Nobody by: Shel Silverstein
“Nobody loves me, nobody cares,
Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,
Nobody listens and laughs at me jokes.
Nobody helps when I get into a fight,
Nobody does all my homework at night.
Nobody misses me,
Nobody thinks I’m a wonderful guy.
So, if you ask me who’s my best friend, in a whiz,
I’ll stand up and tell you NOBODY is!
But yesterday night I got quite a scare
I woke up and Nobody just WASN’T there!
I called out and reached for Nobody’s hand,
In the darkness where Nobody usually stands,
Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,
But I found SOMEBODY each place that I looked.
I seached till I’m tired, and now with the dawn,
There’s no doubt about it-
This is one of my favorite poems since I was a kid.
All I ever wanted when I was eight was a Pokemon game. I had seen my brother play every game they had released. Blue, red, gold, silver, yellow, sapphire, ruby, emerald, you name it. Any Pokemon game that existed he had played. All I wanted was Pokemon Pearl, and soon my dreams would become true.It was a rainy afternoon, my favorite weather, and it was my birthday. I saw on top of a very small pile of gifts a small square shaped box wrapped in a vibrant orange paper. As i opened it i caught a glimpse of purple-pinkish and eggshell-white Pokemon. I immediately knew what i had received had in my hands.
It was the best game I had ever played. Nothing could compare to the sheer fun of the game. It has all new Pokemon, and even a separate island to go to after you beat the game. While I played it I was able to challenge friends, family and even random people. Nothing matches the joy of beating you older brother on his own game. Thats why I have the friends I have today. Without it I don’t know where i would’ve ended up today.