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Punching Bag (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Taking on a leadership role is difficult. Many times you have to rely on and be patient for a stranger to recognize who you are. You would think the strength of progress would be the loudest voice, but the few voices of the status quo yell very loud. I look around to see those who believe in faith coming out of the woods, but I wish it were quicker, because people love to pick on the person who stands out alone.  For now, since I accept fighting for new progress against old ideas, I have to accept being a punching bag until I am recognized as a friend and people see and hear the other people yelling for change with me.


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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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