Family Activism + Poetry Friday

My family and I are celebrating National Poetry Month a little differently this year because, well, life is a little different this year. Let me explain...Just like many of you, our family was devastated on November 9, 2016. Our hearts were broken. And we were scared for ourselves and our country. But we didn't want to wallow in our fear, so we took Carrie Fisher's advice: "Take your broken heart, make it into art" and as a family we created something soft, cuddly, and lovable out of an idea of someone who is, well, not.

A longer (5 min) version of this video can be found HERE

In our despair, we decided we not only wanted to do something creative, we also want to help those affected by the real Tyrannosaurus Rump's actions so we decided that $5 of every purchase of a Tyrannosaurus Rump plushie will go to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or the Union of Concerned Scientists. You decide.

We launched our Indiegogo campaign on Sunday, April 2nd to try to get funding to manufacture the Tyrannosaurus Rump plushie and hopefully make sizeable donations to these important organizations.

Our challenge is getting the word out so that this campaign will succeed. We live in a divided nation and this campaign could be construed as controversial by some, but we want to be brave, bring a bit of levity to our new reality, and help others. If you could help us by contributing AND sharing our link, that would be awesome. Thank you!

All the Poetry Friday goodness can be found at the Poem Farm.


Who'd a Thunk?

Today's poem is the brain-child of my 13 year old child...
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Targeted Fashion + Poetry Friday

I took this picture on our quick trip to RVA last month - a street art display on the James River canal walk...





















Join the Poetry Friday extravaganza at Reading to the Core

Irish Wish List poem + Poetry Friday

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you...





















Lucky you, the Poetry Friday roundup is at Life on the Deckle Edge 
*cheers!*

What Day Is It Today?

In honor of National Pancake Day, I have a poem about... Popcorn!
Yeah, that's how my mind works...

Happy Birthday, Ted!

March 2 was Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday, aka, Dr. Seuss. As he once said, "Think and wonder, wonder and think." These are words I do my best to live by (with marginal success ;). Save me some cake!
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