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Rope Burn (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

  • "Rope Burn"
    Pluck all the flowers
    From my space
    That is constantly in bloom--
    I won't stop you.
    Not to mention,
    It would only make room
    For you to color all my robes
    From crisp white to soft black.
    I won't prevent you
    From prying
    That nut
    (Once hard to crack).
    Just like Janet Jackson suggested
    In her song "Rope Burn,"
    I too have a confession:
    I am ready to learn.


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Louisiana Words History: Harvey LeBeouf and the Rise of Rural Louisiana

Harvey LeBeouf, the 8th accomplished Louisiana Words Allstar and the 2nd quickest writer to rise to this status since 2015, has brought in the most followers than any other writer in the history of Louisiana Words since 2014. He has racked in the most #1 poems and been consistently in the top 3 for Best of Week since Winter 2019. He gained Allstar status quickly having many poems under his belt with many more to come! A native of Kaplan, 27 people have joined the community ranking Kaplan at #6 in the top 10 places following. Yes! Kaplan the 1st rural town to beat out larger places like Shreveport (currently not in the top 10). Now living in Lake Charles, Harvey has also brought in 19 followers for Lake Charles ranking them #10. Both places are currently listed on the Louisiana Words Tour coming in the Winter 2020. Thank you, Harvey!

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