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.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Words (Rachel Jackson- Lafayette, LA)

When I write of desperation, desperation plagues my mind
If only beauty I acknowledge, to the real I must be blind.

Though I wish that joy and anguish on a middle ground could meet,
I cannot help but seeing the written word as too concrete.

It varnishes the thoughts I would rather left unsaid.
Their beauty, found in vagueness, in written form is dead.

For poets and for novelists I applaud without restraint
But my own thoughts, I better say with canvas and with paint.

The message of the strokes and shades to the viewer may seem obscure.
But to the painter, wordless expression, is expression at its most pure.

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