Day Two: The roads not taken

Today I learn the word hoary and find out that happenstance is only regular in the USA. And yes, it didn’t take long for my poem to address the present conundrum.

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Prompt 2: “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.”

The roads not taken
At the end 
there are always two paths,
and yet you choose the one
that doesn’t exist.
~Pop Design (Slovenian pop group)
There are times
when the way 
to go,
all formed, 
rolled out,
glistening,
is taken from you
by war,
happenstance,
serendipity,
right when 
you prepare
to take the first step. 

But then
comes a year
when all the paths,
streets,
roads,
highways
and low
ways
unite in
not making the cut,
become
where we won’t go today, 
turn into
the path not taken.

All
but 
one
same
road.

Left
or 
right,
he decides.

Here are some photos from that year which continues into this one. They were taken in April 2020 and I could easily take them again right now. Except I’m not wearing my mask on my walks any more. No need since I barely meet a human.

For:

NaPoWriMo 2021 Button with black background

10 thoughts on “Day Two: The roads not taken

  1. That poem is sad. I know you (and we) are tired of seeing the same thing. Nice to let your Bestia choose, but when there’s only right or left to choose, it’s still not inspiring. I’m dreaming of a September in Italy though. All your boring paths will seem fabulous to me.

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