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.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Step Of Reflection (Louis Toliver Jr)
As I climbed towards a light,
On the steps of my life given to me,
Struggle and weariness had compelled me to stop.
Though I was lacking might,
I ignored them and breathed freely.
Only through breathing could I make it to the top.
As I stood on this step before I went onward,
I felt compelled to look back.
The previous steps descended into a dark fiction.
Truth is what I wanted and why I must go forward.
Truth is my ambition to stay on track.
Under my feet, I found this step was named “Reflection.”
What I saw now on this step in myself,
I could not have seen then.
I looked up and the light in front of me made sense.
Fiction, with its struggle and weariness, had poisoned part of my self,
But the antidote of strength and patience always win.
I bring those two with me up the remaining steps as my defense.
As I left the step of Reflection, I knew that it would return.
It is the only step that repeats when you need to learn.