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, April 21, 2015

Perfect (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

One day little Billy was harmlessly walking through the world, quite sad because he couldn’t be what others wanted him to be. His judgment clouded by the burden of others' thoughts, he fell down to the earth and prayed up to God.

“Oh, God, why can’t I be perfect like you?” little Billy cried hard for a seemingly long time. 

As little Billy's tears hit the ground, they evaporated and formed clouds in the sky. Then, those clouds shaped into a figure in the sky.

“But you are like me, little Billy," the cloud spoke. 

Little Billy looked up above into the cloud and saw his reflection in the sky, radiating light over the earth. 

"You are...of me," the cloud clarified.

The large cloud cried, returning the tears that soaked Billy. It rained and rained, until it disappeared and the sun was shining bright. The cloud's tears left Billy perfectly clean. 

"I am like you," little Billy said proudly.

Feeling connected to the cloud, little Billy no longer saw the importance of others' thoughts as the guidance of his self-worth. 

"I am me," little Billy skipped away into the sunshine.

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