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.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Dear God (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)


Dear God,

Let my body be expelled
Of any negativity I’ve spelled.
I purge myself of insecurity from the past.
With your light and community, I fast.
Let all in my life that seeks to harm me
Know right now that you are with me.
For my family and my friends, guide them.
Purge any doubt of me that may stem.
Rejoin me, my God, let your river wash us.
Let nothing but of your love for us to discuss.
For you are who I know you to be.
In this universe, you are all that I see.

Amen

Honely (Harvey LeBeouf-Kaplan, LA)

I found this woman who is perfect for me, She loves me even when she ain't lonely. There was a time when women only loved me when they were horny and lonely. Them girls were just honely. This new girl she sure is sweet, I finally have one worth sweeping off her feet. Them ol girls from the past can kiss my ass. It sure is nice to finally meet a woman with some class. My friends used to see me in the bar, they would say harv that girl don't love you man she is just horny and lonely. That bitch is honely. Now they see me out and about, And everyone knows what me and my new girl are all about. She don't just love me when she is horny and lonely. She loves me all the time not just when she is honely.

Letting Go (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette, LA)

i hope that you are resting quietly
and that you've found the peace you never could in life
in stillness i've found my voice
i've found a way to let go of you
found my flame
finding a way to quiet my ego
and know realness
i'm changing
learning
growing
so i am putting you in my past
i can't have you in "today"
i've made my peace with that
so i will try to keep your legacy alive
by being the best man i can be
i'll honor you with my being
i used to be so angry when people suggested i should learn to let you go
and now i have learned
and in the absence of anger grew my peace

so i am putting you in my past
i can't have you in "today"
i've made my peace with that
so i will try to keep your legacy alive
by being the best man i can be
i'll honor you with my being
i used to be so angry when people suggested i should learn to let you go
and now i have learned
and in the absence of anger grew my peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Mountain (Harvey LeBeouf-Kaplan, LA)

My Mountain,  
A view from high above,  
I'm standing here alone on top of everything,  
How can a man be so happy, 
While still feeling so lonely, 
Standing here waiting on my mountain,  
Hoping that one day my equal will climb it.  
She will have to be strong and smart,  
My mountain is not a place for the weak.  
Its a place of no equal.  
On your journey to meet me stay true to yourself,  
Its a long hard trip I know,  
But just remember I will be here by your side,  
Walking with you helping you climb,  
I have made this journey once before I know the route.  
Believe and respect yourself as much as I do,  
Together our hike will be effortless.  
And our love will eternal,  
Let me guide you.

7 Gates Between Heaven and Hell (Unedited)- (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)


After 7 days stuck in Hell
I had arrived through darkness
Tired
Wired with fear
Uncertain of the future
To a narrow tunnel
At the end of Hell

The angels of hell guided me here
Faith in me
They wouldn’t let me stay
I was a way
A bridge between dark and light
I was willing to fight
Hell was out of my sight

I crawled through the tunnel
Claustrophobia came
Shame
Guilt
Suffocated my body
Yet I pushed through
Loneliness would not take me

My body barely fit through
I squeezed onto a dark surface
7 gates were before me
“They sent you away I see,”
Someone spoke from the darkness
Only piercing purple eyes
No body, no face

“Where am I? I asked
Light showed from behind each door
“Between your destiny,” the eyes spoke
I became ill suddenly
Then I vomited a bright purple key
“It is you,” they eyes moved closer
They spoke again, “Open your path.”

The key hypnotized me
I looked at all 7 doors
Colored light came from behind all of them
Red, yellow, orange, blue, green, indigo
But there was only one purple gate
“This is YOUR path to heaven,” the eyes assured
“Navigate your light wisely.”


