Our dear friend Todd-Michael St. Pierre was gracious enough to allow us to use his beautiful poem “Louisiana Pride” on our Website. It is only fitting that he would be the very first to be featured in the relaunch of the “Friends of Lovin’ Louisiana” blog series , in honor of his commitment to our Lovin’ Louisiana! “Louisiana Pride” is the perfect description of the Louisiana we love so much and Todd-Michael did a wonderful job of portraying our feelings through his writing even though he didn’t have us in mind when he wrote it. We hope you will take the time to explore his Facebook, Website and Amazon pages. He has a wealth of Louisiana recipes, poetry and children’s books available for your enjoyment! We hope you enjoy and share with others.
Todd-Michael St. Pierre, Cajun/Creole Foodie and south Louisiana native, is the author of popular cookbooks, like Taste of Tremé and The Southern Po’Boy Cookbook! And of Children’s picture books, including, Who Dat Night Before Christmas, Fat Tuesday: LA Chatte Noire, Makin’ Groceries and The Crawfish Family Band! He has served as a judge for The Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest and has developed recipes for Cooking Light magazine.
Todd-Michael’s books have been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Denver Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Meal, Southern Living Magazine, Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine and on AOL Food. He also contributes, as a writer, to elementary and middle-school textbooks published by Oxford University Press. His website is LouisianaBoy.com
~Todd-Michael St. Pierre Amazon page
She is a Lady; Her Treasures I’ve seen…
Steamboats and Bonfires and Creole Cuisine!
Strawberries and Seafood, Sugarcane and Rice,
Mardi Gras, Cotton and Hot Cajun Spice!
Marshlands and Campgrounds, Bayous and Beaches,
Melons, Pecans and don’t forget peaches!
She’s the Belle of the Ball! What else can I say?
She’s magic and music and Cafe au Lait!
Down by the levee near a plantation gate…
Where pirogues drift and festivals wait!
She’s Spanish-Moss Mornings, A place I know well…
A walk by the River, a distant church bell!
She’s Saints and Sinners! Indulgent yet, Divine…
A lot more fun than the other 49!
She’s Zydeco, Gospel, She’s Blues and She’s Jazz…
Just something about her no other state has!
It goes without saying; It’s a feeling inside…
Louisiana MY HOMELAND… Louisiana MY PRIDE!!!
By Todd~Michael St. Pierre