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Cham Delights His New Friends

Cham gave away 
his most prized possessions
his video games 
his PS2
his TV set

His new friends are happy recipients
They have only known him a couple of weeks
It is amazing 
An answer to prayer for two of them
They needed money
for their drug habit.

Jay, his best friend back “home”
would have been extremely worried
He was already a little concerned
that Cham had not answered his texts
for two months.

They had been besties for eleven years
but Cham’s parents moved Cham 
three states away for his dad’s
new job, six months back.
Knowing the extra money
is what the family needed

Away from their family,
friends, church, and the
town they had lived in since
Cham was born.
They knew he would
adjust. He would be
in college in a couple of
years. They wanted him 
to have the best.

His parents had no idea
that when you are a sophomore
in high school, the only peers who
might give you a glimmer of a glimpse
of a glance for a year or two are
the drug pushers, who need a new sale.

Jay was horrified when he got a phone
call that his best friend Cham was 
gone, dead from a drug overdose.
A drug overdose!
He argued Cham would have
NEVER used drugs.

Not in his old town with his
support system and his happy life,
and friends from football, baseball, 
and track, he would not have.
But Cham was not even able to give
warning signs to those who loved him.
Because they lived three states away.

And his parents were too busy trying
to find new friends, a church they liked,
and a new support system to notice.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 7/9/2019 4:50:00 PM
Wow, drugs are a serious problem today but, we need to stop it from within and not from without; too many politicians are running drug cartels. The problem is that they're all in a position to easily do it without getting caught. Well penned.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/9/2019 10:04:00 PM
I do think it is sad for children who move away from their friends, as if they are older, the cliques are made, and the newcomers are "left out in the cold" often befriended by those who can benefit from the befriending.