Saturday, February 4, 2012

Threadin' The Needle

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It ain't the mendin' that's hard,
it's threadin' the needle.

If you got that ole cheap thread, 
it frays at the ends
no matter how you lick and twist.
But, even the high-dollar stuff bends like the devil
when you get it to the needle's eye.
You can squint and study
and think you got it all lined up on the straight and narrow,
only to miss it by a mile.

But, whatcha gonna do, but try to get it lined up again?

Ain't gonna be no mendin'
'less you get through the eye of that needle.

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

You always amaze me with the poems you can come up with! And they're always fun, thought provoking or moving and beautiful! Terrific!

Sylvia

Christine said...

Amazing write, a masterpiece of words.

Fireblossom said...

Try a camel!

Susie Clevenger said...

I think for me this is about forgiveness...we can never be forgiven we don't take that first step to ask and mend with repentance...darn sounds like I am about to quote scripture...I'm not :) It's just you can't say I'm sorry and not show you are... Stepping away before I am hit with a pulpit..Nice work!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like susies thoughts on this..there is def some nice depth MZ

hedgewitch said...

The best thing about this is the space it leaves to fill in the blanks. And the voice, which is like your grandmother telling you something important that took her her whole life to learn, so you can forget it until you really need it. An excellent poem, MZ.

Kathiesbirds said...

A truth told with humor is always easier to swallow! LOL! Well done!

ayala said...

You are brilliant !

Other Mary said...

Yup, brill!

Grace said...

I am always squinting at the needle...but yes, this post leaves you thinking if you are missing something ~

Fred Rutherford said...

Nice, love the metaphor. The frayed ends of cheap thread, love how you brought that up early, it stayed with me as I read the piece. Great job. Thanks

ds said...

So true. Lots to think about with this. Thank you.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I'm always pragmatic about it and use a threader. :)

Fayola said...

Love this!

myheartslovesongs said...

i love the voice {as Hedgewitch said ~ like your grandmother} and the rhythm and the simple truth to it. wonderful!