You Have a Voice: On Supporting the Right to Non-Violent Protest
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Are you overwhelmed by the problems in our world?
Do you see many issues you want to fix, but don’t know how?
I have thought a lot about this. I am ready for an Epic Change. I know I’m only one person. I can’t fix everything. So rather than getting stuck and overwhelmed, I am letting everything else go and picking up the charge for ONE cause. This is where I will donate my money, time, energy, and heart.
For me, this cause is education. For you, it might be something else.
If everyone picked one cause that touched their hearts and tried to make a difference in just that area, what would happen? All of the great causes out there would have love poured into them because we would all pick the one that meant the most to us. No one would feel overwhelmed and just give up. No one would get stuck in helplessness. No longer would you be contemplating fixing the world (a task too Herculean for anyone!).
You are contributing to one cause.
Together, we could all create an Epic Change.
What is your ONE CAUSE and what one action will you take TODAY to support that cause?
I am going to let you in on a secret;
I can sit, very happily, and rearrange words to give them rhythm, sound, patterns and rhyme and love what I construct.
I have decided I am a word engineer.
There is also a type of poem:
An epic poem tells a story and describes a specific heroic ideal.
My stories don’t fit this exactly, however, my stories are all poems with specific structure. They also usually have an underlying issue, for example the first story, “The Possum’s Tail” can spark a lot of conversation about bullying. My second story has an underlying theme about disabilities and overcoming them. The relevant, “now,” theme is never overbearing. It is something that can be discussed or it can be lost in the magic of the story and the music of the rhymes.
The stories are also, “epic,” in their vision. I envision a world of, “Epic Change.” I will be donating 30% of all proceeds from the storybook app to organizations, primarily child focused. I am also hoping to set up a scholarship fun. Isn’t the expression, “Go big or go home?”