Ryan Brodesser

Rookie - 64 Points (9/16/1994 / California)

Crossroads - Poem by Ryan Brodesser


I listen to the red and not the blue

Though that one has spoken less then true

I hear the whispers, revel in the lies

Even as I watch the evil unfold before my eyes

I feel it’s easier, to yield to temptations fork

That twists me and my morals with iron willed torque

I am only human, not strong of will and heavy is my moral load

As I travel along life's long and twisted road

Let he without sin cast the first stone

And then find out that he stands no longer alone

Let he set the fire that envelops us all

And feel that evil that holds us in thrall

Simple temptations, sour grapes in easy reach

Going against all that we try to teach

Everyday we face these new evils, simple ones invisible to our eyes

Simple solutions to difficulties like stealing or convincing with convenient lies

Everyday we walk, we enter roads, cross roads that twist and turn

And slid down the path that we secretly yearn

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I feel this everyday of my life. Which path is easier? The more convenient path involves not so honest answers and quick easy outs. We are all human, but is that an excuse? Or an attempt at justifying the morals we so easily abuse? Please read and review

Comments about Crossroads by Ryan Brodesser

  • Gold Star - 71,180 Points Gajanan Mishra (2/16/2014 8:09:00 PM)

    set the fire, envelope us all, wonderful, thanks.
    Please read mine. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

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