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, August 28, 2013

I Forgive Myself (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)


I
forgive
myself

For the abuse that was and was not my fault that I held onto

I
forgive
myself

For the all the opportunities to better myself that I didn’t take

I
forgive
myself

For trying to kill my soul alone instead of expressing it with my community

I
forgive
myself

For keeping my faith in God to myself when I shoulda been shouting it

I
forgive
myself

Because I could never love myself nor anyone else if I didn’t forgive myself

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