All The Difference

Maryam Qureshi

Whenever I read Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”, I just feel it to be highly relevant and relatable to the situation that we often come across with while making a difficult decision or approaching to a different conclusion about ourselves or something associated with our life. 

Whenever we are given two or more choices or chances, we can only accept one thing and should leave the other. It seems easier to think but harder to do it all. If a good decision takes you to fancy places, a bad decision might take you towards a dead end. 

“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,” 

Nobody could ever tell us about the conquences of our blind choices, we, ourselves, are going to be responsible for the road we take, the journey we decide to undertake. 

” 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”

The struggle is real, it’s an internal battle that we fight, a battle that goes on in our mind, It’s like thinking all the time whether, “To be or not to be: that is the question” 

And the quest always ends at, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”. 

Maryam Qureshi holds an MA in English Literature and Linguistics. She is a poet and writer her work has appeared in several journals published by Profilic Press Inc. (Publishing house in USA).


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