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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Edelmann & Vetterli


Serpent Moves

I’m moving, I’m changing
I might find myself
Out in the desert’s land
Raise the moon
Call the dead
Touch the sky
Curse the sand

I might
Leave myself
Out in
The desert’s land
Like the serpent
Glides from its skin
With gentle moves
On floors of sin

– Chris Vetterli & Marky Edelmann

Living In Arizona Is Depressing

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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Jeff Martin


A Line in the Sand

Tell me what would you do
If I told you the truth
And I took you by the hand
To see the dust swirl in pools 
And a dark desert cool
In an empty wasted land

Tell me, what would you do
If this happened to you
Would it help you now
To understand
There’s a line in the sand, a line in the sand
It’ll keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand

And what would you say
If I told you today
That your mother won’t hold your hand anymore
She’s broken and tired
She’s inflamed with desire 
To turn her head and walk away 
From the line in the sand, the line in the sand
It’ll keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand
It’s gonna keep you from the promised land 

The refineries burn
And your mother she turns
To watch you stumble into the night
She’s run out of tears
Have you run out of fear
Or is your candle still burning bright
You’ve crossed the line in the sand, the line in the sand
It’s gonna keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand

Living In Arizona Is Depressing

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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Nesima Aberra


Summer heat blows

Biting at my neck and face

No hand, no shade relieves

Living In Arizona Is DepressingFor more from this author, refer to the Young and Writerly blog.

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Poems About Arizona: Sad Tales of the Desert


Living In Arizona Is Depressing

For those of us who are struggling with life in Arizona, we know it’s a depressing place. There are so many things that peck away at our souls while living in Arizona. Perhaps it’s the “zombification” taking effect, forcing us deeper into denial of the fact we live in a desolate desert. Continue reading

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Mental Health In Arizona


Arizona is one of the most depressed places in the United States

Arizona, One Of The Most Depressing Places To Live

Phoenix was ranked in another one of the worst-of categories, suicides. According to Teen Life Line, suicide is the #3 leading cause of death in Arizona and #9 in the nation for teens. As for teens in Arizona, 26,400 of them attempt suicide each year.  It is a phenomena in Arizona that is not anything new. Since 1985, Arizona has ranked in the top 10 of the nation for suicide rate.
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