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Blackout
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, August 17, 2003
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Blackout

There was a soundless crash,
A brilliant flash,
That ripped the universe apart.

I sat on my porch,
And watched it all,
Just doing my part.

The stars went out,
One by one,
As if to make a new start.

When that hot summer day,
Melted away,
Into the deep, deep dark.

I sat without fear,
Watching without sight.
Only observing the absence of light.

The air was heavy and warm,
And covered me with its dark blanket.
Against the endless night.

Like the soup that it is,
The air cooled slowly.
When I felt the chill it was too late.

I got up to go inside,
Like so many times before.
And froze to death trying to find the door.

Copyright 2003 Ronald W. Hull
8/17/03
Photo Courtesy Jimmy Westlake of Rocky Mountain College

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Reviewed by a- maryllis 8/18/2003
froze to death?? I think if anyone were to die it would have been from heat exhaustion!! lol

- a survivor of the blackout
(28 hours to be exact :S glad it's over!)
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 8/18/2003
Enlightening!
Kudos!


tony
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/18/2003
I'm awed by this Ron, fully captures the senses and the imagination.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/17/2003
Excellent take on it Ron, love the pic too!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/17/2003
Ron,
This is wonderful
The blackout was scary for many.
PJ
Reviewed by nevine Al Seidi (Reader) 8/17/2003
A beautiful picturesque piece! Love the understament of the last line!
Nevine Al Seidi
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/17/2003
This is an excellent "two minute call". very succulant words for society . I admire your write.

Susan
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/17/2003
a good write

i spent a part of thursday evening wanting to get on the net -- even though i *knew* that the hydro was down

i like the humour of this one

john+
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/17/2003
Good write! The black out reminded us of all the things that we take for granted. It also gave us a pause to evaluate and appreciate.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/17/2003
Lights are part of our life I guess. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/17/2003
Wonderful write, Ron! You have described it so well!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 8/17/2003
Intriguing similies, Ron. Enjoyed. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/17/2003
The Blackout had its specail moments. It was wonderful seeing the sky again and city people talked :-) Wonderful write.
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