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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

My Grandmother's Backbone (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

Being a man is not enough anymore
We are usually the first to go
So many woman, I see, giving more
Left to deal with all the family’s woe

Bound to the weakness of stroke
She still encouraged us folk

I learned from her
How to keep this world together

To accept, rejected children
And nurture them to kings and queens


She left me her backbone
I’ll express it to the world

Every man needs to understand
He should thank a woman for his strength

If I could have half the strength
Of my grandmother
I’ll excel in the world at great length
For my happiness, I look to no other

Such beauty could never be forgotten

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