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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I learned this poem when I was 9 years old. It has always spoken to me about my life choices and the effects of my choices on the events which followed. You may already be familiar with this poem, but I'm sharing it again because I believe Frost's message deserves to be revived and recycled.

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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS_TOAD 10/17/2013 8:43AM

    I learned this eons ago! Thanks for the reminder.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/17/2013 3:10AM

    THANK YOU for sharing!

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DUSTYDOODLE12 10/15/2013 7:06PM

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MAKULEWAHINE 10/15/2013 6:09PM

    Always loved that poem. Thanks for reminding me of it. Take care.

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JUSTME9898 10/15/2013 5:50PM

    good reminder of the power of words

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CETANISTAWI 10/15/2013 5:47PM

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MARYHENNIG 10/15/2013 5:44PM

  Such a great poem - thanks for reprinting it here and sharing with us!

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