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;

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 kept 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.

One of my favorites. So true. How many of us have it in us to taken on something untried. The uncertainty of our future springs up doubts and hesitations deep within us which act as manacles and hold us back from exploring and venturing into the unknown. But if not for those few men who took it upon themselves to venture ahead and take a torch through darkness of ignorance we as a species would not have reached the heights we scale today.

Risk it…risk everything you have on what your heart yearns. Find the courage, find the strength to Dream.

Do you Dare? Dare to Dream.


fullmoononearth said...

Nice poem there!!
Good that u gonna blog. I'll drop in often so keep updating :)

Raaga said...

We had this poem in school... and it touched me in a way that was so special. From then on, my life has almost always been off the beaten track.

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