But you said… I said it wasn’t…Hold on babies. I’m so sorry. Now I can see, For the Lord has saved me from walking blind, And now I know indeed, fact is it was ME.
written July 2011 at Caddo Correctional Center
Brandie Cowden Bauer is a Shreveport woman who has overcome tremendous odds and has had the distinct privilege of living two very different lives. She currently works as one of the most successful men’s barbers in the city of Shreveport and maintains a sense of quiet humility and indomitable dignity as she strives to be a better person with every new day. The poems and thoughts that she is submitting to Henry Harbor were written at a very different time in her life, when she was struggling to begin a path towards redemption and finding a new purpose in life. She hopes that her words will inspire other men and women to be true to themselves and to use art to express their hopes for the future.