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, June 12, 2013
Abused Me (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)
I let you call me names that I never was. I let you convince me that you knew who I was better than me. I let you abuse me because I had no idea what love was. You were my first so I gave you all of me, first. You spoiled me for the worse. I had no way to protect myself from you. You had infected me. You had abused me. My stomach turns because I allowed it. I can not judge myself though, because I didn’t know any better. I hadn’t been trained in love. You used up all of my love and my spiritual tank fell to empty. But I had to learn that even though you made me feel expired, I had no expiration date. Little did you know abused me wasn’t all there was to the strong me.