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Tired (Madison Elizabeth Holland- Lafayette, LA)

Her eyes were dark 
Like the petals on a dying rose
Cloudy as the smoke that trailed from her lips
The day had worn her down
She felt like the used eraser at the end of a pencil, nothing left but the harsh metal rim
Her body wanted sleep
Folding into the chair as if she were sinking into a lover's embrace
Her glass tipping, falling from her fingertips
And crashing to the floor in spearlike fragments


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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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