Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today’s prompt words are Shower and Play. They were provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.
Ronovan hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.
No play in the tub
No singing in the shower
There’s no clean water
♦ The feeling of being immersed in a warm, soothing bath at the end of a hard day.
♦ The splash of children playing in a pool.
♦ The revitalizing swallow of clean, cool water.
♦ The taste of relief and hydration from a clear glass.
These are things we may be taking for granted. Meanwhile, there are many people around the world whose senses will never perceive such things. We are the lucky ones but if we don’t begin to conserve water our future children will not be so lucky.
Nature is always renewing our water supply through the water cycle. So why is it important to conserve water?
The amount of *potable water is less than 1%. Water is found in oceans, glaciers, etc. It takes a great deal of time and money and so on to clean polluted water. Just 2.5% of the planet’s water is fresh. Less than 1% is readily available for human consumption because some of the fresh water is stored in the form of ice bergs.
Salt water (97 percent)
*Potable – Water safe to drink; pure, clean, uncontaminated.
“Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.”