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Louisiana Words Writer Review: Bisqitta Tells the Truth about LGBTQIA Culture

Love Is Life's Blood (Jason Smith - Lafayette, LA)

You are my hearts desire, You have lit my fire.
All that has happened between us, Has made me believe in trust.
I do not know what to do, All I know is I still love you.
Only with you have I found true love, For only you have become my morning dove.
Please tell me that we still have a chance, That you with me will always be true romance.
However, as in life there is no real answer to love, Just that you are its life’s blood.

INTRODUCING HEADLINER: Through the Tears (Steve Duhon - Carencro, LA)

When I find myself alone in the pain. When I feel like I have absolutely no one to turn to. When I wish the hurt would stop. When I don't know what to do. When I feel completely lost. When my eyes just won't stop welling up. When I don't want to bother anyone with my hurt, my pain. When I know that everyone has other responsibilities. I don't want to interrupt them with my hurt. When I have thought about all of the ways to make the hurt stop. When I am tired of putting on my strong face for others to see. When I am tired of the tears welling up, filling already soggy eyes. When I am tired of the tears, tears that roll non-stop over my cheeks. When I don't want to hurt the ones that I love the most. When it seems like those who are supposed to love me don't get who I am. When no one has any idea of the pain my smile hides. When I am worried about being forever labeled by others. When I am the one that everyone counts on for strength. When I never show any weak…

Rhythms & Visions: Bisquitta Stevens (Alexander Roussel - Lafayette, LA)

Rhythms & Visions: Black Roses (Ben LaCour - Baton Rouge, LA)

Louisiana Words Summer 2019: Day 3 - Creatively Expressing Religion in Louisiana

Louisiana Words History: James Leland Ludeau III (The Rebel with the Right Cause) & Words of Acadiana

In March 2013, photographer, James Leland Ludeau III, emerged as the biggest supporter of Louisiana Words and had already contributed many poems to the blog because of its initial focus as an outlet for the freedom of self-expression. When Louisiana Words merged with Acadiana Pride Festival, the focus of building the festival became the mission of Louisiana Words and Louisiana Words: The Series, started by President, Louis Toliver Jr, and Vice President, Ted A. Richard. James was the primary helper getting the word about the public reading series together with Louis. James equally matched Louis's passion. James saw Louisiana Words as a wonderful opportunity to help people express themselves, but wasn't aware that this would be the core platform to launch awareness of Acadiana Pride Festival. Louis had formally assumed position of Acadiana Pride President at this point. Thus neither Louis nor James expected the building of the festival to overshadow the initial mission of Louis…

Louisiana Words Writer Review: Painter/Writer, Barry Sons/Allstar #3 (3 of 3)

Waiting on a Date - (Harvey LeBeouf - Kaplan, LA)

Wanting to go out on a perfect date
Waiting to find that someone
Learning you have to trust fate
Searching for that someone
Trying to rush everything in life
Rushing into bed with someone
In the end will only cause you strife
Be patient waiting for that someone
Remember all that will happen is already written
Learn everything you can about someone
Wait until your heart pulls and you are truly smitten
Don’t rush into bed with someone
Live like you believe in everything you have felt
Get to know the heart of someone
Love like you believe this is the best hand you ever been dealt
Be in unison and harmony with someone
The path you walk is the path you are supposed to be on
Don’t doubt yourself or question the reason.

Louisiana Words Commercial (2.2) - L.O.V.E.

HEADLINER: She Struggles (Cj Avory - Lafayette, LA)

She Struggles
She goes back and forth
In and out of emotions
Awake one minute
Dreaming away the day
In the next
A paroxysm one moment
Rocking steady in the next
Its all crap one minute
And then the world
Is beautiful again
She struggles but
At least she's not afraid
To say what she feels
When she feels it
It may be all crap today
But tomorrow she will be okay

Rhythms & Visions: Langston Hughes (Alexander Roussel - Lafayette, LA)

Rhythms & Visions: Ride on King Jesus (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

Louisiana Words Presents Our 8th Allstar: Harvey LeBeouf

Louisiana Words (Summer 2019) is the Biggest Premiere Week EVER!

Here's everyone's free ticket to a hot summer of Louisiana writers & artists! Don't miss out! Use it!

Louisiana Words: Pledge to Louisiana (Summer 2019}

I pledge my allegiance to Louisiana. I will embrace what makes me and my state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are just as smart as hem. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. I pledge that I will do whatever I can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. We I ain’t giving up easily. I will socialize in the real world just as well as I do on the social media…in hopes to organize us and the real world that we live effectively.

Louisiana Flag Raised for Summer Season 2019 (Louisiana Social Pledge Above)!