Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us OTHER.
So many paths to tread It’s hard to know
which ways I should have chosen & which roads
would have been best for me & mine to roam.
So many schools & teachers I have seen.
So many chances given me & yet,
I chose & chose again to walk alone.
Defiant of the rules they would impose,
I walked, I tripped, I fell, but carried on.
Perhaps if I’d succumbed to one of them,
I would now find myself in better stead.
More discipline & some authority
& maybe I would be a brighter star,
to shine for those who follow like I did.
I cannot tell if how I’ve lived was worse
or not, or more or less, than could have been,
but in my heart I know that I have tried
to walk an honest path & leave a trail
of light & love & truth along the way.
What’s gone is gone & what is done is done
& as my future life is just in sight,
I’m happy with my choices, confident
that everything is just as it should be.
No need to question what I cannot see.
Other Least Traveled Roads below …