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.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Consolation (Rachel Jackson- Lafayette, LA)

Consolation is a rocking motion.
You hold someone and sway them
     back and forth
     back and forth
Until they remember being a baby
And the comfort of rocking (being rocked)
In someone's arms.

What if no one consoled them
as a helpless crying child?

What if no chest served as a pillow?

What happens then
When they're asked to call upon
These long ago memories
Of comfort and consolation?

Consolation becomes an unreasonable request.
A demand to fetch water
from a dry, dry well.

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