I stood here for years protecting the most precious commodity known to life.
Then times changed.
I didn’t mind the laughter and games of hide and seek, but gradually things got out of hand and now one so young is no more.
My days are numbered and there will be no stay of execution as there is no-one to speak up on my behalf.
My inner chambers are considered dangerous so I am to be demolished and removed.
All because of a freak accident when a child slipped and fell into the waters below, those which I concealed from the naked eye.
What will become of my Charges?
Exposed to the sun and elements, they will soon become contaminated, spreading their impurities to all points of the land.
I am, or was, the Guardian of Life’s Waters.
Forgive them, they mean well, but know not what they do.
Written for KL Caley’s Write Photo Challenge 26th May