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The Beginning, Part 2
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The Beginning, Part 2

It started before 9th grade. Childhood was rough. Dad’s in the military and always gone. Some of that was rough to deal with. So, I’d get mad and start running. I’d run all the way to the neighborhood school and get tired. And realize I had to walk back. That was a bummer. So eventually, I just started writing my thoughts down. I’d go in the back and climb on the shed and just write back there. I entered in a contest at school and won 2nd or 3rd place. It blossomed from there. In college, I got on the spoken word circuit and they were saying things I was thinking. It became my fastest and greatest form of expression. I didn’t need any instruments. I didn’t always have a keyboard. Poetry became a savior for me.

The Beginning
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The Beginning

Everybody has a voice and it’d be nice to hear what the regular, local person has to say. I don’t mean a celebrity speaking for them. Sometimes we feel like there’s nothing we can do, feel trapped. You walk in a store and they treat you like crap. You talk to the manager and manager treats you like crap. And you have to keep going in there to pay your bill. It sucks. Where can you express that?! Maybe you’re a musician and you’re stuck in a contract…can’t perform… and you want to put this company on blast…

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