Roads Are Not Taken Poem by Lawrence Hiun

Roads Are Not Taken

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My roads may be an old ones,
My roads may be new ones.

When I reach a junction and crossroad,
There are many roads to choose

There are old roads always taken by all,
But there are roads not taken at all.

So I have a choice to make
Always look out for clues for a better journey,
Become a smart traveler along my journey.

A new road might lead us no way,
But it might lead me in a new way.

The best road is not always the best,
A bad road is not always bad.

The new road is unknown and dangerous,
The old road is safe but not always the best.

I have a choice to decide later,
But let me decide not later.

As it might be too late.
Let my instinct and passion decide now.

Which roads should I take at this junction?
Which may lead me to new life or a new dream.

Perhaps new roads are not taken by all,
Perhaps I can take new roads to new destinations.

There are many ways to new Heaven,
As many as travelers around the globe.
Let us find new roads which are not taken.
@ revised May 2022

A reflection on new resolutions on New Year 2014. We may have make many resolutions but not achieving them. Why? because there are new roads to take, some are tough ones but we have to give up half way or may not even try out.
Hans Vr 24 January 2014

This is a great poem, Lawrence. So true: many of us refuse the comfort of the common road. Sometimes, new roads are to be taken. Sometimes we need to dare to take a leap in the unknown. there is a risk to it, but if we connect to our soul, it tends to tell us which way to take.

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Lawrence H 05 August 2017

reward is come with risk. No risk no gain.. Life is a gamble..if U take risk U enjoy more.

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Soumita Sarkar 03 January 2014

Excellent......reinterpretation of the old wine.........................I invite you to read and rate my writes.....Thanks.

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 03 January 2014

as long as roads are concerned we can use GPS and for the poem it is too great..thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought..

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