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, September 8, 2013

Make Me (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)

For some reason,
You're under the impression,
Taking all the credit,
Telling all who'd listen,
That you made who I am today.

I may be under forty,
But when it comes to confrontation,
I'm Old School.

Call me an orthodontist,
'Cause I'm here
To straighten some things out, see

Did not make me.

You say
That with my success
You were instrumental.
When really,
You were just a guitar pick.

You like to think that
You gave me a
Platform for attention
When all of these people
Can already see me.

You seem to truly believe
That my terra cotta form
Is the result
Of you scooping up some clay
And patting your hands together. No,

Did not make me.

You did not
Lay down
With my father
Approximately nine months before
February 24, 1991.

So don't you ever again
Cheat me
By suggesting that
I didn't have to
In order to learn
The lessons
That led me to

Know better,
Do better,
Be better,
Have better!

So for now on
You need to
Act like
You knew me
Before today, because

Did not make me!

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