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Original Words (Harvey LeBeouf - Kaplan, LA)

At a time in life when everyone is watching what you say
Be original with your words
Don’t watch what you say, instead speak your mind
Be inspirational with every breath
Speak from your heart, whisper from your soul
Be an outlaw, have wild thoughts and dreams
Make time to have conversations with your loved ones
Be the person you dream about being
At a time in life where originality is rare
Speaking from your heart and soul will set apart
Be the breath that God gave you

The Tree Holding Back the Sea (Barry Sons - Berwick, LA)

I am the tree holding back the sea.
Could you find in your hearts to stand with me?
The last defense I am, for the marsh around my feet.

Stop the building. Stop rerouting waters flow.
Stop the levees, let them go.

What kills me?
If the river is not silting, it’s eroding. Ignorance, greed, the quick buck, arrogance, levees, spillways, damns, too much salt water is killing me. 

The physics plain and simple, more marsh less catastrophe.
I am the tree holding back the sea; stand together and fight with me.
I give you life, give back, I plea. I am the tree holding back the sea.

Letting Go (James Leland Ludeau III - Lafayette, LA)

i hope that you are resting quietly
and that you've found the peace you never could in life
in stillness i've found my voice
i've found a way to let go of you
found my flame
finding a way to quiet my ego
and know realness
i'm changing
so i am putting you in my past
i can't have you in "today"
i've made my peace with that
so i will try to keep your legacy alive
by being the best man i can be
i'll honor you with my being
i used to be so angry when people suggested i should learn to let you go
and now i have learned
and in the absence of anger grew my peace
so i am putting you in my past
i can't have you in "today"
i've made my peace with that
so i will try to keep your legacy alive
by being the best man i can be
i'll honor you with my being
i used to be so angry when people suggested i should learn to let you go
and now i have learned
and in the absence of anger grew my peace

Rhythms & Visions: Father and Son (Berwick, LA)

Rhythms & Visions: Is it Now? (Catrina Crowe - Ruston, LA)

Don’t Forget to Support Sasha Massey (Louisiana Words Allstar #7)

Rhythms & Visions: Sweet Little Jesus Boy (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

All of Us (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

We have so few days to be good to people. No matter how hard they work against an established pattern or what little good they acknowledge in themselves. What remains is that while we live and learn we have to keep teaching. The choice to help the poor or shame them can be taught.  Aside from biases set up to defeat black and brown people we have what seem to be the same chances as anyone. It’s a bitter thing to live every day with the stress of fear and exclusion, but when we choose good it makes the world better. People folding up like lawn chairs for a lie they were sold are just as likely to turn away and accomplish true good in the world. Hate, poverty, and the violence and limitation of rights of women are not ‘us or them’ problems. They are Human problems. We can solve them. We can heal the world if we work together for good. To protect children. To grant every access to a full education of their home, our world which further enriches and improves the future they will grow up i…

She Sees (Madison Elizabeth Holland - Lafayette, LA)

She sees people
Walking in lines, shuffling past her constantly
She's alone in her bed, in her head
To any glancing eye
But she sees people, not ones she recognizes
Just people on their way, like herself
She wants to follow but she's not quite ready yet
She's tired, so tired, and most days now the fog doesn't clear away
The cobwebs growing thicker
They confuse her and she doesn't know what to do
Surrounded by the people she loved
She's all alone, facing the end
But for the little girl 
Who sat with her, laid in bed with her
After days of not being able to see the little girl's face
Last night, the girl turned around 
She didn't recognize her, yet a part of her knew why she was there
Until the end, unknown until right before she begins to cross over
A silent sentinel, 
Soon, she knows
She'll get out of her bed
On her broken legs
She'll join the throngs of people
And together they'll walk towards
What comes next.

Expectations (Harvey Lebeouf - Kaplan, LA)

Is this true? Can it really be?
I can’t wait for us to finally meet.
Everytime we talk I crack a smile.
I’m hoping you and this feeling stay a while.
In my dreams we met before.
Your eyes lit up as I walked across the floor.
High expectations this might be.
But I sure as hell can’t wait to see.

Acceptance (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

Sitting in our spot Pulling each flower Petal by petal  “He loves me. He loves me not. “
Sitting for hours  Pushing each dream together  Breath by breath “He hates me. He hates me not.”
Before I knew it There I was  Sitting in a pool of petals Center of our path The one we used to dance 
Accepting me not Wind made me stand up I slow dancing around our path Following each petal he left behind  Leading each breathe in front of him
I circled around and stood Wind blew the petals around me  When I looked at our spot There I was looking back  Accepting me

Louisiana Words Presents Our 7th Allstar Sasha Massey

Being the 1st singer to bring her talents to Louisiana Words, Sasha has never had a place she felt she could not only sing, but also express her passion for expressing the triumphs and failures of pursuing her dream of singing. Making her appearance in Fall 2018, she is the fastest writer to go from the Newcomer to Allstar in the history of Louisiana Words. She is now also the lead singer of Rhythms and visions. She is currently in the process of becoming the first Director of Music for our Louisiana Words family. Let’s welcome Sasha to our family and give her the support she needs to showcase her singing/writing for Louisiana!

The 2nd Half of Allstar Reveals Scorch Up the Next Chapter of Louisiana Words!


Because we are polishing our content to have the structure that it deserves to go in the direction of our new opportunities,  we will be re-starting LouisianaWords on Mother’s Day with a very, very, very special Louisiana Words introduction! Follow us family!