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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Balance of Life

Balance Of Life


As I write this I can't help but think of the children and adults starving in Kenya and Somalia and ask if after reading my poem you will check out this link  Save the children thank you. Now in 2016 some parts of the UK have been devastated by floods,too much rain ...a link for them is here Help for Victims of flooding





Water is the fluid of life,
Too much ,
Too little,
Just enough we'll be alright!
Not enough, diseases breed, rife!

Water feeds our nations,
Too much,
Too little,
Just enough, nourishes us!
Not enough, promotes starvation!

Water feeds our soul,
Too much,
Too little,
Just enough, we play like fishes in a shoal,
Not enough, we perish in dust-bowls!

Water feeds our bodies,
Too much,
Too little,
Just enough, our bodies can perform
Not enough, we become malnourished zombies!

Water balances the earth,
Too much,
Too little,
Just enough, our environs flourish!
Not enough, we are thrown into a dearth!

Too much ?
Too little?
Or
just a drop?
Is that enough ?



Submitted to dVerse Poets

19 comments:

  1. well penned and right up my alley with the compassion...i was ruminating on similar when i wrote mine...terrible we cannot provide something so simple....

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  2. This is well done,I read it not realizing until afterwards it was for awareness.

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  3. Kerry! This is so awesome! And thank you for being thoughtful enough to include the link as well! This is the true power of poetry, and the true power of sharing! We can change the world you know, if we can stick together! Made my day to visit and see this...Thank you!

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  4. too much? too little? thought provoking, watery poem. very lovely. thank you.

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  5. It's wonderful to use poetry in such a direct but throughful way. Good luck with the fund/consciousness raising!

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  6. Very thoughtful write. I like the idea of using your words for awareness and good deeds. I'll follow. Good luck with your efforts.

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  7. "Water feeds our soul,
    Too much,
    Too little,
    Just enough, we play like fishes in a shoal,
    Not enough, we perish in dust-bowls!"

    I really like that stanza!

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  8. Wow,powerful poem.

    Water is such a treasure!

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    Bless you!
    Beth

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  10. so very true - there are people who say that water will one day become more precious than gold... and for some countries it already is.. very well penned

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  11. Beautiful words! Those suffering in Kenya and Somalia are very much on my mind these days as well. If only we would all send them a drop... xo

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  12. have been tweeting out for donations for the hospital in Kenya helping ~ only just talking about this awful plight ~ and the terrible waste of some of our supermarkets/shops with food ~ juxtaposition is breathtaking ~ saw someone empty the contents of a whole window of food into a bin bag ~ disgraceful ~ nice one Kerry ~ great you provided the link ~

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  13. born in water,
    loved your thoughts on it.
    Cheers.

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