The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our 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 smarter than them. 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. We pledge that we will do whatever we 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. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shout Out to Mystery (Katherine Stelly Watson-Lafayette, La) "


Here's to the mystery man sitting in the corner
I saw him looking blindly
Not knowing I was staring from the opposite direction

He couldn't notice me
I was bound by the bar stool under the bleak light
No attention was on me except for the swirling smoke

Here's to the booth and the barstool

Here's to the mystery of our relationship
Starting off as oglers
then to friends
then to committed contestants in the game of barflying

Here's to the booth and the barstool

Here's to the mystery of The Bulldog
How I found my husband there
Well, that's a miracle

Here's to the mystery of love and commitment

Here's to the booth and the bar stool
Where roaming eyes became a mysterious matrimony and a solved case of love.

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