Life & Death: An Ode To Water


It’s finding a spring

just when you’re dying of thirst,

hope amidst despair


though it’s a false hope

just as you’re quenching your thirst

you taste the poison


you lay by the spring

hoping for an antidote,

but things are hopeless.


Your thirst is quenched now

but you struggle to hold on

as life slips away


and you breathe your last

hoping at least that you’ll serve

as a testament


that folks will see you

and they’ll see the spring and know

that you drank from here


they’ll know this water

brings not life, but death because,

greed has poisoned it.


They will thirst, like you

but they’ll see you and pass by

in search of water


water that brings life

clean, uncontaminated

the way that it was


because water is

life, water is life, water

is life. Greed is death.


We have turned water

into poison, into death

and now we all thirst.


We thirst now for life

but all we can find is death

all we know is death


and we are killing

ourselves to make a killing,

life comes bottled now


those who have taken

continue to take, and make

a killing from life


they keep taking life

and selling it back to us,

and we keep buying,


the price is our life

we think we don’t have a choice

that we have no voice


but until you die

from thirst or from the poison

you do have a voice


as well as a choice

and we all need to choose life

we all need to choose…


About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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