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.


Friday, June 14, 2013

On Being a Diabetic (Rachel Jackson, Lafayette, LA)



As if they weren't tough enough, the normal ups and downs of life
The ups and down of blood sugar will further multiply the strife

It's a long and bumpy road the diabetic must traverse
Throughout the journey you need to pee and nothing can quench your thirst

It's rising agitation after milkshakes and potatoes
No jam or syrup at breakfast, for you it's plain ole' toast

Overestimate your dose and soon the see-saw hurdles down
You can't comprehend the world because its spinning round and round

Most of the time your lips just go numb, which might not seem so bad
Articulating words becomes that talent you never had

It's comparable to drunkenness but not so satisfying
It's being on a roller coaster that no one else is riding

Although I speak of this disease with tones of aggravation
Let me not forget to share my sinecerest appreciation

While the ups and downs and shots and stabs may tire my weary head
Had I been born a century ago, I'd certainly be dead


My stomach is quite full at times, but I must eat some more
Then when dinner time has come,

You cannot quit eating just because your stomach's feeling full
You have got to follow formulas and carbohydrate rules

Cookies, muffins, cakes and tarts are obviously not advisable
But who would think that beer and bananas 

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