UP TO US!

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

 

I have a choice

to save the day!

It is UP TO ME!

It is UP TO US!

Women Rise UP!

 

©Namratha Varadharajan


INSPIRATION/CAUSE OF THE DAY: 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.


For each letter this April, I shall be presenting a poem inspired by ‘something’ that is making our world a little bit kinder, a little bit greener. The ‘something’ is a mix of people, movements, thoughts, or organizations who are having a positive influence on the world around us. Read all the other posts in ‘Poetry For A Cause’ series by linking the button below.

“CHANGE BEGINS WITH AWARENESS”

Up to Us! Inspired by 1 Million Women #AtoZChallenge #BlogChatterA2Z #NaPoWriMo

25 thoughts on “Up to Us! Inspired by 1 Million Women #AtoZChallenge #BlogChatterA2Z #NaPoWriMo

  • April 25, 2018 at 12:22 am
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    A powerful poem and a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing the link to the website.

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    • April 25, 2018 at 12:24 am
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      Thank you for your frequent visits Moon. Appreciate it😊

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      • April 25, 2018 at 12:33 am
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        Love your poetry and A to Z theme. You are doing such a fabulous job of creating awareness with your pen.
        Look forward to reading your anthology in the near future.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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    Such a powerful message… Every small step makes a difference. I loved the concept behind 1 Million Women. Will check it out

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    • April 24, 2018 at 9:45 pm
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      Thank you Mahak for the comment. Do check out the cause. It is truly inspiring and worth imbibing into our lives.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    What a beautiful and powerful reminder – thank you. We each have contributions to make, and together the impact can really be impactful.

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    • April 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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      Thank you Deborah. We do have the power to make an impact. Sometimes we just need to acknowledge it.

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    • April 24, 2018 at 11:56 pm
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      Thank you Purba. It is wonderful to hear these words from a fellow poet.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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    Wise words for an important issue. Would that we all make those small changes that matter.

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    • April 24, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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      Yes Vivian. It is truly up to us!

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  • April 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    We do hold the power in our hands 😊

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  • April 24, 2018 at 11:00 am
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    Wonderful Namy the poem was brilliantly written and this is something we women need to give a thought to – as you rightly said we make the majority of lifestyle decisions

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  • April 24, 2018 at 7:05 am
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    This touched the chords deep within as much as the purpose of the organisation. What a wonderful theme Namratha, though I am pretty late here but rather be late than never.

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    • April 24, 2018 at 11:07 am
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      Thank you for the visit Roma. We seem to have missed each other’s blogs during atoz! Will hop over for a visit.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 6:06 am
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    Heartfelt, simple and full of emotion – your Earth poem is very beautiful

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  • April 24, 2018 at 5:36 am
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    What a beautifully written, socially relevant poem, Namratha. Loved it.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    Namratha I absolutely love love love this poem. It is so subtle yet makes a very bold impact. It makes you think how a small change can make a big impact. Sustainability is the need of the hour and I love the topic and cause you have chosen today.

    http://mommyingbabyt.com/category/atoz2018

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    • April 24, 2018 at 1:56 am
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      Thank you Nayantara. It is a concept that I believe can truly cause a global change if each one does her part.

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