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, July 31, 2014

Father Figure (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

often wonder 
Would I have felt bro 
                                 ken
If I had a been fathered?
Bro
      ken, many little boys 
Now, growing into men feel
My father lives yet 
He hid from his responsibilities 
Choosing addiction over manhood 
I don't want to be like that 
I can't allow myself to be like that 
Some boys grow up with no father 
My heart goes out to them 
But they still can be men 
WE can be men
WE can be women
My mother fathered me
It took some time to realize this 
Giving me the tools 
To cultivate a whole spirit 
A woman or a man 
Can be our father figure
Or our mother figure 
YOU can be your father figure 
YOU can be your mother figure
We don't have to be broken

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