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, June 8, 2016

On Busted Knees (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)


Your lust for yourself 
Left me standing heartbroken 
No words were left to say 
So easily, so willingly 
You turned your back and left 
I fell down to the ground 
I could no longer walk
I had given you all I had left 
The ground was so icy, hard
It's a challenge to go on
Not when you have no love 
Falling on the slippery of passion
My knees, fractured, damaged
I will never walk the same 
Not like the day we met 
Strong, sure that you'd love me 
But you don't and so I must heal 
Eventually the birds will sing for me 
Like they did that day we met 
I will learn to walk again 
For now, I cry on busted knees

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Poem on the Table (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)


For my entire life I let you control me
Today that ends
The last tears of a relationship is goodbye
None here
Always and forever, I am free
This is my breath
For my entire life I will get to be who I am