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, May 5, 2016

Should I Give Up? (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

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

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