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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Infinitely Inadequate (Madison Holland-Lafayette, LA)

One glance at the paper thin skin That encased her veins  And he fell at her feet in worship Disbelief that a creature so delicate could be real and Be his.
He never saw in the corners of her nights How she pledged herself to misery And the absence of self-pity Using the harsh sword of her words and thoughts And sometimes the sharpness of actual blades To pierce herself, over and over Punishment for her faults and failings  The sting of a razor against her skin Bright red welling of blood Jerked her out of her depression Reminded her what it was to feel.
He never understood what it meant to her Only feeling like parts and never a whole Experiencing emotion when it wasn't appropriate And remaining impassive in times of intense feelings.
She would always be Inadequate To herself.

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