Matthew Campbell

(Florence, Oregon)

The Road Not Taken


Would things have really been so different
Would the world really have been so shaken
If when I were a much younger man
I had chosen the road not taken

Would the days have been any the brighter
Or the nights darker than they are
Would I still have lived in such obscurity
Or shined brighter than any star

It does little good to wonder
Of things that might have been
For who, and what I have become
I must live with in the end

Though life could have been much better
All in all I do not feel forsaken
I count the blessings that I have
And cry not of the road not taken

Submitted: Monday, June 06, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/6/2011 11:59:00 PM)

    Great poem. Rich in imagery and style. Wonderfully conceived.
    Liked it.
    I rated it 10/10.
    Please read and write my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2. (Report) Reply

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