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, July 7, 2013

Just Add Water (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

"Just add water!"
The box of Aunt Jemima boasts
With its equally proud mascot
Grinning with her politically correct afro.

I'm sorry,
But trading quality
For expediency
Is not a marker of who I am.

Not for something that matters, anyway.

Whenever I cook for someone important,
I want to melt the butter,
I want to crack some eggs,
And I don't mind doing a little extra and waiting a little longer.

It's how I show that I care.

So while just adding water
May be convenient and fast,
I want to be the one
To take credit for our fulfillment--

Not some mammy on a box.

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