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.         20

I have come to where my road diverges and my choice must be made. I choose the road of Compassion and Wisdom. This means I will no longer be traveling with those who have chosen the other road.

In the last year I have met many people who believe the way to change the world is to use the gun. I have met others who believe the way to change the world is through compassion, firmness, honesty, courage and Love.

I will do my best to follow the path of love and life. I will not always succeed but I will always try. When I fail it will be my failure and I will find a way to overcome my failure.

All prayers and good wishes for a successful journey are gladly and thankfully accepted. 


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