I tap

and a butterfly flies away

I drink my milk from a bottle of glass

and the blue whales swim away from extinction

I switch off a light as I exit a room

and fill my son’s future with warm sunny days

I plant a tomato seed in my balcony garden

and satiate the world’s hunger

I mend my shoe

and reverse climate change.

I tap

and a butterfly flies away

We tap, together

and hear a symphonic thunderclap

©Namratha Varadharajan


This poem is inspired by an organisation, One million women.

Women make the majority of the lifestyle decisions. If one woman makes informed decisions related the cutting down consumption and living a sustainable lifestyle, she can probably save a tonne of emissions. So how do you save a million tonnes? Simple.

Get 1 million women to do it!

That’s the idea behind the One Million Women organization. They provide you with the support and metrics required to start changing your lifestyle to a more sustainable one through information as well as doable tasks and challenges. Is our planet worth the extra effort? I think so.

This poem is a reworked version of my April Atoz series, each inspired by an important cause, now available as an ebook. You can get a FREE copy of it right here. Do download it and share your views with me about the book.

Linking up with the toads today.

Symphonic Thunderclap

14 thoughts on “Symphonic Thunderclap

  • May 31, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    I love your poem too and will read and sign up for One Million Women.
    I think I do my bit, but perhaps I don’t…
    Anna :o]

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    • May 31, 2018 at 11:10 pm
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      I don’t think I do enough. Change is difficult and slow

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  • May 31, 2018 at 1:56 am
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    I LOVE this awesome poem, and also the One Million Women campaign, which reminds me of the Tree Sisters, plating a billion trees worldwide………I think women are going to have to be the healers. It is time.

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    • May 31, 2018 at 10:54 am
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      Even I think so.. We do need to take the initiative to reverse the damage

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  • May 30, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    I sort of joke about how I “just saved the world” whenever I throw something in the recycling instead of the trash, but if enough people are making the right choices, it really does add up.

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    • May 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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      Sometimes I wonder what one person can do. But, yes, each of us is like a drop in the ocean.

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  • May 30, 2018 at 3:01 pm
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    What a cool organization! Thank you for introducing me to it.

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  • May 30, 2018 at 8:32 am
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    Enjoyed the reworked poem. All the best for your eBook.

    Seema – Artist & Writer
    Lonely Canopy

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    • May 30, 2018 at 10:32 am
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      Men can definitely help and do. Thanks for your visit Bjorn

      Reply
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