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.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Paternity (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

His eyes looked just like mine,
Only sadder:
Crystal clear and
Dark, dark.

The clarity of his eyes
Betrayed the validity of his alcoholism.
Tired livers often make eyes yellow
Like old sheets of paper.

Not that I knew that then, 
Young enough to be a single digit.
He crouched down to me
Clutching a twenty dollar bill as offering.

I guess twenty dollars
Was suppose to make up for years missed--
And then some
As I would later find out.

I knew who he was:
My mother told me stories. . .
Horror stories,
But stories nonetheless.

When he looked into my eyes,
I could tell that he had much more to say.
But for the first time, he saw me.
Therefore, he had finally recognized himself and could no longer speak.

So, 

He rubbed my big ol' head, told me to be good,

And left.

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