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
I Should Have Left You (Louis Toliver Jr, Swartz LA)
We weren’t lovers. We weren’t friends. Though we “tried” to be. You knew that I was scared to stay with you. You knew I wanted to leave but you convinced me to stay. You told me that we could make “us” work. I would do my way and you would do your way. How could I have ever believe that mentality would have ever lead down to the path of “us.” But, how can I blame you for making me stay when I could have left? How could I blame you for my weakness then, when I should thank you for my strength now? You were not really there then and you are not really there now. I was just me "there," wherever I was. That is all that matters. And I know that now.