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, July 18, 2013

Simplicidad (Simplicity) (Rachel Jackson- Lafayette, LA)

Creo sinceramente                                          I believe quite sincerely
que a veces es mejor                                       that at time it feels better
hablar un idioma                                               to speak in a language
que no sea tuyo.                                               that isn't yours.

A mí me cuesta más trabajo.                           It is harder for me.
El resultado es más simple.                            The result is simpler.
Pero las palabras que salgan                          But the words that come out
son sinceras, naturales.                                   are sincere, natural.

Sin palabras tan complejas                             Without complex words
Se tranquilizan mis ideas.                                My ideas become calmer.
Saben que lo complicado                                They know those too complicated 
Simplemente no diré                                         I simply won't say.

Digo lo sencillo.                                                I say simple things.
Lo digo sin decorarlo.                                       I say them without decoration.
Hablo como un niño,                                         I speak like a child,
como un niño muy listo.                                    like a very clever child.

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