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.


Monday, February 18, 2013

The Legend Foretold (Annette Redmond-Lafayette, LA)



I had a dream, I say,
that the wintry cold
would soon move in today.
Make the legend old
and carry it away.
Noble gods be told,
the freeze is here to stay.
Though heroes fought bold,
the iciness won’t sway.
May all eyes behold,
the sky is turning grey.
And as dreams are sold,
all hope and faith does fray.
Wicked storms unfold,
while we can only pray
for mercy to hold,
kissing goodbye to May
and all things of gold.
The rain first starts to play,
thunders manifold
and lightening sends her ray
to shake Earth’s threshold.
All the stars gone astray,
winds whip down to scold
All signs shut out of day,
just as dreams foretold.
It seems the world will pay,
fighting off the mold.
Though I feel a new way,
bare and unparrolled.
Bravely, the vise I slay,
into dusk I strolled,
keeping evil at bay,
a horned brute I polled.
I heard its anguished bray.
As senses enfold,
in wait of more soothsay,
may justice uphold
and hell not find its prey.
Above dark clouds rolled,
such like an old cliché.
Mine armies bifold
to dance war’s sad ballet.
Strong and overbold,
against the fiends we flay.
Our swords we grab hold,
of devils we hearsay.
Stories now retold,
vengeance won’t delay.
Nothing we’ll withhold
nor will strength decay.
This land won’t be tolled,
courage we’ll portray.
We stand centerfold
and while rivals dismay,
my people remold.

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