I am a clear river, flowing quietly on the fertile land of my hometown. I used to be happy that I was a river. But I'm not happy now.
Although the towns I used to live in were remote places, I was happy. At that time, I was wearing a clean skirt, the sand and stones at the bottom of the river were clearly visible, and there were often three or five groups of fish and shrimp swimming around. Especially in summer, the lively and lovely children, accompanied by their parents, jumped into my arms and played with me. Young parents, on the other hand, sit together in twos and threes, watching their children and talking. The sound of running water, words and laughter became a beautiful music. I spend every day in such music.
And now? I can say it's totally different. My two sides are no longer green grass, but industrial buildings. Although the remote areas have their own industry, economic development, people's lives are richer, and there are many problems. Every morning when I wake up, I see a piece of gray. I don't know where the blue sky and white clouds have gone before. My clean dress has been changed into a yellow and stinking rags. The sand and stone can't be seen, the fish and shrimp can't come, the children can't be seen, and the laughter before is gone. Now every day I am accompanied by more and more garbage, stink, mosquitoes and flies. People are avoiding me. They will cover their noses and walk away from me. "Wuwu......" Now I spend every day in tears.
Why did I end up like this? Why can't I get the good return of human beings if I serve human beings wholeheartedly? Man! I hate you so much! Since you have given me life, why don't you cherish me? I don't want you to watch my River one day, but there is no water to drink. What's the difference between you and living in the desert? Man! Please wake up as soon as possible and return my old appearance!
I am a river, a turbid, stinking River, flowing in my hometown where I was raised. I am a sad river, I feel sad because I am a river!