Skip to main content

The Questionable Legacy of Pornography (Madison Elizabeth Holland- Lafayette, LA)

The filth 
(Or beauty?)
Of a millenia
Washes over my pubescent consciousness
Business of adults
An industry older than time Something I couldn't possibly understand
Hormones already passionately raging
The last thing I needed
Was this kind of needless perversion
(Or natural expression?)
A twelve year old shouldn't have access
To the machinations of adult intimacy
My already blossoming Catholic guilt
Nailing me to a cross of scrupulosity
The impact of shameful
(Or fulfilling?)
Sexuality
Imprinted on my young psyche
Did it really affect my future self?
Or was it something that most kids deal with
And am I just more normal now because of that?
Or am I different and damaged
And altered beyond repair?
I don't know that labels
For a potentially damaged
(Or broadened?)
Legacy
Are appropriate
Anymore.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

INTRODUCING HEADLINER: Through the Tears (Steve Duhon - Carencro, LA)

When I find myself alone in the pain. When I feel like I have absolutely no one to turn to. When I wish the hurt would stop. When I don't know what to do. When I feel completely lost. When my eyes just won't stop welling up. When I don't want to bother anyone with my hurt, my pain. When I know that everyone has other responsibilities. I don't want to interrupt them with my hurt. When I have thought about all of the ways to make the hurt stop. When I am tired of putting on my strong face for others to see. When I am tired of the tears welling up, filling already soggy eyes. When I am tired of the tears, tears that roll non-stop over my cheeks. When I don't want to hurt the ones that I love the most. When it seems like those who are supposed to love me don't get who I am. When no one has any idea of the pain my smile hides. When I am worried about being forever labeled by others. When I am the one that everyone counts on for strength. When I never show any weak…

Rhythms and Visions: Vocalise A Rachmaninoff (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

Louisiana Words Presents Our 7th Allstar Sasha Massey

Being the 1st singer to bring her talents to Louisiana Words, Sasha has never had a place she felt she could not only sing, but also express her passion for expressing the triumphs and failures of pursuing her dream of singing. Making her appearance in Fall 2018, she is the fastest writer to go from the Newcomer to Allstar in the history of Louisiana Words. She is now also the lead singer of Rhythms and visions. She is currently in the process of becoming the first Director of Music for our Louisiana Words family. Let’s welcome Sasha to our family and give her the support she needs to showcase her singing/writing for Louisiana!