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She hated looking for a needle in a haystack
Mysteries made mush of her brain
Clarity was key, it was always key
To winning and wounding her heart

She could rock to the blues man playing the sax
Jazz made her cringe
Rhythms and notes, aimless and tangled
Randomly written in code

Goddess of the marsh, she was drawn to the river bank
Where the black swan never failed to amaze
Reminding her of lullabies and nursery rhymes
Swaying in her head like a metronome

She longed for the days of simple and sweet
Of tic tac toe and Superman capes
Begging to stay outside in the snow
Sun bleached hair, summer dreams

And she hated looking for a needle in a haystack
Mysteries made mush of her brain
Clarity was key, it was always key
To winning and wounding her heart

 

 

Claudia at dVerse Poet’s Pub gave us a grab bag full of characters and the freedom to “go a bit fairy tale or fantasy”. My eclectic mix included the following:  needle in a haystack, blues man playing the saxophone, black swan , metronome, Superman, a Greek goddess.

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12 responses »

  1. there is a def nostalgia for those simple sweet days…and maybe a towel turned in to a superman cape….i do love my jazz though….smiles…nostalgia is what comes through the undertone on this one….

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  2. times, they are a changing – I hope she adapts, finds love, or finds that special niche for those time passes by.

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  3. The needle shines when it catches the right angle of the sun. It’s there.

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  4. Clarity the key… Simplicity of childhood – but if you don’t want to end with hay you have to search for the needle.

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  5. The image and your words create such a lovely picture for me. I like how you book-ended the first and last stanzas.

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  6. Fine writing here–simplicity and clarity are awful hard to find these days. Everyone needs a place to return to that brings them some peace. Great work!

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