Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Poetry Thursday 172 - Planned obsolescence

I was an adult before someone mentioned the term 'planned obsolescence'. It means that everyday objects wear out when they actually could be made not to do so. The light bulb for example.

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Planned Obsolescence

The bulb has gone,
it didn’t have to,
it could have stayed,
but for the way it’s made.

When plans are made and then go wrong,
Sod’s Law could be to blame,
or the plan itself was not on song,
and that’s from where the trouble came.

We’ll go to the coast for some sun,
the sea will be warm and calm.
When we arrived the rain had come,
And the height of the waves spread alarm.

We’ll paint the walls a gentle shade,
to brighten up our lives.
When finished a colour of startling grade
likely to attract bees from their hives.

We’ll cook a meal with amazing flare
and have some guests to taste the food.
Faces betrayed the awful fayre
destroying the jovial mood.
© David L Atkinson August 2015

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I’ve lost my mojo.
No its just under threat.
Rewind then off you go,
Back to normal I bet.
© David L Atkinson August 2015

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I bought a fecking Paintpod
to make decorating fecking easier
5 years on no fecking refills God
Another fecking garage ornament for yer.
© David L Atkinson August 2015

God Bless