This is Bilal Abdul-Salam Bey, also known as Charlie Hughes. This piece is called “A Soldier.” It’s about the definition of what a soldier is.
A soldier fights for the people. He or she does whatever is necessary to protect his people. A soldier takes care of his woman and children. A soldier plans for tomorrow. A soldier respects those who have more wisdom and experience. A soldier removes threats to the community.
A soldier doesn’t relax during the time of war. A soldier loves the people and the values he holds dear. A soldier fights for a reason, and is not motivated by his emotions. A soldier needs guidance from higher authority and will fight as directed. A warrior has the fight within him and will continue regardless to who or what.
Again, this is Bilal Abdul-Salam Bey, also known as Charlie Hughes, number 96576. Hutchinson Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 1568. Hutchinson, Kansas. 67504.
Thank you for your time, effort, and energy.
(Sound of a cell door closing.) These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.