After The Power Went Out

After The Power Went Out

Technology is a wonderful thing. Phones and computers with their internet capabilities mean we have access to more knowledge and entertainment than ever before. Mobile phones, skype, social networks and such have the potential to build and maintain connections that would never have been possible before.

The problem is, we get so obsessed with the tech itself that we’re actually becoming less connected with people and more dependent on the internet! This poem is a brief exploration of what might happen if all computers, phones, ipads etc stopped working.

After The Power Went Out

One day after the power went out
A mournful shout, the sound of weeping
Shuddered from the teenage crowd
They cursed out loud, spent all day sleeping

Two days after the power went out
We bore the drought, quietly scheming
What we’d do when it came back
The endless back, the desperate dreaming

Three days after the power went out
The seeds of doubt let loose their blooms
We clutched out knees, began to rock
And locked ourselves in darkened rooms

Four days after the power went out
An awful clout rang from the street
Hormonal youths, starved of T.V
Were rediscovering their feet

Five days after the power went out
Another bout of violence spread
No ipads, laptops, PCs, phones
We’d thrown them in the river bed

Six days after the power went out
No one about, the streets were still
We sat in quiet discussion
Of how to take this bitter pill

Seven days after the power went out
A week without technology
We re-emerged, a stronger race
To face our brand new lives, set free

I could live without my laptop but please, won't somebody think of the tea!

I could live without my laptop but please, won’t somebody think of the tea!

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