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Certain (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

I'm certain 
Something is behind life's curtain 
We spend our whole lives 
Waiting for that surprise 
Of which we're uncertain 

We're counting breaths in fives 
Hoping our faith revives 
That assurance can never come
So we look for any crumb 
Until our death arrives 

It's usually in autumn 
We feel a little numb 
But with a little knowledge 
We can avoid death's ledge 
I am certain of this wisdom 

Living on the edge
That's certainty's wedge 
Spirituality's birth 
That's happens on this earth
If we take that pledge 

No limit is in certainty's girth
Your purpose you must unearth
I am certain 
We should be certain
We all have our worth 


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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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