Short of Water?

Some think that water never runs out,

They believe it is infinite and free,

They shower for ages and use it all day,

To water their flowers, to bathe and to play.

Others know water as costly,

Expensive as resources go.

They realise if they let it run and run,

Their bills will grow (and that’s no fun).

Bill payers and water wasters

Are surprised to find

That water sources

Have recently come to a grind.

Rivers are at their lowest in France,

Stopping barges – they stand no chance.

Causing problems for animals and plants,

Leading to hose pipe bans – ‘That’s just pants!’

‘How dare they restrict our water!’

They cry and scream,

They need to learn

They partly caused the dry stream.

Overuse of water is a problem itself,

Pollution and urban sprawls also help.

When will everyone finally see…

That water shortages are down to YOU and ME?

9 thoughts on “Short of Water?

  1. Great piece and I couldn’t agree more! I’m very aware of conservation and it drives me crazy to see neighbours violating watering lawn restrictions daily. One inch per week people is all it takes to keep your lawn alive! Rant over. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an amazing piece, I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve said. I think my generation genuinely believe water will last forever and these water shortages have really proved a point. I wish more people would be wary of it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Xo

    Elle –

  3. I remember the first time I visited California, and that was the first time remember people mentioned water shortages. In Flordia is not mentioned as much but it definitely was eye opening to learn how important it is about water usage.

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