The Road Not Taken
- Robert Frost(1874-1963)
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,
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. . .
. (Mountain Interval . 1920)
I read this poem when I was in class 9th , loved the poem when it was in my course and still hold an essential place deep within my heart. This poem had a connection with my personal life unlike any other poem I had written or read till date! “I too faced a choice at one point of time in my life... and I'm also sorry that I could not travel both roads that laid before me! “
Its my soul's call to each and every reader of my Blog to hear his or her heart's voice while making decisions, else the more you will walk ahead in life, the greater you will be forced to look back! Advices from everyone around you will do come your way, but making your passion and soul instinct as your directive maps will always lead you to paths of glory, the condition here remains that your motives and intentions are clear to you, you should not lie to yourself! You should not hide your realities from your self and then only your heart will show you the right path!
“Oh, I kept the first for another day!...Yet knowing how way leads on to way,...I doubted if I should ever come back. “ how true is that! We never come back at the same point in life from where we make a certain choice. Life keeps moving and all of us forget about that turning point unless on some lazy Sunday afternoon or perhaps a weekend we do realize where we have reached and from where we begun that very day when we took that turn!
I regret writing each and every word of this post yet the beauty of life is that it always teaches you a lesson with every wrong decision of yours!
The concluding verse holds the key “ telling this with a sigh” . No matter where you go, no matter what you do, success or failure whatever comes by your fate, you never stop thinking about the road not taken, you always sigh for not being able to travel both roads in life!
All I want to say from this post to all the readers in that, Always remember one thing in life... In a world full of opportunities, its not our abilities that decide what we become, It is our choices!