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, October 15, 2015

The Last Dark Sonnet (#5) (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

This is the last dark sonnet I shall write 
Your lips aren't worthy of my pen's kisses
I am sick of whining about our misses
I reject your darkness for true light 

Am I but Shakespeare's lover jaded? 
He left words for me to give to you 
But quite frankly, I'd rather you eat glue 
Keeping your mouth of lies shut, you faded

I turn my pen to a life more fruitful yielded
This is the last dark sonnet I shall write
Trust me, you don't want my words to fight 
My heart will laugh at you as it's shielded

I bid you adieu, old love, lost to the winded
My mind stands strong and forever mended 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dark Sonnet #4 (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

I am at war with you
My love is forever true
You leave me in disgrace 
And without any place 

What is love good for?
Absolutely nothing solid
So I remain quite stolid 
I can't ask you anymore 

I am at war with you 
I am at war with love
I don't care with who
You puppeteer me above 

This war, this love, this pain
God, grant me life, I'm insane 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Dark Sonnet #3 (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

These chains and whips hurt
Where has my sanity gone?
I'm sitting here eating your dirt
Hoping that it will soon be dawn 

This sonnet is third in my misery 
You don't even care about us 
Oh, how love has become dreary
Humiliation seeping out like puss

You bit off my hand as I fed you 
 I hunger and thirst for any love 
Because you ate my cake too
Our love has become sour love

The bondage of my soul to yours 
Has me down praying on all fours 

Dark Sonnet #2 (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

I am extremely powerless for you 
This submissive game isn't new 
When I pick you up out of the dark 
You bring me down like a shark 

I am miserable with the desire 
To set our desperate lives on fire 
Burning for your love over and over 
Damn, I wish I had a four-leaf clover 

This sonnet is second just like me
You are first but that you can't see
I want to be done with you forever 
Your manipulation of my heart is clever 

You mock what my heart has to say 
This is just my feelings on display

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dark Sonnet (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

Our future is but past lies 
I write these words in dark 
The dream of children cries 
Our angels will never hark 

We will never love again
I lost my due unto you 
Your passion I shall sue 
Your heart I cannot win

Suicide veins wonder 
Will I die from this ponder?
Bending words is your task 
So take off hell's mask 

Count backwards from ten
Your heart I shall not win 

Haunted (Part 2) (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

"We've been eight years dead," I pause.
We see a new tombstone with 2015
Walking through the dark graves 
The air smells of death 
It's Halloween again 
Let us not pretend 
Our dance returns
I yearn
Burn for your affection 
Your touch on my neck 
The cemetery so warm 
Our coffee still cold 
Yet onto this death I hold 
I'm still into you 
But I don't want to be
Year after year 
I want to hold your hand 
But you don't want to hold mine 
We're dying
Dying, dying 
We are here 
You shrug at the moon 
Not changing
My interior
Heart broken 
Pain awoken deep
My eyes draw blue 
That I'll leave 
Right after Hallow's Eve
Will this ever end?" you asked
Hell I feel at your question
I yearn 
Burn for your soul
I am still haunted too
Haunted by you