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, October 7, 2013

Open Road Journey (Marlon D Bourque-Lafayette, LA)

Imagine a multicolored sea of helmets,
nervously fidgeting with clanging pedals.
Anxiety ridden enthusiasts sit in wait,
as the start signal wanes feverishly near.

Seemingly underway time has elapsed,
as the morning dew drops slowly fade.
Texas open-air is alive with promise,
that of rich pines accented cumulus sky.

Ribbons of lined asphalted pavement,
meander in the distance toward the horizon.
Shouts of “ passing on left “ become fewer,
as the therapeutic solitude engulfs your senses.

Methodical rhythms of each tire revolution,
becomes like a fuel to fire the finish line momentum.
Amidst the challenge of steep upward grades,
comes the fascination of the near weightless downhill.

Alas the period of glory is approaching,
as tired, aching, exhausted muscles sense rest.
Completion of the arduous task behind,
the physical body sensation is pure rush of “ high “.

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