“What’s behind the other gates?”
I was curious to know
“The fate of others, now go,”
The eyes went black
I stood with the key in my hand
I chose to better myself
I unlocked my gate, to my destiny

…out of Hell, into Heaven

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Nirvana Awaits (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

sitting in reverence
your green marble figure
reminding me of my divinity
that i should try to be more like you
conscious
patient
forgiving
that Nirvana awaits
that my ego is but a fragment of who i am
i am at peace
bowed
in offering to you
a small symbol of what i get back
i pray
silent
silence
peace
i am humbled by your nature
i am intrigued by your peace
i seek to know more
to do more
to be better
beneath this temple i feel reborn
awake
my eyes are open
not only to what i should change
but to what i have forgotten to celebrate

The First Kiss Chronicles-(Epilogue)-(Madison Holland-Lafayette, LA)


"The first kiss...it's very special. You're gonna have a lot of first kisses. You're gonna want it to be special, so you remember. It's where you go from being a stranger to knowing someone." ~Mad Men
I got a chance at a do-over on a first kiss. A second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love. After three months of lonely, sporadic emptiness, here he was again, not two feet away from me, within arms reach, sitting on my couch. My heart hammered against my ribcage and air struggled through my lungs. The risk of losing you again ran rampant against my need to feel your arms around me again, to feel your lips on mine once more, to feel home for the first time in months. 
We talked and I realized you were the same but different. You had matured, become someone older, someone that had faced something very dark and survived. You were better than the boy I had loved. 
When your lips met mine for the first time and I held your wet face in my hands while the tears ran down my cheeks into your mouth, my heart exploded and flew towards yours at lightning speed.
I knew there could never be another first kiss to top my second first forever kiss.

Simply You (Brandon Granger-Breaux Bridge, LA)


My one hearts desire,
You ignite me with fire.
A flame so strong,
You’re my dreams prolonged.

I can’t imagine what more I could want,
For your love sends me to the heavens.
You are my astronaut!

 I don’t need dollar bills
Or a Benz to drive my friends.
I just want you, simply you,
To be yourself and do it well.

So take my hand and let’s walk
Side-by-side
As we discover the beauty of life,
All because you are…

SIMPLY YOU!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Solider (Brandon Granger-Breaux Bridge, LA)


If I were your soldier…
I would conquer the enemies that stood before you.
no man, beast, hurricane, or asteroid
Could prevent me from protecting you and your purity.
You shine as a beacon for all,
reminding them of the limit of this world
and the frailty of human thought.
If I were your soldier…
A solid rock would I be, as Mount Everest, no one
could withstand the depths of courage and endless
measures I would go to protect you.
I would be your truest ally and fearless defender.
If I were your soldier…
Will that you let me be?

Minds Like Mine (Chase Fontenot-Lafayette, LA)

Those pure white grins With lucky words that decay Oh, magicians of glass! Whispers of nirvana and chaos Fiery sorcery of serpents Those green, envious lizards Tonguing death's lips No manner of etiquette Nor bloody orchids that bloom Will I hold upon my altar

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The American Dream Reborn (Prologue)- (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)


(Prologue)

I remember history class
Reading of all the American stories
Where times got tense, the US stayed strong
The American Dream says we can be anything
Look around that globe
Freedom isn’t everywhere

Freedom of speech
The greatest of all rights
Let’s use it and state our future
I don’t have to be a Democrat
I don’t have to be a Republican
I’m American and that’s a blessing
Today you can make yourself
An American nightmare is to destroy yourself
To be aware of what go you this far

But never forget
If you want these states to be united
We have to accept what makes us different
No other country that I know
Lets minorities gain majorities
The ambitious American knows this
She feels alone, yet everyone is with her
The American Dream is here, don’t forget

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PRIDE Lives (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)


A seed of courage was birthed A fearless army in Acadiana was unearthed Chipping away with pride at the status quo At first, it seemed impossible, progress slow But the strength of their hearts arose They unified people as the story goes Accomplishing an all inclusive family, ending woes Those loving people in Acadiana have no foes

Mas (Khristian Van Volkenburg - Lafayette, LA)

