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, December 11, 2013

Hand-Me-Downs (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

I put on your words,
That oversized coat
You gave me as if it were new.

It swallowed me up:
Only my mouth and hands
Echoed my true silhouette, but

My words and my work
Were all I needed
To defy
this monstrous form.

Words snagged the fabric;
Work pulled the strings.
Unraveling ,
But no common thread.

Then I found the tag
With your name sewn in:
I’m handing it all back to you.

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