And a Bottle of Water to Drink

And a Bottle of Water to Drink

 

By Elton Camp  

 

You know the product I mean.

More than the cost of gasoline.

If it is the one you have picked

Health standards are not strict

 

Just as tap water, it may be pure,

But you have no way to be sure.

That choice, you may content

Is in keeping with latest trend.

 

But this true finding is the trap

It’s no better than from the tap

Unless money not important to you

Water from the pipe, fine will do

 

Dasani comes from a natural source?

Philadelphia public water of course

Before it goes on your table

Take a glance at the label

 

Coca-Cola has never lied

Just tap water, purified

Mineral then put in

Drink up, my friend.

 

Think there are of this no more?

Same is true in one out of four

Pepsi’s Aquafina, very same way

Is it worth so much extra to pay?

 

Bottled water is lots cleaner, people think

Chemical contaminants may be in that drink

Studies have shown cases in which a sample

Shows quality control was far from ample

 

When plastics get too hot

Antimony leaches, not a lot

We have not yet to learn

If that’s a health concern

 

Bottles are made of polyethylene

Comes from oil, just like gasoline

Seventeen million barrels each year

Not something that we should cheer

 

Bottles are then most always thrown away

Will still be around in your grandchild’s day

Once those water containers have been made

Take hundreds of year before they degrade

 

Many landfills are full we know

So where will that much plastic go?

Hope you now clearly see what I mean

Drink, but don’t think you’re being green.

 


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