Poetry Corner: Beat The Odds

Inner city urban area,

The hood as a youth,

We take pride in that lifestyle living in the wild.

Proud of the ghetto crown,

Our red carpet is blood stained dope bag filled slabs of pavement,

Our minds imprisoned heads held down for way to long.

Who is to blame?

Just young naïve kids chasing fortune and fame,

Products of our environment,

Multiplied times 10 we’re a fatherless child.

No matter what I did I could never fail,

But I wanted more in the end than just a corpse who remained,

So I switched my hustle

Learned to struggle and beat the odds going way to strong.


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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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