Power Failure

Last night, while visiting a neighbour, the lights failed. Indeed it soon became apparent that the electricity supply had gone down in the 2 blocks of flats which constitute the development in which I live. My immediate neighbour, and the lady who lives opposite to her, panicked a little and lamented the fact that none of us possessed torches. Fortunately the lights came back on in a matter of minutes and the power supply has remained steady since yesterday evening’s temporary blip.

The above incident reminded me of my poem “The Dark”:

“Closing my curtain
I shut out the night
And the fireworks
Celebrating something
But precisely what I am uncertain.
While beyond my drapes
The dark
Patiently waits”.

One day the dark will take us all.


14 thoughts on “Power Failure

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment. I’m delighted that you like my poem. Do you have a website where I can read your work as I would like to check out your writing. I am a guide dog owner but have some usefull vision. I can see outlines of objects but not their detail. So, for example if a friend walked passed me I would simply see a shape but wouldn’t be able to recognise him or her. I do put the lights on at home. Kevin

      1. blindzanygirl

        Oh wow. It is so good to hear from someone who also is visually impaired. That sounds just about what I see. Myes, I do have a website – here is the link: blindwilderness.wordpress.com but also I have another one at zanywildwords.wordpress.com How wonderful to meet you. Thankyou for contacting me

      2. blindzanygirl

        Oh, my name is Loraine by the way, and it is cancer that made me blind and I am also in a wheelchair from the cancer. I am sure we have much to exchange with one another

      3. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Hi Loraine,

        Its great to meet you too! Many thanks for the links to your websites, which I shall look forward to checking out later today. I was born fully sighted but due to a blood clot lost the majority of my vision. All the best, Kevin

      4. blindzanygirl

        Oh my goidness Kevin. So you are like me in that you lost your sight due to illness. It is a horrible thing to happen, and takes much adjusting to. If you are happy for it, I would like to maintain contact with you. Hope you like my websites. Thanks for conecting

      5. blindzanygirl

        Oh gosh, don’t worry about that. I hadnt noticed. It is jyst that some people ask me my name as they only know me as blindzanygirl! Please dont worry. It is fine

  1. Ridhima

    Such a beautiful and heart melting poem. Loved it. It’s true the dark awaits to take us all but let’s try to fill so much light in ourselves that the darkness itself fades away!! Cheers😊

      1. Ridhima

        Maybe. Anyways thanks for your wishes😊 I hope that till the dark takes us your life be full of colours of all joys. With best of the luck, Ridhima 😊

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