“Limited Viability”

A product is conceived in the depths of a mind,

A factory calibrated to build the design,

The resources needed, acquired by the tonne,

The workforce has arrived, and production’s begun.

These items fill warehouses, shops and our homes,

Tiny faults ensue, the products… disowned,

Things don’t last any more, in this throw-away culture,

But resources are finite, so what of our future?!

I think we often forget where products comes from, how much energy and processing goes into making them, and how much pollution is created as a result. So when we add to landfill by throwing out something faulty, we choose to fill our planet up with junk!

The way most of us currently choose to live, there will no doubt come a day, where junkyards will be the new shopping centres, where we will shop for parts, because we will have lost the ability to mass produce new items at an affordable price, due to the eventual scarcity of the World’s resources.

A few months back, my Mum wanted to get rid of a tumble dryer, as it would not turn, I said, “seen as you’re gonna scrap it, let me look at it first!” I opened it up, with no academic experience in this, only knowing how to avoid getting an electric shock, but I found the issue, fixed the faulty part, and hey presto… one working tumble dryer, for free!

I really miss the days when more of us were able to fix things merely with our hands, our mind and our determination! I saved my Mum lots of money, saved the planet having to house more junk, pollution and give more of itself to sustain our way of life! Answer this though, how future-proofed are you? …as our future may not be as hi-tech and idealistic as we imagine!

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have two books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Confront The Shadows". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared here, after which, why not grab a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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