In Transition

12 02 2012

Almost there

Yet not quite

Suspended in air

Yet too low for flight

Left or right

That is the question

One is comfort

And familiarity

The other is new

And possible calamity

Left or right

That is the question

One is improvement

The other betrayal

Either way

The knife will cut deep

Either way

I’m sure to lose sleep

But what if I rose up

From these damp heavy ashes

And didn’t stop to wait for luck

And didn’t look at a sign

Left or right

To tell me the future

That is already mine

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13 responses

12 02 2012
El Guapo

An excellent summation of the age old question.
I’m sure you’ll make either choice work!

By the way, this will stick in my head next to Frost.

12 02 2012
catcherofstars

Ah yes, “The Road Not Taken”. I found this book at my local library called “Poetry Speaks: Expanded” It has many different poets and their poems in it. There are three CDs with it that have recordings of the authors reading their own poems. It’s quite fascinating and one of the recordings was Robert Frost reading “The Road Not Taken” and several others. It’s a neat book if you can find it on eBay or somewhere else.
Did your wife like the bookmark?
Andrea

12 02 2012
El Guapo

She did – she laughed herself silly when it came in.

Sadly, it’s only an at home bookmark, as it’s too easy for the feet to come off if she carries it in her bag.

12 02 2012
willowdot21

Many are the paths to the future, many are the paths of life be brave take the one less trod.

12 02 2012
catcherofstars

Yes, we must be brave enough to forge a road of our own, no matter the obstacles
Andrea

12 02 2012
Joanna

So many roads, signs and detours just to reach your destination can drive anyone crazy. But we keep moving forward. Good job. Oh! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Genuine Blogger Award.

13 02 2012
catcherofstars

Oh thank you so much!! Unfortunately, I do not accept awards but the thought means so very much!!
Andrea xxx

13 02 2012
island traveler

The road is not easy, so much choices, a lot of which brought us pain and heartaches…I’m just glad that we get to choose the other route after…life never runs out of surprises….Beautiful, moving, very real realistic, some thing we all can relate. Wishing you all the love and joy…

13 02 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you!! πŸ™‚
Andrea

17 02 2012
Thomas Davis

This poem simply made me smile. Choices can be difficult, but youth has the gift of life, and this poem is filled with life and excitement about life and the future. I smile.

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

Yes and youth also has the gift of stupidity and the gift of time to make up for it πŸ™‚
Andrea

18 02 2012
bardessdmdenton

Choices aren’t easy…but usually more so than we realize. Of course, in hindsight the signposts are always more certain…I just had the experience of realizing the power of one from over ten years ago!

Keep watching and weighing but never stop living from your heart and instincts. They will also show you the way.

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

I hope your decision was the “right’ one!!
I try to, but sometimes they tell me to do crazy stuff….
Andrea xxxxx

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