A Ballad from the State of Chad

Small African country

also a namesake for addiction

foreign from western soil

a difference that deserves correction


What is this State of Chad

desert with a few tumbleweeds

a far distance to run

everyday working out different speeds


"High on this, high on that"

separate from the many, a lone state

of a bar or corner

hunger no substance can satiate


In this State of Chad

lie large fields of mangled anger

crystals dug from the tub

where memories of life still linger


to fight off the devil

lost within random neuron firings

to never revisit

with necessary rewirings

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Frank Atanacio 7 months ago from Shelton

this was extremely well written.. April poetry suites you..:)


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jhamann 7 months ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Frank. I am hoping to be able and get caught up on all my reading around here. I miss being part of the community here. Jamie

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