The townspeople built around the river,
They called it “the river of life”,
They drank from it,
They bathed in it,
They depended on the river,
As the years went on, it flowed,
The currents became stronger,
The river grew wider,
The town was flooding,
The children were drowning,
And as the townspeople screamed “dam the river”,
Their shouts were muddled by the rush of muddy water,
And as the river expanded into an ocean,
The town was lost underwater.