Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
Water For All
By Kelsey Cashman
CC Image Courtesy of DFID - UK Department
We take it for granted,
Always being able
To reach for a glass of water,
Even though 663 million people, a
Rising number, have access to nothing.
Scarce supplies leave many thirsting,
Hoping for a sip that may never come.
Or if it comes, it is dirty, almost
Undrinkable, but they drink anyway,
Led by their extreme thirst to
Drink, giving no mind to the dirt and filth.
But it should not be this way,
Everyone should be able to drink without the
Fear that this drink will be their last,
Or that each sip must be savored.
Remembering that we
Are all one people, that we all
Live on this Earth and want to
Live our best lives, it is our duty to
Protect each other, to help
Everyone who is without water.
Our earth is 71% water, and yet 40% of
People don’t have enough to
Live on, but together we can work to ensure
Everyone has clean water.
Because water should be for all people.