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You Hold Me Together (Madison Elizabeth Holland-Lafayete, LA)

My pieces lay scattered on the floor Pale red amber freckles Jagged oozing emotion My fingers fall apart before I can even hold myself together When I look at you And see your raw self Vulnerable and open and real I see the same as me: Broken and falling around yourself You and I look at each other And simply see someone That we cannot help but love I must love you, you can’t help but love me We are compelled and drawn to each other Indescribably and undeniably I gather you up Hold the pieces of you to my chest I will never let any little cracked bit Escape my loving hands Because I will always keep you close Collect your tears and problems Hold you together And love you until you are ok Even if it takes forever. I promise this because I love you And because you’ve always done the same For 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!

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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