Sunday, July 10, 2016

876 - Perfectly Wrong


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: wasteful, addicted and bruise.


Perfectly Wrong

The supermarkets 
Reject the food
That fails 
To meet their specs.
A bruise, 
A mark, 
The oddly formed
Instantly 
Are rejects. 
Wasteful
And distasteful.

Malformed
Should not mean 
Rejection
But does 
Due to preference 
Crude—
Addicted 
To perfection.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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20 comments:

  1. Addicted to perfection... .slaves to glossy fantasies! The world runs on good marketing!

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  2. I agree, malformed should most certainly not mean that it should be rejection. Powerful write.

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  3. Perfectly wrong indeed - so says me and Alice - I guess the next time to worry is when they only let in perfect customers - be sure to smuggle us out some cake and wine

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    1. Thank you but I'm likely to be the first exclusion if perfection is the criteria for entry!

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  4. Alas, we believe perfection is a reflection of a perfect inside... What we miss in this addiction...

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  5. Oh, the waste! And what a metaphor for rejected people, too.

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  6. Perfection is one of the weirdest addictions...

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  7. Oh for the days when you could buy seconds (less than perfect fruit and vegetables) often for half the price.

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  8. Unfortunately the glossy perfect coloured skins hide the bland and flavourless .No point to it. Beneath the gloss lies nothing. Give me sweet squishy soft and juicy!

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  9. EU rules I'm afraid - it's not so much perfection as qualitative conformity - no taste in that as your poem perfectly point out in such pointedly clever way

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  10. unfortunate....I like bruised...not addicted to perfection.

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  11. i like the metaphor used here...

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  12. Happy Sunday, JC

    much love...

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  13. Addicted to perfection. Well said!

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  14. This is very telling commentary - and not just in regards to B grade produce.

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  15. I couldn't agree with you more. Such unnecessary waste.

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  16. Our local Woolies has started selling 'less than perfect' fruit. Cheaply. And this less than perfect customer snaps it up.

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  17. And yet they accept the hidden chemicals lurking in that fruit....I'll take the malformed free of chemicals fruit....I loved the metaphor! Fabulous!

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  18. We are - addicted, I think. Certainly western culture and media does do its level best to instill a compulsion towards finding, purchasing and maintaining perfect "stuff". I grew up in such a house, and had a ring-side seat to the craziness that a simple "flaw" can set off. That probably is a why, I've always embraced the "quirky". If it can't hurt ya (as in chemical additives to produce "pretty" food - I'm good!

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  19. Crude—Addicted
    To perfection

    Perfection! Yes, sadly a lot of wastage as a result even though acceptable to the needy!

    Hank

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