Out of Power


Powerless Powerlines — In South Africa they are em-per-tee!


Load-shedding of current supply
Is raisin’ concerns as to why
In-sultana patience, from merely Stage Two,
Abruptly a move to Stage Four they should do,
Whereby twice a day, for a lark,
Deprived of spark, things all go dark.

My laptop holds sort-of a charge,
And lets me go on, by and large,
But it won’t allow me an internet chat –
It takes landline router to do all of that;
So I can now sit and compose,
But when I can post it, who knows?

Today Garden Judges in morn,
Then off to the school we had gorn
To watch the Squad doing their swimming,
Admiring J simply skimming;
And with lesson in swimming at four
I took her for swimming some more!

© February 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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15 Responses to Out of Power

  1. I’m glad my father prevailed.

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  2. Frustration and swimming in one day


  3. Sue W says:

    How inconvenient for you. Hope this mess is sorted soon.


  4. Colline says:

    So this is still happening. I would have thought they’d have solved the problem by now.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yikes!! The incompetence is astounding. Hubby remembers that 30 years ago Eskom received international awards for being one of the best-run power utilities in the world. Something must have happened in that thirty years to change all that. 😳


  6. Arkenaten says:

    We had no juice for 4 hrs this morning.
    Being in high summer rather than winter the supposed need to load shed is baffling.

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