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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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momoney said...
on Jan. 29 2009 at 5:30 am
haha thanks but it's not about me. i'm glad this poem evoked some imagery into that creative mind! I wrote this senior year in high school, but the fact is that I was the complete opposite of that. I just felt badly for the kids that were like that, so I wanted to write about it. :P

on Jan. 28 2009 at 10:08 pm
hey if this is like really about you then i really understand and a lot of people can relate to that i know my brother can and life sucks a lot so if you hold your head high remember everyone else is a lot lower then you!