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Open Road Journey (Marlon D Bourque-Lafayette, LA)

Imagine a multicolored sea of helmets,
nervously fidgeting with clanging pedals.
Anxiety ridden enthusiasts sit in wait,
as the start signal wanes feverishly near.

Seemingly underway time has elapsed,
as the morning dew drops slowly fade.
Texas open-air is alive with promise,
that of rich pines accented cumulus sky.

Ribbons of lined asphalted pavement,
meander in the distance toward the horizon.
Shouts of “ passing on left “ become fewer,
as the therapeutic solitude engulfs your senses.

Methodical rhythms of each tire revolution,
becomes like a fuel to fire the finish line momentum.
Amidst the challenge of steep upward grades,
comes the fascination of the near weightless downhill.

Alas the period of glory is approaching,
as tired, aching, exhausted muscles sense rest.
Completion of the arduous task behind,
the physical body sensation is pure rush of “ high “.


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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!

I’m Not a Nigger (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

You called me a “nigger” One word to rule me  Your word bullet of hate 
You’re life is a such hell  You think 6 letters  Justify your fake inferiority 
Just 6 letters  I got those and 20 more  Together
My mind is bulletproof I’m so far above you  I can call you scum in 6 different languages 
You can’t hide in white pride You are hate  You’re the nigger

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