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.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rising Hope (Annette Redmond Walters-Lafayette, LA)


"Rising Hope"

With my face in the ground
despair had risen into me
Losing hope, thinking I was bound
I felt I did not have strength to be

The wind then whistled a whispering sound
I hold my breath and open my eyes to see
My first glimpse of hope, winged and crowned
stood before me and asked me not to flee

Only then did I breathe a new scent
darkness cleared and I stumbled not again
I noticed soon, a light above, perfectly bent
into my heart, I savored all the love within

I looked upon another fallen face imprint
covered him with lilies and saw his darkness thin
When he began to rise, I felt I had been sent
to relay a cherished hope, one day he would win

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