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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,
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,
pale body.
Although it resembles mine.

The kids at school laugh.
Is it the way I dress?
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?
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 Mar. 26 2014 at 12:23 am
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on Mar. 20 2014 at 1:54 pm
hopestuur GOLD, Ladson, South Carolina
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Love this & relates to so much (:

on Mar. 10 2014 at 10:34 pm
taylorjonnelle SILVER, Ojai, California
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Favorite Quote:
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I fell in love with this poem. You have so much talent. They way you write is so real, so relatable, and so very honest. You have a kindof quirky way of transitioning from idea to idea, yet it flows perfectly. It is really quite charming. :) I enjoyed every second that i spent reading your work! I hope there is more to come :)

on Mar. 6 2014 at 2:56 pm
Paradisaically BRONZE, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
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Beautiful poem.  It is very relatable and it flows really well.  I love it 

on Feb. 28 2014 at 4:26 pm
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on Feb. 28 2014 at 1:52 am
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I think this is a very solid piece of work. I really felt for you. Maybe next time you could add more emotional impact.

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It was very good although I would try making it a little more cryptic though that's just my style. :)

on Feb. 24 2014 at 10:02 am
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on Feb. 3 2014 at 8:10 pm
This poem is beautiful and I loved it so much. It deserved to be in the magazine and to win the contest. It describes, or can describe, almost anyone's life and I find that that is incredible. It is usually very hard to write a poem that can apply to everyone. Great job! Check out some of my poems :)

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on Jan. 29 2014 at 10:05 am
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I absolutely love this so much. It describes what I do all the time, but without the money. I work so I am either in my room alone reading or working.

on Jan. 23 2014 at 4:37 pm
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This is an amazing poem!  *loveitsomuch*

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on Jan. 17 2014 at 4:52 pm
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on Jan. 13 2014 at 2:29 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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on Jan. 10 2014 at 12:55 am
SonnysRetreat BRONZE, Elmont, New York
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I love how it defies the social contructs we create about kids who come from wealth and they are always  happy. This decomposes that construct. 

on Jan. 4 2014 at 5:03 pm
ecma27 PLATINUM, Orleans, Other
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on Dec. 26 2013 at 8:18 pm
siorose BRONZE, Armonk, New York
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This was really great, as I read it I could feel the feelings of the author. Very relatable. I'll be your friend!!

on Dec. 25 2013 at 6:34 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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take a look at some of my stuff too if you get the chance! i apprishiate it:))

on Dec. 25 2013 at 6:33 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
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wow this is really good. i love it. i will be your friend.

Googlegamer3 said...
on Dec. 11 2013 at 8:50 am
I would be your friend hopefully I would get some money too.