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The Road Not Taken- Robert Frost

This is one of my favorite poems. We all face challenging times in life. The key is perseverance. You’ll never get there if you stop. Along with persevering, is the important aspect of making the right-informed decision.

Robert Frost’s poem is a good example of the rewards of risk taking that come from taking unordinary routes. Every successful pathway doesn’t include the most frequented route. Sometimes, we must be willing to go against the grain. This requires courage and faith in God that He always has our best interest in mind.

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

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