“The Road Not Taken” (Robert Frost)

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Personal
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This is one of the few things that I remember from school. I remember being first introduced to this poem when I was in class nine. For some reason it struck a chord and has stuck with me over the years. As I look back at my experiences over the last several years, the poem seems to make more sense. In fact, I find myself reciting the lines in my mind, every time I have to make a decision. It certainly seems to have become one of the mantras of my life.
On similar lines, I heard a quote that said that the choices that we make govern the life that we live. If you tie the two together, it seems that sometimes the most difficult choices turn out to be the best. All depends on how long you can stick to the choice that you have made and most importantly, believe in the choice that you have made.
Just wanted to share this with you, if you haven’t already read the poem.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
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 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 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.

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