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, August 29, 2013

Grown-ass Man (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

You're a
Grown-ass man.
Yet, you expect me
To maintain a petri dish,
Efforting a self-contained culture,
Of your feelings
As if
They are my responsibility
And not yours.

You're a
Grown-ass man.
But instead of seeking others' points of view,
You behave like a statue:
Immobile, attached to the proximate, stubborn—
Demanding that all,
In turn,
Walk over
And stand beside you.

You are a
Grown-ass man.
However, rather than showing grace through maturity,
You flip maturity inside-out by throwing tantrums, instigating fights,
And acting out everything below
The age of 22.
Well, I'm not dabbing your corners
Or wiping your ass—

You're a grown-ass man.
Now go do what grown men do.

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