The Road Taken (The Road Most Traveled)

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM

The Road Taken (The Road Most Traveled)

by Jayce O’Neal

3-18-04, 2004 (c)


Is this the best thing to do?

Is there where I should be?

A million choices to sort through

Mountains of decisions blind me


If I choose this, what will it mean?

Options mount, but what, when, and where?

So many variables that can’t be foreseen

Discombobulated, am I here or there?


Playing it safe may not be grand

But taking a risk leaves too much unclear

I’ve sentenced my life to an unliving bland

I foolishly say, maybe next year


Immobilized to move because I do fear

The unknown, the hidden, anything I can’t see

So instead I stay frozen-keeping fear so near

Subscribing my life to mediocrity

Categories: Writing, Life, Thoughts, and other Ramblings

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Reply Rosanna Ward Eason
12:16 PM on June 2, 2011 
I enjoyed reading this! Very insightful and one does tend to stay in the place where they are at fulling knowing one needs to MOVE. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing whats going to happen next. I have a crusty old plaque i found in a garage sale and still have it on my guest room wall, that says "Better to have tried to do something and failed, than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded." That phrase and my fathers words "what you do today effects your tomorrow" is what got me to get my self to college. Love your work Jayce! Miss my niece(: Is this a picture of LA? whew!
Reply keyloggers
1:52 AM on July 12, 2011 
The matchless phrase, is

pleasant to me

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