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...feeling POWERLESS,,,
by Ed Matlack
Friday, July 06, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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sorry to those that read this and feel I am whining...i just have to get it out or go postal...though for that I'd still need a gun...;-0


Never did I realize,

How addicted to electric was I,

Still no power, the electric company lies…


Yes, I have my computer,

Still using the generator,

Living with a fan circulating air,

All the neighborhoods around me have power,

I just find this a teensy bit unfair…


They say we will have power by five,

That’s just a lot of electric company jive,

Trucks from that company are leaving,

More it seems than new crews do arrive…


I have even written a rant for the local news,

But now that it’s been 7 days we are OLD news,

From what I can tell the powers that be,

Don’t care about our views,

As long as THEY have their air conditioning,

Matters not how much to them we are petitioning...


Someday we will get the power back,

For now we are all experiencing stress & anger,

We still do of our peaceful lives lack…

© ed ~ 7/6/12



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Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Not knowing the situation I can take a guess. If new crews are arriving ...they are running into a problem they where not expecting and they are working on it. Its the pits to go without.......but from your own write I can see you have what you need for survial. Be grateful some don't have that.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
When you are powerless you are at your weakest for the frustration is great

Hugs Ed

Love and Light
Reviewed by John Domino
In the military I loved sleeping in tents. Call me NUTS - it's alright. When I was in Korea we had no heat except for these little gas lit stoves. I loved waking up in the crisp cold morning. I was at my best. Then again, if my electric was cut-off in my house today - I would survive but I would be among the FIRST to protest! After all, our neighbors who are elderly and sick are in need - for them I would take a stand! GOD BLESS you brother Ed!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Hang in there, Bro. It could be worse. So many have now lost everything in the devastating wildfires out west, and in the horrendous storms and 100 Degree Heat now scorching our nation.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
I feel for you my friend, this is a piece for those like you present, past and future
Reviewed by jude forese
sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel depends on the electricity needed to light it up ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
That has got to be so frustrating, Ed; I'm so sorry! I pray you are back in the light soon!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continuing prayers~

As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
It's nerve racking i agree, seems they don't work too fast in emergencies no more,,,,,but hang in there eventually you'll have electric and you'll be comfortable again....
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
A peaceful life is the best! I highly suggest that every person check on the elderly and the sick during these termperatures. If the big companies don't care about them who will? Good point brought up here, Ed!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
New Jersey and Washington DC, how inconvenienced art thee, when in only a week, you'll of the past speak, and follow it all with "tee hee". No joke, Pacific Nothwest has had four-day the cold, same as hot, . . . . no fun like it or not. Sorreee ~~ DIana
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
I can tell you that I have been in that POWERLESS mode too. Hurricane Ivan took a shot at us and put us in the dark for weeks..You have well written the uninvited discomforts....

There is also power in prayer Ed, maybe the others, the neighbours were praying harder hm, I hope you'll find relieve soon,bless ya!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
As I have said, I relate. When you go for days and days without power and areas around you are being switched on you get downright hostile about it. Yep, buddy, I know the feeling. At least you have the computer I didn't have that for two weeks.
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