How often we must bear the challenges of life
The endless roller coaster between happiness and sorrow
The constant ups and downs of daily strife
And always the question remains .... why?
Life is not an easy road for most
It twists and turns with many forks in the road,
Although always, and inevitably, we are given a choice
Do we turn to the right ... or the left?
Do we take the high road ... or the low road?
Do we take the easy path ... or the difficult one?
Decisions are not easy for those struggling for direction
And sometimes the many choices and signs become overwhelming
While standing at a crossroads in life
The urge is to take the most comfortable path
The road with least resistance
The shortest or most traveled route
And yet, if we've been down that comfortable road before
Have gleaned its lessons in life, and learned from our experiences
Do we yet again follow the known?
Or does our destiny lie in another direction?
The fear of the road less traveled is tangible and all too real
It manifests itself in many ways
And tends to cloud the issues that might otherwise be clear
It is in these times of confusion
That we must seek peace and solitude
Time to contemplate on our life
Our experiences and our choices past
Time to look back, and reflect on what we have learned
Without fear or confusion
For only each of us knows our own personal thoughts
Our unique past and personal history
The experiences that brought us to the crossroads we now face.
We can always learn a small degree from others experiences
And yet ... no one person can walk in our shoes
Others know not, the trials and tribulations faced in private
For each is individual is unique and personal
And that is why ... while standing at a crossroads
Only we can formulate the decision for ourselves
The true direction that lies within
The choices we must deliberate on with clarity and wisdom
For it is only through personal reflection
That we can now choose our destiny
Our next adventure
And the future we will embrace