Over at A Dash of Sunny, Sanaa has been gracious to offer weekly prompt nights. This week we were challenged to consider perfection in all its flashy colors.

Here is my contribution:

Potato-church eyes
beets grow new clothes
Variance has no place
Where the Red River flows

Before y’all think I’m going all Children of the Corn on you, listen to the explanation. It will only take a moment of your time πŸ˜€

I grew up in a small farming community that relied upon its beet and potato harvest as well as its church. My family didn’t have much money to tithe, nor a crop to contribute to the annual harvest. I went to a Catholic school where generations of farmer’s kids had gone before.

My clarinet never tuned right and I preferred the school library to athletic sports. In order to be perfect and popular, you had to come from the right family, donated much of your money to the Church and play football or hockey.

Fast-forward to now, I have a much different perception of perfection. It tastes really good with Ranch πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Perfection

  1. True, perception changes.
    There is so much of music that I do not know.
    And while I may not post to every music prompt I appreciate that they are there. πŸ™‚

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    1. That means a lot to me, Jules πŸ™‚ I enjoy reading your creations every time the music moves you.

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      1. I tried looking yesterday but I couldn’t quite find the link on my friends site… He does a music post every Sunday that you might enjoy:

        I think he used to be a DJ…

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      2. Thank you πŸ˜€ Will take a look..

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  2. wonderful! I am tickled by your story. how wonderful is that! thanks for the poem. It feels good to read a poem from someone whose background is a subject for children’s books. I mean well.

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  3. Love the poem and your explanation. I have crossed the red river many times between Oklahoma and Texas. πŸ™‚


    1. πŸ™‚ It’s a wide, old river


  4. sreejaharikrishnan January 5, 2016 — 8:19 am

    So warm…loved it!

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  5. out of life comes perfection…so very well said…

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  6. Such a profound piece πŸ˜€ thanks for your kind participation Rose, you’re a sweetheart πŸ™‚

    Lots of love,

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    1. You are so very sweet πŸ˜€ Thank you


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