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Uncertain Times
12-NOV-2008 Karen Stuebing

Uncertain Times

West Virginia

Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge - Time.

And in keeping with the November Challenge - A Song, a Poem or a Proverb.

Other entries can be seen here.

All Stood Still
Ultravox

The lights went out
The last fuse blew
The clocks all stopped
It can't be true
The program's wrong
What can we do?
The printout's blocked
It relied on you

The turbine cracked up
The buildings froze up
The system choked up
What can we do?

Please remember to mention me
In tapes you leave behind.

We stood still
We all stood still
Still stood still
We're standing still

The screen shut down
There's no reply
The lifts all fall
A siren cries
And the radar fades
A pilot sighs
As the countdowns stall
The readout lies

The black box failed
The codes got crossed
And the jails decayed
The keys got lost
Everyone kissed
We breath exhaust
In the new arcade
Of the holocaust

The turbine cracked up
The buildings froze up
The system choked up
What can we do?

Please remember to mention me
In tapes you leave behind.

We stood still
We all stood still
Still stood still
We're standing still

Pentax K10D ,Pentax smc P-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
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comment
laine8216-Nov-2008 01:26
Tough times ahead for us all...perhaps a little less of everything may pull us all back into line....a good take on the challenge Karen
Cindi Smith15-Nov-2008 14:08
Excellent idea and so true!
carol j. phipps15-Nov-2008 02:52
Strings (politics) attached to everything.
JD14-Nov-2008 05:55
Will we have power in 10 minutes? Yes. In 10 years? Don't know!
Jola Dziubinska13-Nov-2008 23:46
Cool compo with all those lines.
Flo Hendry13-Nov-2008 23:38
Lik eyour use of power lines that often can ruin an image. Nice composition.
JW13-Nov-2008 20:55
Superb composition
J. Scott Coile13-Nov-2008 20:40
Trying for sure! We will make it through this :-)
wernere0113-Nov-2008 20:11
Cool shot.
Maaike Huizer13-Nov-2008 17:00
Great lines!!!!
Barbara Heide13-Nov-2008 16:33
great entry!
Ann...13-Nov-2008 14:58
Excellent
David Royall13-Nov-2008 14:45
Perfect shot to match the song.
k_grqst13-Nov-2008 13:44
Wonderful lines here. They give it a lot of interest.
Breland13-Nov-2008 13:24
Nice composition for your title Karen. True words.
joanteno13-Nov-2008 12:20
Sadly, how true.