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.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shallow Pool (For Samuel Jones) (Louis Toliver Jr- Swartz, LA)

     If you think diving into the shallow end of the pool is hard, try dying there. It’s much worse. I haven’t experienced it. But I’ve stood and watched others die. I was so scared to dive in because, I thought I would hit my head and knock myself unconscious. I feel horrible often. If I had just eased myself down the steps into the water, I would have learned I needed no floaters. I could have stood up in those shallow waters. I could have reached out and pulled those to safety I watched drown in shallow pool, when they had no idea all they had to do was stand up. I feel so horrible. But I can be a better lifeguard. I can safely guide those, who want to dive into life, towards the deep end. It’s not as dangerous as it seems.

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