NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-eight Fit to Diaper

Change

Cool Arizona breeze brush rumps
Hanging out for good cause
About seventy baby bums exposed
Numbers raise awareness
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Eco-friendly world record to break

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now our (optional) prompt. Today I challenge you to find a news article, and to write a poem using (mostly, if not only) words from the article! You can repeat them, splice them, and rearrange them however you like. Although the vocabulary may be “just the facts,” your poem doesn’t have to be — it doesn’t even have to be about the subject of the news article itself. Happy writing!

West Valley View – this is the article I gleaned my poem from.  Online you can’t read the whole story.  Saturday families came out to participate in a cloth diaper change to break the guinness world record for the amount of cloth diapers changed at same time.  And to show cloth diapers are friendlier to the environment.  We will have to wait and see if the record was broken.

 

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A Little Book of Craftivisim – Review

The other day I posted a couple of my concrete poems for the #somum chat. I enjoy participating in live twitter chats. It gives you an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, and sometimes you may even get free goodies.

IMG_4637 I was sent a copy of A Little Book of Craftivism by Sarah Corbett for participating in the September #somum chat.

So… What is craftivism? The introduction tells us Betty Greer coined the term in 2003 – “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper.” And wouldn’t you know it? I have a craftivist in my own home.

bethechange My husband has made several “be the change” pennies, handing them out to people who need (or want) change.

IMG_4638 This is the page, that as a poet, caught my attention. Yes, even poetry can change the world – 100TPC.

I have not attended a 100TPC event yet. 1) No one in my local area has put one together and 2) I am not bold enough to organize an event myself. I do dabble in poetry for change though. Septolets for October:

October
brings awareness
to women
battered and bruised

Stand up
say No to
violence!

Pink
paints the world
all month long

Women fighting
breast cancer
triumph in
October

If you are an activist tired of just signing your name on the dotted line of petitions or marching in a protest rally the government doesn’t acknowledge, you will enjoy reading A Little Book of Craftivism. It has great pictures and how to instructions to help you get crafty about your activism.