Designer DNA

Designer DNA

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Designer DNA 

 

 

 

impeccable heritage,

you come from a long line

 

of perfect genes

with clueless cuffs

dangling in purity

 

you are the exact 

crease ironed into your own mind

not a wrinkle in your logic

 

a power child

embroidered into the threads

of adulthood

carrying your silver spoon

in the back pocket

 

of your prejudice

with untucked logic

 

that is so out of style.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

4/1/2020

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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I enjoyed reading this. I've always heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I value imperfections because they are the things which make us unique. I've been a carpenter and cabinet maker so I know there are certain types of wood that are highly prized for their imperfections like wormy maple and rotted or "pecky" cypress. I don't think I'd appreciate cookie-cutter people any more than eating the same bland gruel for three meals a day.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

I agree on the imperfections...they do make us perfectly imperfect ...oh wow, "gruel" sounds appeali.. read more
Not sure this is particularly an indictment of any particular class, as in some way, whether prince or pauper, we share a collective responsibility of the way things have turned out; and it is for sure that we have a habit of tinkering whilst not fully understanding.

It is mooted by many that without such aspiration and exploration, our species would never have scaled the heights, (or plumbed the depths,) it thus far has; which to me, shouts loud, there is doubtless an imperfect gene programmed in at the start, which is permanently and busily working away in the background.

I recall it was your Thomas Lance who popularised the saying, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it,' and I confess I am largely in agreement. :))

Beccy.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your insightful review, Beccy....appreciate your honest words.
j.
Well my friend this was well scripted, Logical and poetic, Some never taste the dirt under their nail, or see past there selfish lifes,
Seeing a distaste In your wards as you huled them onto the paper,
I love how you describe the weight caller or privilege class, of the western world. You must have worked hard for what you got and or taught early the value of hard work,
Though it's an illusion of all that can be bought and then forgot As I said nice peace. And nice read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

i appreciate your understanding of these words, thank you, Gray.
j.
GrayHalwk

1 Year Ago

Your welcome my friend
Has the sound of an indictment of sorts. Whether the addressee is a person or a class of people is not indicated. Whatever, the attitudes described don't fit a Nobel laureate.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

so true, thank you, John,
j.
As far as I'm concerned, DNA should stand for, "Do Not Alter."
But, I suppose, some gene experimentation is inevitable and--in certain clearly humanitarian instances--even, desirable.
Our scientists, unfortunately, rarely end up only where they say they're going; madness and harm,
too often, the covered-up results.
A*s-kicking post, Jacob!


Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Jimmy,
j.
Unfortunately, those who are born with a silver spoon in their mouths seldom change their views from the views of their parents and grandparents. They believe they are always right. Logic has nothing whatsoever to do with their opinions. I liked the metaphor too. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

absolutely true. Nothing to do with it at all.
Thank you, Lydi.
j.
I love your portrayal of the upper class j, how they expect every detail to be perfect ! while we on the other hand are happy with perfectly flawed :) a thought provoking piece .
Kind regards Katrina


Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

yes, i think flawed is good....thank you for your kind words, Katrina,
j.
Katrina Mckeown

1 Year Ago

My pleasure as it always is reading your writings :)
I would've loved to have had that conversation with my parents.
Am I a designer baby.
Yes, Paul, you're a cross between a Baboon and a halfwit.
Actually, sometimes you're better not knowing these things.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

I agree, Paul...better to not know...
thanks for the smile,
j.
I love the imagery and the speaker dismissive attitude towards self-absorbed upper class.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, sl, appreciate your visit and words,
j.
People seeking perfection. I believe there is no perfection. Just people seeking to change things that shouldn't be changed. You words, making me think tonight. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

ah yes, wanting to change what doesn't need to be changed, sometimes.....thank you, Coyote.
j.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree Jacob and you are welcome.

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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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