I see plenty of saviors
who are always the clasps
to form the loops
whenever applied to any heart
just as Walter Hunt* did
with a safety pin
for the first time…
*American mechanic Walter Hunt is regarded as the inventor of the safety pins.
Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ Invention @ Poets United
13 thoughts on “Safety Pin”
Little did he know how important that invention would be and still is!!!
Safety pins remind me of nappies (diapers) on babies which of course are no longer used for such a purpose. And now I will have a restless night tonight dreaming of babies waking wanting to be cuddled and snuggling with mother and me ousted from bed to sleep in the Lounge as she feeds baby who then snuggles down to sleep beside her having won that night! It is so great being a Grandpa!
What a great tale of invention
I like this! Such a double-edged attachment! So tight that fabric can hold and easily be removed, but not so easy to heal evil words. Recently, in the USA, a group attempted to make wearing a safety pin a sign of safety–that this “privileged” person was an ally against racism. I don’t think it caught on.
I looked up Walter Hunt in Wikipedia. He invented the safety pin, the first workable sewing machine–but also a prototype fr a repeating rifle. Ha.
Well I never knew that.
A simple every day object that you turned into a wonderful write.. I learned something here… 🙂
Words can pierce. Thank goodness for those whose words can heal!
Now that was a handy invention! Good one, Sumana!
I don’t mind the pins. I mind people’s “sharp-pin-poison words”– beautifully weaved, Sumana!
Hah. I like this so much. A great invention where it is not poisoned words.
We don’t see many safety pins these days. I remember them so well from childhood – my mum would either have one in her mouth, ready to fasten a nappy, or she’d be calling out for someone to find her one.
I like the description of the mechanism in ‘ the clasps / to form the loops / to fasten’ and the idea of ‘sharp-pin-poison words’.
The important people of worth who achieved beneficial inventions are unknown and all the airhead celebrities are household names. Typical.
Poisonous words… poison produced, from poisoned minds who are doomed to live with their poisonous selves….a fate to be avoided at all costs.
Yes!!! When a safety pin is needed, nothing else will do.