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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Which road do I travel on?

Led Zepp goes like

"Yes, there are 2 paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on"

While dear Mr. Frost prods on

"TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,   
And sorry I could not travel both...

...Oh, I kept the first for another day!    s
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,   
I doubted if I should ever come back."

Reads both, sighs and says the traveler in me:

"I stood on a path
forking in several paths
Looked all equally green
holding promises of unfulfilled dreams
But none showed themselves for too long
And mysterious were their songs
I stood long, looked far and deep
and then I took the leap

I took the path
caring not for where its destination lay
for paths will cross and fork again
but for what felt more enjoyable to travel that day
and that's all the traveler in me cares for"

p.s. Led zep in his Stairway to Heaven; Robert Frost in his The Road not Taken

p.p.s The traveler in me doesn't get its hands on the steering all the time

p.p.p.s If your mind forces you to read the entire post with Jimmy Page guitar in the background, and makes you sing the poems as if they are a part of the song - you're not the only one!

--  Edit --

Someone pointed out to me that Rebecca Black is also suffering from the same dilemma. 

"Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?"

I can see Robert Frost banging his head against the lovely, dark and deep woods. RIP


  1. "The traveler in me" poem is yours, I suppose? Very well penned down. Perfect way of making choices in life.

  2. Yes it is! I agree (about making choices!) :)

  3. want to quote madhushala's very apt stanza here:

    Madiralay jane ko ghar se chalata hai peenewala
    Kis path se jaaun asamanjas mein hai woh bhola bhala
    Alag alag path batalaate sab par main yeh batalaata hun
    Raah pakad tu ek chala chal paa jayega madhushala