The Road

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

1. 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; 5

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, 10

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. 15

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. 2

This is one of my favorite poems. Life is all about choice. What do we choose to do with our lives on a daily basis.I have made so many choices in my life. Some choices were bad, some were good. Over the past ten years, I have tried to focus on choices that would lead me along the Road to Christ. I sometimes feel like I have not succeeded very well in pursuing that road. I want to have a better life. I want to have a more personal relationship with the Lord. I want that so badly because I feel like that will lead me to have a better relationship with my husband, my daughters, my family and my friends. I just wish, hope and pray that my life would stop interfering with the life I want to have. I feel like I am stuck in a rut in the middle of the Road. I could always go back where I came from or I can try to get out of the rut and continue to pursue my Road. God, please help me pursue the Road that leads to your Way, the only Way. Amen!


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