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An Element of Life
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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...praise be to those who protect our water sources!

Cascading over nature-placed stones,

the cool water encourages peaceful thoughts

while nourishing abundant nearby flora,

refreshing in the image of life.


Water’s splashing, gurgling sounds

bring forth melancholy images

of childhood days of friends playing,

rambunctious in their happiness at river’s edge.


Waterfalls from mountain’s ridge

embracing each stone as it flows downward,

softly caressing bolder and cobblestone alike

on its plunge to valley below.


Water -  fundamental constituent of the universe;

an essential solvent for plant, beast, and man.

Yet we abuse and misuse. Shall we taste and waste,

dilute and pollute, until all known life is gone?


© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, May 24, 2005










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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/11/2005
A powerful and timely statement, Jackie. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 5/25/2005
A saying reported from the Prophet of Islam has it that a person was making ablution (for prayer) and he was using too much water. The Prophet said, “What is this waste?” The man said, “Is there a waste in ablution also, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Yes, even if you were near a flowing river.” (Ibn Majah, Hadith no. 419)

Thank you Jackie for the reminder...poem is beautiful...well done!
The prophet of islam said (what means) "Do not waste water even if you're by the bank of a river"
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 5/24/2005
Good point. It's refreshing to think that when we all get done fighting for oil, we can go on fighting for water. And that fight will be fierce. Henry
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/24/2005
Powerful write that I hope touches the ones that need the wisdom you have. Yes blessed are the one's that help such as you just have.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/24/2005
Micke, spot-on! With the weather you've been having I'd hate to think what it would be like if we had to ration water. It could happen again as it did before! We are in the nineties today so water is a precious topic to me too! Well doen!

Reviewed by Dave Harm 5/24/2005
Excellent write about a substance that is needed, yet taken for granted...

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