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Words United: It's Global Union through creativity. We seek to enlighten each of our experiences around the whole world.
Words United, inspired by Louisiana Words (louisianawords.blogspot.com), seeks to push creative unity on the global scale. It is encouraged this way to help educate experiences insides and outside our mainland. Of course, this blog is in no way meant to make others feel they cannot participate. Even if you are not American please submit your words and expand this site into whatever direction necessary to enlighten the world. We don't have to be competitors; we could be family. If you are interested in submitting or asking questions: 1. You may email louisianawords@gmail.com 2. You may submit work via message to the Words United Facebook Page.

Friday, July 22, 2016

I Can't/We Can (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

I can’t be everyone
I can’t be everywhere
I am just one soul
What can I do on my own?
The doubting “I” looms
The power I need to succeed
Is hidden in my own fears
If only I could rise to the challenge

We can be everyone
We can be everywhere
We are all the souls
We can do ALL together
The assurance of “We” empowers
The power we need to succeed
Is unlocked in our own dreams
We can rise to the challenge

WTF United States? (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Justice is missing
When crime is rampant
Grocery stores full
Starving is for the homeless
Get rich with guns
Go broke for education
Aids, cancer, diseased fates
Cures dance around us
Politics uncovering neglect
Freedom frolicking in bondage
The promised land is united
But where is it? When is it?
No woman knows this dream
WTF United States?
You are so divided
You are so far from home

Friday, July 15, 2016

Down/Up (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Sometimes the course changes
The rollercoaster goes down
There’s children fallen in the desert
There’s a veteran begging in the street

A soul is low that hasn’t eaten God
Our words are just empty bowls
Waiting to be filled with our emotion
Being down never makes you full

But the rollercoaster goes sideways
Twisting and turning, for yearning

Sometimes the course changes
The rollercoaster comes up for air
The children use their imaginations
They make new green worlds, prosperity

A soul is high that’s had a bite of God
When the ride is near its end, we’re flying
Our words are filled with years of work
Keeping your head up will never let you down

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Republican/Democrat (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Republican

What about me?
“This” is mine. I kind of worked for it.
I’m not going to sit back
Well, maybe I will sit back
While those “other” folks
Come and take all the jobs
I don’t really want to work
One language is all we need
Do you Speak American?
I’m scared of the government
It’s important to have guns
I can’t hold an education in my hand
I want to be rich. Forget everyone else.

Democrat

What about us?
“This” is ours. We all kind of worked for it.
We ‘re not going to sit back
Well, maybe we will sit back
While those “privileged’ folks
Hold onto all the wealth
Every human has a fighting chance
Many languages is what we need
Do we speak Spanish?
We can trust in our government
It’s important to have an education
Riches can grow in our hands
We all must pay. Remember everyone else.

I Love You/I Hate You (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

I Love You

I’d be lost without you
My soul has never felt such beauty

Love is the best passion 
The very essence of our lives 

You are a glorious monument
One that I worship for sanity

I can’t help that I love you
But that is all I want to do


I Hate You

I’d be lost with you
My soul has never felt such ugliness

Hate is the worst passion
The very essence of our lies

You’re a vile wart on humanity
Causing me all kinds of insanity

I can help that I hate you
And that is all I want to do

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Nails in Bombs (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Let’s walk through the bloody debris
The dust has settled, lifeless bodies
There’s men and women and children
All races, all religions, all genders, ALL
Blood is on the hands of the ignorant
Yet all of humanity dies a little more
The threshold of life is challenged again
It is certain weapons have no regard for life
The means to kill is in front our faces
We no longer can deny evil exist in this world
A force on earth strictly meant to destroy
What’s less inhuman than destroying humans?
Putting nails in bombs to ensure death

Little Muslim Boy (of America) (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

So innocent, so sweet
Oh, I hope we do meet
So I can say, “You’re home!”
No longer will you need to roam
Little Muslim boy of America
Grab my hand let’s build America
Born here and American made
Love your character, don't be afraid
One day you will be a man
You will be as mighty as you can
My brother own your future
Our spirituality is like a suture
Our heritage is about freedom
The ability to rule this kingdom
You are a beautiful American hue
I’d like to say, “I love you!”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Actual Self (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

No one is looking at me right now
I can tuck away my projected self
Here in this poem lies remnants of me
Alone in this grey abyss called life
I am addicted to the anxiety of failure
Could a mutt like me possibly ever be pure?
Tough questions on my soulless brain
Or am I just tied of playing Hamlet
My father died long time ago on a bayou
Is it wrong that this makes me happy?
Tough questions on my soulless brain
Or am I just tired of playing dumb
I want to be a millionaire like Trump
I hate the fact that I’m a Hispanic
I hate I don’t know what that even means
Maybe I’m smarter than I think I am
My actual sellf, these remnants of me

