Rain shower’s caress
Shimmering play of droplets,
Taken for granted.
Water is a precious commodity used in all aspects of life. The making of everything we touch involves the use of water somewhere along the way. I live in a part of the world where we often take rainfall and clean water for granted. World Water Day is an annual opportunity to consider the importance of water; and to remember that across the world many people live in drought conditions or without clean water nearby. Approximately 10% of the world’s population lives without access to clean water for drinking and washing. Only about one-half of the world has tap water at home.
Every year the United Nation’s World Water Day has a special theme–this year it is water and jobs, highlighting how the livelihood of millions of workers depends on a reliable water supply. For me, the underlying message is constant: our globe’s clean water is a valuable resource to be conserved and protected.
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The introductory haiku was written in response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #89 using the prompt words: ‘shower’ and ‘play’.