Poetry Corner: A Raisin in the Sun

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Evil convinces you money is life,

Did you ever reach out to grab your dream,

But it’s snatched away?

Well for me I guess it’ll be another day.

A colored people like me,

All we were taught to say ‘yes sir, no sir, sir’,

Aren’t I the best and most well trained monkey that you ever did see?

It settles the soul of a man and comforts him to walk on floors he owns,

So give a little praise sing a little song,

A place for my bones to stay.

Freedom is that dream,

But you wouldn’t know the pains in our groans and moans because you only come to watch our poor show,

Can you tell us again since you’re White,

How much happier you are than me?

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Evan Wheeler hails from Camden, NJ. Most know him as Huey X, which is his selected born again name. It was selected by his love of Huey P Newton and Malcolm X who he follows for their beliefs and looks up to as his mentors. Huey is a well educated brother by the standards of college, as well as being a self taught activist and revolutionary through his experiences in life. He also thinks of himself as an entrepreneur being involved in so many different fields that include: poetry, writing, youth advocacy, business development, investing, and production. He is, “Always looking to advance the culture & legacy ".

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