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.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Simple Song of Mouse & Sky (Rachel Jackson-Lafayete, LA)
(set to simple chords)
Little mouse staring at a round yellow moon;
“Is it small and close or big and far away?”
He thinks to himself as he ponders the moon,
“Yes I believe I'd like to visit it one day.
Here on Earth I've got this hole in the ground.
It's comfy and all but I feel my time's running out.”
The river runs high on the days that I
am feeling washed about and waterlogged down.
They tend to be accompanied by tears and raindrops.
From the sky and my eyes they work their way out.
So many things remain that I didn't get to say,
And my memories of you get just a bit cloudier,
a bit hazier everyday.
Me and Mr. Mouse,
We like to drink coffee and discuss the clouds.
I don't understand every word that he says but
that's nothing new
it's nothing different to me.
In so many ways I don't understand everything.
All the great notions on the stars and the skies
Are just guesses the astronomers make.
I caught them discussing the new theory on Mars
Over whiskey and a line of cocaine.
Whatever their thoughts are I'll consider as I consider my own.
The truth is most likely a blend of it all, of the many versions you and I have known.