The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a poem, my 10 year old daughter has to memorize in school this week.  Wow, at 10 she is truly understanding what it means to make choices that make a difference in her life.

In practicing it with her I recognized how this poem is relevant as today as it was when he wrote it (1874-1963). Take a few minutes and read this poem and realize how we all have to choose different roads in different times in our lives and hopefully our choices have made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Suzanne Saxe-Roux