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.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Sin and Forgiveness (Blake Bumpus, Lafayette, LA)


When I was a believer,
whenever I would commit a sin,
I would contemplate on why
what I did was bad, what
I could learn from it, and
how to fix the problem and/or
avoid further punishment/complications.
I would acknowledge this to God
by saying “please forgive me”.
As a college student many years later,
whenever I do something that
hurts another or myself
I contemplate on why it
was bad and how to fix
the problem.
Afterwards I’ll attempt to
forgive myself by saying
“it’ll be alright” or “you’re only human”
or “you’ll do better”.
Nothing much has changed
since when I was ten
to when I was twenty.
Basic thought patterns,
habits, and neurotic tendencies
are the same.
But I don’t recognize
my past life, I don’t see
how they can be connected,
how friendships and relationships
grow and die and how beliefs
and opinion fluctuate,
but I know I’m the same person
because the fears
never do,
the fears never change,
and I’ll always hope
there is a savior
above.

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