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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Timidity (Rachel Jackson-Lafayette, LA)

I made a concoction once
of lemon juice & milk & salt.
Drank it down in attempt to lose my timidity.

The ingrediants had no reasoning
          no known innate powers.
Their mixture was unthought-out,
It was a silly plan of escape,
           a silly hope,
           a silly liquid potion to dissolve the thick shell around me.

I tried to speak louder the next day,
  tried deliberating my movements a little less
  tried to end the muteness I was known for.
It seemed that lemon juice & milk & salt
                   made no difference.

But strangely enough they did.
One day,
just six years later,
     the potion kicked in.                     

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