#aros #9 · ϭ Ϭ· water ·Ϭ ϭ ·

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clean water

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clean, safe water is scarce all around the world. in my country, we pay for bottled water rather than drinking water from the tap. water is taken for granted in “developed” countries. Over large parts of the world, humans have inadequate access to potable water and use sources contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or unacceptable levels of toxins or suspended solids. Such water is not wholesome, and drinking or using such water in food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and misery in many countries…..Read More

if you want to do something to help, there are legitimate charities which are working to provide access to clean water ~ from a “straw” which filters water as it is drunk to water pumps powered by children playing on an old-fashioned merry-go-round. digging wells may seem simple, but how does one know where to dig? and where would the very strength to dig come from if  everyone is ill from drinking contaminated water? {always check out a charitable organization before donating ~ to see a list of unverified organizations,  click HERE }

we all need to be conserving water because there are major droughts and global warming which may ~ no, will ~ cause fresh water shortages around the world in this century.  everyone can do something to help by using less water.

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“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen  Studio Recording

 

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this is my submission to ~

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Saturday Celebrations ~ Leonard Cohen   at   One Stop Poetry   a FABulous site for poets
prompt:   share a favorite piece by Leonard Cohen or write a poem with a message to the world

thank you, Pete, for all you’ve done for the poetry community at One Stop Poetry.

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10 responses to “#aros #9 · ϭ Ϭ· water ·Ϭ ϭ ·

  1. I have to admit that I too take water for granted…thanks for the reminder to be thankful! (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

    • thank you, Kasi! ♥ i live in the desert so it’s more natural for me to be aware of the preciousness of water. i appreciate your visit and comment.

  2. it is crazy that in this day and age we can not get clean drinking water to people…but only 27% of rural areas globally have fresh water access piped in…whew…

    • it breaks my heart that there are people who do not have clean water when there are several inexpensive, low tech solutions. thank you for taking the time to come by, Brian. ♥ always appreciated.

  3. In the best of all possible worlds, water would not be a problem – some areas have too much and others too little. We need science and logistics to get a move on with solving this one: probably the most important single issue facing us. The idaea of children on a merrygoround pumping water is sheer genius!

    • i think so, too. and for people who get water from a river which also contains sewage, the filtering straw is brilliant. thank you so very much for your visit and taking the time to read about the water issues.

  4. callmecate

    I try very hard not to take clean water for granted but I really appreciate reminders. It just amazes me that so many people don’t have access to something so simple.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!

  5. Water – such a basic but precious commodity! I tend to rely on bottled water for drinking because even in urban areas, water quality can be a little dubious! And adore this Cohen song!

    • i try to conserve because i live in Arizona where we’ve been in a drought for over a decade and it could last as long as twenty years more. i listen to “Hallelujah” often when i’m writing ~ usually the versions by Jeff Buckley or kd lang. thank you for your visit and comment, Gemma! ♥

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