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 7, 2013

Paper Cranes (Madison Elizabeth Holland- Lafayette, LA)

paper cranes and aero-planes
above us there is only sky
pondering the clouds so high
like mountains without tops
paper cranes and hurricanes
there is no gas and no relief but people smile through their grief
and move on with their lives
paper cranes and window panes
people stop and look inside
and wonder why we run and hide
living in a glass house
paper cranes and summer rains
flowers bloom in vibrant hues
and everyone has lost their blues
dancing in the lazy sun
paper cranes and aches and pains
tell me, doctor, what is wrong?
Inside your heart there is a song
who will want to hear it?
paper cranes and other things
are sitting in a pile
who will want them now you’re gone
and dead for quite a while?

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