If We had to Breath River Water ............

Then each and every vein of water would be crystal
clear and the scent would be of rosewater
Because ......just because .... it would be
an entity that would truly matter

There would be no rubber tires on the banks
no refrigerators in the deep
Then no drainage from the highways
of oil and exhaust to seep

The pipelines from a factory pouring
in colored wastes
Only the aromas of flowers and purity
in visions and tastes

If man had to breath river water it would
improve in drastic measure
Once again we would be the caretakers
and a river we would treasure

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

If it were only so!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

A rosewater scent, how lovely. The Rivers are truly our treasures. Thank you.

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

As lovely as this poetic dream is written, I only wish it were true. We pollute and destroy the quality of our air which we DO breathe. Humans would do the same to the beautiful rosewater scent and replace it with the smell of toxic chemicals. However you are a poet and as a writer express the hope and dream of purity and I love that quality in you.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund , Yes my friend. are we winning the polution game?:-}

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scauthor1969 5 years ago from Upstate South Carolina

I wish that were true. We pollute the air we breathe pretty badly still. Seems like we have a hard time getting out of our own way.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Always , ! I love rivers and all things beautiful.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , If All we are is hope then this writing thing is worth it all! And to be fair there are many who work harder than I do to clean up this world! Although I have been recycling for almost thirty years. I guess thats worth something lol, thank you for sharing as always.:-}

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Scauthor, You are so right about that! "out of our own way" ,I like that line.;-]

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