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The Road Less Traveled

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Lone Wolf
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0 posted 05-25-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lone Wolf

The time came for me to choose
Whether love would win or lose
I stood at the fork in the road
Considering the weight of the load
Evaluating the condition of each path
If I choose wrong can I withstand the wrath
That will befall my fateful decision
Bringing me yet more indecision

The path to the left looked groomed and clean
Thick lush grass grows so very green
Flowers and butterflies abound
Birds provide the harmony of sound
I am tempted by the beautiful sight
And the warmth of the sunlight
Not a cloud in the sky
If I don't go this way then why?

The path to the right was overgrown and rough
This way looks to be very tough
Can barely tell which way it goes
Where I'll end up nobody knows
Branches and brush cover the trail
Reminds me of searching for the Holy Grail
Though not easy I choose the road less traveled
Hope my dreams do not become unraveled


Thank you to Jeffrey for yet another title and challenge!!!  Hope you like it, m'friend!!  


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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netswan
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1 posted 05-25-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

LoneWolf this is sensational - hits my
pioneer heart -- give me that brush
and that wild less chosen path - I will
be right behind you.

~hugs from netswan
Irie
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2 posted 05-25-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

One word for you LW!
AWESOME!!!  
LoveBug
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3 posted 05-25-2000 11:22 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I really liked this poem. I also like to take the road less traveled by... great job.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Janet Marie
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4 posted 05-26-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Though not easy I choose the road less traveled
Hope my dreams do not become unraveled
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Jeffery just keeps cranking out the challenges and you keep cranking out the poems!! perfect word choices here LW.
ahhh how wonderful to be so inspired,
later gator
jm

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


JamesMichael
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5 posted 05-26-2000 06:29 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Enjoyed reading...wonderful job.  The road doesn't always seem so clear to me.
The Road Less Traveled is also an interesting book by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
James
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 05-26-2000 06:53 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LoneWolf~
Very expertly done.

Reminds me of an idiom my
great grandfather used.

'When you reach a fork in the road ...
take one.  You'll end up somewhere.'

Enjoyed the read.
~*Marge*~



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Kit McCallum
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7 posted 05-26-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful Lone Wolf!  I too, like to choose the rough and overgrown path, as such mysteries await us toward the unknown! I enjoyed this!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Salooma
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8 posted 05-26-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Salooma   Email Salooma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salooma

Just want to tell you that I love your version of Robert Frost's poem. That is one of my favorites. Beautiful  

Salma

 "Not all the answers lie within your realm or mine, they lie within the borders."
TerryW
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9 posted 05-26-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Lone Wolf~
     I love this one!  Very powerful imagery, and it really makes me think.  I believe that sometimes I need to take the road less travelled.  I believe if I can withstand the journey along it, I will appreciate having taken it so much more!

Love Ya~!

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
brian madden
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10 posted 05-26-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Robert Frost will be green in envy,

The path to the right was overgrown and rough
This way looks to be very tough
Can barely tell which way it goes
Where I'll end up nobody knows
Branches and brush cover the trail
Reminds me of searching for the Holy Grail
Though not easy I choose the road less traveled
Hope my dreams do not become unraveled

Well done, I really enjoyed your version of the subject. A wonderful poem.

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


SpitFire
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11 posted 05-26-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Aahhh LW,...this is great.  The road less traveled is a bit more exciting and intersting 'eh?  Good choice,...it's what I hope I'd choose as well given this situation.  Wonderful poem, thank you for sharing it with us. *Peace.
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12 posted 05-26-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Wow!!

Lon Wolf,

I am certainly glad I challenged you with this one, truly your best writing comes when you look deep inside yourself  

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


Lone Wolf
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13 posted 05-30-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Everyone~

Just wanted to say thank you all for the wonderful replies.  Robert Frost is one of my favorites, but I can't resist a challenge as Jeffrey knows!!  Glad you all thought I did it justice.

Jeffrey - Very true, my friend.  Deep inside lies the answers to all.

Thanks again!

LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Cerenity
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14 posted 05-30-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Lone Wolf,

Strength, wisdom, insight, just simply awesome, enjoyed muches.

Love,  Cerenity
Lone Wolf
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15 posted 05-30-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Cerenity,

Thank you reading!!  Happy you enjoyed it.  Haven't been called awesome in a long time!!  

LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Marina
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16 posted 05-30-2000 10:20 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I would say a challenge well met.  Very nice writing Lone Wolf.

Marina
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