OctPoWriMo Day 11

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I am participating in two challenges this month, OctPoWriMo and Inktober. To make it easier on myself, I’m trying to write a new poem on odd-numbered days and make a drawing on even-numbered days.

Today’s prompt is silence.

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Power Failure

Two televisions blaring
Aquarium filters splashing
Air conditioner rumbling
Ceiling fans rotating
Dishwasher cleansing
Fluorescent light buzzing

Suddenly, the lights go out
Power failure
Silence

I sigh
A clock ticks
Peace reigns

Lights flash on
Cacophony resumes

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

7 responses »

  1. I appreciate that beautiful photograph which matches nicely that power failure . . . which we actually experienced two nights ago with an unexpected snowfall of 3.8 inches.Lights and cacophony definitely restored!

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