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Setbacks (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

I feel a shadow following me.

It's like nothing else.

People tell me leave Louisiana like the soil is poisoned.

Musicians are grown here.

Get out.

Just go!

Rich people's solutions to poor people's problems.

I'm honestly afraid for whether or not I'll have a place to stay.

I've been on my own for years, but this is different.

Like when my grandmother found out she had to raise me.

My aunt gone, my mother gone.

And me, a baby left behind.

A third daughter to raise.

The constant terror she must have felt living on a fixed income.

Still cleaning houses for people who found nothing amusing about me coming with her.


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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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