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The Hollow-Hearted (Louis Toliver Jr- Swartz, LA)

     You don’t really care about me. I know. You don’t really care about anyone. Where’s your heart tin man? If I were Dorothy, I’d pick the scarecrow and the lion, before you. If I reached into your chest and clenched my fist, I would fear that my hand would be exposed to your vapid ambitions. Now feel this. I pull my fist out of your chest and open up my hand and “Presto!”…nothing there. No magic. No love.


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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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