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Singing Salt Water Blues

Updated on November 1, 2013
ample ocean water
ample ocean water
cool clear water
cool clear water
river water
river water
lake waters
lake waters
Water, salty and abundant
Water, salty and abundant


Salty waters on the West Coast, and all about in the Gulf of Mexico,

Off the tip of Florida's sands, and off the East Coast, don't you know.

Water's all about, but not a drop to drink, cause no one cares enough,

poison's in the kitchen sink.


There's so many strange chemicals and all are added to the long list,

It's poured quietly into the aquifer, and just how could this be missed?

Water, precious water, it flows, so cool and oh, how so very clear,

To do without, we'd all shout, certainly, is way too dear.


Why can't more folks, the big companies, desalinate the ocean's brew,

Making a safer tomorrow, for our kids, and for me and you?

Putting down all the confusion, and in using the cold fusion,

in more things that we all may do?


Heating up the power plants, and just using the naturally flowing gas,

Quit using so much petroleum, black coal, all can't surely last?

Electricity is one resource, depending on the others to be used,

The sun and wind are limited, to keep all totally confused.


Water is provided, by the waves of the seas, all around this earth,

To ignore its greatest potentials right now, imperils all of birth.

The few, the far, and the in-between, limited, those who try,

If we wait and do act too late, we surely all may die.



Water, cool, cool water, and not a drop to drink!





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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks midget, my friend, and often it is the little things that seem to mean the most. whonu

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Yes, my friend, and if we take heed of what needs to be done, then we may have a future for our kids. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      If we aren't careful, it is certainly coming to that. It is said that progress is good, but that in itself, is limited.

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Water....another of the little things we take for granted.Thanks for sharing, Whonu, well said!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks bravewarrior and I agree. You know they must be aware, but there is a lot to do in the world.whonu

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks much for your kind words and support of my writing style. whonu

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      Stacy Clark 

      5 years ago from Reno, NV

      Very insightful hub, we have to be aware of what we put in our bodies, more and more so for the things most essential to our lives. I really like your style of writing

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Isn't that the truth. Well said, Whonu. This should be sent to Washington!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Jamie, glad you agree. whonu

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      A warning that we all should hear. Jamie

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you James, Mhatter, and Faith Reaper, for your kind words and support of this very important message. We must do better as a society and our children's futures are at stake. whonu

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Dirty water is the world's biggest health risk, and continues to threaten both quality of life and public health .When water from rain and melting snow runs off roofs and roads into our rivers, it picks up toxic chemicals, dirt, trash and disease-carrying organisms along the way. Many of our water resources also lack basic protections.We should act, Governments shouldn't shrug their shoulders.We are in danger .

      Thanks so much for this thought provoking poem.I voted up

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      My friend there was a time when the sand at my beach was white. Gone.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Very scary to me too! God has provided all that we need, and we are destroying it, making it poison or deadly to life . . . all that lives.

      Very profound poem, with stunning art!!!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Did you know that some bottled water sold in large department stores receive the bottling done in another place, and the water that is shipped to Canada for this, comes from a state's aquifer ,back again, to be sold here? It has been posted on the bottles in print and I find a few were removed in this information. Not all have this dizzying shipping and processing. Sounds a little scary to me.

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