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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 Oct. 8 2013 at 3:51 pm
Demoderby PLATINUM, Pontiac, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
All that we see or dream is but a dream within a dream
-Edgar Allen Poe

I checked out ur poems and they are really good! :D reply back to me sometime and checkout my poems too.

on Oct. 8 2013 at 3:46 pm
Demoderby PLATINUM, Pontiac, Illinois
28 articles 13 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
All that we see or dream is but a dream within a dream
-Edgar Allen Poe

I felt the true emotion in this story, and I am also another person who needs a friend. I am alone most of the time, with only a few books with me... So I know how it feels to be alone sometimes, but yet I will push myself out there and try and make some friends, so I have a few good people, but Im not much of a person liker... ...

Mark said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 9:59 pm
I love this peom so much! So heart touching and moving. We all just need a friend.

quoter said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 7:32 pm
quoter, Glenview, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"If who I am is what I have and what I have is lost, then who am I?"

This is AMAZING! and it's true.. I sometimes just need a friend.. anyways please check out my poems too!!!! <3

on Sep. 29 2013 at 1:48 pm
AngelaAxelson GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”


― Dalai Lama XIV

This is great, it resembles me, I'm the straight A bookworm social outcast. I know what it feels like, but to deal with not having friends nature has been my life. You're not ever alone there. Sound weird maybe, but hey, maybe it could help you.

on Sep. 14 2013 at 5:37 pm
Jay-Wolf PLATINUM, Cedar Hills, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"The man who takes offense when offence is not intended is a fool
However the man who takes offence when it is intended is an even greater fool"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dude it's crazy how many comments you have, I hope you get the respect you deserve good luck  ( *)>

Naruto101 said...
on Sep. 9 2013 at 10:46 am
Naruto101, Pickens, South Carolina
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i love the poem and the picture of naruto

on Sep. 8 2013 at 8:35 pm
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

i'll be ur friend

on Sep. 7 2013 at 2:00 am
WallFlowerAlice GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
16 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why wait when you only live once? Go out there dance, smile, and enjoy yourself! If your not having fun then darling your doing something wrong!"
- Therese

" All alone in reality is a scary thing I perfer to live in fantasy and dreams but somehow they end up shatterd, but all I really wanted to say was well done'" said Alison

on Aug. 30 2013 at 1:51 pm
Archa-awesome GOLD, Buffalo, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn't hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out” -Willie Nelson

wow. that really puts it into perspective.

Presley B. said...
on Aug. 20 2013 at 8:18 pm
I love this piece. It;s so descriptive you can actually see the scene! I'm very impressed!

on Aug. 17 2013 at 10:03 pm
VelanedeBeaute GOLD, Sialkot, Other
11 articles 2 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I vow to shine, like a sapphire, some gem!
I promise, not to whine, but smile till the end.
The symphony of my life
like a violin I will play,
I would vouch,
Vehement to my life I lay.

This is amazing! :) 

mtariqq BRONZE said...
on Jul. 30 2013 at 3:19 pm
mtariqq BRONZE, Brampton, Other
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Absolutely love it.

on Jul. 29 2013 at 10:41 am
CallMeAria PLATINUM, Vancouver, Other
30 articles 27 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON :)

I like how you included all the thoughts of the subject, while keeping rythym. this is one of those poems that I could read over and over and over :D

emmalizmort said...
on Jul. 21 2013 at 7:25 pm
emmalizmort, Granville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It's kind of fun to do the Impossible-Walt Disney

sorry I meant to say..... This is 100% my favorite poem of all time.

emmalizmort said...
on Jul. 21 2013 at 7:19 pm
emmalizmort, Granville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It's kind of fun to do the Impossible-Walt Disney

This is 100% one of my favorite poem of all time!

on Jul. 19 2013 at 6:41 pm
Lost_In_Space BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
-Albert Einstein

This is a great piece of writing , and I can realte to it, but the library is a great place, ecspecially upstairs in the teen section, 

on Jul. 10 2013 at 6:55 pm
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

This is good, and I can relate!!

on Jul. 9 2013 at 11:43 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

I bet there are a lot of us out there who can relate to this. You make it sound sad and yet hopeful. But don't worry! There's always someone who is willing to befriend the friendless! (Like me, for example :)

on Jul. 3 2013 at 5:27 pm
billionaire SILVER, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
love people beforeyou hate them,unless thats the only option given to you to do such things"-a.d.s
“it is much safer to be feared than loved because ...love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at ev

i love this