Foster Love (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Picture is taken
Two lovely homes
Two fathers
Two mothers
Living in harmony
Each couple raising a child
Both homes fostered love
All took love seriously
The children were happy
They knew no shades to love
The fathers held their child
The mothers held their child
This is the picture taken
Normlacy and love

Pendulum (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

The pendulum swings back and forth
Santa is South and he wants to come North
People are crowded in the streets staring
The billboards read “Something for Sale”
A couple of sheep buy health insurance
The price of gas is down during this poem
Fear of terrorism is up during this poem
Religion spreads infectious messages
Educaton cures these awful diseases
The pendelum swings back
Everything here is related
The pendlum swings forth
The motion hypnotizes the soul

Monday, February 15, 2016

You Can Do It! (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Dream it
Lead lions
Build it
Move mountains
So press on
You got the power
Think daily
Write often
Grow up
Be mighty
So press on
You can do it!

The Divided States of America (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Destroyed principles from within
I hope the children will grow up
Voices call distrust in the distance
Interrupting ignorances prey now
Divided States of America do live
Emerging from the crisis of apathy
Divided we stand, divided we fall

Friday, February 12, 2016

Loud Silence (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

Shhh!
Your silence is loud

I hate the words
That feel silence
You do not feel
I am not filled

Shhh!

I am resting
In your emptiness
Because it is all I have
Silence keeps us stuck

In this life that we have


I Pledge Allegiance (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)

I pledge allegiance to a new rhythm
A reinvention of the American swagger

I pledge allegiance to more than just a flag
I pledge allegiance to the right to healthcare

I pledge allegiance to the right to education
And I pledge allegiance to human equality

Why, it’s a triumvirate, a spiritual foundation
Why don’t you think of this future with me?

Let the mighty dance floor teach us
Intelligence can be a hit radio station

But the rhythm of my pen is fiercer
And this two beat doesn’t have to rhyme

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gay Marriage (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

I can’t think of a better portrait of America than you
Myself, I think of, in the same way, so that makes two
I admire everything about your body and what’s inside
The best kept secrets, I know, in your heart, they hide
If I should ever choose between death and you, my life
That’d be easy cause I could never think of a better wife
Or vice versa, I could be your wife and that is true love
A true love in image, which comes from our GOD above
Pay no one attention, husband, focus on my loving words
Let the states stare, let them define love in confusing herds
I hope our love leaves their small governments whirled
We don’t need them in our America or our big, big world

So I am taking quick action and getting down on my knee
To tell you, husband, I want to get married and happily be

Monday, January 18, 2016

Second Class Citizen (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)


I pledge allegiance to the United States
The place that has led me to feel like
Just a second class citizen

Sisters are fighting wars “there”
While men, here, still doubt a woman as a strong leader
Just asecond class citizen

Brothers are fighting to love “here”
For a legal piece of paper that doesn’t even say, “I love you”
Just a second class citizen

Just a second (sometimes third) class citizen
That votes like I should

Just a second class citizen
That (for the most part) obey laws

We’re second-rate currencies
So our tax money isn’t good here

Fair and Balanced (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)



I was waiting for my oil to get changed
Just thinking about how to live the day
When the I looked at the TV, news on
A woman informing me about the USA
It wasn’t about anything I could relate
To, the unbalance and unfairness I saw
She talked about solutions for everything
Except the homeless, youth with guns,
Raped men, Brave woman, dead souls.
She couldn’t handle it, they can’t handle it
Republican strategist. Democrat too
(sigh) Poor independent  minds like us
We, True Americans, strive to be herders
Not the sheep, that’s the American way

Friday, January 8, 2016

Open Carry (Louis Toliver Jr. - USA/Austin, Texas)

Guns do not know love from hate 
They fire from fear or wrath
Bullets fly with grins or tears
We carry undoubtedly the result 


Are we open to the consequences?
Will Hate ever love real Love?
What is a gun without a human?
Will questions just fill my head?


Here, we are, carrying our lives
I just cannot see the justification
The certainty of life is this
No god ever used a gun  

Concealed Weapons (Louis Toliver Jr. - USA/Austin, Texas)

The Wild Wild West is dead 
Gun control is the only control 
No bullets flying just because 
No standoffs with drunkards
No duels to show off manhood 
No toys mistaken by the kids

The times have grown beyond measure 
The laws have remained childlike 
The wild wild west is dead 
Protection comes from the divine mind 
Conceal your weapon, my child 
There is no need to be afraid 


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Patriot Acts (Louis Toliver Jr - USA/Austin, Texas)



Four score and twenty hours ago
Grandmother and Grandfather cried
The War was drafting them into the chaos
Today a man is pointing an automatic rifle
Hope it’s for the purpose to protect
Maybe children should learn the fiddle
Steal from the rich and give to the poor
Why now isn’t that left of center
Robin Hood retired but Obama is around
Heroes are overrated by the media
They say lions can soar like eagles
What are we are these days but our actions