need is a friend'' same here. after 8 yrs i found me my 2 amigas. this is really good and u should keep on writing. Ur good!!!!

Mr. Happy said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 4:04 pm
This is a really interesting poem/ story. it's like me only I don't read all that much. very nice description!

momoney said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 9:29 pm
Thanks for all the great feedback guys!

on Feb. 11 2009 at 4:05 pm
Well, it's an alright poem. Not ever poetic, however.

Alicia said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 11:02 pm
One day...

you'll find a friend.

A best friend.

Maybe I will, too.

Maybe we'll be best friends.

MaddyKay said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 7:02 pm
I was scanning through the poetry list and this poem caught my eye. I started to read, and couldn't stop. My friend was looking over my shoulder the whole time and we both loved it. We really were inspired and I'd like to say that I love to read also. I can't admit to reading four books a day, but I'm a bookworm nonetheless. Anyway, just wanted to say that I hope things work out. Keep on writing!

bananaman said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 9:11 pm
Great poem I know like 8 people who can relate to that

on Feb. 8 2009 at 12:42 pm
This poem caught my eye, The words were so relatable and it made me think...wow someone understnds. So if you have ever wondered if you were alone, like you were the only one to feel this way, your not. trust me, ha that seems funny coming from someone you dont know and will never meet.



i dont know if you have heard of this site called allpoetry.com you might like it. anyways,....good luck.

Bridie said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 12:43 am
your poem caught my eye because of the word books. I personaly love to read. I find it really cool how you can grasp the idea of a compleatly diffrent person then you, momoney. this is really good tallent you poses and i hope that one day it will take you somewhere far in life. B)

Luke said...
on Feb. 5 2009 at 6:39 pm
Hey bro, awesome poem.

I also love writing poetry and I have found that sorrow inspires me to write more than happiness ever could. so for the sake of good, honest poetry, i hope you stay sad, but for the sake of your happiness in life, i sure hope you find yourself a friend.

matty hannay said...
on Feb. 4 2009 at 7:26 pm
that is awesome poem



i also write poems

on Feb. 4 2009 at 5:07 pm
Wow! This was good; I loved it! I can really relate to it, too. Keep writing! =)

on Feb. 3 2009 at 7:00 pm
nice poem i can relate to it from an opposite point of view too

momoney said...
on Feb. 3 2009 at 3:08 am
thanks!

on Feb. 3 2009 at 2:59 am
I thought it was really really good! and it was overall a great poem

BrokenWings said...
on Jan. 31 2009 at 9:11 pm
this is really good...ur amazing =) i write poetry too, mine is similar to yours kind of...lolz