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 has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost
My sister had posted this poem on her FB page, and so I decided to share it with others. This is one of my favorite poems. Being an English major, I have to read lots of poems, short stories, plays, sonnets, novels, etc., but this poem was one of the one reads that I enjoyed. This poem has a way of grabbing the attention of the reader, as well as challenging the reader.
As a Christian I believe that we can learn a lot from this poem. I believe that the Christian walk isn’t the same as the world’s walk, and therefore when we choose to walk the Christian path then we are choosing the path that is less traveled on. Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV)