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JUST MAD

JUST MAD! I AWOKE THIS MORNING, JUST MAD! WENT TO MY APPOINTMENT, JUST MAD! I HAD TO GET UP AT 6:30 AM TO CATCH THE BUS AT 7:30 AM TO GET 4 MILES AWAY BY 9:00 AM, JUST MAD! SAT THERE FOR 2 HOURS THINKING WHY AM I HERE? JUST MAD! FINALLY FINISHED, THAT 2 HOURS WENT SLOW, STILL MAD! WENT TO THE BANK WITHDREW MY LAST $6.00, MAD AS HELL! CAN’T TAKE A BREAK, STRAIGHT TO WORK, JUST MAD! PEOPLE SEE, TRY AND CHEER ME UP, THEY SAY SMILE, CAN’T STAY MAD! I CATCH A GLIMSE OF HER FROM THE CORNER OF MY EYE, NO LONGER MAD! JT Waller

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Date: 8/30/2022 1:04:00 PM
Hey John—love this poem! I volunteer at the Firehouse Mens Shelter in Birmingham,AL reading poetry and then leading a writing session. Afterwards we do visual art. Today we read your poem, and the guys loved it! They wrote their own versions of being MAD. Thank you for sharing your work.
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