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 3, 2013

The Curse of Being Really Good (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

People don't think you need the same things as them
When you're a person that's really good.
In fact, they think you need less.
"He has it all!" they think to themselves,
Not realizing that everyone else feels the same way:
All admiration and no empathy.
"Why do they think this way?" I ask myself,
Face pressed up against the glass,
As I watch them kiss, hug, and be imperfect together.
I'm imperfect, too.
But golden auras make people feel poor,
So I can only hope that someone with perspective comes along.
Someone who sees that I do my best.
That my aura is, in fact, yellow
And that my halo is actually an onion ring.

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