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, October 20, 2013

My Back Yard (Barry Sons-Berwick, LA)

The tugboat’s lights break the darkness of the night against the black silhouette of
distant cypress. I on Papa’s knee, while he sang to me; I was barely out of diapers.

The moonlit swells, like buttery mercury, roll gently to the bulk headed bank.
Our boat dancing to a waltz, moored safely to the wharf; while the large oak tree
to the left of me hangs gracefully over its planks.

Papa’s left arm wrapped around me, his song in my right ear. On my right
shoulder his thick rough hand calloused and hard. His chest rises against my back with
‘ Climb upon my knee Sonny Boy’. No levee can ever block this view of my back yard.

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