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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Strength (Samuel Jones~Bastrop, LA)

The maiden’s manicure pries open the jaws of a lion.

Beautiful and unyielding,
Her power does not negate her femininity.
The strength she represents is fixed by the card’s darkened border.
The maiden responds to my prompting with a headstand:
Am I to be weak?
Am I to allow the lion’s teeth to meet teeth with myself in between them?

My synapses then jumped from a rut:

What if the lion licks my palms because of my decision to let go?
What if strength turns out to be what I once considered to be weakness?
What if I’ve been weak all along by feeling the need to prove that I am strong?

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