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 20, 2013

Voices (Vincent Pierre Cheramie- Lafayette, LA)

Descartes once said that “I think therefore I am”
but whenever the clanging of the morning bells
dull and diminish the thoughts in my mind
whenever i can’t even hear myself over
the crashing sirens of oncoming boats
outside voices right in my ear
a polluting fog blinding my path
As i leave my words behind
am i still the person i thought to be
am I?
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Too many thoughts and not enough paper
words reverberate harder, harder against my skull
an escape, a dignified retreat
to a place where I can breathe
And what if I cut down every forest
this Earth has ever born
And leave it barren
scavenging to save the spared
to write down so many thoughts, so many dreams
a scribe’s eternal duty by all means
Would that justify the salvation of my sanity
or am I being dragged to the bottom
by more than just gravity

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