Faced with Two Roads

At this moment in my life I find myself faced with so many decisions to make as I come to the end of my time in College. What do I do after college? Will it be the right move for me? Do I want to leave college at all?!  As I contemplate all the different paths I can take my life down, I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost.

I studied it so many times as part of my English classes in secondary school and because of it I fell in love with the work of Frost. Back then I don’t think I truly understood what Frost meant in this poem but now when I am faced with two roads I feel I understand it more.  I feel it really fits the mood I am in at the moment and the two roads that I face. I must take one of them but do I take the road not taken??!

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

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 marked 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.

The Road not taken

The Road not taken

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