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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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, 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 poem "The Road Not Taken" explains human being is just like a traveler. We need to make decision on which 'road' we need to take to continue our journey for living. In this world, we are surrounded by different kind of 'roads' but yet we only can choose one to move forward. It is impossible for one to choose two or more 'roads' to move. The 'road' means the way of life you wish to live in. Once you have decide how your life is going on. There is no turning back. In fact, there's a lot of people who regret they have stepped on the wrong way and they wish to come back to take another 'road'. But it is too late. Life is not as simple as how a person drives in the wrong direction then adjusts the position and continue with the correct way... Life is complex and unpredictable.

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