wrong turns?

NaPoWriMo – Day Two

Today’s (optional) prompt. In the world of well-known poems, maybe there’s no gem quite so hoary as Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about your own road not taken – about a choice of yours that has “made all the difference,” and what might have happened had you made a different choice.


Oh. Hell. This should be interesting.


Two roads diverged in a wood,
over
and over
and over

And.
Over.

countlessly confronted
by conflicting
and contradictory
courses

And I –

I.

TOOK THE WRONG TURN –
EVERY.
DAMNED.
TIME.

Or did I?

Perhaps
the paths I preferred
of those
which were proffered
served as a singularity.

Each a solitary street.
No selection at all.

Wondering “What If”
contributes no comfort.

“Going back”
bestows no benefit.

The past has passed

“Do-Over”?

Done.

Over.

my life
is
My Life

And I Am Here,
less traveled roads and
bumper-to-bumper
interstates alike.

Now, there is only forward;
directions to be determined.

Yet –

I now own my road
And revel in its
redemptive reality.

And that will make all the difference.

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