Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crossroads Of Life

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


  1. Good one...Yes, it is a fact that we need to pass all these crossroads throughout our life.

  2. facing tough roads ahead of me...but am still surviving..uhuk uhuk

  3. hey Alv..did u compose this yourself? i believe we reach crossroads at many phases of our lives... decisions to be made and no matter what, we have to continue on...

  4. Claire, the poem is titled "The Road Less Traveled". Not the one by Robert Frost though. :) His was titled "Road Not Taken".

    BTW, just to drop by and say "Hi! Visiting you on this beautiful morning." ;)

  5. is a path

    Honey..everybody does.. keep surviving

    Claire.. no.. where got time to composed myself hehehe..I found these poem while im browsing internet..the title is The Road Less Travel.. cant remember whose writer.. I love the poem and straight away posted here... to shared

    Chua.. yes, thar true..thats the title.. cant remember which site im in..if you do please let me know.. to read this kind of poem..

  6. Hi C.Alv, B, may the winds be at your back, the sun in your face and the winds of Destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars, Lee.

  7. Crossroad?? hmmm...A few things i can recall for this word such as 'Crossroad' album title of Bon Jovi, the movie 'Crossroad'-about a young blues guitarist who want to be fame,'Crossroad'of the Supernatural series... Anyway like yr poem, each one of us had to make a wise decision on which road should be taken upon reaching the crossroad..

  8. i like this one- For each is individual is unique and personal .. yah, everyone is unik kan.. :) i hope we learn to love ourselves more and more each day.. :)

  9. you know, one thing nice about blogging is... you do some blog hopping and suddenly you land in somewhere reading something nice such like yours, that spurs up your spirit.

    good to be here

  10. Uncle Lee.. thank you for the message..

    DZ.. yup. Life is a path to live or to let it go.. choose wisely..

    Thanks Willie

    Nadia..yup, everyone is unique. Thats make us different

    Eugene..agree with you

  11. i prefer simple life... hehehehe