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?