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High School Division
Louisiana begins with history To others our culture is a mystery Our swamps lay low While men are playing the banjo
Our famous tree is cypress pine The tree sits while the vines intertwine Mardi Gras is what we claim as ours We party the night away wasting hours Family always comes first Crème Brule is our famous dessert Sweet tea is our water Every summer it’s gradually getting hotter Our kids run the woods without any shoes We always jam to the old blues Care Free is our middle name Everyone parties over a football game
With everything we do we show respect When it comes to our opinion we’re very direct
With every ingredient of food we express it with love Once in everyone’s life they pick up a baseball glove
When it’s sunset we stare at God’s creation in the air Everyone gathers around when it’s the county fair
We treat close friends as a brother or sister When we’re fishing we stare into the bayou and watch it glister
We are known as country hillbillies With every food we cook it comes with a side of chili We know that we are definitely blessed Our state is forever the best
From the Author: This poem embodies the culture and smooth, slow pace of North Louisiana.
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