Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken

Today I decided my quote of the day would be a Robert Frost quote.  I love Robert Frost, he’s one of my all time favorite poets, and as you can see, I even chose one of his quotes as my tagline.  “Freedom lies in being bold.”  Which I believe to be true.

I decided I would post one of his poems to go along with my quote of the day.  This poem is probably one of his most famous pieces.  This was the first poem I had read by Robert Frost, which was forced upon us in middle school or high school English class, I can’t remember which grade, but it left an impression on me.

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 made all the difference.

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Happiness Is All Around

Happiness is Pure and Kind
Happiness is Peace of Mind
Overcoming and Maturity
Fun, Freedom, and Obscurity
Accepting and Understanding
Learning and Mind Expanding
Wise and Strong
And with you all along

Happiness is in your mind
Always there for you to find
Find it in your mistakes
Within embarrassment and complaints
When you’re wrong and when you’re right
When you’re weak or when you fight
Happiness is yours to seek
Yours to find and yours to keep

Daily Prompt: Who You Gonna Be…

Me

 

With the New Year

I choose who I want to be

And I choose me.

For better or worse

‘Til death do me part.

To better myself,

To be like the greats,

Like John Lennon

Or Einstein

Or even the Saints.

I want to be brave,

I want to be strong,

And why can’t I be

If I keep moving on.

I want to be kind,

I want to be fair,

I want to work hard,

I want to show that I care.

To be with my family

And know they’re okay,

To play with my dog

Every darn day.

To travel the world,

Have adventures at sea,

To remember the love

Of all that is me.

And I’ll try new hobbies,

But wont’ forget the old.

And I’ll make new friends,

Whether shy or bold.

And this year will be wonderful!

Fantastic, and free!

Because I chose the best of all,

I chose to be me.