Friday, April 19, 2013

I Am The Colorado River.

I have run these canyon for six million years
I have traveled from the rocky mountains to the deserts
Through scorching heat and freezing cold
From the land of the dinosaurs to fields of food. 
I lend my hand to seven states,
Two countries,
Nine national parks,
And 36 million people across an arid west. 
I am not the strongest,
Or the largest,
But I am the hardest working. 
People love me.
My playfulness,
My beauty,
My power,
My life. 
But I don't think I can offer anymore.
I am tried, tapped, and tied.  
Of the hundreds of major rivers in the world,
I am one of the few who no longer kisses the sea.  
Battles to harness my soul have been won and lost. 
Use me wisely, and I will sustain you.
Use me like you have, and I will break
My name is Red, the Grand Red River, the American Nile, the Canyon Maker. I am the Colorado River. And I am the most endangered river in America. 
Become part of the solution. 
American Rivers created an epic, awe inspiring video that leaves me scared, very scared. I've said this before and I will say it again, we are in a battle to save our fresh water sources. I don't know who will win, but I thank American Rivers for all that you do to protect the rivers that feed me, nourish me, and provide me and my family with life.

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