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What is the nature of water,

the liquid essence of our life.
It hydrates our very body,
gives us strength and might.
We can make the use of water,
to moisten our skin and lips.
Or erode away a hillside,
where its torrents hit.
We can use it as a propellant,
as our boats travel from place to place.
Or science can change its components
and send a rocket to outer space.
It’s crazy it can sustain our very lives,
or snuff them out with a monstrous splash.
And the decision all the while,
is how nature directs its path.
So water can be your friend,
or it can be what death will bring.
Life can be wonderful and scary too.
but that’s the nature of things.
Author: Timothy B. Thayer