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My Grandmother's Backbone (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

Being a man is not enough anymore
We are usually the first to go
So many woman, I see, giving more
Left to deal with all the family’s woe

Bound to the weakness of stroke
She still encouraged us folk

I learned from her
How to keep this world together

To accept, rejected children
And nurture them to kings and queens


She left me her backbone
I’ll express it to the world

Every man needs to understand
He should thank a woman for his strength

If I could have half the strength
Of my grandmother
I’ll excel in the world at great length
For my happiness, I look to no other

Such beauty could never be forgotten


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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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