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What I Know (Ted A. Richard-Church Point, LA)

What I Know …
I know that sometimes what I see isn’t what I see.
I know that sometimes what I hear isn’t what I hear.
I know that sometimes what I think isn’t what I think.
I know that sometimes what I feel isn’t what I feel.

I know that my eyes are for sight; not vision.
I know that my ears are for sound; not listening.
I know that my mind is for thoughts; not understanding.
I know that my heart is for passion; not loving.

I know this because my eyes can see what no else can see.
I know this because my ears can hear what no one else can hear.
I know this because my mind can think what no one else can think.
I know this because my heart can feel what no one else can feel.

I know that what I can see with my own eyes can help me to envision others more clearly.
I know that what I can hear with my own ears can help me to listen to others with complete understanding.
I know that what I think with my own mind can help me to inspire others in faith, hope and love.

And I know that what I feel with my own heart  
 Can open my heart even more to the capacity for
True Vision
True Understanding
True Faith
True Hope
And True Love.


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Legacy of the Future (Ted Richard-Church Point, LA)

One day, a very large owl appeared in my dream. Its rainbow colored feathers showed Only the wealth of wisdom that had been Amassed throughout its lifetime.
And then it spoke to me “Legacy of the Future” And then flew away.
It’s strange to me how a dream can be So distant yet so relative, So blurry, yet so vivid; So imaginative, yet so real.

I spent many of the next years Wandering and wondering. Wandering through my childhood, Wondering where life would take me. Wandering through my adolescence, Wondering which path to choose. And wandering in my young adulthood Wondering if the choices I made would ever mean something.
And then I remembered the dream. “Legacy of the Future” And I knew exactly what the owl meant.
From that day forward, Each day I dwell on each moment As a way to become the person I envision myself to be: Honest, Strong and Proud. I am honest about my successes and honest about my failures. My failures become opportunities, and leads to more focused direction. I am s…

When I Look into the Rainbow I See (Bisquita Stevens-Broussard, LA)

When I look into the rainbow I see
Blues like the sky and greens like grass to grow.

When I look into the rainbow I see
Yellows like the sun that gives me the Vitamins that my skin needs. When I look in the rainbow I see
Purples and oranges that make flowers look so Vibrant into my eyes. When I look into the rainbow I see
Red that stands for hate the same hate that is why a lot of us can't marry the person that we love with all our of heart. Isn't red supposed to mean love? Red hate, just because I love someone in my own sex.
I also see hate in my own Gay community. Who cares If I can't wear the Latest fashion because of money that I don't have? It should be what is in my heart. Stop the hate and stand together as one.

Superman (Jennifer Chehardy-Lafayette, LA)

I thought you were Superman. Taking off Brave. No gear. No fear. Kryptonite? Pffft!  Muah! So you thought. But discovered When you landed, there lie your krypto. The green glowing rock of  The familiar, routine, ordinary. What next? Another flight. But how? After you've worn the cape. Es-cape. Leave the cape. Only to discover you are Clark Kent. And he is Superman. Maybe not in flight but in person. Be that person With or without the cape. The story still ends the same. Get the girl. Know your weakness. Always a hero Just sometimes in a different place. When you were flying I said Who is that? A bird? A plane? When you landed I saw you really were Superman.