The Terrible Darkness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A small town not equipped to deal with a power failure

Submitted: January 06, 2010

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Submitted: January 06, 2010



The sun sets over the horizon.

Dark clouds block out the moonlight.

A blown transformer causes a massive power failure.

An eerie darkness engulfs the night!

The is a pronounced abscence of shadows on main street,

from the dull glow of store lights,

That create long shadows on the storefront sidewalk.

Pitch Black except for the occasional light of a vechicle,

Slowly trying to navigate its way,

Safely threw the darkness while trying to read,

The street signs that point the car in the right direction.

The pedestrians experience the absence of sight.

Without the help of Seeing Eye dogs and canes to guide them.

A sense of trepidation falls as the night grows long,

The ambient temperature dips below freezing!

If a mishap occurred, would anyone hear his or her screams?

Would anyone come to his or her rescue?

Less they perish from the icy death of hyperthermia.

The horrified look in thier eyes remained,

As death claimed its helpless victims.

In the houses of the small township,

Imaginations of hysterical mothers ran wild,

Worrying about the family still outside the home;

After all who wouldn't be concerned, Zero visibility,

Sub-freezing weather and the power station down!

A community depending entirely on one sheriff,

And a voluntary fire department in the event of a disaster.

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