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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weighted Down Blues (Rachel Jackson, Lafayette, LA)

Who's that face outside my window,
Thought that you was dead and gone.
Why's your face outside my window,
I thought that you was dead and gone.
Yeah I thought I'd left you back there,
                                    but I
Feel you hangin' on.

Seen so many folks slide under,
Seen 'em slip on further away.
Watched too many folks slide under
Yes I watched them all slip away.
By the time I saw them slippin',
                        they done
Too far in to save.

Well my steps sometimes grow heavy,
Pavement crumbles 'neath my feet.
Yes my steps grow oh so heavy,
Pavement crumbles 'neath my feet.
Its the weight of all them people
                        I still
Carry on with me.

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