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, November 10, 2013

You Hold Me Together (Madison Elizabeth Holland-Lafayete, LA)

My pieces lay scattered on the floor Pale red amber freckles Jagged oozing emotion My fingers fall apart before I can even hold myself together When I look at you And see your raw self Vulnerable and open and real I see the same as me: Broken and falling around yourself You and I look at each other And simply see someone That we cannot help but love I must love you, you can’t help but love me We are compelled and drawn to each other Indescribably and undeniably I gather you up Hold the pieces of you to my chest I will never let any little cracked bit Escape my loving hands Because I will always keep you close Collect your tears and problems Hold you together And love you until you are ok Even if it takes forever. I promise this because I love you And because you’ve always done the same For me.

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