Rasli Bahari, Kenya



Winding tributaries flow through backwaters and waterways swell.

Far more precious than gold, water is the gift of wealth we hold.

Today and the day tomorrow acquiesces our fortune.

Exploited and robbed of its metabolic vigor, nature toils.

Needs collide in villages, digging water holes in hope.

Backwaters dry and rivers long gone, cause disease and desperation.

Little children get excited to find a polluted puddle.

They dance and cheer, take a drink pretending it is Coca Cola.

Travel west and think the best of an intellectual marvel.  

Desalinate water from the sea. Extract the sludge, and let it be.  

No thought of impending damage, or the future of their need.

How lucky for the few, providing health and wealth anew.

Our future lives today and is creating our tomorrow.

A generation of precedented genius driving innovations, hold the power to
unravel water conservations.

Let’s find our source of water on earth before we focus finding water on Mars.
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Submitted by hardinchristina on May 12, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X X A B X A C X C X X D X DB X
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 952
Words 159
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1

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