Poetry by Jeff Green

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Choosing the path

by cricketjeff on January 10, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A photograph of two woodland paths diverging by the contest host fortyninereasons

We walk along the paths of life and sometimes have to choose
Two options seem to call with equal weight
What senses can inform our choice what compass can we use
The price of error can be far too great
The paths diverge the time has come no option to refuse
So trust to luck and hope for love not hate
Each path may seem to be the better way
But only time will give the chance to say

We can’t turn back for life goes on and so we look ahead
And have to live with how the game was played
All day we strive to build our life at night we lie in bed
And have to sleep however it was made
We carry on and do our best until we wake up dead
The end to all the pointless masquerade
The best that we can hope is on the way
We helped to show our friends a brighter day

Author notes

The prompt is the picture, a photograph of two woodland paths diverging by the contest host fortyninereasons