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, May 17, 2016
Some books come with locks
Diaries, journals, sacred emotions
People are no different
They say never judge a book by its cover
But with people you have to
Because some people require a key
With patience their life will become a revelation
They’ve been so hurt, scared
They’ve locked themselves up
Their eyes are just walls for defense
Covers to appease the masses
All in life they seek is the touch of trust
A true key to unlock their pain
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A friend once revealed myself to me
I didn't much know how to see
He said I'd be a pharaoh among kings
I'd be a protector of what life brings
My intellect would instigate the seas
My spirit would bring honey to the bees
The world was too small for me to stand
My friend calmed me and took my hand
I didn't think of myself as I should
At times I felt my soul was hollow wood
If the confidence of angels is God's game
At what point would I recognize my name?
My potential has to be earned by the stars
But, I am no good to earth living on Mars
I thank my friend for preparing me for today
I've been enlightened to finding my way
Wait! Wait! Wait!
Before you come through that gate
Negativity doesn't live here
I see you're eager to attack with that leer
These are my boundaries, my rules
Throw away your jealousies, those tools
All foes that cross that line
Know that my spirit is mighty fine
Come at me correct
Ask permission to take effect
On my land, we place nice
So think twice, before you roll the dice
Run fast towards the cliff
Don't be scared
Your passion is the fuel you need
Trust in your soul
Hold out your arms and prepare to fly
When you're open to falling
Your dreams will arise
Don't look down
Let the winds of life touch your face
Everything will rise to you
Stone cold tears on Tuesday
My fears are bathing my skin
Monday didn't go as planned
They say it's a man's world
If so, the universe has little to offer
Life is full of destinies unfulfilled
Yet my heart won't hold back
My heart can't hold back
If i cry, it's because I love life
What is my spirit without family?
What is my soul without harmony?
Inside all of us is a design to grow
Yet my future is malnourished
Being a man, there is no space to breathe
If love gets away from me, what then?
I think of the human condition
A life fit to live honestly
A journey that becomes more than man
All we are promised but never obtain
It's sad to watch the sun go down
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Is my skin too dark for this job?
Do I have the right smile for this gig?
Am I the right height for this show?
Is my hair too coarse for that hat?
My body, my eyes
Imperfection I despise
These questions, these lies
I’m all caught in compromise
Should I change up this stanza?
Don’t bring attention to the art, fool
Wait, am I a boy caught in beauty?
No, you’re a girl caught in brawn
The voices from my pen speak
Many of them care what you think
They are both friends and foes
I wish I had the power to choose sides
And now he sees my pretty insecurities
Should I ask him what’s my worth?
My insides brought outside for auction
I want to hold my breath, but can I?
My cab to tomorrow has arrived
I’m not sure I can pay the fare
On life, I don’t think I’ve thrived
But do you really even care?
The rain is hitting my window
Against my brain
Anything cerebral is beyond my recognition
The edges of this poem are jagged
But no other person has my shoes
The rain will never get me
But the sun will never shine
Not as long as I am just staring out the window
Making worlds up in my head
More dreams than could ever be lived
The expectations of a flood
I am the fool stuck in contemplation
This could be my forever
Unless I jump on my pen
Take the first flight to the sun