Monday, June 14, 2010

Power's Off

Boom, lightning strikes. Power flickers.
More lightning, power’s off.
Gone, sudden darkness all around.
Life stops, no TV, no lights,
no power anywhere in the house.
A few beeps, then nothing.
Confusion reigns as life stops.

What next? Flashlights needed,
matches and candles are located.
A primitive glow comes to replace
the normal hum of modern society.
Luckily it is close to bedtime.
After a candle lit shower,
there are no switches to turn off.

Just a quick breath of air
to extinguish the few candles.
A warm bedroom awaits, as our
air conditioner’s hum is gone too.
By morning, power is restored again.
Life returns as we have come to know it.


nituscorner said...

life sure turns to a fullstop when power fails.the shower, the heater, the drinking water......etc etc everything stops. we facing this problem too as we have power shut down for some time in order to conserve electricity.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh dear-- I know this scenerio too well living here in fl with all these storms:)

SandyCarlson said...

This is life as we knew it in my parents' house in Newtown. Serious bonding moments when that power went out!

kavita said...

It happens too often here,that's why we have installed two heavy duty inverters .Can't imagine a life without electricity.

Linda Reeder said...

I always have to laugh at myself whenever the power goes off, and out of habit I still reach for light switches and go to use the microwave and so on. Having power is such a given in our modern life style.

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ramblingwoods said...

There has been bad weather here far we have kept our power.. Michelle