Sunday, March 11, 2007

Water, Water, EverWhere...

"Water, water, everywhere..
And not a drop to drink!"
The words quoted, not my own
rang in the ears of
a mind mesmerized by the
sight before my eyes..
Taps undone to reveal
a gushing gurgle,
muddy mass and mangled mush:
my nose takes in the
waft of wormstew,
and then nothing!

Nothing.

Water wisdom lostand my thirst unabated.
This is the legacy that awaits
us who have been carelessly wasting the
everyday blessings
and earthly joys that Nature has dished
upon silver platters and crystal flutes.
Drinking up on Imagination and Delirium
can do much to nurture the lanky souls;
But what of the lot of barely blossomed bodies?
Theirs is the thirst and quench that loves rivers promise;
not to be held, just dreamed and yearned for.
Theirs is the Ultimate Delusion.

Want not? What a waste!

NOTE: A few days every month, I have the opportunity to travel to and live in a little city in the Limpopo Province, and for the last two weeks or so, much of the population has experienced water shortages due to the extensive drought session affecting us. In the past, we have had water restrictions imposed in order to control the usage. At the moment, resource has been shut down for days at a time. At some point, even opening a tap has revealed a tragic mush of muddy, murky undrinkable stuff. Thats the best way in which I can describe it. And the string of worded beads above is my little way of measuring the experience. The good news though, is that Today, we had rain! The Almightys blessings are upon us. Alhamdulillah!

Heres wishing you Love and Water..
Shafinaaz

3 comments:

taqdeer said...

Resolution of the Fifth Annual Meetings of the Traditional Elders Circle (American native Indians), 1980

"There are many things to be hared with the Four Colors of humanity in our common destiny as one with our Mother the Earth. It is this sharing that must be considered with great care by the Elders and the medicine people who carry the Sacred Trusts, so that no harm may come to people through ignorance and misuse of these powerful forces."

The greed for money has people draining wells, botteling it for money and for a very long time we have been aware that our 'system' is killing the earth.

We all know that we must all wake up before we kill our earth.

Anonymous said...

i'm thoisty ;(

verbosity said...

I remember those words, kim:
Water, water, everywhere...and not a drop to drink!

Thats quite a scary thought!

Makes one shudder to think of how carelessly we live and abuse the wonders and resources of the natural world.