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, April 17, 2014

Cancer (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I woke up this morning
The roses were dead
Aged without warning
To nothingness I am wed

There is nothing here
Writing poetry in a drive-thru
Service is slow
My gaslight is on

Why is that child dying?
‘Cause reality TV said so
The parents aren’t crying
Their pockets, full of dough

I am in life college, purgatory
The flowers are dead here too
Test results in from the laboratory
They say I will outlive you

In erosion, there is hope
Evolution says that I live
No need for you to mope
My words, to you, I give

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