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  More Precious Than Oil
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Inspired By a Recent Article in Newsweek,

And By a Dry Lake Bed That I Came Across,

On My Most Recent Trek Up To The Northwood


“Water is life’s mater and matrix,

Mother and medium;

There is no life, without water.”


Albert Szent-Gyorgyi



Earth’s rapidly dwindling fresh water

Is now becoming more precious than oil

Droughts, global warming, and pollution

Causing Earth’s water to dry up and spoil


Ancient, life-giving, fresh water lakes, now vanishing

All across our now, fresh water-depleted planet, today

Even in the U.S., in life-providing lakes, like Lake Mead

Water levels are dropping, water getting scarcer, every day


And the latest global water studies are horrendous

Mankind will soon begin to engage in Water Wars

The world’s ‘Water Haves’ vs. ‘Water Have Nots’

And those without water, will not enjoy life, anymore


And, of course, just like Earth’s rapidly dwindling oil

Modern corporations, are already attempting to ‘cash in’

Fresh Water, which should be freely available, to everyone

Will be sold at premium prices – yet another modern day sin


Two huge corporations in the still water-rich state of Alaska

Already have plans to ship and sell Alaskan water to Mumbai

The day is rapidly approaching, when the ‘Fresh-Water Haves’

Will be able to decide, who on our planet, is going to live or die


And some still very foolishly believe that we are not killing our planet

While in truth, the planet we are now leaving to our future generations

Will be a planet, in which everything, including water, will have a price

And those not able to pay it, will have a life with very little joy or elation


“Water is life’s mater and matrix,

Mother and medium;

There is no life, without water.”



©2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/12/2010
Hard to argue, but Ma Nature has lots of tricks. Who knows, after the ice caps thaw the sahara could again be an oasis. Of course that would mean Kentucky could be the new dust belt. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/11/2010
Truth every word, Ed! It really is frightening what we're leaving for the future...not much of anything!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/11/2010
You are just a harbinger of doom of late, brother...I may have awakened happy but then I read this kind of thing and then go through my day less happy, but still a good thing to know and try to do something the way, why sell OUR water to another country, thats nuts...I mean I feel for those that have not, but it doesn't seem right for US...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/11/2010
Wow...a lot to think about in this one Ed, so much going on in this old world that is not the way it should be.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/10/2010
Truth, honestly told...and so...when will the message be heeded? Good writing, Ed.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/10/2010
Without it we are doomed, Ed,
and doom we deserve.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 10/10/2010
Brutally honest. Brilliantly told. Liz
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/10/2010

From The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner ...
"Water water everywhere - but not a drop to drink!"

SO - we'll just DE-salinate the Oceans and WALK to Europe! TK.

Reviewed by The Poetess 10/10/2010
But when we wealthy find the Heart to care

Water, with the poor, they will share.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/10/2010
True Ed, but doesn't this just fit in with everything,that is coming to an eventual end? We see it in all creation and the way our present society treats one another, and our animals, we don't deserve to have this earth to live on anymore. Humanity is destroying the gift God gave us,and has been for many years now. I'm glad I won't be here for the finish!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/10/2010
so true-water is life!
Reviewed by Richard King 10/10/2010
Ed, hopefully poems, articles and comments like these will help to awaken the dunderheads and cause more awareness. We can all do better whether it's ringing the bell or responding to the ringing. I recently wrote about this very subject in my poem titled "GREEN" Keep up the good work, thanks Dick.
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/10/2010
Water; more precious than gold.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/10/2010
yes...I have wittnessed this..even the lake above sooooo low, becaue of the developement..etc..sad
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 10/10/2010
Will be sold at premium prices – yet another modern day sin
Will be? I passed by a drug store advertising Clear drinking water for $3.25 a bottle. We don't pay that for Coka Cola.
God bless,
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/10/2010
I feel sorry for my grandchildren.


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