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Twenty Steps: Who Toils for Water? 


I take one two
Three four
Five six
Seven eight
Nine ten
Eleven twelve
Thirteen fourteen
Fifteen sixteen
Seventeen eighteen
Nineteen 
Twenty
I take twenty steps 
I take twenty steps and then I am refreshed
I take twenty steps and take a cup I do not toil I do not sweat my feet are soft my body safe
I take twenty steps and I take a cup and I press the cup under an arctic chilling stream, the button is my well
I take twenty steps and my soul is soothed my tongue is wet my thirst is relieved
I take twenty steps and drink all I want under the humming shelter of a large hospital
I am treated well. I do not work for water, my children do not dry under a baking sun
I take twenty steps and back again for water and Her journey has just begun

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