Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday February 15, 2011 Magpie #53




Container of Salt
Formal designs cut in glass
Used for all times
Precious commodity
Salt trains
Camel's burden
Cross hot desert sands

Used for all times
Makes the blood
Pressure rise
Just a little
Then some more
Before you know it
It's a lot
And the numbers
Are off the charts

I like it sprinkled on
Cool red watermelon
In the hot sultry summer
Just a little on my fries
Crusted on Margarita glass
A Salty Dog
Salt is good on
Everything
Precious commodity

...except

Not so good in water
Only less than one
Percent of the earth's
Water is drinkable
To be exact
(.037 percent)

We know no moderation
Our resources run dry
When a man is thirsty
Cross hot desert sands
Saltwater won't do.

8 comments:

  1. Shocking statistic about the disparity of drinking water.

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  2. Wow, that is a statistic that sets one back on her heels. Yikes. They say water will become more valuable and more expensive than oil. I love the image of the camel and the hot desert sands......and then the thought-provoking info about fresh water. Well done!

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  3. Oh my this was so interesting
    and so true

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  4. How true....and interesting that percentage of fresh water...to drink...blessings Annell you are one busy lady....bkm

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  5. Interesting piece, tho saltwater won't do, yet it is also a must to keep the fluids of our bodies in balance, as long as in moderation. smiles.

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  6. Did not know that little fact about drinking water. That's a bit scary. Interesting piece, though, and a great take on the prompt.

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  7. This is so true...I like salt except for in water...interesting fact about water...nice peice of writing...visiting from Laura's blog...so glad I did. :)

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