Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 dVerse Meeting the Bar/ Broken

dVerse  Meeting the Bar  Prompt: 

Hopes and dreams
Eggs into pieces

Climates into pieces

When something breaks
Eggs into a million pieces
Nothing can be fixed
Nothing can be mended
We have forgotten how
We never knew
An instruction book or
A video is required
To put Humpty Dumpty
Together again

In the past you would see
Shops with signs
Sewing machines
Vacuum cleaners
Radios repaired
Good as new

Now nothing is to be repaired
If its’ broken throw it out
Get something new
Nothing is of value
Nothing lasts
...The dump is full of
Broken plastic hearts

July 25, 2014


Cressida de Nova said...

Yes ...things in good condition are unnecessarily discarded and not valued. The waste is obscene and we will all pay the price one day sooner rather than later.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OH those closing lines, "the dump is full of broken plastic hearts". Plastic is one of the worst inventions, it is cluttering the globe. I always remember how my grandma's furniture, dishes and such never were replaced - they were used for her lifetime. Old, sturdy, serviceable, they lived modestly, and saved. Wow. How appalled they would be at the excesses of today. And what everything costs!

Claudia said...

ah i hate that things are not being repaired any more... my mom used to stitch holes in socks even - nowadays you throw everything away way too fast - it's the pulse of our time a bit...sad

RMP said...

Ooh, nicely said. There definitely does not appear to be much mending of broken. While I fall prey to not mending, I tend to continue to wear the holey socks until they are dust.

Sumana Roy said...

Radios do take us to a remote past with a different attitude to life that we've long left behind..use and throw is the new motto of a new age...nicely exposed