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Everyday People...People Everyday Is a Magazine for people, about people. It's everyday life...in an ever changing society. It's thought provoking Art, an insight through Photography, Poetry, Quotes and Collages...it's life as we live it.


TERRI A. DURDEN, FOUNDER, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF “EVERYDAY PEOPLE…PEOPLE EVERYDAY MAGAZINE” RECEIVED THE “BUSINESS ON THE RISE AWARD” THE “TNAACP AWARD FOR POETIC EXCELLENCE” SHE IS A POET/PLAYWRIGHT /PHOTOGRAPHER HAVING NUMERIOUS APPEARANCES ON TELEVISION AND RADIO. SHE’S TAKING HER LOVE OF WORDS AND HER CREATIVITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP INVOLVEMENT AS A YOUTH MENTOR/ADVOCATE…ALONG WITH THE USE OF HER VICTIM ADVOCACY TRANNING. IT IS HER PLEASURE TO SHARE HER GIFTS/HER DREAMS WITH THE WORLD,

Editor’s Notes: We’d Like to Welcome you to our first installment of “Everyday People…People Everyday Magazine” filled with people and life…a fresh new take on the streets of which we live on…walk on…it’s about the people we pass by on these same streets everyday. If you’re a Poet or Photographer and have submissions you’d like to be included into “Everyday People…People Everyday Magazine’s BiMonthly Contest…there is a $6.00 submission fee for every 3 Poetry submissions…and a $12.00 submission fee for every 3 Photos entered. Please tell us a little about yourself…through your BIO’s and photography. Don’t forget to include your Name, address and email address…please send an SASE if you wish your originals to be sent


back to you. Send Submissions via email to: People Everyday@yahoo.com Deadline for submissions: November 29th 2013 by 12;00am. Our Next Photo Contest: “Coffeehouses and Poetry Scenes” The best photo will get the cover of our next issue…and have the opportunity to have a photo spread centered around their work…and as feature photographer which will include BIO/Photo of the winner. Our Next Poetry Contest: “People of the Night” The winner will have the chance to showcase 6 of their poems…and inclusion in our next issue which will include a photo/BIO spread of the winner. This month’s Magazine is about the people, places and things of the Las Vegas Strip. The glitz and glamour, flashing lights…Advertisements, Scenes of the homelessness and the ways they live…survival of the fittest. “ LAS Vegas Unwrapped.” We hope to see your poems and photos in “Everyday People…People Everyday Magazine soon. Until then, Peace and Blessings. -Terri A. Durden


While walking on the strip A homeless person asked if I had some spare CHANGE. So I started to DIG DEEP into my pockets. Then I thought If I could DIG DEEP enough I might be able to CHANGE The course of his life. Maybe I could CHANGE The nature of the situation He was livin’ in. DIG DEEP and CHANGE The outcome of his Sporadic Manic depressive Self-destructive pattern. You know If I DIG DEEP enough I might find the meaning of it all.


DIG DEEP into this cesspool For a cool drink of water For I die. (quoting Maya Angelou) Maybe I could CHANGE The face of oppression The outcome of the election…and World wars or Famine in third world Countries. DEEP in the pockets of life I’m CHANGIN’ Shape-shiftin’ Rearrangin’ I’m driftin’ away. In my pocket I’m still DIGGIN’ For CHANGE or Anything I could spare.

A CHANGE In the air That I’m breathin’ Cause I’m ‘bout to choke On the second hand smoke


Filling the air surroundin’ me From all these chimney stacks The factories keep buildin’. Are they tryin’ to kill me? Cause the OZONE Is full of holes…and These U.V. Rays Is Burnin’ Cancer in my Skin I sware I don’t wanna die! I’m DIGGIN’ to CHANGE The nature of the power structure Causin’ destruction to the Universe Reekin’ havoc all over the land…and I can’t stand it! Somethings got the CHANGE Y’all…and I’m DIGGIN’ DEEP for CHANGE in our… State of Affairs Oil spills Land fills Homelessness Project Tenement Housing.


The Urban Renewal Project Still has some CHANGES to make Cause I’m lookin’ But I ain’t seein’ Urban Life Ain’t lookin’ to new to me. A CHANGE Has got to come Iin the Starvation Inflation Wasteland The Mis-education Of our Nation. We’ve got to make a CHANGE in… The Evolution Of Revolution Air Pollution Traffic Control . Alcoholism Drug Addiction Rape Victims Murder Incest


Disease Hospitalization. Misspent funds… Criminals on the run…and Little Sally’s got a Gun. Still we keep tryin’ To CHANGE Economic Affairs Law Enforcement Higher-Archie Racism Materialism Rich VS. Poor Black VS. White. I’m DIGGIN’ as DEEP as I can Y’all Tryin’ to make some CHANGE. But these are ever CHANGIN’ times…and I’m DIGGIN’ DEEP Cause I could sure use some CHANGE. -Terri A. Durden


I barter whenever I can

This man asked me for money .00 for

I said yes, if you let me take your picture photograph


I love the feel of…capturing that unexpected shot…the cool stuff, the beautiful things. The joy and pain of life…that twinkle in someone’s eyes…the wrinkles on an elderly persons face and hands…children at play…un-posed for photography…sneaking one in when they least expect it. –Terri A. Durden


The Street Beat‌


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This Is Dedicated This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: All the lonely people The hungry people The hurting people The angry people. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: The war overseas To foreign policies And gun control. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: Homelessness Famine and disease. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: The rich The poor It’s dedicated to Hunger and greed. This here poem…


Is dedicated to: All of those who suffer. It’s dedicated to: Sweatshop babies Unfair wages and to Every unkind deed. It’s dedicated to: Husbands and wives Mothers and fathers Sisters and brothers Gays, lesbians, bisexuals And…their lovers. This is not a selfish poem It’s a selfless poem. This is a grieving poem This is for the people poem. And it’s dedicated to: Presidents Doctors and Lawyers Preachers and Teachers. It’s dedicated to: Slavery


The Civil Rights Movement The Right to Lifers and To saving the world. This is not a me, poem This is a we, poem A you and me, poem. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: Malcolm, Martin and John To four little girls and Church bombings. The Lynching’s in the South The Bullets in the North. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: Mother-nature The darkness and the light The sun, the moon, the stars and To the heavens above. This poem is not about racism But it is a racial poem A justice poem


A wake up poem. This here poem… Is dedicated to: Black power White power and to green peace. This poem… This poem, is dedicated to: Love and hope. It’s dedicated to: Power and beauty To wisdom Knowledge and glory. This poem… This here poem! It’s dedicated to: Knowing what to say And when to say it! It’s dedicated to: Saying what you mean And meaning what you say. This poem…


This poem, is dedicated to: Life, Liberty and our pursuit Of happiness. This poem… This here poem Is dedicated to: Any and everyone Everywhere That has ever Given us a reason To write. Because the pen is… Mightier than the sword! And if we write it down We will all be remembered Long after time has faded away. So this poem… Is dedicated to: Remembering our story So that it can be retold Again and again. Because,


This poem… This here poem, Is dedicated to: When, what and who We love, the way we love. It’s dedicated to: All of you… To everyone and Everything that We’ve ever loved. -Terri A. Durden


So Many Fantastic Eateries in Vegas


We hope you have enjoyed our magazine as we peeled back the many beautiful layers of the Las Vegas Strip. All Poems and photography by: Terri A. Durden…photos taken with a Nikon D5100 camera.


Everyday People...People Everyday Article #1 Volume 1 2013  

A Bi-monthly magazine filled with "Artistic Creativity through Photography and Poetry".

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