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 21, 2013

YELLOW BAYOU - (Barry Sons-Berwick, LA)

In 1957, I was 11 years old. Hurricane Audrey had passed
and the nutrias had taken hold. So Papa took us to Yellow Bayou to kill
the thirty pound rats. Yellow Bayou was the sublime to the ridiculous of that.
Sitting on the hold of the Bond, before the violet cracked the dawn,
facing due east, the sun shot, in thirty breaths……….the violet gone.
Racing on the water a shinning ribbon of gold, the warm light hit my face
and burned into my soul. It was just a sunrise after all, how important could it be?
Well two things happened that day that changed my future for me.
My Papa knew who I was and there are thing called wet dreams.

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