Electricity

Electricitylight bulb

By Austin Jepson

Sept 27, 2018

 

At the end of the day,

Darkness settles in.

Rustic cabins are dimly lit

By small flames.

 

Tales are told,

Meals are had,

Beds are made

And the people crawl in.

 

Power surges over lines,

And one by one,

The circuits connect.

 

TVs come on,

Sound systems blare,

People get ready

To go out on the town.

 

Workers start shifts,

Products are built,

Factories hum.

No lost time.

 

Houses across the land

Turn on switches

And in an instant,

The day continues on.

 

When did that become

Part of God’s design?

In the beginning, God created

The day and the night.

 

Maybe our bodies were built

For darkness

As much as light,

 

For rest,

As much as work,

 

For quiet,

As much as noise.

 

Maybe we need to just

Turn off the day.

Maybe we need to

Embrace more the night.

About author

Austin Jepson

I am a non-verbal boy with autism. I was adopted by the Jepsons at age seven. Prior to that, I lived in foster care for 2 years. My original family could not take very proper care of me and I was taken from their home. My memories of them are still alive, though, and I love them, even though they had problems. My life now is better. My mom and dad love me and so do my brothers. I am lucky for that. As I am planning on going to college some day, writing in this blog is great practice. I hope you like it. Maybe you will learn something about autism. I hope so.

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Comments(2)

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    Laraine Hoff says

    That was inspired. What a very special young man you are. Thank you…please keep writing!

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    Bonita Klingler says

    It is most enjoyable to read your deep thoughts about life. We might all do better to slow down and reflect on your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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