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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Sun Led Us (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

We came to 
Boat broken 
Life vests 
Not all us there
We were once seven
Three were missing 
Four floating in the sea
Sharks surrounded us
Waiting to smell death
We were full of life
Legs kicking home 
Grabbing hold of each other
Lost at sea
Determined to find a way 
Exhaustion hit 
We fought through the waves
But death came in the night 
We held onto our strength
Used it to propel us 
Swimming, almost drowning 
Hunger, thirst, fighting
Sharks, sharks, sharks, waiting
But we were smarter, faster
Instead of looking down 
We looked up 
The sun led us to land
We beat death 
And we lived 

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