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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Louisiana Sunshine (NIcholas O'neal Wilcox-Baton Rouge, LA)

Yesterday I needed you, where were you? Why must you always hide?
I know you’re there. Concealed behind your blanket of vast clouded skies.
Last night I lay my heavy head down, praying to wake to your colorful ecstasy.
This morning I woke to feeling your partial presence. 
But still not seeing your genuine splendor. 
Let me see you! Let me love you…
Just as I turn to leave, I feel your absolute warmth.
A warm hug. A fiery and passionate kiss on my neck. 
You’ve stepped out and made yourself known to us, I knew you would do it!
I stroll outside to see the joys you’ve brought every soul in this city.
Immeasurable joy. Illuminated love.
You have done it, you have made everyone’s day.
You have now gone to sleep before the rest of us, and the next day has come in a heartbeat.
Darkness. Wetness. Humidity. Fog. 
But still, the voices are ringing about the day of perfection you gave us previously. 
We don’t harvest resentment; we still adore you equally as much.
You still have your fame, no need to be shy, friend. 
I lay my head down now, optimistic that you’ll soon return to my side. To illuminate my future

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