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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Devil's Den (Annette Redmond Walters - Lafayette, LA)

Demons in my head
Sucking at my brain
Twisted dreams of dead
Flushing me with pain
Can't hear what you said
Deafened by the rain

Desperate to free my soul
I thrash against your skin
Sucked into this hole
I've walked into the devil's den
I lay upon his coals
Suffering for my sin

Please release my passion
Before it's smothered out
Love's become a fashion
That's filled my mind with doubt
I won't live off his rations
Somehow I'll find the route

Friday, July 15, 2016

Disease (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

What is this eating at me?
This despair of death
It has taken my courage
I, at times, fear the unknown
This disease grows strong
Hopefully, I grow stronger
Longer, longer I stay
I wait for the alarm
That final ring to my maker
My flesh ready for serving
Can I be no smarter than death?
When the timer goes off
I give in too easily to grief
I am but the perfect target
I can think around this journey
I must be the better magician
An instigator of all life
The beauty in the breakdown
This disease will not win
Release my soul into the wind

Running (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

I’ve never run so fast
I couldn’t stand the dark
The shadows are behind me
I mustn’t fear the stumbles
But my heart is fleeting
Patience is running thin
Illness is not a type of love
Every breath crumbles at lust
Embrace the past not shadows
In the end staying is dying
My happiness accepts me

Especially (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

Get on the floor
And dance with me
It’s been a while
Ooh wee child
The groove is here
Ain’t got no fear
Let us be free
Let me get more
I’ll be that adverb
You’ve been waiting for
Get up on me
And freak with me
Put your arms around
Spinning the earth
Letting words highlight
Our love, especially
Let us just be
Let us get more
We’ll be that adverb
We’ve been waiting for

A Right to God (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

There is no God that abuses or kills
Just demons and their worshippers
They try to block me from Her
I am no fool
 I see Her language in nature
My sanctuary is safe
It is everywhere
My loves are safe, their souls lifted
I worship Her beautiful soul, energy
Sometimes in free-spirited words
This is my right
She is my God
I respect with honor