September 27, 2013

The Road Not Taken

In reading the poem below again for the billionth time (it is one of my favorites), I have decided to take the road less traveled by and do things my way and not what everyone thinks I should do. Today is a new day and as of today I will no longer be stepped on, talked down to, or made to feel like I am less than anyone else. I will hold my head up high, speak my mind, and be the me I want to be.

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The Road Not Taken 
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd 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 claimBecause 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 layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I marked 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 sighSomewhere 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

This poem has always been one of my favorites, ever since Ms. Smith my 5th  grade teacher introduced me to Robert Frost. I've understood the meaning of the poem for some years, but never how it applied to my life till now; so I would like to say, thank you Mr. Frost for such a wonderful poem and thank you Ms. Smith for introducing me to the works of Mr. Frost and thank you Universe for opening my eyes to it's meaning in my life.

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