OctPoWriMo Day 11


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.


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

I sigh
A clock ticks
Peace reigns

Lights flash on
Cacophony resumes


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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