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We Lost Power Last Night


So Happy To Wake Up

With our power back on

So many things we take for granted

Electricity is one of them

Think of all the things that plug in

Our cell phones most people will say right away

There are so many more important appliances

The electric stove, refrigerator ,freezer and our microwave

The computer. electric razor, electric toothbrushes, Google home

The air conditioners, fans, clocks, water pump, toaster. can opener

The electric hot water heater, T.V., lights

The list is endless

It can go on and on

Just having the ability to use all these things

Makes my day wonderful

I don't have to go any further

It is strange how when we lose something

We want it so much more

So I guess going without power for a few hours

Was a good thing

I'm not easily thrown off by other problems or issues pending

They will also be dealt with in a reasonable, calm manner

In life we can want so many things

If we are blessed we will have the things we need the most

If we are fortunate we might get many

Then one day you might just realize

There was a time when people didn't have what we have

So we should be thankful each and every day


DREAM ON (author) on August 08, 2018:

Chitrangada Sharan I wonder when we will have enough to make us happy. I often try to remember when I had very little. At that point in my life it was more than I ever wanted. Now 4 decades later why do I have to have so much more. Is because we believe we must have it do to society's influence that maybe we think more will make us happier. Well if I was happy then without all these things then was all this really worth being a little bit happier. I turn to writing where thoughts can expand and grow but they don't take up any more room. They are always abstract and untouchable to human hands. Only when we bring them down to earth do they become material things. I love ideas and dreams because they can grow to anything we want them to be. The important thing is we never take away from someone else. So you and everyone else can dream bigger dreams and we are all sharing. It is not mine or yours it is both of ours to enjoy and always give and keep giving. Thank you so much for your comment it was so much appreciated and enjoyed. Have a great night sleep and dream of taking the impossible and making possible.

DREAM ON (author) on August 08, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee We are lucky enough to run our air conditioners in the morning and our home stays cool for the rest of the day. Then we put them again on for a few hours before bed. Thank you for sharing and filling me in on Florida's weather. Have a fun night.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 07, 2018:

Nice poem and so relatable!

You have expressed our dependence, or overdependance on electricity, so effectively.

There was a time, when we didn’t even have a simple phone, or the ACs, or computers. But, we were so happy, content, and enjoyed life to the fullest.

We get habituated to comforts, so easily.

Thanks for sharing Your thoughts, in this interesting poem!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 06, 2018:

Power was lost only once here some weeks ago but was very quickly restored. In Florida it is a fact that most A/Cs never get turned off at this time of the year.

DREAM ON (author) on August 05, 2018:

Ann Carr I get so aggravated when the younger generation doesn't seem to care the way it was when I was younger. They don't reminders and they just think they have a right to everything. New cell phones when the newest one comes out and anything else they desire. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Have a good day.

DREAM ON (author) on August 05, 2018:

Linda Crampton I try to picture myself without different things and that way I don't have to go without to appreciate all the good they have to offer. Now when I use the conveniences of modern day I thoroughly enjoy them in a new way. I am so blessed to live at this modern day. I wouldn't want to back to years ago for the simple fact how far we have come in medicine and doctors. I love being healthy and when I get sick I love getting better as soon as possible. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on August 05, 2018:

Indeed! Progress gives us all sorts of 'contraptions' but sometimes I wonder if people weren't better off when life was simpler - harder, maybe, but simpler. Even in my lifetime, so many changes have occurred and the youngsters have no idea what it was like only 50 years ago. 'A bakolite phone with a dial, what's that?' & 'Why didn't you have a computer, Grandma?' It's difficult to explain that I actually enjoyed pen and paper!

However, I do appreciate the ease of a computer and mobile phone, most of the time...


Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 03, 2018:

Electricity can affect our lives in so many ways. I love the part of the poem in which you say that we want something so much more when we lose it. I think that's very true.

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