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Finding Needles in the Hay

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Finding Needles in the Hay

All men approach the inevitable hardships of choices made or forced upon
A day of “paying the Piper” some may say 
Does one go about endlessly searching- trying to live as if won
Or get down and dirty- on hands and knees-searching for the answer to life’s impossibilities
A parent’s love and concern for the addict child- will my baby ever be OK
The face of rejection in a divorce- the feeling of worthlessness and betray  
Death of a family member- the emptiness they leave 
The- I want to be when I grow up- but it’s never achieved
The loss of friendships- when you choose to do the right thing
These needles in the hay- searching for impossibilities- we tarry on
The needles of lost keys, eyeglasses, or wallets seem trivial in comparison
One simply retraces steps having taken- then the needle is not lacking
But the needles of real life are worth one’s searching
How wonderful to the parent having the prodigal son’s return
How hope on earth is gained in the miracle of a new born grandchild
How comforting new friends become- having ethics and values as me
How wonderful to find love- a lover who would choose me
How grateful for work –whose talent I am blessed
Persistence the key to hardship’s impossibility 
The joy of accomplishment when having found the needle in the hay

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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Mark congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Needles in the Hay" contest Mark. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Strange that I should read your words of inspiration at this juncture in my life. After writing Callous Ears, I needed to find the needle. Thank you so very much.

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 10:27:00 AM
    so enjoyed reading your creative write Mark.. and welcome to Poetry Soup luv.. enjoy all the features the site provides as u continue to share words with luv.. like the "paying the Pied Piper line".. nice flow..

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 12:57:00 PM
    moving write that pulls me in, mark.. greeat job!.. best wishes and huggs! :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Well done Mark, luck to you in contest. Hope you win. Have a lovely weekend in sunshine. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Goodson Avatar Mark Goodson
    Date: 4/1/2012 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, This one was close to my heart.