After watching men burning transformers along the banks of the Tanjero/Quilisan River in Iraq
Neglected River, Neglected Mother
You gave birth to a city that has turned its back on you.
Abused River, Abused Mother
You washed us and gave us clean water to drink
But we let the users and the rapers take you.
Abandoned River, Abandoned Mother
You were our very source and life's blood
But we grind your bones and burn our wastes upon your shores
Polluted River, Polluted Mother
As you flow, so shall we.