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Survival off the grid ~ 2nd place contest winner

A chapter in the book More Opinions & Politics 2013~2017

Ah, To Be Off The Grid!

by BeasPeas

'More Opinions, Politics & Comments' ~ #44-401-B-C
Ah, to be off the grid,
a weekend, a week.
Refreshing and tranquil,
communing with nature,
reviving the id.

The quiet, the calm,
soothing balm.
Songbirds and deer abound.
Nature sounds.

But if infrastructure fails,
outdated as it is,
or through terrorism,
then what?

The wannabe adventurer
thrust to be the survivalist.
Necessity, the inventor.

Oh, to be a prepper!

No satellites to power up,
no electronics to rely.
No creature comforts,
no phone, fuel, or money.
Truly back to the Dark Ages.

How to spark fire to cook
food we catch and sup?
Glean from the land.
Stave off roving bands,
as ancestors did.
Pray we don't lose the grid.

Marilyn D.F. Boire - August 10, 2016
'More Opinions, Politics & Comments'


Free Form Off the Grid writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Be creative and write a free form story poem about if you were to live off the grid. Off the grid in my understanding to be living in the wild self-sufficiently. Can be fiction or non-fiction. Please specify fiction or non-fiction in the author notes.


The grid going down long term and/or permanently is a real possibility through aging infrastructure, natural disaster or terrorism. Only the hardiest and most prepared survivalists will know how to protect themselves and their families. That's what preppers are all about. Thank you for reading my poetry.

Id: basic instincts for self preservation.
Preppers: People prepared to survive the grid going down.
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