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Dark Sonnet #2 (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

I am extremely powerless for you 
This submissive game isn't new 
When I pick you up out of the dark 
You bring me down like a shark 

I am miserable with the desire 
To set our desperate lives on fire 
Burning for your love over and over 
Damn, I wish I had a four-leaf clover 

This sonnet is second just like me
You are first but that you can't see
I want to be done with you forever 
Your manipulation of my heart is clever 

You mock what my heart has to say 
This is just my feelings on display


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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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