I remember your perfect porcelain skin being kissed by the gentle rays of the sun through the drawn blinds your tiny frame seeming so delicate and dainty compared to my massive blob of a figure you said you felt pretty i said you looked celestial you snickered as if you were smart enough to not believe a word that came from my mouth you should've and you shouldnt have Its just arbitrary banter but still some part of me believes i meant it i still had not came although we had been fucking mindlessly fucking like two cats in heat for hours and i seemed insatiable you laid satisfied and exhausted rubbing my oversized flabby body worshipping me but only for that moment it seemed that everything in that room was exactly as it should have been for that one moment as it had previously countless times felt but it was only in the room and the extension of the shower that we seemed compatible every where else you seemed dodgy and me invulnerable when we were apart it seemed you didnt exist but whenever we were together it was a maelstrom of coitus and compliments it started to run me thin pondering the true nature of our relationship or lack there of When i inquired as to why we didnt do anything except have sex it was revealed that youd been dating some talentless hack some poor fool who believed that the relationship that was shared was pure serendipity that as a unit the powers of love that held you two together this masquerade of being soul mates while in the meantime using some piece of shit to stuff the vast cavern that is your vagina to get your rocks off Repulsed and enticed me simatainiously on one hand the deceit seemed off-putting your unavailability seemed over whelmingley attractive so i guess we forgave and forgot

The First Kiss Chronicles (Part 10) - (Madison Holland-Lafayette, LA)

The most epic first kiss and one of the last ones I have had to date happened on my 21st birthday in a crowded casino with a boy I barely knew but had been dancing with all night. Our group of friends had started sharing flavored lip gloss and kissing and being silly at the table while we waited on more drinks. This brown skinned boy gave joking kisses to my friends and pointedly avoided kissing me while a little snake of jealousy wound its way through my gut. Before I could let it turn itself into a huff, he stalked to the end of the table behind the chair where I was seated, lifted a piece of hair off the nape of my neck, and when I turned my head towards him to try to figure out what he was doing, he reached around the other side of me, gripped my chin firmly and turned my face up to his. That first kiss left me breathless and shocked, it surprised me as much as it made me weak in the knees and inspired applause from our group. The kiss itself was very memorable but sadly the boy was not.

The Dance (Brandon Granger-Breaux Bridge, LA)


Who am I in this love affair?
A fleeing moment of a stable figure
that is yet to be known,
But you dance with my emotions as
a tango or a ballroom blitz.
Never knowing the next step or beat
When something more desirable will
Come along to cheer your fancy and
Sweep you off your feet.
Is my love truly enough?
For that, my dear friend, is left to be
Seen. To strip you or your secrets
and to place your trust in me would
be my deepest desire.
To know you head to toe…that we
May dance together always as lovers
With one beat and one melody.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Singin’ in the Rain (Louis Toliver Jr, Austin, TX)


It’s raining outside
I hate to offend
I must bow and apologize
But who gives a fuck?
The sun doesn’t have to shine
Everyday in our States
We should inspire happiness always
So let the damned rain fall
Let the clouds cover the earth
This is the best time to live
It’s to be those lights in the dark
Daddy finally came home
He says smile cheek to cheek
Rain can’t hurt no more than the sun

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tranquility (Brandon Granger-Breaux Bridge, LA)


When time stands still
And your heart beats no longer
I will treasure the moments that
Sculpted the very image of who I
have become.

Your words of wisdom, your smile,
Have guided me through,
Now may it guide you into the hands
of the Divine.

Rest now!
Your day of sorrow is done,
For now you shall sleep in the
auspices of tranquility.

The First Kiss Chronicles (Part 9)- Madison Holland-Lafayette, LA

Some first kisses take me by surprise even though I had planned them myself, like the skinny boy that sat on my bathroom floor for hours regaling me with Jedi lore and stories of his escapades who suddenly lunged at my lips while I tried to avoid being scratched by his unshaven face. He was precious and so kind hearted and his barrage was well-intentioned so I didn’t complain.

You Got a Friend in Me (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)


Is life really that hard?
Maybe you’re just lacking support
No worries
I’ll give you ease
You got a friend in me
I’m not here judge
Never hold any grudge
Just be you, and think of me, us
When times seem hard
I’ll nudge you along
Remind us that it’s all a fa├žade
Life isn’t is hard
A door closed on you
But I open mine to you
Just encourage living lives
I’ll be the loyalist lion to you