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Poetry Corner: The Wall

Huey X

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I couldn’t tell you when it started,

I’m guessing sometime when my conscious departed,

Built up of raw emotions of you jump the fall is steep.

Never taught to embrace our energy existence,

So blinded I became apart of the resistance turning everything I was into the street.

I look back and realize I was running not to something but from myself to remain in silence,

Everything I felt made me elusive because my world would collapse these words I was afraid to speak.

Letting you in was never a choice always at a distance never to get close to me,

Today I’m free I lived through that once unimaginable feat.

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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