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, April 5, 2013

I've Lost a Lot of Wait (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

Pounds of time and
Inches of my life
Have been lost by my obsession over wait.
My wait:
The period of time I have to endure
Before I can admit that I am worthy.
Worthy of love,
Worthy of companionship, and
Worthy of fulfillment.
But weight. . .
How much of this wait is self-imposed?
How much of this wait stems from
My denial of the Prizes of Life?
Only I could put a stop to myself.
I'm done with weighting.
I have decided.

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