Last April that awful day, when water left us high and dry
a lesson learnt the hard way, will stay with me forever.
Summer announced its arrival with the mercury soaring,
adding to the woes, the pandemic locked us indoors.
The old leaky connection pipe succumbed under pressure at night,
the next morning the taps at home went dry.
A call to the water board confirmed our worst fears,
the wait for a tanker would be an endless one.
With shutters of shops down, the repair too would be a prolonged affair
fractious moods ensued a torrent of rants and expletives,
a house full of people letting off their steam,
finally sapped of energy, the listless souls vented muffled sighs.
A kind neighbour lent us a can of water,
Rationing its use, the trailer made us realise,
we don’t want to watch the movie, “A day without water”, ever again.
Perspectives changed, importance of water redefined.
Water crisis, shortage, stressor, scarcity, you name it
will be the global vocabulary of future
mindful conservation is a mantra to be followed.
each drop is an elixir, a shout out to all “ Please Save Water”!!