Campbellsville Spring -a dedicated action

Posted on 11th April 2010 by admin in Rivers of the world

I live in a rural area in Tennessee. We are blessed with an abundance of clear mineral springs. One issue that faces many small towns with few zoning rules, is that the water bottling companies come in and buy, or lease, local springs and carry the clean water far away. We are facing this problem now in Giles County. Here is a poem I wrote to shed light on this situation.


A Dedicated Action

Who will speak for Campbellsville Spring?

Clean clear water, full of healing minerals

720 gallons every minute.

Who will speak for Campbellsville Spring?

Bottling company ready to pounce

The water, health of our children and their babies too

Life force itself.

Campbellsville Spring who will cry for you?

The vultures prey on what is dead,

The bottling company preys on what is alive.

Who will cry for Campbellsville Spring?

Throughout our solar system water seems rare

Yet our planet flows with abundant

Rivers, creeks, ocean, and fresh springs

From deep underground.

If we sell this jewel we sell our very health.

For the hard truth is this:

Every river and creek in our county is polluted.

Yet our spring is pure.

If it is sold, what will be left?

We shall speak for Campbellsville Spring!


  1. This is a great poem.
    I’ve had the pleasure to see Campbellsville Spring and it’s beautiful 🙂
    This water is so pure and clean, that many families actually fill up gallons of it to take home and drink. Tihis is also true for Bee Springs in Giles County.

    Comment by Mary Brown — September 23, 2010 @ 1:36 am

  2. This passage really touched home with me.Being a long time resident of Campbellsville ,I am devastated at the truth behind this.It is time to make a stand.

    Comment by Shanda — September 23, 2010 @ 2:01 am

  3. Dear Shanda,
    I feel so lucky to have students like yourself who love to learn… Let’s take this on and make an irrisistable fun commotion.

    Comment by admin — September 23, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

  4. Hey Mary, I appreciate the encouragement. I don’t wirte poetry that often but, this is sooooo important!

    Comment by admin — September 23, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

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