Water No Get Enemy

www3_8086_400x400A new month, a new week begins. Still, the people of Flint face what is becoming an “old” reality: their water is poisoning them. According to the Mayo Clinic, in babies and children lead poisoning causes slowed growth, developmental delay, learning difficulties, irritability, loss of appetite and weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation and hearing loss. Studies have shown that lead poisoned children may be more likely to become involved in criminal behaviors as adults.

Adults may experience high blood pressure, abdominal, joint and muscle pain, constipation, numbness and tingling of the extremities, headache, memory loss, mood disorders, reduced and abnormal sperm, miscarriage and premature birth and declines in mental function.

Take a few minutes to listen to this great song, Water No Get Enemy,  from Fela Kuti. Consider the facts and create the intention that our public water throughout the state is safe for children and adults.

T’o ba fe lo we omi l’o ma’lo
If you wan to go wash, na water you go use
T’o ba fe se’be omi l’o ma’lo
If you wan cook soup, na water you go use

T’o ri ba n’gbona o omi l’ero re
If your head dey hot, na water go cool am
T’omo ba n’dagba omi l’o ma’lo
If your child dey grow, na water he go use

If water kill your child, na water you go use
T’omi ba p’omo e o omi na lo ma’lo

Ko s’ohun to’le se k’o ma lo’mi o
Nothing without water
Ko s’ohun to’le se k’o ma lo’mi o
Omi o l’ota o

Water, him no get enemy
Omi o l’ota o
If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
If you fight am, unless you wan die

Omi o l’ota o
I dey talk of Black man power
I dey talk of Black power, I say
I say water no get enemy

If you fight am, unless you wan die
I say water no get enemy
I say water no get enemy
Omi o l’ota o
Omi o l’ota o

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