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My Pretty Insecurities (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

Is my skin too dark for this job?

Do I have the right smile for this gig?

Am I the right height for this show?

Is my hair too coarse for that hat?

My body, my eyes
Imperfection I despise
These questions, these lies
I’m all caught in compromise

Should I change up this stanza?

Don’t bring attention to the art, fool

Wait, am I a boy caught in beauty?

No, you’re a girl caught in brawn

The voices from my pen speak
Many of them care what you think
They are both friends and foes
I wish I had the power to choose sides

And now he sees my pretty insecurities

Should I ask him what’s my worth?

My insides brought outside for auction

I want to hold my breath, but can I?

My cab to tomorrow has arrived
I’m not sure I can pay the fare
On life, I don’t think I’ve thrived
But do you really even care?


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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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