the road not taken

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference"

- Robert Frost

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  1. Apart from the obvious, I believe this poem is powerful because says be aware of these choices, and take ownership of them when the seeing the consequences; "I took the one less travelled by ... " be those consequence good or bad.

    1. life isn't always about being safe my friend. Sometimes it is about doing the right thing in spite of the challenges,,,

    2. ... when you know what is right, that is, yes.

    3. and therein lies the hard part


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