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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Life's a Pearl Necklace (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

My life's a pearl necklace
Pretty as can be.
Glossy outside
And sand inside,
Like an hourglass on a string.

I have many pearls in my necklace
And I'm sure there are more to come.
Some from laughing
And from crying,
Some from being so dumb.

But what I've learned from my pearl necklace
Is that it wasn't always made of pearls.
It took the pressure of me living
For that miracle to unfurl.

If I had let chance rule me
And gave into life's demands,
I wouldn't have my pearl necklace.
I'd just have a handful of sand.

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