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.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Too Much For One Person (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

There are people I know
Who seem to have experienced
Way too many hardships
For one lifetime.

If reincarnation is real
(And I do believe it’s real)
These people, obviously,
Don’t have many lives left.

The lessons I learn,
From the lessons they learn,
Is how to best be a
Support system.

I am kind enough to care,
Understanding enough to make sense of their experience,
And resilient enough, especially resilient enough,
To weather their setbacks.

Because, when I choose to become
A Shoulder to cry on, a Hand to hold,
An Ear to listen, or a Mouth to console,
I also take on a piece of what they’re going through.

I am a leader
And a nurturer
By showing others
How to take care of themselves.

Sometimes, I feel like it’s too much for one person.
But, all of the time, I accept it as my life’s work.

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