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, December 1, 2013

Remember World Aids Day (Jason M. Smith-Lafayette, LA)

For all the ones we have loved so dear,
On this day of remembrance we should not shed a tear.
We should remember their life and love that they have shared,
Now they are free like our Lord’s angels soaring through the air.
Now they are in heaven and blessed with God’s loving grace,
Never again to be harmed or shunned by this human race.
If you could put a face on all of those who have passed,
How many names or faces could you remember or even want to ask?
Would you help your fellow man in their time of need,
Or would you just walk on by like they were the disease?
December First is set aside as World AIDS day,
Will you remember where you were or what you had to say?
Did you take a minute to light a candle or stop and pray,
Or did you run through your life as if it was just another day?

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