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Men, women, and children remain out of options.
To keep his family alive, a man might commit murder to profit.
The water available: toxic.
Congolese, progression set back by corrupted rulers, water lacks cleanliness.
He begs. The government says, “We have plenty of water. You are lying. Stop it.”
Families have limited options.
Government only cares about profit.
Now the water: toxic.
Flint residents don’t deserve this. Lead comes out of their faucets.
They beg. Those in charge taking too long to
stop it.
The Natives are out of options.
The pipeline to be built under river for profit.
If oil is spilt, the river becomes toxic.
Water, a delicate necessity, why aren’t Humans more cautious?
Trying to take over sacred land, other Americans try to stop it.
Natives need help. The natives need options.
But what is more important to this world: Water? Or profit?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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