What Lies Ahead

October 10, 2011
By oddblonde17 BRONZE, Lake Orion, Michigan
oddblonde17 BRONZE, Lake Orion, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost


Blindfolded and unaware,
My arms are pulled in separate directions
By anonymous forces
Whose purposes are unknown to me.
“Wait,” I tell them. “Stop!”
But their steps do not falter
From the course we are going.
I dig my heels into the ground,
Wanting to stay here,
How I am now:
Young, intelligent, hopeful for the future.
I become aware of the path;
Some wooded road to wherever it takes me.
How could I have not heard the leaves crackling with my every step?
I struggle with the cloth that conceals my eyes
Not allowing me to see what lies ahead.
It will not budge, not even shifting slightly.
I am blind to this journey.
A bittersweet feeling;
Wanting to know where to go,
But afraid of where it may be.
I give in to the forces,
Resisting no longer,
Allowing the stronger one
To guide me;
Maturing with every step,
Learning with every misstep.
And as the sunlight hits my shielded eyes,
I get a glimpse of the road I am traveling upon,
And I have hope for what lies ahead.


The author's comments:
To be brutally honest, the future scares me. I guess what scares me most is that I don't know what will happen next. This poem was, in part, inspired by Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". His poetry, this one in particular, has always struck a chord in me. I hope that my poetry will be able to do the same to others someday.

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on Oct. 15 2011 at 8:18 am
oddblonde17 BRONZE, Lake Orion, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost

I'm so glad that someone can relate. :) Thank you so much for taking the time to read, comment on, and review my poem.

on Oct. 14 2011 at 9:55 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

To be brutally honest , the future scares me, too. I loved your poem. It was very full of feeling and had eloquent lines that flowed effortlessly. Awesome job!

5/5





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