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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

September 2nd, 1962-an Addendum to Leaving Port (Barry Sons-Berwick, LA)

Coming to me to steal away,
the yellow flecks in your eyes glistening;
I’ve known the look since we were six.

Hidden from the world you take me
into the bow of the trawler.

The smell of the engine and cypress wood
mixed with the smell of you; I fall to my knees,
then you to mine.

Decked in flags and balloons,
her winning ribbon hoisted high in the wind.
The party above us to loud to hear our
Love come to fruition.

I dreamed it was acceptance but
It was your farewell.
I have loved you beyond the war that took you from me. 

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