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, August 18, 2013

Wounded Birds (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

I like to intervene to end the suffering
Of a broken wing
And a shredded feather.

I can't help it: I'm a healer at heart
And I'm drawn to those
I know I can help.

Their feathers are different,
But their songs are the same:
They hurt from the inside- out.

So I give them a bird bath,
And bird house with some bird feed,
And they fly again

Mostly away.

A tear glides down my face when
I allow myself to ponder
The transient nature of these relationships.

But I'm a healer at heart.
And knowing that these birds now have the choice to fly away,
reminds me that I've played my part. . . 

So that they can continue to play theirs.

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