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Load Shedding Anxiety Disorder

Load Shedding Anxiety Disorder

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  • John Cartwright says:

    Nice. Here’s my verse version:


    When the power is shed
    I head for my bed,
    and I have to wonder
    as my mind goes under
    and I dream of stuff
    that seems normal enough,
    whether what I’m seeing
    is a way of freeing
    my mind from dross,
    like a hygienic floss
    of my mental detritus,
    a way to greet us
    from our kindly masters,
    who fear the disasters
    that will surely ensue
    from the dismal brew
    of worries and frights
    that disturb our nights
    and ruin our digestion –
    so this caring suggestion
    of a daily snooze
    is a loving ruse,
    and the loss of power
    for the occasional hour
    is a message sent
    with pure intent,
    no devious stealth
    but a care for our health
    before we implode:
    ‘Please, shed your load’.


  • bigbad jon says:

    Love it. Almost as good as Zapiro.

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