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.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Freckle Face (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

I didn't always have freckles.
My face used to be like
What most would call an ideal day:
Not a cloud.
But that was when I was very young.
I like to think that
For every lesson learned,
There is a freckle earned--
Making my face a country sky
Where stars lend themselves to
Imagination and
As I mentally connect the dots.
I search for evidence of Pisces,
Cancer, and Gemini.
I found Orion's Belt easy (right cheek).
I sometimes wonder if
When others look into my face,
They can see the heavens, possibility, and opportunity that I do.
The right one will.
And when he wishes upon my stars, I will grant him the universe
That is me.

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