Merton Lee Poems
- The Road Not Taken (On Reading...
- Human Nature What is its essence? Is it like a vulnerable, ...
- Phenomenal Woman (On Reading M...
- Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Poe...
- Is Poetry Barbaric? Blood dripping from the pages of history ...
- Old Wheelbarrow (On Reading Wi...
- A Homeless Haiku Getting Mar...
Merton Lee Jong Khai is born in Singapore in 1969. He is a Christian essayist, poet and teacher for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practiced the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as an Administrative and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service. ... more »
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The Road Not Taken (On Reading Robert Frost's Poem)
Two roads diverged in a mellow wood.
Rugged paths and uphill roads further ahead.
Dimly or half-hidden, like the wood itself.
Try to glimpse ahead.
But it is beyond disappearing eyes.
Part of my earthly tests.
Part of the riddle:
'Wherever I go, there I am.'
When young, no matter which road I took,
seeking prizes or meeting setbacks,
reversed, chose another road, repeated the cycle,
half-consciously, I carried that heavy Log
of desires, prides, fears, jealousies.
I realized, my feet didn't get to choose.
Rather, that Log came alive, ...