Jonathan Lee Poems
- The Road Not Taken (On Reading...
- A Homeless Haiku Getting Marri... In the middle of the night, ...
- Is Poetry Barbaric? Blood dripping from the pages of history ...
- Old Wheelbarrow (On Reading Wi...
- Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird...
- A Haiku That Recalls The Past The bougainvilleas become ...
- An Egoistic Haiku On The Run Is haiku a kind of dancing, ...
Jonathan Lee, pen name, Merton Lee, is the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happened to Good People (Kindle ebook, Amazon.com) and God is Biting the Bullet theodicy. He was born to a poor family in Singapore in 1969. His father was an odd job worker, most of the time unemployed, while his mother a housewife. He struggled and studied hard. After two and a half years of military service,... more »
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The Road Not Taken (On Reading Robert Frost's Poem)
Two roads diverged in a mellow wood.
Rugged paths and uphill roads further ahead.
Dimly or half-hidden, like the wood itself.
Try to glimpse ahead.
But it is beyond disappearing eyes.
Part of my earthly tests.
Part of the riddle:
'Wherever I go, there I am.'
When young, no matter which road I took,
seeking prizes or meeting setbacks,
reversed, chose another road, repeated the cycle,
half-consciously, I carried that heavy Log
of desires, prides, fears, jealousies.
I realized, my feet didn't get to choose.
Rather, that Log came alive, ...